Fan of star trek? always wanted to own a prop from the show? well, nows your chance, I recently purchased seasons 3 and 4 of voyager, and have slowly been working my way through them. When i noticed what would make for a great remake, one of the P.A.D.D devices that they use.
I did some googling, and found the easiest way was to use three layers of material (plastic or card) simple cut out, sprayed, and stuck together.
I set out planning to trace some screen shots/web images, to make a template, however, along the way i stumbled accross, Matt Munson
who had a wide range of templates free for personal use.Update
- Matt Munson commented on this Instructable with the news that he had been prompted to add the files to his site again.
You can access all the templates here - www.mattmunson.com/props/
Thank you Matt, for allowing access again, so everyone can make what is one of the best props out there.
I am not providing the templates here, as he explains that he had previous problems with people using the templates for professional gain.
So, here is how i did it.
Some world famous, gmjboard (super dense thick strawboard/cardboard)
Some thin plastic transparencies
a household inkjet printer
a good scalpel and stanley knife
Some double sided tape
some silver spray paint