Introduction: TARDIS Crash

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I did not have the skill/money/time to build a full sized TARDIS. So I built 1/5 of a TARDIS, not a 1/5 scale TARDIS, just the top part. I did not make a particular model of TARDIS, I just got as close as I could with the pieces I had. The dimensions were based on what I had and with the least amount of cuts. I salvaged the wood and the screws from my daughter's old bed frame. The only materials I bought were the acrylic sheet (about $12) for the police box signs and the paint, which were two 8 oz tester jars ($2.96 a piece). I used the wood from the bed and some leftover luan plywood and MDF. The light cover is a made from an old "jelly jar" outdoor light fixture, MDF, a plastic cap, and four chop sticks. The light inside is from some cheap/gimmicky computer speakers that respond to sound. I used an old "gum stick" iPod shuffle with various TARDIS SFX and few silent mp3s. I didn't want it playing constantly and it was a quick way to create a random soundtrack. To create the police box signs I printed out the lettering from my inkjet and used rubber cement to stick them to the acrylic. I then used an x-acto to cut around the letters and spray painted the back all black. After a few light coats I removed the letters and glue and painted the back white.

I dug up bit of the grass in the front yard to make it look like it had materialized partially submerged in the ground. In the dark it looked pretty good.


ncheva4650 (author)2013-12-02

Looks great! So cool! Nice job!!!

repguy2020 (author)2013-04-09

Great use of what you had on hand. Too bad the TARDIS got stuck in the ground. I hope the next time it moves, it'll find itself fully above ground. ;-)

jessyratfink (author)2012-10-31

This is so good! Poor little TARDIS! Love the idea of putting the soundtracks in between silent tracks - super easy but really effective. :D

bwente (author)jessyratfink2012-11-01

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