" Aetherias Secret " - A Steampunk Safe, Code locked, with Neonballs and Nixie Display. It opens when the Code is right and turns around. With Handclapping Sensor to start the Energy !
My Thoughts were : A crate open by pushing a Button..........which thereby came out see it now.
Step 1: OK, Creating the Crate
For the Crate i used Poplar Wood. It is easy from the weight and to work on. The complete Crate has later a weight of 8 kg. Alone already 5kg Brass. The Material list..omg, do they want to really know those?
On these Pics i arranged some Pieces of Brass but later i used other ones.
Step 2: Creating the Codesign
I used an old Bellsign of Brass. Arrange the Numbers an drill Holes for the Holder in which the Numbers are sitting.Then cut a Board in Form of the Bellsign and solder a Matrix. 10 Microswitches, from 0-9. Now the Codesign is nearly finished.
Step 3: Build the Switch Riddle, the Hidden Drawer and the Pivot for the Crate
The Switch Riddle is a Component of the Secret. If you have find the hidden Drawer, there are inside some Instructions to open the Crate. First you must clap your Hands to put the Main Energy on. Then, you must put a Switch outside the Crate and the Crate will turn 180 °. Now you see the Switch Riddle on the Back.
11 Switches, in lines up switched. One goes up, annother goes down. Also left and right. Now you must find the correct position of all switches to turn the Energy for the Nixie on. If done, turn the Switch and the Crate rotate to Front side. See later all in the Movie !!
Step 4: Install the Electronic Components
Start and Stop Switches. Nixie Components, Powerpacks. It is to be able to describe really too much clearly here around everything.Pls forgive me....
Solder the Handclap Sensor, the Nixie Tubes......Meter´s of cables i used.
Step 5: Housing Design
I used 5 kg of Brass for this Object. Many Brass ornaments and Gears. The Gears are rotating if the Crate is opening, driven with Micromotors. Many Holders from Lamps for the Nixietubes an the Neonballs are used. A Friend from Germany make the Neonballs.
Step 6: Finishing
Please they understand that I not all details specified here that many sides would fill. It should be only a Demonstration. I hope you like this Object. Any Questions? Write me ;)