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BigE73
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My Tron Costume and RadSpark project

on Tuesday, May, 14, 2013 9:41 AM

I can probably make make that, Just ask.
 
BigE73
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RE: My Tron Costume and RadSpark project

on Tuesday, May, 14, 2013 10:57 PM
Just a note to add, I just re-uploaded this video to youtube. I had some issues that needed fixing (encoded all weird, didn't look right on mobile devices, I normalized the audio and fixed the aspect ratio, etc.)

I updated the link in my original post to point to the new version.

Honestly, YouTube has frustrated me lately; It tends to not like .WMV format video anymore, but I've gotten the issues sorted now. all future videos I post will be better for it.

Original view count is gone, as are the comments, but thanks to those who viewed it already; it was up to 25 views



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HooDooMan
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RE: My Tron Costume and RadSpark project

on Tuesday, May, 14, 2013 11:03 PM
Cool vid, Big E! I had never heard of "vaping" before, but it looks interesting. Awesome costume, by the way! I know that's a lot of work. Great job, man!

EDIT: I'm watching it again to boost your view count again! LOL!


 
BigE73
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RE: My Tron Costume and RadSpark project

on Tuesday, May, 14, 2013 11:44 PM
Thanks HooDooMan,

"Vaping" is slang for E-smokng (using an electronic cigarette) because they put out vapor rather than smoke. I'm an ex-smoker; mostly because of ecigs. Although I support those who choose to vape, I don't encourage it, unless you smoke cigarettes, in which case, I encourage it highly.

There's a community of "modders", or people who make their own hardware for e-smoking. some people make some pretty elaborate devices. Mine was made to suit my personal tastes and needs.

About the outfit:
Yes, it was pretty painstaking to make the costume as well. the disc took the longest, and took about a week to fabricate. It's made from a papercraft that I fiberglassed to make it rigid. the modifications for the jacket took about 2 days. both are lit by LEDs. On my youtube channel, I have a video that goes into more detail on the disc's construction.

The disc holder, as well as the illuminated strip on the jacket are removable, so the jacket does double duty. The light strip clips on to the jacket with hairpins, and the disc holder is held on by rare earth magnets from a couple of old crashed hard disk drives. when I attach them, you'd swear they were part of the jacket.

The disc itself has rare earth magnets on the backside as well. and only connects to my back when correctly oriented.

I did have some illumination for the shoes too, but they ran off button cells, and I didn't have a fresh set for this vid.

Thanks for watching. I may have to make a video on the details of the outfit for you guys! It may give you some ideas


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Stemage
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RE: My Tron Costume and RadSpark project

on Wednesday, May, 15, 2013 7:32 PM
So cool!! I've been vaping for going 4 years. All stuff from vapor4life.

Great job!


 
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