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 Post subject: DIY: Pulsemeter/tracer unit El Cheapo Deluxe
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:00 pm 
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I have a Noble replica Pulsemeter that I love dearly, and Stapleton13's new run looks outstanding, but why on God's Green Earth would someone turn one of those into a tracer unit? It just seems like a waste to hide all their hard work with the black mask.

So when I found this at Salvation Army I saw an opportunity:

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I cut off the crappy wristband:

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Then attached the leftover decals (shown here just attached with tape) from the Noble Pulsemeter to end up with this:

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But wait, there's more! The watch is reversable, with this little fellow on the back:

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So I added another of the spare Pulsemeter decals from Noble, and now the prop will be able to serve double duty!

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So I need to fill in the screw holes, add the bottom buttons and two side buttons and make a wristband (as well as some general cleanup and a little painting to hide the SW logo), but all in all I'd say this was worth the 79 cents I paid for it :P

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:46 am 
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your genius never ceases to amaze me!

I wanna go shopping where you shop!! haha

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:14 pm 
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I used some rubber calculator keys to create the buttons on the sides. These still need to be painted, but i thought I'd take a "before" image.

The two front buttons will be trickier, but I'm working on it!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:38 pm 
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Added a strap I improvised out of some OD webbing and some velcro.

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