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 Post subject: Looking for help with Smart gun head set
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:01 pm 

Location: PA
Hi,

Does anyone know or have pics of how the camera body, Olympus t28, and the headset are all assembled and fit together? Can not find a good pic to save my life. Do you need to fabricate some sort of back plate to make this work? Any help would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:07 pm 

Location: Colorado
Service Number: A05/TQ3.0.02118E1
Country: United States
Feide wrote:
Hi,

Does anyone know or have pics of how the camera body, Olympus t28, and the headset are all assembled and fit together? Can not find a good pic to save my life. Do you need to fabricate some sort of back plate to make this work? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike


Hi Mike, I can take pictures of mine and post them for you when I get home from work this afternoon. I didn't assemble mine, I bought it from Matsucorp. You might contact him for help too. Regards, Bill


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:36 pm 

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Thank you, that would be awesome.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:00 pm 
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Location: Virginia
Service Number: A03/TQ2.0.02146E1
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I built a headset from scratch using the T28. I sort of made a back plate using some PVC. It was some flattened 2" pipe (heat gun to make it soft) and cut the notch for the T28 to fit in. When you add the other greeblies there is plenty to 'grip' on to with epoxy. I also used some thin plastruct sheet to cover the flash/glass side and even things out to glue down the cheek pieces. So the plastruct was kind of a backing plate as well.

Details can be found on page 4 of this thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15459&hilit=smartgun+cheat&start=75

This was the rough test fit. I ended up cutting out the area under the T28 in that photo. It was too thick just sitting on top of it like that.
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This is how I ended up doing it
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The thread has a few more photos including finished shots

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:35 pm 
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The camera part looks very good.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:07 pm 

Location: PA
Thanks Bigbisont! Those are exactly what I was looking for! Great job on the scratch build by the way.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:49 pm 

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Also, how did you attach to the headband?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:28 pm 

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WOW! I don't know how I missed Bigbisont's build thread either! Awesome work!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Thanks guys.

As for the headset, I used screws drilled through the headset. I pealed back the foam on the inside of the temple area, drilled out a hole, planted a screw, and then replaced the temple padding. Its all pretty strong and hidden.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:20 pm 

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Thanks to everyone's help I got that piece sorted. Now wondering if anyone had detailed the inside of the eye cup. Has anyone added any LEDs, working screen, or even a nice paint job. Looking for some ideas as it seems a little bland as is.

I ran 2 wires up into the eye cup when I added the coiled cable. Once I track down an xlr connector, I would be able to supply power for LEDs.

Anyone have any ideas or a lead on an xlr connector?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:44 pm 
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I had an idea on how to finish the inside... It's not fleshed out yet, just an idea but I'd be interested to see how others might attempt it.

Periscope, 2 mirrors that redirect your vision a very short distance. Might be impossible on a full real parts build but with a scratch build, a good place would be down the arm of the eye cup and out the square hole where the Megatron scope peers through with added screws. It would be a very low cost simulated screen.

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I thought about taking the graphic that's seen in the Colonial Marine tech manual, printing it out and affixing it to the inside of the eyecup on my headset, but never got around to it.

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