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Author:  StephenDutton [ Wed May 16, 2018 1:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Hudson's technical kit

As part of my upgrade to my colonial marine costume I'm trying to reproduce the technical kit Hudson carried.
I have attached the only image I can find of it (from Xenopedia):

From what I can see it is a fabric roll edged with webbing and divided into three sections. Each section has a baseplate that looks to be capped at each end and elastic loops to hold parts in place.
The left section has:
2 x audio connectors
2 x dual core wire leads with circular pad at one end and black croc clip and red banana plug at the other
loose LCD
2 x random bits of metal

The centre section has:
Large red PCB with barrier terminal block (about 5mm pitch)
2 x smaller green PCB with DIP ICs
Large power resistor
3x4 keypad
2 x 5 way FFC cables held down with sticky pads instead of elastic
2 x wire leads terminated with croc clips
wire harness to connect different parts

The right section has:
Jewellers screwdriver set
Red panel mount push button
Short length of thick brown wire with some of the insulation stripped back
Random piece of metal

Does anyone else have any experience of making this kit? Or are there any clearer images around?

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Author:  Moosh89 [ Wed May 16, 2018 4:21 pm ]
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It was only fairly recent that it was discovered that image is in fact upside down.
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See a couple of discussion threads here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4534

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12796

Noble was/is producing quality replicas of the the trifold pouch.
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Excited to see yours progress!

Author:  StephenDutton [ Wed May 16, 2018 5:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hudson's technical kit

Thanks for posting that. Looks like I didn't go back far enough in searching for other threads on this.
So far I have the three mounting boards with the gold squares just added to one so far and have populated the board on the right in the original upside down photo.
Parts wise I think I have everything I need to make all of the contents except for the two audio connectors that thanks to an inability of an eBay seller to count properly was not in stock when i ordered them but should be with me soon.
The barrier terminal has proven to be annoying. I can't find one with a small enough pitch so I'll have to make it from wood and plastic.

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Author:  Dropshipbob [ Wed May 16, 2018 9:09 pm ]
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Is Noble still going forward with this project?

Author:  punkmarine [ Wed May 16, 2018 11:06 pm ]
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Just a thought, but wasn't the screwdrivers actually spanners?

Author:  Blivet [ Wed May 16, 2018 11:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hudson's technical kit

I was planning on starting with this as a base:
Travel Organizer, Cable Bag/USB Drive Shuttle Case/ Electronics Accessory Organizer-Grey

But if Noble's producing the case, I'd naturally MUCH rather have one that he made. :)

Author:  Moosh89 [ Thu May 17, 2018 12:15 am ]
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punkmarine wrote:
Just a thought, but wasn't the screwdrivers actually spanners?

Correct, the first thread I linked discusses and offers links to suitable matches :)

Unless Noble chimes in here, might be best to PM him regarding his pouches. I know he was taking interest/orders awhile back which is when he posted those images

Author:  smrtazzsmrtgnnr [ Thu May 17, 2018 1:22 am ]
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StephenDutton wrote:
...2 x dual core wire leads with circular pad at one end and black croc clip and red banana plug at the other...


Someone feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but weren't these the chest sensor pads for the Seiko pulsemeter watch?

Author:  Moosh89 [ Thu May 17, 2018 1:36 am ]
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smrtazzsmrtgnnr wrote:
StephenDutton wrote:
...2 x dual core wire leads with circular pad at one end and black croc clip and red banana plug at the other...


Someone feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but weren't these the chest sensor pads for the Seiko pulsemeter watch?


You are correct, they were Seiko Pulsemeter sensor probes. I believe stapleton13 (Stapleton Productions on facebook) offers resin casts of genuine probes to finish off the hack kit.

Author:  StephenDutton [ Thu May 17, 2018 11:26 am ]
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Moosh89 wrote:
punkmarine wrote:
Just a thought, but wasn't the screwdrivers actually spanners?

Correct, the first thread I linked discusses and offers links to suitable matches :)

Unless Noble chimes in here, might be best to PM him regarding his pouches. I know he was taking interest/orders awhile back which is when he posted those images


Thanks for letting me know about the spanners. I was so fixated on the handles that I didn't bother to check on the tool head itself. I've managed to find a really cheap set (£2.95 including UK postage) and ordered it.

Author:  Noble [ Thu May 17, 2018 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hudson's technical kit

Let me post a pict of my collected greeblies tonight.

Making the pouch is easy. I have all materials.




Problem is all the elastic loops....

The way those are installed is a pain. I could supply the elastic, but you would have to cut+weave it through the panels.


It would be a one time run for me.

Author:  stimpy [ Thu May 17, 2018 8:31 pm ]
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A one time run for those who are interested? If so im interested! :)

Author:  Bacta Baby [ Fri May 18, 2018 3:50 am ]
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Same!

Author:  Noble [ Fri May 18, 2018 4:24 am ]
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I pretty much have the end panels covered.

Image

Was thinking of modeling the keypad for Stapleton13, so he could offer castings


The metal bars are inserted into the socket tool body for leverage.

Author:  TazVader [ Fri May 18, 2018 6:34 am ]
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I'm down for a Hudson pouch please Mr Noble....

Yeah, I'd also be down for an accurate keypad. The circuit board is hard to source though....


Regards
T
A
Z

Author:  Svenza [ Fri May 18, 2018 6:33 pm ]
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I am interested too !

Author:  StephenDutton [ Fri May 18, 2018 9:15 pm ]
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I have my keypad now. Of course now I've also found out I don't have the red and black wire to run to the croc clips. What I have left is too thick. I'll have to wait until Monday to get something the correct width from work.

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Author:  StephenDutton [ Tue May 22, 2018 8:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hudson's technical kit

The kit I'm working on so far:

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Author:  retrogarde [ Tue May 22, 2018 9:12 pm ]
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That's coming along spectacularly! I never found the LCD screen or the keypad. I'm very curious to see this come together. Personally I don't see how all this stuff can fold up into the thin wallet we see hanging off Hudson's belt. I think they pulled an APC with the interior 8)

Author:  StephenDutton [ Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:34 pm ]
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The contents of the kit:
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Author:  StephenDutton [ Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hudson's technical kit

I'm still waiting on the webbing to do the edges and retaining strap but I've cut out a cover for the pouch.
Here are the boards inside it.

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and the front when closed

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at an angle so you can see how it rolls up with the contents inside.

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Author:  agg cook [ Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:15 pm ]
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looking great

Author:  knoxvilles_joker [ Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hudson's technical kit

now we need a door electronics set we can bypass. If memory serves big pressure doors do not always swing they have been known to recess into the wall. Though for cons I wonder how doable it would be to have a rollup garage door that retracts on its side (for space.)

Author:  577_ops [ Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:04 pm ]
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Great work!

Author:  StephenDutton [ Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hudson's technical kit

knoxvilles_joker wrote:
now we need a door electronics set we can bypass. If memory serves big pressure doors do not always swing they have been known to recess into the wall. Though for cons I wonder how doable it would be to have a rollup garage door that retracts on its side (for space.)



What about something like a set of blinds painted to look metallic? Then we hide someone behind the frame, probably made from thin wood paneling to operate the blind on cue.

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