Soon our models will have sound

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  1. ennder

    ennder Member

  2. tmac3123

    tmac3123 New Member

    I agree that would be awesome, or even to make your favourite anime papercraft and have them quote one of your favourite lines or play the theme song! so many possibilities, nice find!
  3. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

  4. Vince

    Vince Member

    Kind of like those Hallmark cards that play a song when you open them?
  5. Malic

    Malic New Member

    well like any hobby it's only a matter of time before someone incorporates something cooler into it. Sound would be cool along with small pager motors to spin props in airplanes. I did that with a plastic model spitfire awhile back. I'm still a noob here in the paper craft world.
  6. PemTech

    PemTech Member

    Printing circuits directly onto card stock??!!
    This incredible...
    But surely there is more than just audio capabilities.
    Think of it, smart models, planes and tanks with onboard electronics, smart messages, interactive notes.
    The mind boggles....
  7. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    You can make a simple circuit on paper using a graphite pencil. It conducts electricity. You wouldn't believe how you can make things with simple every day devices.

    I used to make "bugs' for Law Enforcement agencies. That was a long time ago, and these were really small. I can't even imagine how small they are now.
  8. PemTech

    PemTech Member

    Clandestine electronics eh?
    What other secrets are you hiding from us???

    Graphite on paper, I'll have to try that.
  9. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Capacitors out of aluminum foil and saran wrap! Potentiometers out of paper and pencils, and what not. Believe me, I have had security clearance three times by the F.B.I., you wouldn't believe how easy it is to make dangerous things. Our security really truly does rely on we, the people. That is why people should always be aware of people acting strangely and doing strange things. When worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, I read case files on certain prisoners and could not believe how well planned out some of the most horrid crimes were. These people case out and look for victims, they plan it and if they see that people are vigilant, they move on to somewhere else.

    I grew to hate that job.
  10. yazzy

    yazzy New Member

    Like to see how this would work. Esp for some small battlefields i have set up for one of the boys. Have lights now, like some sound and smoke.
  11. hexagon

    hexagon New Member

    I've tried graphite on paper before, and it works quite well. The only problem is the delivery system, would like to see something better then a pencil, ... maybe out of a spray can, so you can spray it on ... a stencil of some kind with the pattern for a circuit.

    Now think of those implications, how cool would your models be then, how easily could you incorporate lights, or sound, or other small electronic things....
  12. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Graphite powder makes for a great conductor. There is also copper foil that can be used and cut into very narrow strips, using conductive tape to bridge connections. I used this method when I designed my own electrostatic speakers. If you take a large piece of plastic that does not conduct electricity, and put it between two pieces of aluminum foil, you can calculate the square area, and make your own capacitors. It would not be hard to make a paper box, with predominantly paper components, not use any wires, and have LED's, switches, and a battery box, completely scratch built.

    If it over heats, and bad, it will burn up though, and very fast, which is why you don't see this much.:eek:

    It would make for any interesting model, a simple Integrated Circuit, made out of paper, with graphite, or copper foil traces, and arsenic doped plastic bridges for diodes. Making gates would be, well I haven't tried that yet. Nand gates, etc, would be cool to see modeled at such a large scale.

  13. hmas

    hmas Member

    Copper paint for repairing demisters on car rear windows.
    The list is almost endless on the things you can use.
  14. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    That stuff is great! and you can paint over it with liquid electrical tape.
  15. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I am hesitant to post some of the things I know, as I would hate to see some person emulate them and use them for some nefarious reasons. These techniques we the reason why Ted Kaczynski got away with what he did for so long (the Unabomber). It was his brother that turned him in!
  16. hmas

    hmas Member

    generate electricity from the paper , me thinks you misread 'conducts'
  17. PemTech

    PemTech Member

    Would you share it on a private basis?
  18. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    No, I have work in restricted areas for most of my life, and have had security clearance on many levels. There are many people on these forums who are in the same position. I must be very careful, and like wise, I also look for people who seem suspicious.

    I will report someone to Homeland Security, in the blink of an eye, if I thought they were up so something that could harm other people. I would not hesitate.
    Wouldn't you? :)

  19. Eric Ferguson

    Eric Ferguson Member

    Know what Zathros is talking about. I was lucky enough to have enough of a security clearance to get into a *small* version of Cheyenne Mountain to do my job. Won't say where. Even saw somethings I wasn't suppose to see. This was over twenty years ago. Can only imagine what it's like now. In my job, drove by this place many times, never suspecting what was there, even though I had heard rumors. My boss did warn me that *every one* who worked there had *big* bulges under their left armpits amd were prepared to use. Kept me on my toes, I can assure you. (That part *was* true.)
  20. THE DC

    THE DC Member

    All in the family...

    And the investigators were completely off the mark, making his brother's actions the only possible way to catch him.

    Law enformcement is often benefitted by luck more than we'd like to imagine!
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