Author Archives: Dr. Sabins



Ghostbusters Proton Pack Refit Kit

This item is much like the last commission I made, except this can be installed into a Spirit Halloween Proton Pack replica by the customer themselves. The switch, which operates and cancels the shutdown sequence, can be installed anywhere that the customer wishes to drill a 1/4 inch hole. There is enough wiring supplied to reach all the windows in the pack, as well as a standard battery pack for 3 “AA” size batteries. Written instructions for installation are also supplied.

Again, the circuit design, coding, and sound effects are all available here:
https://github.com/CountDeMonet/ArduinoProtonPack

This item is available for $150 USD, plus shipping.



Commission: Ghostbusters Proton Pack Refit

This is my second Arduino project thus far, which took a Spirit Halloween Ghostbusters Proton Pack and revamped the interior electronics to mimic the effects in the recent PC game. The only exterior change I made is to mask the windows for the lights a bit further to hide the electronics within.
The designs for the circuitry, the Arduino code, and the sound effects are all courtesy of the following link at GitHub:
https://github.com/CountDeMonet/ArduinoProtonPack


Sorcery Stones Mk. II

  

These new items are an improvement on the old models, after finally acquiring claw pendants that are an appropriate size to hold the crystals. Each is lit by an internal light-emitting diode circuit, which is in turn powered by a single CR1220 coin cell battery that fits into the clip behind the claw. A silken rattail cord suspends the pendant around the neck, adjustable up to 30″ in length. More colors than the above are also available, but the first six are being test marketed by a merchant at a LARP event. If successful, they will become a stock item.

EDIT: These are now being produced as a standard stock item!
Each pendant is for sale at $15 USD apiece, plus shipping.

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Eyes of the Divine Wristbands


These three prototype wristbands hold glowing amulets of power that are each powered by a single 2032 coin cell battery. The battery snaps in to the side in an out-of-the-way position that is secure enough to enable the wristbands to be used in LARP combat. Future versions of these artifacts may include larger and thicker leatherwork along with small slide switches for the lights. As of this writing, these prototypes are being test marketed at a LARP merchant’s shop. If they sell well, more will be made with the improvements mentioned.


Parahunter Jetpack and Helmet

This is a future cosplay that repurposes previously crafted personal creations. The Parahunters were a proposed faction for the game of “Fallout 4”, but they never made it past the concept phase. They were basically designed as a rival faction to the Brotherhood of Steel, acting as mercenaries and poachers of mutated beasts in the Wasteland. This particular armor was probably found mostly intact by a wandering Vault Survivor after the Great War, its original pilot long since dead due to radiation exposure.
‘Fallout’ and its related properties are owned by Bethesda. I lay claim to nothing; this is simply intended as an homage.



Light-Emitting Lockets, Mk. VII

  

The newest iteration of these successful items will be made to be sold on consignment. They feature a 12 mm lobster clasp in a matching antique gold finish, and come with one free CR1025 battery for powering the light inside.
EDIT: After some test-marketing, I have revised the price point of these items to $18 USD each.
They are now available as a regularly stocked item.
Be sure to specify the color(s) desired when ordering. Two different styles of locket ball exist; a specific type can be ordered as supplies allow.


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SGL-117 Meson Disintegrator Rifle (Intended for Purely Peaceful Purposes)


This invention, originally founded in 2016, was a prop based on a weapon mod in the hit game series of “Fallout” from Bethesda Soft. I wanted to make my own version of the thing seen below, complete with lights and sound, for… You know, purely peaceful purposes.

The SGL-117 is designed to use its liquid-metal ion capacitor batteries to accelerate a beam of pi-mesons down a linear acceleration tube at near-relativistic velocities. This beam, once exiting from the bore of the weapon, can quickly and efficiently erode matter at the atomic level, reducing most targets to ionized vapor in mere milliseconds. In other words, there is no sane reason that this device would exist in our world as it currently is, but in a nuclear-blasted wasteland of mutant horrors, it could come in quite handy.

Three AAA-sized lithium batteries come installed in the magazine box for power, and a pull of the trigger sets the lightshow in motion. A small switch on the magazine box can be engaged for safety purposes. A speaker housed on the right side of the rifle creates accompanying sound effects.

This item has been SOLD.


Pip-Boy 3000 Armband

I wanted to create a lighter and slimmer model of wearable Pip-Boy prop that could still carry a smartphone, so I started by building on a retail market neoprene jogger’s armband. I then designed a 3-D printed overlay and decorated it to resemble a Pip-Boy arm computer from the hit game “Fallout 3”, within size limits. Add an app that simulates the behavior of the Pip-Boy within the game, and the result is as you see above.

I can reproduce a design like this for about $100 USD. Inquiries can be directed to the Contact link in the header bar above.