Stalker

Placement Holder for Video
Placement Holder for Video
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3D Printed Components
3D Printed Components
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Sanded Logo Close-Up
Sanded Logo Close-Up
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Small Space for Screws
Small Space for Screws
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Top Underbelly
Top Underbelly
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Attaching the Slip Ring
Attaching the Slip Ring
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Three Press Fits!
Three Press Fits!
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Breadboarded Circuit
Breadboarded Circuit
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Quick Prototype for Circuit Testing
Quick Prototype for Circuit Testing
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Video Placement Holder
Video Placement Holder

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                 Stalker is a small device that can detect any infrared beacon within a meter over a 350 degree arc using a single phototransistor. It three piece 3D printed shell acts as an enclosure to hide and disguise all the electronic components. This project was exceptionally special because it presented a new design challenge: how to continuously rotate the top piece holding the phototransistor without greating a mess of tangled wires.

                     The answer - slip rings!. Wires on the stationary end of the slip ring are feed into the the overhanging piece that extends from the base of the device. The wires from the rotating end or then connected to the rotating head which allow the phototransistor and red laser to creepily track (and attack) any IR beacon. Once the paint job is complete the gas mask from S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl will add a nice threatening touch. 

Stalker
Stalker

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Stalker
Stalker

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