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Building a child size control panel.

Started by sontarus, Mar 25, 2007, 10:59 pm

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sontarus

Mar 25, 2007, 10:59 pm Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 05:24 pm by Scarfwearer
Hello all I'm back after a long time away.  I have finally found enough time in my busy life to build a Control console for my 5 year old son (A huge Doctor Who fan).  I'm not sure which version I'm going to make, or if I am going to do an original.  My Father said he would work out the sound effects for each of the switches, so that is one less thing I have to think about.  Wish me luck, and feel free to give any input.

armadillozenith

Jun 30, 2007, 12:35 am #1 Last Edit: Jan 25, 2010, 05:54 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: sontarus board=console thread=1174863571 post=1175329832Oh I know he will...he keeps asking me every day when it's going to be done...lol.   I was thinking about the Tom Baker era one with a few newer features.  When I get it from the planing stage to building it, I will take plenty of pictures.


Children are wonderful, they take everything on trust and are just in awe of even simple things done lovingly for them.

You can see reflected in their eyes the magic of something like this - I think that for a child the magic is, that you can have an idea and make it become something real. That's a fresh revelation still. And it IS kind of miraculous when you think about it!

In the words of Peter Gabriel's song 'Mercy Street', on album 'So':
"All of the buildings and all of the cars/Were once just a dream in somebody's head".

You will be SO rewarded in doing this... go with the child in you!

I have a seven-year-old nephew myself, who is an avid Doctor Who fan. He just got a sonic screwdriver for his birthday (like mine) from my Dad. I am looking forward to his visit soon, and feel a fresh urge to resume my own (sporadically-in-progress) console build now.

kiwidoc

Mar 26, 2007, 04:20 am #2 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 05:23 pm by scarfwearer
Brilliant, that sounds like a project and a half - and good on your dad for helping out, he could probably hire himself out to a few people on here as well with skills like that.   ;)

Looking forward to hearing more aboubt it.

- glen

Quote from: sontarus board=console thread=1174863571 post=1174863571Hello all I'm back after a long time away.  I have finally found enough time in my busy life to build a Control console for my 5 year old son (A huge Doctor Who fan).  I'm not sure which version I'm going to make, or if I am going to do an original.  My Father said he would work out the sound effects for each of the switches, so that is one less thing I have to think about.  Wish me luck, and feel free to give any input.

dalethetimelord

Mar 26, 2007, 04:59 pm #3 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 05:23 pm by scarfwearer
classic series, early Tom Baker era.  simple and looks fab!

zebaroth

Mar 31, 2007, 07:12 am #4 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 05:23 pm by scarfwearer
I would have loved one when I was a kid
I hope he has fun fun with it

sontarus

Mar 31, 2007, 08:30 am #5 Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010, 05:23 pm by scarfwearer
Oh I know he will...he keeps asking me every day when it's going to be done...lol.   I was thinking about the Tom Baker era one with a few newer features.  When I get it from the planing stage to building it, I will take plenty of pictures.