Late 1960's TV set that is over 4000p, glassless 3D, and low energy cost. Gobots live!

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Late 1960's TV set that is over 4000p, glassless 3D, and low energy cost. Gobots live!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:42 am

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Let's hope this count even though it's not a toy that was modded.

In his youth, my stepfather build a TV set himself. That's was a Heathkit Solio State GR-169. Parts were sent to him little by little and he buildt them as part of his course in electronics.

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After decades of use and years in storage, it was time to desasemble that small but so HEAVY TV. So I gave the idea that it should not go to waste. And convert it into a very nice display set.

So, my stepdad and me teamed up to make this. He dissasembled the set, emptying it from all it's components. He is equiped with a LOTS of tools and leftover parts so it was at his place that we builtd it. I brought some steel parts from my job, plus a DEL light "ribbon".

We cut, we bolted things, he did electric wiring, we ran into problems, we found solutions and the final result is AMAZING!

Lo and behold, the TV with the most perfect picture you'll ever see. In 3D. No glasses. Only one frame per eternities though.

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Back:

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There is an actual electric socket installed inside. The light strip is plugged in. And why not, my answering machine is too.

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It light up pretty bright!

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The speaker hole was put to good use.

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I had a old, malfunctioning Atari 2600 in storage. So I took what was inside and put it there. The Atari 2600's original casing was WAY TOO BIG for nothing. Because that card was all there was inside.

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The lights are around the screen hole on the inside and on that side.

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Everything else on cards come from the original Heathkit TV. The other loose bits and parts come from my stepdad's "treasure vault".

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And here's come the GOBOTS!

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Why Gobots? Because they are small, and are roughly from the same time period as this old TV set and everything that is inside.

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I'm really proud of our teamwork and I thank my stepdad very warmly for his time and all the material he gave. It was a very fun and rewarding build to make.

I hope you guys enjoyed! ;)
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Re: Late 1960's TV set that is over 4000p, glassless 3D, and low energy cost. Gobots live!

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:16 pm

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Re: Late 1960's TV set that is over 4000p, glassless 3D, and low energy cost. Gobots live!

Postby Cobotron » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:50 pm

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Kanrabat wrote: Only one frame per eternities
:lol: :lol: :lol:
It's a good frame though. Could spend hours looking at it.

What a cool project. Everything about it. The materials, The time spent with the ol' fella, and the end result is magnificent! Great job. Glad you shared with us.

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Re: Late 1960's TV set that is over 4000p, glassless 3D, and low energy cost. Gobots live!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:00 pm

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
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ACK! A responce! :shock:

Well, thanks! It took a whole weekend (and more) to make. Lots of work, but it was lots of fun and pretty rewarding. ;)
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Re: Late 1960's TV set that is over 4000p, glassless 3D, and low energy cost. Gobots live!

Postby Black Hat » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:15 pm

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That is a seriously creative display solution. I love it!
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Re: Late 1960's TV set that is over 4000p, glassless 3D, and low energy cost. Gobots live!

Postby Glarryg » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:10 am

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I knew the Go-Bots would make it back to TV again! This is an awesome display case!

(Also, Atari cartridge slot FTW.)

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Re: Late 1960's TV set that is over 4000p, glassless 3D, and low energy cost. Gobots live!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:23 am

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Glarryg wrote:I knew the Go-Bots would make it back to TV again! This is an awesome display case!

(Also, Atari cartridge slot FTW.)

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It's not just the cart slot. It's the WHOLE atari circa 1980! Proof that the Atari 2600 itself was WAY too big for what was inside.
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Re: Late 1960's TV set that is over 4000p, glassless 3D, and low energy cost. Gobots live!

Postby Black Hat » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:17 am

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You think that's bad? Look at the Turbografx 16.

For the record, here is the TG 16...
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By comparison, here is the PC Engine, the original Japanese version of the console (functionally identical but in a different casing)...

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I've never seen the internals side by side so I don't know if it was like the Famicom (Where the original console received technical upgrades for its Western release).
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Re: Late 1960's TV set that is over 4000p, glassless 3D, and low energy cost. Gobots live!

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:31 pm

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Kanrabat, your creations range from wierd to scary to wacko all the way to nuts. But they all have one thing in common: absolute balls out creativity, and this one is just as much out of left field as the rest. And I love it with every fiber of my being.
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Re: Late 1960's TV set that is over 4000p, glassless 3D, and low energy cost. Gobots live!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:09 am

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Nemesis Maximo wrote:Kanrabat, your creations range from wierd to scary to wacko all the way to nuts. But they all have one thing in common: absolute balls out creativity, and this one is just as much out of left field as the rest. And I love it with every fiber of my being.


:lol:

Thanks dude! I'm not the one who usually just content himself by redoing existing characters or just make slight repaints. I find this boring. The only exception is for my Combiner Wars customs and that's only because they were commissions from my friend.

I have something else in the work, but I'm in a slump and it's been months since I touched the project. Inspiration will hit me again eventually and I'll unleash another MAD thing on y'all!

Be prepared. :twisted:
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Re: Late 1960's TV set that is over 4000p, glassless 3D, and low energy cost. Gobots live!

Postby Cobotron » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:01 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:Be prepared. :twisted:


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