Mini-Me Dalek

Exterminate!

Feel free to look at the Dalek(mini-me) category

https://geekwhitenorth.com/tag/mini-me/

But wait take a look at the 1/2 sized ironside Dalek that I am currently building.

https://geekwhitenorth.com/tag/ironside/

After making a Talkie Toaster I wanted to explore the idea of a moving prop again.

I have seen other people’s Daleks and I thought they were too large (in the ‘how do you get that through a door’ or ‘where can I put that’ kind of way).

So I felt that 1/2 scale was the way to go. (In some ways I wish that I had made my K-9 1/2 scale too.)
So I started by listing all the features I knew my Dalek had to have.

    Remote controlled drive train
    Ears that flashed when the Dalek spoke
    Rotating dome
    Eye stalk that moved up and down
    Gun arm that moved in a threatening way
    The unmistakable Dalek speech and attitude

This time I was going to make my own PCBs to control the Dalek. I was also going to make certain I had easy access to everything!!

Overall the cost to make it was $600. (included several one off charges like the PCBs that could be used in many projects).

And I like to call him Mini-Me.

I continued to add the moving dome based on people being close, the attitude is there, gun arm moves and the ears flash. A better drive train  and a blue bottom were added around 2013.

 

 

4 comments

  1. You can make it as cheap as you want the majority of cost was making the PCBs for motorizing him.
    Overall time to build was about a year average 5-8 hours a week.

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    • No,they are not my original plans. Mini-Me was based on plans from a Dalek builders group site.
      The plans for various Dalek styles and types are a free download by going to the forum and joinig up to be a member at http://www.projectdalek.co.uk/ Read the instructions on how to join
      You can then build full size or scale them down as appropriate. The media that you choose to build with is up to you.

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