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Fallout Holodisk/Holotape Replica

by Hyena_Of_Doom, published

Fallout Holodisk/Holotape Replica by Hyena_Of_Doom Oct 17, 2012

Description

This is a replica of a Holotape/Holodisk from Fallout 3/New Vegas. I based this design on the in game texture as the in game model for this item is just a rectangle. I’ve tried to keep it as accurate as possible but the only source image is the 128x128 texture which isn’t very detailed so I improvised a little with some parts.
I designed this to fit the 4mm tape found in a conventional audio cassette and to have a fully operational mechanism so it should be theoretically possible to make a fully working player for one of these with a little effort.

edit:- just added a new pic of the inside with the tape installed

Update:- it Works! sort of, just did a very quick and dirty test with parts from an old walkman and a dirll and it plays, not very well but with a proper player it would be much better. see here youtube.com/watch?v=aM91xYbEtww

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it looks amazing, i just need to add the tape to the spools, and im going to make/design a sleeve so i dont have to dirty it up for it to look right, instead it will be a brand new prewar model ;)

That’s intentional; the drilled hole is much smoother
than a printed one allowing them to spin more easily.

I noticed after printing that the tape guides need to be drilled out a little to fit on the tape slide.

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Instructions

Print two of both reel halves and two guides and one of each of the other parts. All parts can be printed without support. To fit together 4 M3 screws are needed (between 6MM and 10MM long). To make the item fully operational as well you would need the tape from a cassette and an extension spring or small rubber band.

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cain666 on Jul 7, 2013 said:

it looks amazing, i just need to add the tape to the spools, and im going to make/design a sleeve so i dont have to dirty it up for it to look right, instead it will be a brand new prewar model ;)

TCorgard on Nov 12, 2012 said:

I noticed after printing that the tape guides need to be drilled out a little to fit on the tape slide.

Hyena_Of_Doom on Nov 12, 2012 said:

That’s intentional; the drilled hole is much smoother
than a printed one allowing them to spin more easily.

Spaceman-Spliff on Oct 19, 2012 said:

It actually looks like there'd be enough space inside the tape to install the guts from a walkman and maybe even a small speaker behind that grille.

LiquidBeef on Oct 23, 2012 said:

Now that would be cool.

Wired1 on Oct 18, 2012 said:

I'm gonna make one of these and leave it lying around the back of the man cave to see who recognises it :) Big grin.

7777773 on Oct 17, 2012 said:

Absolutely amazing, thank you!

schmarty on Oct 17, 2012 said:

This. Is. Incredible!

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