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In August 2011 my friend and I went to Wizard World Chicago. While there we met a couple of guys with Proton Packs taking photos for charity.
After wearing their packs for a photo it got us thinking. "We're pretty handy, I wonder if we could make a couple of these before Halloween?"
As it turns out making a Proton Pack is pretty darn expensive. As I imagine is the case with many movie props the proton pack seems to be built with random odds and ends from their prop shop. And since it's mostly unusual parts they're pretty hard to find.
Because I didn't want to spend weeks scouring eBay for authentic parts I decided to avoid the costs by 3D modeling all of the hard to find bits and printing them out.
So included in this thing are all the parts that I 3D printed when building my proton pack. I won't go so far as to call them 100% screen accurate but they're pretty darn close.
MANY more photos and instructions are available on Flickr here:
Parts for a matching Particle Wand are available here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:95727
Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt2DhqRzRVA
Below is a list of all the parts I've included.
To see what they are and where they go I recommend checking out [Stefan Otto's Proton Pack plans](http://www.gbfans.com/wiki/Stefan_Otto%27s_Prop_Plans ).
Proton Pack Parts List:
Ghostbusters Proton Pack Prop Parts by TheNewHobbyist is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure TheNewHobbyist would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!