Here is my rendition of the Tardis Console as it first appeared in the sixties from 'An Unearthly Child' through to Inferno during Jon Pertwee's tenure as the Doctor .
Rigid Ink PLA
10/05/19 Fully Revamped. The design remains the same, but it is now scaled for the 5-1/2" figures and the mesh has been tightened up.
I've opened out the interior space within the console base. Giving more room if i ever want to revisit linear actuator for the time rotor. The Console Base still does need to be printed with supports . The Top, the Time Rotor and the individual panels don't need supports.
The panels look great fully printed as a model, but the secondary levers are too fragile for this to be used as a toy. I have included a second set of the 4 panels with locating recesses. So you can chop a 4mm length off the head ends of standard sewing pins. These can be glued into the recesses I have included an STL of a pin jig so that they can easily be cut to the same length. The Jig is 2mm thick, but the cutting edge of my snips is an additional 2mm from the side of the blade. You may need to adjust the thickness of the jig to your own method of cutting the pins.
I recommend glueing the panels into place. I had intended for them to be interchangeable, but with PLA i've noticed the acute angled corners curling up as it ages. A spot of glue should prevent this.
I am planning on trying to fill the larger hollowed out dials with clear epoxy to emulate glass.
The Time Rotor is clear acrylic. I got the tube (45mm OD, 39mm ID) and the top disk from ebay. The links are included in the reference section below.
The time rotor is included for completeness. I replaced the rotor's exterior with clear Acryllic tube (see the references below),
I have also included a blank panel both as STL and SKP in case anyone wants to have a go at designing their own control panels for the console (possibly for the 4th Doctor's Tardis).