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ATST by photozz ATST by photozz
Made by request, this is an ATST Imperial walker as seen in the Star Wars movies. You know, the one with the Ewoks? Gun turrets and head rotate, and a hatch opens in the back so you can load your storm troopers.
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verdigrisjester Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Hey, cool toys you've got there. Where in the hell are you finding so many hard drive components? Work has been hectic for me, so I never have time to look. I could use a couple (hundred) of those. Great stuff again, you have me beat. none of mine move... yet, lol.
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photozz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it helps to work in IT. The company has decided its more cost and time effective to take the drives out of old computers and destroy them rather than wipe them to military spec. I offered to "destroy" them. :) Nice gallery btw...
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verdigrisjester Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Ah, Isee. That's pretty cool. free parts, lol. Hey, you might have an answer to this then; where can i find the star head trques needed to open those things up? I have one I had to forcefully dissasemble and another that I can't do anymore to because of those f@#$%ken screws. It's the devil's own trying to get those things into components without the right tools. Thanks for the compliment btw. stay tuned, the Technorantula I'm working on is coming along quickly & ahead of schedule.
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photozz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, those can be tough. I get some online:
[link];ProdID=1504

I also have one of those foldout torx wrench with a small size that fits *most* of the smaller ones.

otherwise if you can find an old set of small jewelers screwdrivers you can file the tips to fit the stars. A nice strong set of flat jaw pliers and a needle nose will help as well. If you need to, you can always resort to the dremel. Sometimes you have to get creative.
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verdigrisjester Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
basically "creative" was the only tool I had for those, lol. Thanx. good link, I'll have to really dig around there. Harbor freight is my preferred "source", the problem is they don't have higher tech application tools such as torques. But 99% of what I look for they usually have and the prices are great
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photozz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
HF is the best. I have one about a mile away from me.
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verdigrisjester Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
I honestly don't know what I was doing till I found that place. Fer 40$ I can get all the boxes o' widgets I need to keep me happy for 2 -3 months of breaking and making. I need to buy stock in that company. I'd collect divdends in washers, nuts and bolts, lol. Hey, being that you mentioned you're in IT, do you have any Idea where I can find VERY small nuts and bolts? the types and sizes used inside computers for attaching heat plates, motherboards etc? I've had the devils own looking for 'em, and all I can do is dissasemble computers and save the 15 or so I find if I'm lucky.
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photozz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. Can't help there. Being in IT, we rarely have the need to actually assemble something. Its mostly keyboard work. I keep a few jars and bins of screws and such for my own personal use, and most of those I got from taking things apart.

I would start with this site and see what you can find:
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lgcalex Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
thats totally crazy. saw it on hackaday
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photozz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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