Surface Scanner Blueprint Project
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Status
FEB 16, 2002 - I've put a new picture of the Focusing hood used on the surface scanner prop in the references. The hood is a "Waist Lever Finder" for  Bronica ETR / ETR-si medium format cameras.  If you're thinking of building a surface scanner of your own,  this hood goes for about $100.00 US new, used prices vary  I should be seeing one in a week or so, and will be totally reworking the prints with full hood detail.  The hood comes with a flip up magnifying lens, and though it's hard to see in the film, if you look carefully you see that it's present and folded down on the inside of the hood on the prop. 

FEB 13, 2002 - I was able to locate the focusing hood used on the prop and will have it in a week or so. More details this weekend!

JAN 5, 2002 - I found some additional references on the hood so it's a bit closer, and with luck I can get my hands on one of the real focus hoods in and take some measurements.  Because I'm really hot on the trail of this one, I decided on  holding back releasing the CAD versions till I can get the hood measured.  

DEC 29, /2001 - Well, I've finally started the Surface Scanner prints.  This is a VERY rough early first set and I'll probable be reworking these several dozen times before I'm satisfied. Biggest problem with the Scanner prints, like the majority of props from Galaxy Quest, is that there is very little reference material out there... so the dimensions and proportions are educated guesses.  The "view screen" portion of the scanner is made from a camera focusing hood... which If I ever get my hands will help get the prints much closer.  As these prints are such guesses, and I don't expect to be getting any significant references anytime in the near future,  I'll be putting up the CAD's up with in about a week for anyone out there wants to play around with them.  If you have and questions, suggestions, or information you'd like to share, contact The Questarian

The Scanner blueprints are based on reference material and not the original prop specifications... the dimensions given are base on measurement of the material I had to work with and a number of educated guesses.   Short of the release of a set of original prints, this is as accurate as we're about to get.


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