Does anyone recognise this?

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  1. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    Looking to identify the item on the right for my Viper build. It looks to me like a speaker. If it is, can I get one somewhere? Working or not, doesn't matter.

    Luv, Baz.

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  2. Pugs

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    Yes it is a speaker....
     
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    The cone itself appears octagonal. That should narrow the search somewhat.

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    A little too narrow. :( There are a few octagonal drivers in a google image search, but most of them have an octagonal body with a round cone in it.

    This fact is one that makes me think perhaps it's not a speaker. I've also been looking at air vents in aircraft etc, but nothing looks like this so far. Perhaps the base of a joystick or gear stick?
     
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    could also be a socket of some description if it doesn't turn out to be a speaker.
     
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    Yeah, it looks like it could be a socket. Maybe the center little circle is a jack to plug a phono cable in, and the octagonal is the outer-part of the plug.
     
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    Sci-fi set builders are infamous for using pretty much anything to busy up consoles or to become weapons etc. The medical instruments in the original star trek were fancy salt shakers. So it might not be anything with any real function, just something that looked neat and filled in an empty space. Can you mock it up?
     
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    In star trek enterprise most of the ship's computer consoles are actually numark dj mixers....
     
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    We could 3D model it and then 3D print it.
     
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    so much this, it could even just be some random thing that someone found and thought - yeah that looks intrumenty screw that on.
     
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    Or something that was mocked up in the first place, simply to look a bit like all the things we are suggesting it might be. :)
     
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    Going off the photo that was supplied I made this in Fusion 360. We could make it look better if we wanted. We can 3D print this and then you can paint it.
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    Don't forget all the barcode scanners on the most recent Star Trek movies bridge

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    Posted anything on the replica prop forum Baz?
     
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    I did a while back. I might have to spam them again. :p
     
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    Yes, I've always admired the ingenuity that prop builders display whenever they take ordinary junk, toilet rolls and bottle tops and make a space battleship. Folks after my own heart.

    However, with BSG, to add that certain retro-futuristic believability, they deliberately used items we can all identify with to try to close the gap.

    At the end of the day, if I can't find the items, I will let it go and they may just show up. When it comes to the time I actually need to fit them and they still haven't showed, then I will most certainly have to go down the road of scratch-building with foam, rubber, plastic, wood or whatever I can simulate the shpe with.

    That 3D render looks bloody brilliant! Could be the way to go.

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    It reminds me of a piezoelectric speaker I’ve seen. Just trying the remember where I’ve seen it.
     
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    Did you get this sorted? I'd like to suggest you 3D print all the parts you want. I've recently started printing parts and props in aluminium and it's going well.
     

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