Ever since I was little, I wanted my own proton pack. I remember watching Ghostbusters in the theater and thinking "How cool would it be to have my own proton pack?"
To me...Pretty cool.
Fast forward a many years to October 2015. I am once again trying to figure out what to be for a friend's halloween party. Again I scramble to make something up and I poorly put together a costume. I decided that next year I would be a Ghostbuster and have my own proton pack.
I started with research. How would I build it? What materials would I use? How much would it cost? I found a site that helped outline the assembly as well as where to get the parts.
So I then started to gather the parts and materials needed to build it.
I purchased a few items such as the Alice Pack Frame and a sound and light kit. The rest would be created with materials you can get at your local home improvement center.
So with the plan and materials in hand...I started the build. I quickly learned that most of the pack would be built of Polystyrene Rigid Foam. So I needed a tool to cut foam. I could have used my bandsaw but it would leave a rough cut on the foam. So I researched and built my own foam cutter.
Midway through I decided to buy a resin kit that included some of the parts such as:
Resistors for Ion Arm
I mentioned I also bought a light and sound kit along with a 12 volt amp and speaker. It's pretty cool to fire it up and listen to the sounds.
Here's the final product. I've enjoyed making it and I am glad it's done!