Ghostbuster Proton Pack Build

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. 

http://www.gbfans.com/wiki/Norm_Gagnon%27s_Prop_Plans

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.

 The TITTIGER FC-2000 (I like to name my home made tools)

The TITTIGER FC-2000 (I like to name my home made tools)

Midway through I decided to buy a resin kit that included some of the parts such as: 

Ion Arm
Injector Tubes
HGA
Beam Line
Filler Tube
Booster Tube
Booster Plug
Vacuum Line
PPD
Resistors for Ion Arm
Booster Frame
Bumper Guard

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.

  A wiring challenge...but well worth it. 

 A wiring challenge...but well worth it. 

 Getting Closer!   

Getting Closer!

 

Here's the final product.   I've enjoyed making it and I am glad it's done!

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