I’ve finished re-installing the pie panels using hinges and servos, so now I’m starting to think again about the gadgets that pop out, like the Life Form Scanner as seen in ESB.
Yesterday at Ace, I found some perforated brass sheet that’s close to the screen material used in the movie. It was $25 and probably big enough to make at least 6 screens. According to the label the product is distributed by K&S Engineering, Stock No. 6412, UPC 6 76116 06412 2.
I’ll have to paint it silver, and the perforated design is not totally accurate but it’s close enough for me.
I’ve also been researching mini/compact power antennas for the Life Form Scanner lift mechanism.