The above photos were taken on the set of season 4 episode 2 "play ball" by Mark Dickson who was a crew member. These are the photos that I am basing the design off of.
As you can see in main photo, the majority of the work is done.It will have Sound effects and lights. The lights are going to be identical to the above photos. Even the same battery will be used as seen above. There will be a set of switches to activate the sounds depending on how you handle the prop. For instance if you smack the prop as Al does it will give off the "whine" sound. All the beeps and whistles will be on the sound card that will be pre installed.
This prop will come in either kit form or fully assembled. Over 7 years have gone into the development of this prop
After a few years of rethinking the method of making this prop, I have decided to move forward with laser cutting. The lights will all be fiber optic, and the sound module will contain 10 sound files digitally sampled from the show.
Progress can be seen in the photos on the replicaprops facebook page here.