This prop replica of the Hand Link is constructed of laser
cut cell cast acrylic, to closely match the hand link seen in season 4.
The prop masters of the late 1980ís
and early 90ís would have given their right arm for access to some of the
electronic features available today. Out with the old 555 timer arrays and in
with computers the size of a stick of gum and surface mount components. The electronics package in this prop have been
updated with all the latest tech. Some of its features are.
Over 100 tiny smd led lights, carefully secured
in 1mm diameter holes, drilled in the transparent color acrylic blocks.
Touch sensitive stainless steel sensors which
control lights and sounds
A 3 watt amplifier, driving a miniature loud
speaker similar to those used in mobile devices
The old J type battery has been replaced with a
modern rechargeable 2500 mAH battery. (A simulated J type battery color print
is optional for aesthetic purposes.)
A micro usb charge port has been thoughtfully positioned
along the bottom edge for stand-up recharging and display mode.
A sound package that replicates all the sounds
heard on the show and interaction that matches the original. Tap on the touch
sensors and hear the various beeps, pops and squeals. Whack your palm on the
side and hear Ziggy whine.
A Raspberry PI Zero W, drives the entire
All this, mounted to a semi translucent flexible
printed circuit board.
The handlink OS boots in a few seconds when
you slide the blue power switch on the side up. All the programming is contained
on a micro sd card for easy updates, mods or DLCís. Donít want to open up the hand
link to do an update, no worries; this prop has WIFI and Bluetooth built in.
To meet everyone's budget, this prop will come in both kit form or fully assembled. Over 11 years have gone into the development of this prop
Progress can be seen in the photos on the replicaprops facebook page here.