How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by GoldCylon » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:09 am

Sounds great. Do you have any samples you can share with us. :cylongold:



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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by Dingolingo » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:31 pm

its basically the same thing that krop is selling.. but at a far cheaper price..

I picked mine up from Gumtree (not sure if there is a gumtree in the us but I know the UK and Aus have)

just need to get a better microphone and speaker for it..

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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by Sabre6 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:01 pm

Just received my VT3 system today from Krop and so far I am very pleased. I know it might be a little over priced but for me not having to source all of the extra piece's and get everything all at once and it's basically ready to for our next Con, well worth the little extra. So far I have been very pleased with all everything I have gotten from Krop and they have been very easy to deal with. Plus I have gotten tone's of fan's at the Con's in our area. Can't wait to be able to actually talk now though.

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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by Cylon-Knight » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:06 pm

Is there anything inbetween the power supply and the VT-3 in the Krop system?
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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by Sabre6 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:59 pm

No, the portable power supply plug's directly into the VT3 system and it also power's the speaker which is already programed with the eye warble and you can speak while the warble is playing. So you don't need a separate system like a cd or mp3 loop with the eye warble. I'm still working on fine tuning the mounting of everything , so if anyone has any pic's or suggestion's feel free to let me know. I'm planning on testing it at our next convention in Baltimore in 2 week's. Not sure how long the power supply will last but it use's a USB cable to charge and I might get a spare power supply just incase. I also have a MP3 and wireless speaker as backup.

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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by dorns » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:07 am

This device seems awesome. I am tempted to buy one and sort all the connections myself. Is the power supply a bespoke unit? Or could I make up my own? There is a bit of space in the backpack so I am wondering if it could be fitted in there?

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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by dorns » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:36 pm

I bought one. In three days I will also speak like a Cylon. The voice was by far the most important thing to have right and now it looks like I can be a Cylon all day at the next Comic Con. Just wonder how hot I will get with all the electronics strapped to my body.

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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by Dingolingo » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:21 pm

I am thinking about getting one of the original camera belt packs they used and upgrading the batteries in it to modern lithium rechargeable batteries.. I could have brought one last year for $100 will keep my eye out..

my biggest problem is time to work on things, I do it bit by bit, I work in the mines over here so away from home for 2 weeks home a week.. and my week home I am usually doing stuff that i could not do when I was away lol.. hence a year my cylon has been in the box.. slowly work on the helmet to get that finished.

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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by dorns » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:55 am

VT3 is here!!! OMG it is perfect just like a cylon. How much fun is this going to be. Powered by USB power bank so totally portable :)

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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by Cylon-Knight » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:29 pm

@dorns can you post a photo of the power pack please?
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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by dorns » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:36 am

I am using one of these Anker power supplies. I will take a pic though.
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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by dorns » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:40 am

Here is my initial set up. I have some new USB powered speakers on order and a splitter so I can run the scanner sound .mp3 through the same speakers.
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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by Soda Can » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:45 am

That is looking like a really nice set up, I like the power bank unit and the vt3
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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by dorns » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:56 am

I have had the Anker supply running for more than an hour with it and I see the charge still strong showing 4 lights. I think it could easily outlast a typical troop out. The VT3 uses 380mAh. The battery is 10000Mah, pretty sure it will last the day!

I would be working on the cylon but I have to work today! Bah!

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Re: How to sound like a Cylon (not what you think!)

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:54 pm

Dingolingo wrote:I am thinking about getting one of the original camera belt packs they used and upgrading the batteries in it to modern lithium rechargeable batteries.. I could have brought one last year for $100 will keep my eye out..

my biggest problem is time to work on things, I do it bit by bit, I work in the mines over here so away from home for 2 weeks home a week.. and my week home I am usually doing stuff that i could not do when I was away lol.. hence a year my cylon has been in the box.. slowly work on the helmet to get that finished.
I've been looking for one of those for years. I'd pay top dollar for an accurate one1 I wanted to put the batteries in it as well.
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