This panel gives an update to the completion status of all the projects underway by S.H.A.D.O. Research Laboratories.
S.H.A.D.O. Video Phone Mk.II
Miss Ealand micro radio
MOONBASE WALL SWITCHING CONTROLLER
MKIV Recording system
The aim of this project is to create a MK2 version of Commander Straker's Video Phone.
Initially, I did consider building an exact replica of the original video phone (and intend to when this project is complete). But, after much thought about the actual practicalities of such a device, I thought it might be better to design and build a MK2 version that in this day and age would be more practical, and also one that I could actually use on a day to day basis.
Thus, the idea for the Video Phone MK2 was born! I wrote a list of the essential features, and attempted to merge those features to be in keeping - as much as possible - with the original design. I decided to employ a custom designed LCD screen and custom display controller with multiple video/computer inputs. I also decided on a colour display instead of the original monochrome. The LCD display controls to be placed just below the monitor itself in the mounting frame.
During the course of the 26 episodes of UFO, the Video Phone was modified in a number of ways. After carefully watching all the episodes, it is clear that the Video Phone was unmodified until the UFO episode "The Dalotek Affair" (#7 in production order).
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My aim with this project: a visually identical radio to Miss Ealand's 'Micro Radio' as seen in the UFO Episode "Court Martial". This project is well underway. The current version weighs in at 46 grams, and is 22mm (0.866 inches) in diameter. It has a bluetooth 4.2 receiver and a range of up to 20 meters (65 feet max.) as makes it perfect for playing music or audio from mobiles, tablets and computers or any Bluetooth transmitting device.
Easy to use: The all-in-one multifunction button of the 'Micro Radio' lets you rise the volume when enjoying music and radio, and also hands-free mobile phone calling. A long playtime of up to 4 hours playing time with the built-in rechargeable 300mAh Li-Po battery via its USB connector.
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My aim with this project will be to reproduce in its entirety the Moonbase Wall Mounted Switching Units that can be seen in many episodes of UFO.
There were two types of cabinets (the 'rectangular' units and the 'curved' units that were seen mounted in the Moonbase Control Sphere: please see below). The front panel layout was largely the same throughout all the units, but the colour of the rocker switches and the colour of the indicators differed throughout the units.
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My aim with this project will be to reproduce in its entirety, the Moonbase Central Control Console.
Built to full scale, and as near visually functional as the original - even the video monitor, telephones and microphones and speakers will be fully operational!