Daleks!

Quick! Up the stairs...

Before we begin I need to make it clear that Daleks are (c) The Estate of Terry Nation…

I built this Dalek in 2009 – it took several months to get it to this state – I had HUGE help from a guy called Dave Duca who built the original molds – and did a fantastic job. For more info on this build, Dave’s and others check out www.projectdalek.com

Update : Check out this recent posting on how to make the Dalek voice box.

…and this post where you can see Dave’s awesome Black Dalek and my Gold one…

Some movies of my 2009 Dalek build…

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JIm Currie February 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I was going to try to make a Dalek myself . Now that I’ve seen yours I realise the task is massive and very expensive ! The only problem in my head now is that I thought the little silver bit was the gun and the plunger was some kind of arm. Am I wrong? I think I’ll stick to making guitars. I’m not bad at that and it’s not so expensive!
All the best

Jim Glasgow

matt August 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

hi nice job on the Dalek.
Just wondering the Blue LED light can you remember what type it was you used ? and the lens on the eye is it clear or blue? as i try looking at all pictures/videos of the BBC Dalek eye lens but its confusing the hell out of me lol . the way you have set up your eye on your dalek looks the same way as BBC ones

Stephen Hobley August 3, 2012 at 9:10 am

The LED is a jumbo (1cm) blue from Fry’s Electronics.

The lens is an old 50mm Nikkor manual lens I stripped down and attached a tiny servo. The iris is the aperture control of that lens.
I thought I had some pictures of the build somewhere, I’ll have to dig them out and post them…

matt August 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm

thanks Stephen that would be a great help as i,m stuck on this one problem .

george November 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm

hi i like the way u build the dalek which i great fan off the dr who just like my dad he got all dr who dvd and daleks but i would like to fin off the dalek i building for him can u pls tell how u make it remote control from rc unit like .the one race car have toys ones.plus how do u make the head move around as well i can see in your pict how it looks but show how to but all together which wires go were and wat motors to u turn the dalek head.need to fin the head off and make it more like your for my dad birthday in dec 15.it may be its last year because off ill heath and heart trouble so i like to do so he had some time with it.they just things i need to know or plans pls help me.george nottingham

Kristina Beza April 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I love the earth!

ben millen June 7, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Hi where did you get your hemispheres from for the skirt, we’ve found a few things but not sure whats best

steve herbert August 16, 2014 at 11:49 am

Hi
can you advise on the wiring to make the dalek dome rotate either way please
i have a flysky trans / recv and a 12v battery at this stage…not sure what components to get ? motor and wiring from the remote receiver
any advice appreciated
thanks in advance
Steve

Stephen Hobley August 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I used a motor controller – check out trossen robotics for h-bridge motor controllers that can connect to an RC receiver.

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