Space Battleship Yamato 2199 With Trinket Microcontrollers Using Arduino

Space Battleship Yamato 2199

Because of the remake of the animation and movie of Space Battleship Yamato, in addition to the attractive design of Bandai model. It make me interest to build this space battleship model again. Bandai not mention its scale, maybe ~1:2500 by estimation.Space Battleship Yamato 2199

Step 1: StartStart (1)

Design the assemble Sequence and Drill Holes for Those Lighted Parts

Step 2: Making of Wave Motion EngineMaking of Wave Motion Engine (1)

– The main engine is built by a mini DC motor and surround with 0603 LEDs, the slow motion rotation and LED effect is control by the microcontroller.

Step 3: MicrocontrollersMicrocontrollers (1)

– The main Microcontroller of this project is using 8pino, which is the world smallest Adafruit Trinket compatible controller in 2014. Seems it still the one now.

– Minor modification with IC socket to add main LED there – 100mm circular platform purchased from Tokyu Hands, embedded with LED try to build effect of star in dark sky, the side holes were used for soft switches.

Step 4: LEDs

LEDs (6)

– Light effect to be added to primary and secondary bridge, captain’s room, ship sides, space fighters depot entrance, main and auxiliary engine and wave motion gun

Step 5: Battleship Interior and BodyBattleship Interior and Body (1)

– Basically follow the wiring diagram. Most parts without glue together for future maintenance if any.

– Main color is dark grey, german grey and red

Step 6: Assemble and TestAssemble and Test

– Total length is ~12.5 cm

Step 7: Making of PlanetsMaking of Planets (1)

– The planet earth (before and after attack) and moon are make by ping pong ball with paper clay

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