THE MAKING OF DOCTOR WHO'S TARDIS Entered in BBC America's "Where's the TARDIS?" Contest
In 2009, PatrickD of AnimeCons.com had this crazy idea that I should build a full-scale replica of the Tenth Doctor's TARDIS. Before I knew it we were at Home Depot and after two months of hard work by yours truly, this happened. The break-apart 15 piece design can fit into a minivan or small rental trailer and takes about 20 minutes to assemble with as few as two people. It's wheels make it easy to push along hotels or convention halls and a trap door in the base allows it to be moved by people standing inside. LED lights illuminate the lantern and police signs, and the lantern blinks in time to TARDIS sounds emitted by a soundboard and speakers. The TARDIS' electronics are powered by an onboard 12 volt lawnmower battery. The TARDIS premiered at Anime Boston 2009, and has since made appearances at several other events. In the spring of 2011 I entered the TARDIS in BBC America's "Where's the TARDIS?" Contest, where contestants showcase their TARDIS' design, construction, finished product, and display it in a public location. My girlfriend Shiva made this video as part of the contest entry. We didn't win, but my TARDIS was still voted one of the top 25 designs from almost 700 entries!