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Tricorder Design by atomik99 Tricorder Design by atomik99
A Tricorder design from Star Trek DS9/Voyager era.

I never much liked the Tricorder designs we see in Star Trek. They seemed to me like they could do many things (usually just from 1 or 2 button "presses") and yet they only had a tiny display, a couple buttons, and a bunch of flashing lights. It's hard to imagine how they could perform a variety of functions that quickly from the limited amount of inputs they have. But, for all I know, the 24th century tech design in the Trek world might be so efficient that they would actually work well even with so few inputs. But in either case, this is my design for a Tricorder with a much bigger display, and many more inputs.

The top portion of the Tricorder has a touch-sensitive display, four "soft-keys", Active Scan light, Signal Scan clarity (red bar), and Signal Strength (blue bar).

The bottom portion is a variable input section (the buttons will change depending on what function it is performing).

Currently, this Tricorder is set to scan for lifeforms. As you can see from the display, it has found a Vulcan 2.23 KM away.


Made in Adobe Illustrator and additional textures and highlights made in Photoshop.
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Rhubaton Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Well hell ANYTHING is better than the ones they have (or rather had) now!
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DarthRoden Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
To be honest I always preferred the ones in The Original Series, the ones that look like leather carry bags with the silver instruments and the small viewscreen on it. Those always struck me as much cooler....or maybe it was the pointy-eared guy in the blue shirt that I liked as much, who knows LOL!
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matrick001 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
This is the most efficient tricorder I have ever seen. I like that it has the colorful touch panel.
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atomik99 Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
I'm glad you like it! :)
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Kyoodo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
that looks really great. I would like to have one!
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Kyoodo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
no prob! :D
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atomik99 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Thanks :)
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atomik99 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Thanks!
Seriously... LCARS FTW!
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JamieTakahashi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, sir. If they ever make a new series after Voyager, we'll need to start a petition to make sure the tricorders have no buttons ^_^
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atomik99 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Thank you :)
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