Inspired by last year's annual Christmas movie re-watch, and a desire to do some scratch-build modelling, I'm building the RFID reader from the vault in Die Hard.
It will be semi-interactive, using a real RFID reader to turn on the lights. I'm using neopixel LED strip clones for the lighting so I can tune the colour, brightness and fade durations easily in code (and this is the first time I've used them).
The main controller is a Pi Pico, also the first time I've used one, and this is the first time I've used MicroPython in anger. Holding the controller and RFID board together is an pair of awesome-looking custom screen-printed PCBs that PCBWay very kindly sponsored.
The chassis is 1mm thick ABS modelling sheet (known as "styrene" in the US), with a contact cement for most of the gluing and spots of CA glue for some extra reinforcing. Inside I overlaid some aluminum ducting tape to help block bleed-through. A couple of glued in ABS M3 nuts/spacers allows for reassembly as needs.
For the OPEN display, it's just a hand-drawn piece of paper behind a stack of acrylic plates. I'm aiming for as close to movie accurate as I can be, with the illumination delay and fade duration synchronized to the movie as close as possible. For the logo, I hand drew a vector diagram based on screenshots and it will be cut out of vinyl for the front of the box and the RFID card.
Whilst I suspect the audience for a rebuild of this is pretty small :) please let me know if I can share more info to help you with your version.