Looks great Ted!
I figured out a way to motorize the tray to "slide out and back in"?
I make a kit that motorizes the tray as well as lights the correct graphics and finger print scan animations under the hand faceplate and the other panel.
The kit consists of a few parts. The basic set will have at least a trolley (rolling carriage) and end clamps to hold a set of rods. The end clamps have three 1/4-20″ threaded taps to mount to stands. A benefit to this kit is that you choose any type and length of 5/8″ rod you require. Suggested rails to be used are stainless steel rods for it’s clean smooth surface and hardness but Carbon Rods can be used as well for a lighter unit.
On one end I have a freewheeling Idler Pulley. On the opposite end is the servo motor, servo controller, and 4 AAA battery pack. These all simply plug in together seamlessly without any soldering to give you a reversible speed motor. For the string, I'm using Nylon Mason Line. Fairly thin, but strong.
"KITT is like this orb thing that instead of the three lines, you know, lighting up and lighting down, it's now a three dimensional orb." ---Deanna Russo September 12th, 2008