Doctor Who Fans Refurbish TARDIS Console From 1996 Movie for Gallifrey One Convention
Though the console was fairly functional when Salamoff purchased it, more work was needed to make it convention-friendly. He brought in Uiga, a Mission Viejo-based mechanical engineer, for assistance.
They swapped out halogen lights in favor of LEDs. Uiga then installed a controller based on a design used to automate Christmas lights. They added sound effects, including clips of McGann's voice, and built a platform to transport the heavy and fragile prop. They even had a Sonic Screwdriver, fashioned from a remote control, and a re-creation of the Doctor's bag, made primarily to conceal some of the electronic elements.