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Scratch Build – Complete Cygnus X1.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 18 Sep 2008.

  1. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    WOW indeed.
    That looks phenomenal.


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  2. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Damn looks cool. Personally I like the raw alu look better myself (especially for the feet) but it looks damn fine all the same.
     
  3. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    Agreed to all above and then some!
    How do you feel about making 2 shells, one your original vision and one with the AC Ryan prize pack acrylic you won for MoTM?? I'd love to see that, I think you're pretty tooled up for it as well! I wonder if the metal brake you made would work with plexi bending?. I've been spaced out, imagining a jig to hold big sheets of plexi as I heat and bend them for the last few minutes... A smooth rounded corner around the edges forming a front and back total window, maybe a ring of plexi like a washer above the feet pads... and that you could swap out or I think it would be fantastic, but it's your vision!.
    Pull those images out of your head, and lets see the next steps. Again, This is indeed a jaw dropping prime example of a scratch build. Congratulations!
     
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  4. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r New Member

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    I think this is the right time to make another post in this topic, I haven't posted for a while I think. The anodized assembly simply looks awesome. I recognize the feeling "is this everything I made?", but the case looks great. So different then anything else we've seen in a while, it's just a completely new approach to building a case :)
     
  5. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Its pweety.
     
  6. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Lovely finish there, especially like the last pic. :)

    Cyp.
     
  7. karolis

    karolis Code Monkey

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    this has just become one of my favourite scratch builds. such an impressive craftsmanship.
     
  8. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Haha, thanks mate. :thumb::dremel:

    :hehe: Thank you, when opened up the entire inards will be visible. :thumb::dremel:

    :hehe: thanks bradders. :thumb:

    Thanks mate. :thumb::dremel:

    Thanks b4oz. :thumb::dremel:

    Thanks MM, prize pack? I get a prize?
    As for the shell, yes unfortunately I have many Ideas for this and this makes it
    difficult to settle on one thing. One of those ideas involves a transparent case
    with alloy frame visible as well. But that's just one idea. :thumb::dremel:

    Thank you. :thumb::dremel:

    Thanks. :)

    Thanks cyprio, the photo was a happy accident. :D

    Thanks, glad you are enjoying it. :)
     
  9. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    Amazing no other word can be find :jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop: Subscribed
     
  10. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Absolutely beautiful.
     
  11. tominated

    tominated New Member

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    i think i almost wet myself in amazement. that looks incredible
     
  12. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    agree with all the above, it looks incredible!
     
  13. BlackWhizz

    BlackWhizz New Member

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    Dude, nice work. I really like the idea of building a case around the parts.
     
  14. TotalEntropy

    TotalEntropy Coming soon...

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    Man it looks so nice... I'd be afraid to cover it up.
     
  15. NysoO

    NysoO Handcrafted

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    wow, WOW, just _WOW_. That looks perfect. Great job. Great job indeed :)
     
  16. cc3d

    cc3d It's a mod mod world

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    "In the constellation of cygnus
    There lurks a mysterious, invisible force
    The black hole
    Of cygnus x-1"

    Fantastic work. Great skill!
     
  17. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    Ok, wild thought on the alternative case vision, spurred by cc3d's lyrics quotes. I had no idea what cygnus x-1 was (thought it was a song!) so I looked it up on wikipedia.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cygnus_X-1
    "Cygnus X-1 (abbreviated Cyg X-1)[11] is a well known galactic X-ray source[12] in the constellation Cygnus. It was discovered in 1964 during a rocket flight and is one of the strongest X-ray sources seen from Earth, producing a peak X-ray flux of 2.3×10−23 Wm−2Hz-1.[13] Cygnus X-1 was the first X-ray source widely accepted to be a black hole candidate and it remains among the most studied astronomical objects in its class. It is now estimated to have a mass about 8.7 times the mass of the Sun[6] and has been shown to be too compact to be any known kind of normal star or other likely object besides a black hole. If so, the radius of its event horizon is probably about 26 km.[14]"

    ... So... that made me thing of Xrays, and black holes... and 1way mirrored acrylic! What about the shell made of that, with lighting you can turn on to illuminate the case inside? Maybe a "black hole" (aka circle of black plexi)

    Again, just an idea, take it or leave it! :)
     
  18. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    looking forward to see how you mount the expansion cards, the back plate? system looks like great. great work as always, very inspiring
     
  19. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thank you. :thumb::dremel:

    Thanks. :)

    :hehe: Thanks tominated.

    Thank you jokkos. :thumb::dremel:

    Thanks BW. :)

    Thanks, hopefully the shell will look better. :)

    Thank you NysoO. :)

    Thank you cc3d, and thanks for the verse, or is it a quote? I've heard that somewhere before. :thumb::dremel:

    Yes I'd never heard of the song till someone pointed it out here. I read an article in
    Scientific American many years ago about black holes and Cygnus X1 was mentioned
    as the first "likely" discovered black hole. Though there is some evidence for such things
    and strong theoretical foundations for believing they exist, no one really knows if they are
    "out there". My avatar at the moment is part of a Hubble image of Cygnus X1 (though I
    think you can guess it's heavily "enhanced". ).
    Anyway what I mean to say is that although I've long forgotten the details of that article
    the name Cygnus X1 has never left me, and a floor lamp that I made about ten years ago
    also has that name.
    Yes the mirrored acrylic is a great idea, I'll be getting some cardboard today to try and get
    some ideas into the real world and when I arrive at something that MAY be a goer, I'll show you. :thumb:
    Edit:
    Oh and I just remembered, the Walt Disney movie "The black hole" featured a derelict space craft called the USS
    Cygnus, no doubt named after the Constellation where the X-ray source X-1 is located.
    I saw this movie many years ago but only remember a few details including the nasty (but cool) robot Maximillian.

    Thanks Oreon, :) The fitting of expansion cards is pretty straight forward, you will see this
    later.
     
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  20. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    I went out and bought a couple of sheets of 3mm MDF. Apart from this being a good
    approximation of the sheet and angle I will be using, it was very cheap, fifteen bucks
    for two large sheets.

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    What follows is an attempt to get an overall look at some of the ideas I have.


    SOME CONSIDERATIONS.

    This is just a trial.
    It is not functional.
    I Am just trying to get an overall look.
    Nothing here may ever be used.
    I'm trying to work as fast as possible so parts are just being ripped with the jigsaw
    and the frayed edges sanded down, no other attempt at accuracy is being done.
    The final product will be made in aluminium and perhaps plex (maybe not).
    Attention to how many parts need to made.
    Attention to the structural integrity of the assemblies.
    Though I don't have a time limit, I don't want to spend the rest of my life making
    this, so this also needs to be considered.

    Starting off with the half frames that will be hinged to the backplate.

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    It would be nice to have some gentle curves.

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    I'm using a hot melt glue gun to join the pieces together quickly.

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    The lower part of the case will be wider than the top part. And the front not as wide as
    the back.

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    And I've been thinking about auto grilles (?) for the lower part.

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    Hmmm, I don't know about that grille. The sides are OK and top may need a gentle curve.
    What do you think so far?
     

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