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Scratch Build – Complete Cygnus X1.

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

  1. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Soebody needs to update Wikipedia - OK

    As an adjective it means 'adequate', 'acceptable'

    This is not OK this is awesome:jawdrop:
     
  2. shomann

    shomann New Member

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    I had a pearl of wisdom about ready to post and decided it would be like the pot calling the kettle black ;) Get it right, the way you want it, but rest assured 99.9% of us watching see perfection already.

    Honestly, I want to see CX1 done and ascend to the very top tier of computer builds ever done...so you can start on the next project you have eluded to ;)
     
  3. charles_h

    charles_h I can has RotoZip?

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    Just lovin' it!

    Keep up the great work. :thumb:
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Saying this is OK... Ostentatiously Killer.
    (Hay! spell check didn't yell at me!:eek:)
     
  5. tyrandan

    tyrandan Pink Lemonade.

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    :clap: Nicely done! I love the aryl LED bar at the top
     
  6. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks guys. :thumb:

    Haha, thanks. I don't like to get too excited while parts are still unfinished. :hehe:
    So many times I've gone ahead and nearly finished something, only to be unhappy,
    and then made the part over. :duh:

    Thanks. :thumb: Yeah, I can't wait to get stuck into a new project.

    Thanks. :thumb:

    Haha:hehe: OK, thanks. :thumb:

    Thanks. :)

    Just a quick update while I have the time.
    Before continuing on the front panel, various bits need to be made, partly to
    solve a problem that was unforeseen and also to support the levers that will
    allow the front panel to pop out and lift up.

    The first part is a bracket that will add extra support for the nose and also be
    the fixing point for the pivot on the chassis. This is cut from 3mm for a couple of
    reasons. Firstly to be strong enough, after it's cut out to hold the nose and the
    rail for the pivot. Second, to clear the trim piece on the lower front of the chassis.

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    An extra deep and wide score line was dug along the bend line, and then it was bent
    in my trusty brake.

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    And it will go here.

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    The bend had to be done before the openings were cut to avoid distortion.
    Then the openings were cut using drill, jigsaw and files.

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    It won't cut down too much air on the intake side. This part is mounted with
    the same screws that hold the fan body.

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    For the lower pivot support I was going to use the same "U" channel as the
    lower rail on the top, but this is too high, so some bar will be used.

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    But I've run out of time. :sigh:
     
  7. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Everything you design looks awesome :D.
     
  8. ringo

    ringo New Member

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    I like the combination of the dark wood and the aluminium. Your work is very good.
     
  9. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hi I have to say that your work is excellent, and indeed the combination of the wood with the alu and just everything is gorgeous.
     
  10. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    It gets better looking everyday :)
     
  11. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    you continue to amaze me
     
  12. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Holy hell. I'm out of it and away from things for a while, and I come back to this? That thing looks dangerous! Dangerous and sexah!

    Excellent work as usual, mate!
     
  13. shomann

    shomann New Member

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    Whoa, whoa whoa...time out. You said your brake would only handle 2mm thick material - You sly dog ;).

    When I did a test bend of 3mm 6061, I got some tearing in the metal (I don't know the official term). I am guessing you are using a different grade, but still, this is no small feat. Looks great!
     
  14. TheGovernator

    TheGovernator New Member

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    Well.... He does say that he made a deep score line, which means that essentially the material bent was less than 3mm.

    Either that or I completely misunderstood.

    In any case:lol:, the masterpiece seems like it's nearing completion. When should we schedule the great fanfare?
     
  15. shomann

    shomann New Member

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    Very true, but he "agressively scored" the 1.6mm stuff as well. I am not dogging him, I just wanted to point out that his homemade brake is better than most off the shelf varieties ;)

    Good pun btw :D
     
  16. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Never been a Woody person... (Cheapskate, NO! lol )
    But a couple of wooden cases has caught my attention, and this is really one of them.
    The use of wood, acryllic and aluminum has come together perfectly in this!
    What can I say; it's just beatiful! :)
     
  17. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    My sympathies to your girlfriend.:waah:

    /me sneaking out of here
     
  18. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks a lot guys. :thumb::)

    Yes you are right shomann, 3mm material would stretch the hinges and oval out
    their mountings. It would also tear around the bend unless the bend radius was
    increased to something I couldn't use anyway. The bend line was heavily scored
    as usual for a tight bend, but this time the hacksaw was brought in and a big, wide
    trench made. I guess about 1-1.5mm deep and 1.5mm wide. ;)

    Thanks :thumb: I was following your apple case mod for a while but it just vanished,
    what happened? If I remember correctly you were making a GPU waterblock.

    :hehe::lol:
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    AngelOD knew I was here.:hehe:
     
  20. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Snappy repartee is your forte!
     

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