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Scratch Build – Complete Cygnus X1.

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

  1. fstr

    fstr What's a rotary tool?

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    I previously saw some of the mod but did not have time to go all the way through. Today I read through all of it. Great work, and congrats on the MOTM nomination. You are wiping the floor with the rest of us. Next time try reducing the quality of the work so the rest stand a chance too please.
     
  2. acey

    acey What's a Dremel?

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    Grats on the MoTM nomination. Good job on leading really far. The whole case is coming up great so far!
     
  3. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Awesome looks great well done :D

    Josh
     
  4. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Hmmm, could have some advantages.

    Great minds think alike. :hehe:

    Thanks spenc. :thumb:

    Wow! Does that make me President? :hehe::lol: Thanks. :)

    Thanks klutch. :)

    Haha., thanks fstr. :thumb::dremel:

    Thanks acey. :)

    Thanks mate. :thumb::dremel:



    The chassis supports were the part of the case that I was
    least concerned about but they have turned out to be the
    most difficult so far.

    I started off using the cardboard model to cut the front support
    from 3mm plate, but as soon as it was cut and filed, instead of
    bending it up, it was stood on end.....

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    This led me down a path completely different from where I started out,
    but after much time wasting...........

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    It wasn't until a work buddy turned some pads for me that things got
    back on track.
    These are 45mm in diameter and 20mm high.

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    4mm hole right through and a 10mm hole in the base to accept the head
    of a cap screw.

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    So full circle back to the original idea.

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    It is proving to be extremely difficult to get the bends correct. I've posted some
    pic's here to show you how it can look but it's not finished and needs further attention
    to the bends.

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    Once the front supports are finished, the back ones should be much easier as it
    doesn't have to project forward.

    I should also add that I'm still not sure if I like the way this looks, but after the rear is
    made I can get a better idea.
    What do you think?
    Are the pads OK, or should I dump them and go for something like in the first pic?
     
  5. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    Nice work

    I actually like both your solutions for the 'feet'. The first one is maybe a bit more in line with the rest of the case, but the round feet work as well.
     
  6. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I think these fit the whole scheme of this build. Very nice and shows well in the pictures. Not too wide and not too tall. Looking good.

    John
     
  7. arkadur

    arkadur What's a Dremel?

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    very nice!
    i like your case feet!
     
  8. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    looking good :thumb:

    Josh
     
  9. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Looks very cool. I think the first design fits with the mod better but the second feet look awesome and aren't that far away from the rest of the mod.
     
  10. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    those feet look realy nice !
    but are you going to leave the sides "open" like they are now ?
     
  11. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks jokkos., Yes, more angular suits the rest of the chassis. I think I may make
    something more chunky and angular and then attach the pads to this. :thumb::dremel:

    Thanks., They need to be at least this height to allow some air underneath. :thumb::dremel:

    Thanks arkadur. :thumb::dremel:

    Ta mate. :thumb::dremel:

    Thanks b4oz., I think I may try to combine the two. :thumb::dremel:

    Thanks Dark3., A shell will be made that will cover the whole chassis and the
    sides will sit just a few mm above the pads.
    The sides will be lower than the chassis. There will be vents in the sides as well
    as running from the lower front all the way up and over the top to the back. This
    may sound horrible but I can't show you a picture of it because it is only in my
    head (and I can't draw to save my life :waah:), but I think it looks good and I'll start making it soon. :thumb::dremel:
     
  12. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    I like the turned feet, and felt the first idea looked too thin, and not 'solid' enough. Your mod gives off that solid vibe, and needs a bit of chunky feet, IMHO. A combination of the bends from your original idea, on that alu mixed with the feet, and then 'lowered' with the sides (cover) on will look pretty dope, I think :)

    Looking Good!
     
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  13. Rozzy

    Rozzy I'll get there :P

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    I like the bracket that you made for the last design with the pads.
    I think it would look nice with that bracket and maybe a different shape of pad underneath. Maybe something like the same shape as the piece that attaches to the pads themselves (The ?triangular? shaped pieces). Could even make it out of several pieces of 3mm alu that gradually get bigger until you reach the desired height.
    Only a thought :)
    Ross
     
  14. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    I really like the look of this mod. Has given me even more ideas that I cannot act on.
    Keep it up will be watching with anticipation.
     
  15. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    I'm sure that it will look awesome ! :thumb:
     
  16. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thank you all for your thoughts., :thumb:
    I agree with some (most) of you in that a combination of the pads and a more
    angular arrangement for the supports would be best. Although the solution with
    the bent 3mm is sound strength-wise, it just doesn't look that way, it looks too
    flimsy. So see what I've decided to do below.

    Thanks Dark3. :thumb::dremel:

    To make sure the supports are strong and also look that way I went and bought
    some 25x12mm bar.

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    This is too high as is, so some material has to be cut away to make room for the pad.
    Also a small angle is cut on top for looks.

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    And cut.

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    And filed. But it's not filed all the way because I want to have a look at it on the
    chassis and the second front support needs to be made so the two can be held
    together in the vice and filed identically.

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    And I like it, though it's hard to tell with just one.

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    There is no doubting it's strength now. :hehe:
    So I'll go and make the rest. The rear should be easy as it's just one
    bar right the way across.
     
  17. Dark Sun

    Dark Sun What's a Dremel?

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    Very cool case feet!
     
  18. tominated

    tominated What's a Dremel?

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    awesome work. that looks rock solid
     
  19. acey

    acey What's a Dremel?

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    Been quite some time to see such a cool scratch build. Really awesome in mixing extreme with clean looks together. Btw, PM mate, I envy your cutting skill :D
     
  20. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks. :)

    Thanks M8. :thumb:

    Thanks acey. :thumb::dremel:

    I couldn't wait to see what the two front supports looked like so I sneaked
    out before work and made the second one.

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    And I'm very pleased with this solution.

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