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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: MCE V.2 [Update - May 19th - Matrix Orbital mayhem!]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Sleepstreamer, 20 Nov 2007.

  1. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    very nice, i like the new side cover and the top !
    keep it up :thumb:
     
  2. gamodye

    gamodye New Member

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    extremely nice work, i like very much the high attention to detail!

    this mod will look truly awesome when finished.

    i like the button effect.
     
  3. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    wow it's looking really good now!
     
  4. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    I just looove your designs since coldfusion!

    You're one of my idols!

    Keep up the good work :)
     
  5. -=Fullmoon=-

    -=Fullmoon=- New Member

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    Nice MAX! :)

    Still remember me? Was for like 10 minutes ago talking whit a friend about your CNC cuttingdevice (don´t know the right english word).
    I like this project, what colour will it be in the creation?
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You are cranking out parts at a ruthless pace! If it's not too much, I would like to see a full pic of your CNC machine. If you posted it earlier, someone throw me a link!
     
  7. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    I love the work you're doing on this project and the overall styling.
    It's similar to my very own tastes in case design, so it gets a major thumbs-up from me. :thumb:

    Keep up the great work, I'll be watching this one eagerly. :)
     
  8. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    Hi nice job so far looks great!!!:thumb::D

    I have some questions. What is that tool u are using? did u buy it? if so where can i get one?
    OR did u make it? can u make a project log on how to make it?

    Thanks Ace
     
  9. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Sure, here are some pics of the machine :clap:

    The machine:
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    The controller:
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    And guess what it's connected to :)
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    Z-axis and spindle:
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    Manufacturer:
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    And best of all, I got this baby for the price of 1000 SEK (about 150 us$) :rock: So sorry Ace, I can't really help you to build/get one.

    Thank for all your comments! :)
     
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  10. widmod

    widmod Member

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    cool a mill:jawdrop:
    i want one
     
  11. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Wow! Only 1000 SEK!?! o_O Soooo worth it!! 8D (hehe, I really am this amazed atm, for real)
     
  12. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    no problem i was just looking for a tool like that
     
  13. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    do they have a website? or did u buy it off someone? what is the tool actually called?
     
  14. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    @aCe: Found some links for you, in case you haven't found what you're looking for yet. Btw, they are called CNC Routers.

    - A bunch of hobby cnc links (you'll probably find most of what you need among these links) -> http://www.cuttingedgecnc.com/links.htm
    - Build your own cnc router -> http://buildyourcnc.com/default.aspx
    - CNC Zone forum (they have more (sub) forums than you can shake a stick at, and among these a 'DIY-CNC Router Table Machines' forum) -> http://www.cnczone.com/forums/index.php
     
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  15. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    All the parts used to manufacture it can be bought from www.solectro.se (I don't know any american shops though). No, I actually bought it from a guy who thought it was broken, but obviously it was'nt :naughty:

    I'd imagine the controller is crazy expensive though (If you're not building your own of course)
     
  16. Jokkocze

    Jokkocze New Member

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    Do you by any chance take orders and stuff? If so, throw me a pm..
     
  17. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    I was a bit bored today, so i figured it'd be a good idea to mess aound a bit with the lighting :)

    Soldered a couple of white 8K LEDs (sorry about the messy pic):
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    These are supposed to go into the four holes on the sides, thereby hopefully illuminating the acrylic a bit
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    And of course, PVC tubing is a must-have :clap: I think this is 6mm.
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    Made a pair of acrylic pieces to fit the LEDs in
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    Test-fit
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    Bolting it on :)
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    I'd say that looks pretty damn good :lol:
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    After this I just could'nt help myself. I just had to see them in action.
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    Too bad my camera is making them look blue :blush: As you can see this is'nt much of an update really, but there's more to come :)

    // Sleepstreamer
     
  18. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    wow, now that looks amazing!
     
  19. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    Thanks this really helps:thumb:
     
  20. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Looking great as always!! The top edge of the transparent acrylic looks a bit dimmer than the other edges, is this only due to the angle?
    Does your camera have custom white balance? This works really well with single color light source(s).
    ((On my camera, it works like this; You take a pic of a white surface (a sheet of paper for example) that's in the same light as the object you will photograph. Then you tell the camera to use that pic as a reference for setting the white balance.))
    Keep up the excellent work!!

    @aCe: ur wlcm, glad I could help! ^_^
     

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