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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Sting

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Frenkie, 20 Aug 2008.

  1. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Well, at least your explaining why you dont like it. :)

    Here are some pictures of the tiles on the tail, secured with construction kits.

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    A piece of foam, for me to help with securing the tail-sides.

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    And that foam triangle runs off course into the tip.

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    Here you see two pieces UV green plexi which I believe will create a slight glow underneath the case.

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  2. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    damn this is awesome! I cant wait to see it finished!
     
  3. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Thanx, much appriciated.

    I have bought two green lasers from Hong Kong.

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    They are very much larger than the red lasers that I've used in the BFG
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    Buttttttt ..... just for comparison, look here is the light of a red laser on a lamp-reflector....

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    ..... and here the new green laser.

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    So without any more delay, I gutted the pen's.

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    And after the soldering of the wires, (and adaptation to 5 V) I finished it with shrinking tube (?)

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    Now it's much more suited to build it in this little mini case.
     
  4. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    Do you reckon they're powerful enough?:p

    I likey:)
     
  5. Neji

    Neji New Member

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    Awesome. I really like what you're doing here. It's a really unique look and you're execution is excellent.
     
  6. GavX

    GavX New Member

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    The PCB case idea is fantastic! Know anywhere in Scotland that sells something similar? :D Looking good, I want to know what theh tail is for though!
     
  7. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Well, it sortof has to resemble a scorpion-ish like figure.... thing. :D
    A tail and two big vicious arms.

    At first I wanted to let both lasers shine through the slot-in player

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    But I changed my mind and now I want a laser mounted in the tail.

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    From a cellphone motor and some pieces of aluminum I made a mini drill.

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    It runs on one AA penlite battery and is really very small.

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    This drill will be in one of the two arms.
    For those arms, I have found this aluminum profile tube ....

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    .... they fit neatly together.

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    Maybe something like this? Who knows. See you at the next update.

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  8. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    The drill will come in one of the "hand's" of the scorpion, on the other "hand" I am making some kind of circular Saw.

    Let me show you what my idea behind the case + the lasers is.

    The laser in the tail shines an X distance in front of the case.
    íf I mount the second laser underneath the toppanel, I want it to shine in exactly the same spot as the tail laser.

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    Seen from above, you can see that I've designed the case with a "focal point" for the physical dimensions of the case.

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    My idea is to get those two points/spots (laserspot and the physical focal point) really at onto each other. I am working to get my case that way.
     
  9. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    The BouwEenPC competition round 2 is over ( outcome will follow ASAP ), so I finaly have time to continue with my little Sting project.
    I secured the slot-in DVD player with velcro :) doesnt see that a lot :)
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    Put the IDE cables as tight as possible over the motherboard and re-done the power to the CCF and DVD again, also tighter and meshed ofc.
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    I made a cover over the motherboard out of aluminium mesh. First a test in paper.
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    Redone in aluminium AC-Ryan mesh.
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    Sprayed in green fluor paint.
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    This is how it will fit over.
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    And another piece over the DVD player.
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    Shining a UV light over it, the paint comes out very nice.
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  10. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    That is almost sexual... not quite because it's not finished... but...:p
     
  11. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Through the meshed tube that runs through the right-arm, I managed to fit a green licht-strip through it ( rotten job )

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    But hey, this looks so sweet.

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    The left arm got the same threatment, with a second light strip.

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    With 12 Volts on it.

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    Now the arms can be attached to the case, and the excess light strip will light up the interior of the case. Then I can close it up.
     
  12. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    Very cool. I liked this mod from day 1, and it kepps getting better.
     
  13. jegerjon

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    wow! there's really some innovating stuff going on here, great to see new ideas once in a while! Keep it up! :)
     
  14. n0cturnull

    n0cturnull Desperate to MOD!! =P

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    fresh ideas, keep it coming mate, i love the sweetness of your green laser!

    this mod gonna sting seriously!! :rock:
     
  15. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Very very nice mate :D

    Josh
     
  16. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Because certain lanparty's can't get enough people to come, the modding competition there is also postponed. Good news for me to get going again on STING. Like I said, I fastened both arms to the case with rivets.
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    This is how they are going to be attached.
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    I need a on/off switch, this one is goingto be the base for the reset switch.
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    I made a subframe for this switch, so it only sticks out very little.
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    This one for the on/off switch, which has to protrude a bit more.
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    Glued it to the frame with construction glue.
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    Rearview.
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    In this close-up you see the white reset switch is below the surface.
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  17. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Cut up a lot of wires and meshed them.
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    Mounted switches for all motors, leds and laser.
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    In close-up.
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    Unfortunatly I made a mistake.....
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    This triangle piece was planned to cover the switches, but the outer most switch is now in its way and has to be moved.
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    Ok, so I drilled another hole and now its all ok again.
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  18. HenrikW

    HenrikW Bacon is an element!

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    Cool project, looking forward to see the rest of it :)
     
  19. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I am watching this. It's nice and a seriously good use of recycled parts.

    john
     
  20. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    Awesome :clap: :rock:
    The pcb's look nice, the design of it all looks cool, and the lasers & little death motor are the icing on the cake :rock:
     

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