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Scratch Build – In Progress The APOC Project, (Update 8th Sept)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by sebtiger, 5 May 2009.

  1. sebtiger

    sebtiger CNC controlled Dremel I have

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    Funny you say that, me and my friend Jono were toying with the idea. We were thinking ping pong balls through through to bb pellets. But the fact of the matter is that space is limited and also whether or not it would be able to still be functional.

    Thanks guys for all the great comments too. I have been finalising the computer design of the rear side at the moment although was unable to get it cut as the new perspex hasnt arrived yet.

    Seb
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  2. vdbswong

    vdbswong It's a Hedgehod

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    Thought nothing was going to be mounted in the turret ?

    Which would leave enough space for a firing mechanism :p
     
  3. sebtiger

    sebtiger CNC controlled Dremel I have

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    UPDATE 12th May

    Well for the past few days I have been busy, I cut out the opposite side panel using the same parts from the original designs. At the same time I managed to save myself a number of sheets of perspex by arranging the parts carefully on to sheets. I went from 9 sheets down to just 2 and a half. Which really saves on the wallet side of things. With my new method of arranging parts I have been pouring them out of my machine.

    Lots of my time has been going on filing the parts so that they all slot together nicely, for some reason on the second side it has needed filing. I think it may be down to some of my vertical parts where cut out of slighlty larger sheets of perspex. Only by 0.1mm or 0.2mm, all the same it adds time to the process. Alot of the time having this effect

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    After lots of blood and sweat heres the new side up against the other. You may notice that that on one of the sides has an extension, this is part of the front section that I will be working on shortly.

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    These next few pictures are of the panels as they will be when complete. I think they also add a scale to this project for those who had a little trouble imaginning just how big I am talking.

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    It may appear a little wobbly in how its all balance although you have to remember that two of the sides arnt in play yet which will add to the stability of the structure. Also the outer panels will serve as a secondary reinforcement that will hold things together.

    I have been spending some time working on the rear panel of the main body. Due to being an all perspex affair I had to make the clamp on my cnc machine larger than the A4 that I have been using for my other parts.

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    This morning I was at this stage

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    and now as I am typing this, can anyone guess what part that is on the right?

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    Anyway I have some more filing to get back to

    Thanks for reading, will be back soon with some pictures of the rear and how its turning out

    Seb
     
  4. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Nice work there. And that bit on the right looks a lot like an I/O panel for your mainboard.
     
  5. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    wait... thats a custom cnc machine!!!


    i need a worklog line NOW!!!

    thats amazing..

    correct me if im wrong but thats computer aided hey.. ??? :O drool
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I read your Custom CNC log a while ago and must applaud you on the result, it looks really good and seems to work very well. I was looking into building my own but lost the links I had collected when my mobo died :(.
     
  7. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    i just finished reading it.. lol
    !!

    its amazing..
     
  8. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    An amazing idea for a mod, and you built your own CNC machine. I'm impressed on a number of levels. Cannot wait to see this as it evolves.
     
  9. luis_pedro_Sato

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    Looking great
     
  10. sebtiger

    sebtiger CNC controlled Dremel I have

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    Thanks all for the great feedback,

    I have been taking the day off and made this from request for a friend on the ebuyer forums.

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  11. tjay@TJ

    tjay@TJ Member

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    i was drooling all over looking at ur cnc....

    i wan one :waah::waah:

    great design :thumb:
     
  12. Voluntary_Pariah

    Voluntary_Pariah a Real Man™

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    nice. A Knuckle duster fan grill
     
  13. ringo

    ringo New Member

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    Nice mill. You are using a lot of acrylic, good work.
     
  14. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    What design software do you use?
     
  15. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That is a sweet fan grill. How long does it take to cut something like that?
     
  16. ximenjia

    ximenjia New Member

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    is it possible for you to give me the drawings/specs/material used for your cnc machine, it looks great.
     
  17. sebtiger

    sebtiger CNC controlled Dremel I have

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  18. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    lol
    that looks so much better than i thought it would nice work mate.
     
  19. sebtiger

    sebtiger CNC controlled Dremel I have

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    Update May 15th

    Well, I mentioned in my last update that I was working on the rear section. Well Now I am going to say that I am working on the front section.

    This was the left over of the cuts on the larger sheet of perspex.

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    The entire rear section has taken a while to clear up and assemble. There has been alot of filing.

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    Look carefully and you will notice that some of the attachments holding the motherboard panel on arnt completely in line, still nothing a quick file wont fix. It will all get better once its glued solid.

    I set it all up to show you where it all lies, oh and it is upside down.

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    The motherboard panel is in the next few pictures so you can see through the madness that goes through my mind.

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    So its coming along,

    Just had a delivery and got these,

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    The glue for bonding the perspex together and some m4 rods. You should see the warning label on the back, he he

    The rods are going to be cut down alot but they are going to be used as the securing rods for all the tracks.

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    Thats all for now,

    Thanks for all the great comments, they are keeping me going

    Sorry for the delay for some reason I was not able to post the update till today, naughty bit tech forum

    Seb:dremel:
     
  20. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    This truly is an epic mod.
     

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