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    One Eye, Sixteen Cores. Kayin's Avatar
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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    Hiding the VGA port is as simple as a black sharpie.
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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    Quote Originally Posted by Kayin View Post
    Hiding the VGA port is as simple as a black sharpie.
    LOL! A sharpie and duct tape will fix anything!
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    Default Dressing Up The Top

    Update!!! Wooo hooo!!

    I've been wanting to do something with the top of this case since its inception, but I haven't been able to. The design calls for the top to be easily removable, so I couldn't tether it with any sort of wires or cables or even copper tubing. So I've been thinking it would be plain but for the angle iron on the edges and the corners. I figured out a way to add something to it.

    First off, the victim:



    This is an alarm clock that I found on Amazon for $25 shipped to my door. It is really a fascinating piece of work. It runs on 2 C batteries, and the motor in it has two shafts. The first turns most of the gears you can see in the picture slowly, but easily enough to see. The other shaft turns at a *much* slower speed and actually runs two gearsets to keep time in hours and minutes. Awesome little clock, as I said, but I've got plans.

    First off, I stripped it and gave it the rust treatment (I have two of them because I screwed the first one up and had to order another for parts.)




    I had to cut out some of the copper drive cage I made to add a mount for the new gearset, and I had to use a different motor. The one that came in it was a tiny little induction motor with exactly zero torque. A fruit fly could have stopped it. Not a buff fruit fly, either, I'm talking about the fruit fly that always got picked on in gym class. Obviously, one speck of rust in any of the gears and it was useless.

    I got a little gearmotor from Solarbotics for $7 (and another $9 to ship it, %$#&*#@&*!!!!) and it works perfectly. After much deliberation, teardown, rebuilding, tearing down again, painting, sanding, filing, and many many examples of language foul enough to burn the hairs in the ears of your nearest Catholic bishop, I am finally satisfied with it. Many pics to follow, and hopefully a video. I realize that I have some minor touchup work to do, most notably the wiring, but also some minor paint flaws. It's not quite done, but very very close.













































    Video to follow soon I hope.
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    Hee hee! The speed will be turned down in the finished product, but I need to run it like this for a while to wear in any tight spots where the rust paint is a little high.
    Last edited by blueonblack; 01-06-2010 at 04:32 AM.
    “Do not trust people like me. I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible, and when I leave you will finally understand why storms are named after people.”

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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    I like it...


    ALOT!!!!


    That is very cool looking.

    It would look great with some lighting inside of it. Not sure if you can swing it or not.

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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    Thanks! It will have the purple lighting from the vacuum tubes, and possibly one other source, still pondering that.
    “Do not trust people like me. I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible, and when I leave you will finally understand why storms are named after people.”

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    BoB, I bestow upon ye the crown of Rust-King. No one does rust like you! lol
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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    Woo hoo!! A crown!!!



    Edit: And no, Curtis, regardless of what you may have heard it is NOT a tiara. It is a CROWN.
    Last edited by blueonblack; 01-06-2010 at 09:18 PM.
    “Do not trust people like me. I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible, and when I leave you will finally understand why storms are named after people.”

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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    That is some beautiful work there; I think the only thing that would make it better is if it actually still worked as a clock

    ..also, you sir, just got sig-quoted
    Quote Originally Posted by blueonblack View Post
    A fruit fly could have stopped it. Not a buff fruit fly, either, I'm talking about the fruit fly that always got picked on in gym class.

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    I really like it. thumbs up the rust is also perfect.

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