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    Stupidity feeds my children blueonblack's Avatar
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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    I've tried Metal Effects paint in copper, bronze and iron with four different oxidizers (green, blue, black, and rust) and didn't like any of it as well as this.
    “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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    Ahh glad to see this one back. Looks as good as I remember. I'll be watching!

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    hey try muriatic acid. it will corrode the metal. then add poolshock to nuetralize the acid.
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    i like it mate
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    ahh. this case truly put me off building gear trains for mine, but it looks so good...

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    Default Motor Mounted!

    I finally got the motor for the geartrain squared away. Been trying to figure out how to mount it. I *knew* all that Intel mounting hardware would come in handy someday!



    Too big of course but it's a nice piece of flat stock to work with. Cut off what I needed:



    The motor I got from Solarbotics actually has two smooth-bore mounting holes in it but I wanted to mount the bracket from the inside, so I tapped them to 6-32 machine thread and ran bolts through the bracket and into the motor. The threads are plastic, but the motor is an inch and a half thick and the bolts go all the way through, so there are nearly fifty threads on each bolt holding it in place, very solid.



    The shaft on the main drive gear runs all the way through the panel and sticks out an inch and a half into what will be the interior of the case. I mounted another Lego drive gear onto the motor, slid it onto the shaft and bolted it in place with machine screws, brass inserts, and some pieces of copper tubing as spacers. It turned out to be extremely solid, I'm very happy with it.





    I plan to build a box to put over it so the plastic isn't showing when the case is opened, and it looks like it's going to have to be larger than I had planned originally, but it will work.

    Video to come! (Waiting on youtube to "process" it, whatever the hell that means. #$^&*#@^&*!!!!)
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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    Got it!





    The chain is flopping a little bit, but I'm pretty sure it's just the paint in the links grabbing the teeth on the drive gear, it will smooth out as it wears in. So far so good.
    “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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    Dude that is soooooo cool. Yeah I think the problem with the chain is due to there being paint i nbetween the links, it will move more freely with time, or put a little drop of grease or oil on every joint, that will loosen it up. +rep
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    Default Re: Project Clockwork vII

    /\ yea

    one thing tho .. is that the speed ur gunna keep because i imagined it slower..
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