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  • mauswerkz
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    Originally posted by leadfoot View Post
    would you be able to do a spark plug cover on anodized aluminum? nothing to fancy just some engraving similar to what you've done above?
    If it's 2.5D and fits within the dimenions I listed, it shouldn't be a problem. Machining will of course remove the anodizing.

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  • leadfoot
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    would you be able to do a spark plug cover on anodized aluminum? nothing to fancy just some engraving similar to what you've done above?

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  • Crazy2287
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    NO STEEL?!!? GTFO!


    Nah, MaAAad bro! I'll just have to learn how to weld alloy to make up for it =P

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  • mauswerkz
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    Haha, sorry, can't do steel, and it's only a 3-axis mill, so it can do 2.5D.

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  • Crazy2287
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    I need to make 4 egg shaped gussets with a 58mm dia center hole from 2.5mm mild steel plate.
    I have them in CAD, what sort of file do you want me to export it into? .DXF?
    I'll pick them up on monday.

    Will be used to reinforce bushing receivers at the ends of this adjustable arm.


    Got 9 other jobs, I'll get them in CAD and email them tomorrow.


    And Go! =P

    What i mean to say is im mad Jelly and i want one! May i ask what the machine cost by the time it got to your door?
    Last edited by Crazy2287; 06-07-2013, 11:28 PM.

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  • mauswerkz
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    Got a new toy which will help me build more things ;-)

    It came a these two boxes:


    Hmm, a slab of alumnium:


    And more pieces, with a super-fancy chinese box:


    It all goes together to look like this!


    And it can do this!


    So I've got myself a CNC milling/engraving table. It works beautifully. The image above is my logo engraved 0.5mm deep in a rectangular tube of aluminium, just for practice. This machine can also mill parts as well, and I'll be using it to make quite a few components for my projects. The capacity is about 370x550mm (give or take a few mm either side), so I should be able to mill out the transmission adapter plates for my EV projects, but it'll be really stretching it to pull that off. 370mm is -just- big enough to do the transmission adapter for the 300zx. I'm hoping that one is on the larger side, since it's a v6 and all.

    I've got lots of plans for making custom bits and pieces for these cars and I'm particularly looking forward to etching some perspex and playing with edge-lighting. I should be able to do some really cool things with that and should end up with some show-quality components. Once I get some more practice with it, I'll consider taking on some jobs from you lot. I imagine you guys can think of all kinds of fun things to make with something like this!

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  • Sgt.PinkiePie
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    Originally posted by mauswerkz View Post
    Quick snap from this evening. It's coming together nicely.



    The board in the picture is the 'breadboard' and will be used to test aspects of the controller that may need to be modified before a proper PCB is made up. Once I get the hardware (and some of the software) ironed out on this, I'll finalise the version 1.0 design of the actual board and have a few of them made so that I can build the first full-scale prototype.

    In the background you can see the fans which are mounted on the small radiator that I'll use to cool the controller as well as the capacitor from the previous update.
    That looks to be a corsair H100, bit overkill or does that controller get super hot?

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  • distro
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    Originally posted by AlexanderB View Post
    That PCB looks slightly crispy.. I'd say re-make that, custom PCB's aren't that expensive nowadays.. But I'm a bit of a fan of doing things the neat way and not having jumper wires and other quick&dirty fixes..
    I'm doing that as a schoolwork and we have a PCB engraver at school. It's just so tricky to get it into right size. :/

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  • leadfoot
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    lol my brothers guage cluster (my old one) has jumper wires to supply the tachometer with power simply because his car didn't come with one from factory.

    ran a wire from the pulse signal in the bay to the signal input on the cluster supply +ve power and viola it works and looks just like it was from the factory no monster 5" tacho in our lancers.

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  • AlexanderB
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    That PCB looks slightly crispy.. I'd say re-make that, custom PCB's aren't that expensive nowadays.. But I'm a bit of a fan of doing things the neat way and not having jumper wires and other quick&dirty fixes..

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  • distro
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    Originally posted by leadfoot View Post
    one looks like a modded fuel gauge probably to indicate charge level and the other part of the flexiboard behind it from the gauge cluster
    Yeah, close enough, it's thermometer. That board is where cauge clusters lightbulbs hook into. Both from '58 Cadillac Fleetwood I suppose.

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  • leadfoot
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    one looks like a modded fuel gauge probably to indicate charge level and the other part of the flexiboard behind it from the gauge cluster

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  • distro
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    Guess what are these and where are these from?
    Need some repair. May have to make whole new circuit.
    Attached Files

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  • mauswerkz
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    Originally posted by braco View Post
    Mauswerkz, I don't know if you're familiar with this guy.
    Yeah, I've seen quite a bit about his car. It's nuts! Mine will be fast, but I don't expect to compete with that.

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  • braco
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    Mauswerkz, I don't know if you're familiar with this guy.

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