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Old 05-04-2012, 07:35 PM   #21
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Eager!!!


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I'll be doing the maths tomorrow...I have still got no idea, the amount spent on this is enormous but I understand there is a limit on what people want to pay...

I have still got to solve a couple of minor problems...

Will let you know as soon as I can.

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Old 05-05-2012, 12:10 AM   #22
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Are there 3D printers that model in metal? At least ones that are fairly accessible to the customer?
For metal you use a CNC Mill or lathe for rounder objects. It sculpts it from a solid metal block.

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Why not just 3D print it, time and materials on a quality 3D printer is going to be cheaper than manufacturing it. That's what Commodore would have done if they were still around!
3D printing is great for small complex pieces, but for a large case would take too long. Also if you dont use resin (liquid) or teflon powder 3d printing then you get lines with extruder method that you would have to sand down. Best to use mould injection but it takes alot of effort to make the moulds making it very expensive.. For one prototype case it will probably cost about $20000 USD. A mould for a small door plaque can cost up to $3000 USD.

I think metal stamping is probably most cost effective solution if sales do ramp up. You can do more complex shapes, in a larger volume economically.

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I think the case is awesome and the way i read darkage comments
Is that he is being a bit of a tool. He is obviously the best case maker in the world
I never made my own case before nor do I want to, but I do firmly believe in using the right tools for the job! Where you see awesome, I see improvements simple as that.

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Old 05-05-2012, 09:27 AM   #23
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Thank you very much.

I have quickly updated my page, sorry about the quality of the photographs, taken with a crappy mobile...

www.loriano.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

I have also taken a couple of photos with the Apple aluminium keyboard as I was asked to check if it fits.

It does but it might need a bit of adjustment.

http://www.loriano.pwp.blueyonder.co...lekeyboard.htm
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #24
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:36 PM   #25
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God I can't stand people like that!!!

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Old 05-05-2012, 02:42 PM   #26
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This is awesome and gorgeous! Is there already a web pre-order page on your site? I gotta have one! I will even pre-pay to get on the list if neccessary. Thanks for all the incredible work!
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:29 AM   #27
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Not quite ready yet, got to sort out a couple of things:

Want to improve airflow, add more vent slots and see if I can change the position and size of the LEDs (a bit of a problem this as it's a custom made window and moving it to the right might foul the psu on the SAM board) other than that it's finished.

I also want to try and make a black prototype if I can raise the money.

You'd get:

Case in black or white already assembled
The aluminium base sprayed in black (instead of "natural" aluminium colour)
All the screws and spacers
x9 rubber feet
1x slim DVD-RW drive
1x 3.5" card/media reader
1x DVD-RW SATA cable
1x silent 40mm Scythe or Fractal design fan
2x LEDs
1x custom made LED window (I'll assemble it for you)
Cable ties (so you can route and organise your cables)
1x Empres USB black or white keyboard
1x USB adapter
1x switch

Thanks!

EDIT: No adhesives included - but this was obvious

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Old 05-06-2012, 03:00 AM   #28
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You'd get:

Case in black or white already assembled
The aluminium base sprayed in black (instead of "natural" aluminium colour)
All the screws and spacers
x9 rubber feet
1x slim DVD-RW drive
1x 3.5" card/media reader
1x DVD-RW SATA cable
1x silent 40mm Scythe or Fractal design fan
2x LEDs
1x custom made LED window (I'll assemble it for you)
Cable ties (so you can route and organise your cables)
1x Empres USB black or white keyboard
1x USB adapter
1x switch

Thanks!

EDIT: No adhesives included - but this was obvious
That is a great pack but would raise the case price. If most of enthusiasists are gonna build the system around they migh also get 3.5" card reader and slim DVD with presumption that cables are supplied.

Off course keep the bulk ofer as separate one for those who would like to have them already.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:19 AM   #29
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That is a great pack but would raise the case price. If most of enthusiasists are gonna build the system around they migh also get 3.5" card reader and slim DVD with presumption that cables are supplied.

Off course keep the bulk ofer as separate one for those who would like to have them already.

I suppose so but I want to make sure everything works...

Might apply a discount for those who have stuff already, I need to check first.

There are companies offering less versatile cases (with inbuilt keyboard) for $365...
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:00 AM   #30
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Hi everyone,

I have updated my page:

www.loriano.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

Updated the video...now in HD, put the volume up to max and select HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAMCVDumhZQ

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Old 05-06-2012, 01:23 PM   #31
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Hi everyone,

I have updated my page:

www.loriano.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

Updated the video...now in HD, put the volume up to max and select HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAMCVDumhZQ

Thanks!
Amiga.org news video updated, request sent to AW.net moderators to update it also.

Re-watch to get the hype running, recommend and share nice news

Loriano - Maybe asking Viva Amiga dude to come shoot some of your garage works and nice interview?
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:59 PM   #32
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I also want to try and make a black prototype if I can raise the money.
Why not start up a kickstart page to raise funds? I've noticed when I was shopping for a 3d printer, alot of startup projects showing off a prototype, raising funds online then off to the production line seems they have been quite successful sooo far with amount raised.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:35 AM   #33
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Does anyone think it would be a good idea to move the LEDs to the left instead of centrally?

Can't do right as it fouls the memory on the x86 board and the picoPSU on the SAM460...

If you think about it the X500 is all reversed

compared to the A500

Drives on the left too...

Opinions?

Thanks
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #34
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left yes, better
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:29 PM   #35
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looks very nice! How much?
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #36
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Does anyone think it would be a good idea to move the LEDs to the left instead of centrally?

Can't do right as it fouls the memory on the x86 board and the picoPSU on the SAM460...

If you think about it the X500 is all reversed

compared to the A500

Drives on the left too...

Opinions?

Thanks
Yeah thats one of the reasons why i dont like it that much, its reversed compared to a A500.. I think it would be cool if you added something unique... how about a spring loaded 2" colour LCD that can pop out on the left hand side next to the keyboard for owners of floppy emulators that use the screen to select floppy images? Something out of the box would be cool. Well spring loaded is a bit complex but some mounting aid for small lcd screens would be good I think.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:13 PM   #37
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LEDs left, scratch the blue LED and lose the drives .

Excellent case otherwise!
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:31 PM   #38
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The case could be shipped without LED's mounted, just with labelled connections.. Then it will alllow the enduser to select what colour is worthy for them..
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:47 PM   #39
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I really like this case as it is i would like to know how much the cost will be this will be good for aros .
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