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Old 05-04-2012, 03:40 PM   #16
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I have been keeping an eye on this for a while. I must say it looks verry nice good work Daddy
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:47 PM   #17
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Its beautiful. Looks great.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:52 PM   #18
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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
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:00 PM   #19
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great job!
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:45 PM   #20
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Are there 3D printers that model in metal? At least ones that are fairly accessible to the customer?
Damn fine question. The answer is.......

NO! Well it's no unless you got about half a million dollars that is, damn shame isn't it.
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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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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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