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Positronic Brain - scratch build


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Thank you guys:) And yes, I'm from Poland. There's one more picture for today. Many of you ask me about colour. So this is a sample of almost finished surface.

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Yesterday I made the control panel for the monitor.

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I've also installed a hinge to LCD case. The monitor will have controled deviation. And there are pictures after mounting.

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Last few days I had a problem with the camera. Yesterday finally I've fixed it. So today there are more changes than usual.

First, I finished connecting the arm to the base.

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Around the monitor I've made a band using brass hoop.

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Yesterday I've got a package with some brass fittings. I wanted to put them in the corners of the frame. I had to choose:

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But I conclude that it does not fit. Too fancy compared to the rest.

So I have two options.

Sam brass nail.

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Or plain, flat corner. To show you, I just turned it to the left side. So Use a little imagination to visualize:)

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And which version fits you best? Maybe you have some other idea?

And the last thing. Not only my camera broke. Distiller also scattered during the pressure test. So I'm leaving the glass and eventually do it with plexi. I've rescued coils, now I just put it in to the tube.

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I've finished top of the monitor. In the "eye" I will place LEDs in different colours. It should scatter light, because there is inserted crystal.

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To perform:

- I have to do something around a grid which will be masking plasma balls - I do not have the final idea. Perhaps some hint?

- LCD corners - place brass corners, or leave as you see at this time. The whole time I'm waiting for the inspiration:)

- Inputs on the back - I will make it simple. Brass plaque with power and network.

- Installation:)

PS. Reservoir is made once more​​. Tomorrow pressure test. I hope it will be ok:)

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I've installed a LCD in the frame.

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Finished a ball mount.

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Brass cleared on the edge of the front.

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Cleared and finished one of the grills.

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I've mounted plasma balls.

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To create a Faraday cage I've glued chamber with aluminium foil.

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And covered holes with plywood

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I've made rear panel too.

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Besides the network and power supply I also consider about the departure of USB.

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Today I wanted to finish the front and make cover of the CD bay.

I cut out long peace of brass.

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Then, between this two layers I've decided to paste oak veneer. This way I hope to achieve the same affect, as on top of the case.

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Since in this part of the case I could already put wax, so I decided to use a heat activeted glue (butapren - buta(dien) + (chloro)pren. I don't how it's called in english). This is simple shape. And I had such a bonding experience among others in one of the previous projects.

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I did not want to dirt the surface, so I've put it on the tape used for painting.

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I've sanded case surface and covered with glue. After drying, the iron went into motion.

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And this is effect after using stain.

I don't quite accept the appearance of the two parallel strips of brass. So I will work on it.

UPDATE

Continuing yesterday's work.

I've finished veneer.

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I cut out the element that will be positioned between the CD, and cover of the bay.

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I decided to complete the brass with a veneer.

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Finally, I've cut the mounting trays. (They are not yet glued, so come off a bit.)

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