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Re: Reverse Engineered Centaur
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2017, 12:48:11 PM »
They SAY they want one. My inner cynic would argue, until they forked over cash.

That's always a risk.  I always ask for a firm commitment, a real name and email before I start.  I don't accept deposits.  So far, I've not had a single person flake out on me.  It'll happen at some point, but I'd rather risk that than risk messing up my reputation.  I have too many things going on, so I'm not all that fast.  People are significantly more patient when you aren't holding their money.
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Re: Reverse Engineered Centaur
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2017, 11:00:17 PM »
Love it! You should have covered the board in epoxy before posting your pics though, someone is going to copy it! :)

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« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2017, 05:05:22 AM »
Love it! You should have covered the board in epoxy before posting your pics though, someone is going to copy it! :)

A reverse engineered reverse engineered Centaur?  That could be interesting, biologically speaking.
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Re: Reverse Engineered Centaur
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2017, 05:32:55 AM »
Love it! You should have covered the board in epoxy before posting your pics though, someone is going to copy it! :)

A reverse engineered reverse engineered Centaur?  That could be interesting, biologically speaking.

Yikes!

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« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2017, 05:55:00 AM »
Love it! You should have covered the board in epoxy before posting your pics though, someone is going to copy it! :)

A reverse engineered reverse engineered Centaur?  That could be interesting, biologically speaking.

Yikes!

Haha, yikes indeed.

What show is that from again?  I think I watched that with my daughter.
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Re: Reverse Engineered Centaur
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2017, 06:07:15 AM »
What show is that from again?  I think I watched that with my daughter.
Gravity Falls, I think.

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Re: Reverse Engineered Centaur
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2017, 06:17:29 AM »
Cool build and graphic.
Whats the deal with "Winch" I dont do TGP much or often

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« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2017, 06:19:17 AM »
What show is that from again?  I think I watched that with my daughter.
Gravity Falls, I think.

Yep, that's it.  One of the funnier kids shows in recent years, actually.
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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2017, 06:21:27 AM »
Cool build and graphic.
Whats the deal with "Winch" I dont do TGP much or often

Outlaw (the user that inspired this) made numerous references to the importance of winches in multiple threads and it became a running joke associated with him.  Just a bit of silly and fun nonsense.
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Re: Reverse Engineered Centaur
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2017, 06:49:25 AM »
Awesome, if slightly disturbing!
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Re: Reverse Engineered Centaur
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2017, 10:09:13 AM »
Awesome, if slightly disturbing!

True. That should be right up your alley, John. Usually I think that of your builds ;)
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Re: Reverse Engineered Centaur
« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2017, 01:12:09 PM »
So, I ended up doing a small run of these.  I've been posting progress pics at TGP, but I figured I'd share them here.  There's a bunch, so I'll do it in multiple posts.

My initial build used a really old layout that I did.  It needed to be updated, so that's what I did.  I also added a switch board to clean up the wiring a bit.



This enclosure is etched, but the contrast with the trans gold is absolutely terrible.  You can see it from some angles, but it totally disappears from other angles.



Initial test fit was a bit tight, so I had to tweak the drill layout.  Easy fix, at least.

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« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2017, 01:15:51 PM »
Next, drilling the box with the tiny hole saws.  I haven't used my step bit since buying them, and I have a pretty nice Klein step bit.



Time to backfill the etch with ink.  I do this under a microscope with a syringe and an extra fine 30 gauge tip.  Here is what it looks like partially inked.



Here it is fully inked.  Much better looking



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Re: Reverse Engineered Centaur
« Reply #43 on: October 18, 2017, 01:17:17 PM »
You were so close to making the board centaur-shaped.

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Re: Reverse Engineered Centaur
« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2017, 01:18:08 PM »
Time to start building the boards.  Here they are partially built and displayed on a sturdy piece of anti-static foam.



Here's the first verification build.  Fits just fine.



And they are multiplying:



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