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Mar 17, 2016 23:20 |  #856

I took some time this morning to design a better actuator for the faceplate, based on suggestions from my anonymous engineering benefactor. I have the motors now and he has the gears, We have some bench testing to do then fabricate it. This morning he and I fabricated new hinges of aircraft-grade aluminium.

We've done the maths on the torque required under this new system, which equals a much less powerful motor. No gearbox required now.

All we have to do is regulate speed with either a resistor or PCB control. We'll work that out in the bench-testing phase.

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Mar 18, 2016 03:05 |  #857

Damn these are good Bazz!


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Mar 18, 2016 06:01 |  #858

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Damn these are good Bazz!

Thanks man. :D


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Mar 18, 2016 06:02 |  #859

GENIUS!! Thanks to Dan, AKA, "Dakiller" on the Overclockers Australia forum who drew a line on a photo of my circuit board and told me to cut it. Problem solved!!! Arc reactor now powers up and STAYS ON. Touch feature disabled. Done and dusted!

You sir, are a GENIUS! Finding it was so hard, but doing it was so simple!


I know a lot of kids are not going to be disappointed by Iron man's reactor switching off half way through a hospital visit.

So happy!


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Mar 18, 2016 08:17 |  #860

Reminded me of the joke

There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all mechanical things. After serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired. Several years later his company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of their multi-million dollar machines. They had tried everything and everyone else to get the machine fixed, but to no avail. In desperation, they called on the retired engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past.

The engineer reluctantly took the challenge. He spent a day studying the huge machine. At the end of the day he marked a small X in chalk on a particular component of the machine and proudly stated, 'This is where your problem is!' The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly again.

The company received a bill for $50,000 from the engineer for his services. They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges. The engineer responded briefly:

One chalk mark .. ..... ..... $1

Knowing where to put it ..... $49,999

The bill was paid in full.


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Mar 18, 2016 08:35 |  #861

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Reminded me of the joke

Oh yeah! Amen to that!


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Mar 22, 2016 09:06 |  #862

Shuffled things around a bit. Now I can fit a geared motor under the fan. I gutted the video glasses then set them closer to the faceplate so the centre doesn't hit me on the bridge of my nose any more.

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Mar 25, 2016 03:31 |  #863

Day/night dimmer switch installed. The eyes are blinding indoors but perfect outdoors.

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Mar 26, 2016 22:40 |  #864

Woowww, what a big progression from last time I passed by here !!!
Very Impressive work Bazz !!
Thanks a lot for sharing :-)


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Mar 29, 2016 02:35 |  #865

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Woowww, what a big progression from last time I passed by here !!!
Very Impressive work Bazz !!
Thanks a lot for sharing :-)

Thanks mate and you are very welcome! Glad is still provides some entertainment. :D

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To provide limits to the faceplate actuation up and down, micro switches provide feedback to the motor.



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Mar 29, 2016 03:16 |  #866

Looks good Baz. Are you thinking of doing anything about the squeaks/creaks as the faceplate moves?


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Mar 29, 2016 03:47 |  #867

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Looks good Baz. Are you thinking of doing anything about the squeaks/creaks as the faceplate moves?

You can hardly hear them as it is. The microphone on my phone is EXTREMELY sensitive. Much more so than my ears. From the outside you can't hear anything.

I'll likely squeeze some wax lubricant on the hinge pivots later anyway. Graphite and oil is too messy and too close to my skin.


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Mar 29, 2016 03:59 |  #868

Ah, I should have considered the camera microphone might have been exaggerating the volume


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Apr 08, 2016 06:11 |  #869

Trying to make progress anywhere I can while electronics is at a stand-still.

Two years worth of surface flash-rusting vanished in five minutes with the application of POR-15 metal prep, inside and out. Amazing stuff.

Inside accessory tabs welded in to attach battery packs later, then full coat on the inside with POR-15 rust preventative paint.

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Apr 14, 2016 22:45 |  #870

1. Benches cleaned off and shed reconfigured for some serious bog work.

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2. I'm making a heap of knives this weekend, but now I need a specific tool to continue with them so I have to pause. The Iron Man electronics are still on hold, so now to spend some time with prep for finishing. Very thin applications of bog, sanding off all but the low points. A little bit of build shaping in the cracks, welds and hard-to-reach places, trying not to add too much weight.

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3. Trial paint. First a coat of gold, then an anodised red to go over the top. Shoulder bell is probably the easiest to fix if I stuff it.

I've decided to paint it myself purely because of cost. To get it done professionally it will cost me around $2K and if I fall over and damage it, that's an expensive hit. If I paint it myself I can certainly fix it in the event I have an accident.

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