COMPLETE Electronic Arc Power (purely aesthetic & silly)

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  1. fpex

    fpex Well-Known Member

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    I have decided to give my BigBox some Arc Power. The first test is there, but of course it needs some nice red (on the way home) and fancier design to be finished plus there are a couple of things that are a bit too tight for my taste.
    This version is just to check that the fan can b mounted with no loss on Z and get all holes right

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    Now that all parts have been test printed and mounted, the last remaining details are the latches and what colours should I pick (except for the fan that is the blu emitting one)???
    Should the screws stick out or not also? Maybe better looking not.

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    Do hinges. ;-)

    Makes much more sense.
     
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    Well, I could use hinges ... but the latch of Ephemeris looks also good on it. I might need to change it since I use other screws ... but the look seems to fit. A bit high-tech cola style Arc Power :)

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    looks AMAZING!
     
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    you should add indentations around the fan gaurd, like screws or something... nvm you did that lel
    add a net over the fan with a fancy design
     
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    Like this? How much I would love for some metallic coloured filament (without metal).

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    I like it circular .... I guess it is the apple curvey subliminal influence :)
    I have those colors, but once printed they are not metallic enough. I might put some etc-3d on the parts to get some shines :)
     
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    try using micromesh, on a test piece to see if you can get it metalic enough
     
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    micromesh?
     
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    a series of sandpaper pieces for getting things glossy, from i believe 400 grit all the way up to 1200
     
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    You could also sand it down, tape it off and use an airbrush with some metallic paints. You could probably match the color and the sheen almost exactly with this approach.

    I might try this when I get some time and dial in my hybrid Titan upgrade.
     
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    Interesting idea, over the top but nice idea!
     
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    where are you drawing the power from? i was thinking of doing a gcode controlled multicoloured LED lighting(simply use the third extruder motor port to cycle between colours) and i might need an extra power source
     
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    Just the normal pins. I also ordered some PlastiDip mettalizer sprays ... will try that :)
     
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    quick suggestion, add handles on the sides(the kind that looks like an upper case omega letter and can be folded to the side), and for the colours go with grey/ deep blue maybe?
     
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    Any pic of what you means for handles?
    I am going for red and silver, but u have ordered some metallic rubber spray cover (normally used for cars) to try out before I make the final print and share the photos. I really want to get a metallic look :)
     
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    It looks me some time to go back and finish this one, but I am rather happy of how it came out :)
     

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    that looks really good, great job!
     

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