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#31 caution

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 04:06 AM

Bracket complete! It needs a pair of springs, as does the door, so I can post the specs on those if anyone ends up getting the door printed and wants to make some.

 

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#32 caution

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:15 PM

Looks better with some lettering and trim on it

 

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#33 metalhandbag

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:28 PM

Looking good excellent work .



#34 caution

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:36 PM

Thanks man!

Thought I'd add the cling since I did everything else. I managed to get a nice accurate shot of it by placing my phone behind the cling with a white screen, that avoided shadows from the front. Found the fonts and laid those in place (they used different letter-to-letter spacings) and vectorized the whole thing.

It's hard to see some of it without the construction lines on, but it looks cool either way!

 

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#35 THAFUZZ

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:02 PM

Thanks man!
Thought I'd add the cling since I did everything else. I managed to get a nice accurate shot of it by placing my phone behind the cling with a white screen, that avoided shadows from the front. Found the fonts and laid those in place (they used different letter-to-letter spacings) and vectorized the whole thing.
It's hard to see some of it without the construction lines on, but it looks cool either way!

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Fantastic work Brother!

#36 Transistorized

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:06 PM

I cannot fathom how long it took to do all of this. I don't know what to say :-O

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 01:14 PM

Unbelievable effort

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 04:04 AM

The door arrived today! Although it's rough, it's close enough to know it's probably fine. The soft eject gears mesh, the window snaps on and locks into position properly, and the eject latch locks fine, although it scrapes a little because the surface finish is so rough.

 

As I was checking the bracket on the door in CAD, I saw a somewhat large gap between the hinge pins and the door. The left and right door pieces it goes into were too far apart by 1mm. It came down to the slight draft angle on the sides of the door to help it pop out of the mold. It's not much but it's enough to change the width of the door by a half millimeter per side depending on if you measure from the edge of the side, or the center of the side, where there is a slight peak. So, as expected, there was a little bit of play in the bracket. Already fixed.

 

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:17 PM

:jawdrop:  :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:  :jawdrop:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

 

Anyone else happy to be alive right now? You know what this means? With folks like Eric who are capable to achieving feats like this, ANY box that has survived this long can and WILL have a second chance at life.

 

I don't normally marvel too much over modern technology or the intelligence of man....but I must say.....I will make an exception for this.

 

WAY TO GO!!!!    :bow:  :bow:  :bow:  :bow:



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:36 PM

I just can't imagine the amount of work that goes into something like this.  This isn't 'just a deck door', it's a labour of love by an artist who cares.  Every drawing I saw made me instantly think of the complexities of every elevation, angle, proportion, texture, curve, recess, profile and gawd knows what else.  Just looking at at a drawing concentrates the mind intensely thinking of endless details and considerations, it's nothing less than awesome that you can contemplate something as complicated as this and actually manufacture the end product.

 

 

 

Absolutely incredible.  :yes:  :bow:  :rock:  :hooray:



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:59 PM

Speechless... ...just SPEECHLESS...

I WANNA CRY!!!

#42 Rimmer36

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:06 PM

Never thought id live to see the day, OUTSTANDING, now can you make me a conion lol



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 09:07 PM

Thanks Transistorized and MoM, it was a fair bit of work but once you get so much of it done and start to get burned out from all the numbers, you see the results up to that point and can't get yourself to stop short. I was determined to capture it as close as I could to original, and going out to the tenths of a millimeter sufficed on nearly all of it. I'll post my notes, I sort of laughed flipping through them earlier. I don't know how I made sense of them now that I look again.

 

Speechless... ...just SPEECHLESS...

I WANNA CRY!!!

 

Moved you to tears, thank you brother I'd call that a success :lol:

 

Never thought id live to see the day, OUTSTANDING, now can you make me a conion lol

 

Don't think for a second that I haven't given this some serious thought! That would be maaaajor undertaking, but if it meant I could quit my day job, I'd have to reconsider my purpose in life.

 

There were a couple of boo-boos on the data the shop used to print it, but now we know what happened and should get a good one this time. Although I made a copy of the door, it's only useful if you already own a broken one and need a replacement of just that. So we'll see where it goes from here.

 

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 09:17 PM

holy farking shiteee Eric, im to thick to understand all that Sir lol............seriously all i need is a power badge, since iv lost mine i can't even bare to look at my conion, could you make one, i have paypal now



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 09:24 PM

I know I have asked this before but why is it that so many C100s are missing the door? Was it popular to remove the door or did they just get broken?

I cant imagine anyone would intentionally remove it. The deck plays muffled without the door. The cassette will fall out when stop is pressed and if you want to reliably enjoy your music with any degree of accuracy you need the door with the cradle to keep the cassette centered to the head.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 09:27 PM

Keep your eyes out on Ebay bro, there was one there as recently as September



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 09:30 PM

Keep your eyes out on Ebay bro, there was one there as recently as September

yesss i know bro, i missed it by about 30 minutes grrrrrr

 

haven't used the conion in months, it's just too upsetting, eric i don't flipping care what it costs, if not i may sell my conion



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:59 AM

This is so damn cool. 



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 04:12 PM

I know I have asked this before but why is it that so many C100s are missing the door? Was it popular to remove the door or did they just get broken?

I cant imagine anyone would intentionally remove it. The deck plays muffled without the door. The cassette will fall out when stop is pressed and if you want to reliably enjoy your music with any degree of accuracy you need the door with the cradle to keep the cassette centered to the head.

Does anyone know the answer to this. I am curious.



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 04:16 PM

Simple. Belt fails. Heads stick in the 'up' position. Traps cassette tape in the boombox. Owner pries off the door to get the tape out.



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:17 AM

I know I have asked this before but why is it that so many C100s are missing the door? Was it popular to remove the door or did they just get broken?

I cant imagine anyone would intentionally remove it. The deck plays muffled without the door. The cassette will fall out when stop is pressed and if you want to reliably enjoy your music with any degree of accuracy you need the door with the cradle to keep the cassette centered to the head.

One thing that use to happen was when people were walking around the eject button could accidently get hit and the door would be open. If you were carrying your unit around say up the stairs in your house or something and you didn't realize the door was open it could get smashed off by hitting a wall, a dresser, etc. I remember seeing this happen to someone in the 80's.  



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Posted 28 December 2018 - 07:55 PM

Simple. Belt fails. Heads stick in the 'up' position. Traps cassette tape in the boombox. Owner pries off the door to get the tape out.

 

 

 

I know I have asked this before but why is it that so many C100s are missing the door? Was it popular to remove the door or did they just get broken?

I cant imagine anyone would intentionally remove it. The deck plays muffled without the door. The cassette will fall out when stop is pressed and if you want to reliably enjoy your music with any degree of accuracy you need the door with the cradle to keep the cassette centered to the head.

One thing that use to happen was when people were walking around the eject button could accidently get hit and the door would be open. If you were carrying your unit around say up the stairs in your house or something and you didn't realize the door was open it could get smashed off by hitting a wall, a dresser, etc. I remember seeing this happen to someone in the 80's.  

 

Both good scenarios. I would value my box over the tape. As you all know, I'd be opening it up and figuring out how to fix it :lol: Nothing has changed around here  :-P



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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:56 AM

The door arrived today! Although it's rough, it's close enough to know it's probably fine. The soft eject gears mesh, the window snaps on and locks into position properly, and the eject latch locks fine, although it scrapes a little because the surface finish is so rough.

 

As I was checking the bracket on the door in CAD, I saw a somewhat large gap between the hinge pins and the door. The left and right door pieces it goes into were too far apart by 1mm. It came down to the slight draft angle on the sides of the door to help it pop out of the mold. It's not much but it's enough to change the width of the door by a half millimeter per side depending on if you measure from the edge of the side, or the center of the side, where there is a slight peak. So, as expected, there was a little bit of play in the bracket. Already fixed.

 

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Amazing work!! What did you use to lubricate the gear mechanism?  My gearing looks pretty dry and was thinking I should lube it to minimize wear and didn't want to use anything that would eat away at the plastic.



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Posted 06 January 2019 - 09:23 AM

I know I have asked this before but why is it that so many C100s are missing the door? Was it popular to remove the door or did they just get broken?

I cant imagine anyone would intentionally remove it. The deck plays muffled without the door. The cassette will fall out when stop is pressed and if you want to reliably enjoy your music with any degree of accuracy you need the door with the cradle to keep the cassette centered to the head.


The deck door has an interlock where if the deck dies while in operation the door won't open.

I guess people figured the tape was still useful even if the deck isn't lol.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:36 PM

 

I know I have asked this before but why is it that so many C100s are missing the door? Was it popular to remove the door or did they just get broken?

I cant imagine anyone would intentionally remove it. The deck plays muffled without the door. The cassette will fall out when stop is pressed and if you want to reliably enjoy your music with any degree of accuracy you need the door with the cradle to keep the cassette centered to the head.


The deck door has an interlock where if the deck dies while in operation the door won't open.

I guess people figured the tape was still useful even if the deck isn't lol.

 

I agree Floyd.

 

What's funny about this today is now the cassette is worthless (or lost and forgotten) and the C100 door is worth 50 to 100 dollars.... :lol:



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:52 AM

I printed one as well, nice work Eric. This is a real addition to the Boombox world

 

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:00 PM

This would be really neat to watch. Anyone have a video on YouTube showing the door being made? This video could be played at the next Boomboxery meeting in Vegas on a Jumbo-tron screen :-D



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:03 PM

That looks great! I honestly had no idea how well a home printer would work but this really looks like it might just work :rock:



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:34 PM

That looks great! I honestly had no idea how well a home printer would work but this really looks like it might just work :rock:

 

Thanks man, yeah, it's almost there. There are allot of things that can be done at home with a cheap 3D printer. I am just starting to play with this thing. But there are literally hundreds of settings that can be manipulated to make prints successful. The door pictured above was my third attempt. But it still has allot of issues that make it unsaleable.

 

If a professional 3D print company handled this, I have no doubt it would work.

 

Simply amazing work you have done. My hat is off to you. Thank you for all your time and effort.



This would be really neat to watch. Anyone have a video on YouTube showing the door being made? This video could be played at the next Boomboxery meeting in Vegas on a Jumbo-tron screen :-D

 

It took 14.5 hours to print. Not sure anyone would be interested.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 06:06 PM

Oh wow! I have to say that this is the most complex thing I've seen printed so far.

I may have to start looking into 3D Printers although I am sure I can't afford one.