60 tubes working!

Yes, I finally have all sixty tubes mounted and working. I still need to swap out two or three of the under-performing motors, and calibrate all motors, and do a lot of cosmetic finishing work (cover pieces for the top and bottom), and some software tweaks….but it’s finished enough to actually work!


#1 Travis Deyle on 09.21.12 at 9:46 pm

Bloody awesome! What’s your plan with this guy? Ballpark final cost?

#2 Jay on 09.21.12 at 9:59 pm

This is an art commission, and will be used as a display piece. Including prototype/development parts cost, but NOT including my time, just under $3,000. I believe I could make a 2nd one for $2,100 worth of parts (now that I know exactly what to order), not counting the several hundred dollars for glycerin display medium to replace the water . My time commitment was quite large….but I think I could assemble a second one in around 50-60 hours of work now that I know what not to do. (of course, I’m not 100% complete with this one…so that time estimate could be a bit off…)

#3 22 of 60 tubes running – First scaling up problem rears it’s ugly head. — Jay’s Technical Talk on 09.23.12 at 4:00 pm

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#4 Jackie on 10.04.12 at 2:03 pm

cool stuff! so this is what we’re showing on Saturday? :)

#5 Jay on 10.04.12 at 2:14 pm


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