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!
Bloody awesome! What’s your plan with this guy? Ballpark final cost?
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…)
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cool stuff! so this is what we’re showing on Saturday? 🙂