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    • The Architect
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      just starting this as a thread to continue from the other forums.

      “got a lot more work done today. new parts will be ready soon to be cut too. once I have those and end supports I will be able to build a unit finally.”

      I basically got to cut all or nearly all the support parts for the sides of each rail system of my new mill design. also got a lot of the CAD work done for another of the parts. hope to start cutting those tomorrow.

    • The Architect
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      also I will update this thread along with the other one for a little while before I stop updating the other thread in the old forum, and start updating only here.

    • The Architect
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      here are those pics I kept promising. sorry I have been negligent on my updates :D

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      more to come. (also one last update. I have learned 3 new things about coreDraw the program I use for my CAD that has aided me in speeding up and correcting files for cutting that are invaluable!)

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      Sorry architect, seems those images aren’t working properly. Lemme sort that for ya.

    • The Architect
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      I think I got it. the normal forum codes don’t work here it seems. in fact when I used the insert image tool I saw nothing. yet when submitted there they are.

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      It’s HTML code it would seem. Pain in the bum, but can’t be changed. Either ways, those are pretty smooth looking cuts! Great work!

    • The Architect
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      no worries and thanks :D

    • The Architect
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      as noted on the other forum. the family is kinda stuck out here and running the machines while kids are around is not healthy so it may be a couple more days before I get to do any work to post another update on.

      so…here are the last pics for now.

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    • Evelfa
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      What does F.I.R.E stand for?

    • The Architect
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      (F)oundation for (I)nterplanetary (R)esearch and (E)xploration.
      :)

    • The Architect
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      pic of today’s cut parts. with tomorrows parts I should be able to assemble a carriage, one of the 4 main components needed to build a mill.

      (also got all the coding done for the parts to be cut tomorrow, so that will be out of the way for a while. until I redesign the parts again.XD)

    • The Architect
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      today’s update.

      so I finally broke down and changed out the bit on the mill.

      and what do I find? the new bits cut worse than the old one did even after it had cut over a hundred parts. the new bits literally scorched the MDF and left a ton of fiber sticking up around the edges to the point of having nearly 4 ties the fiber bundles and twice the length. this means the bits are not cutting, but tearing, the MDF apart. so I examined the bits to figure out what was wrong? and find the ends have a 90

    • The Architect
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      one thing I do not like about the new forum. I can not see how many times the threads have been viewed. sometimes this metric can be much more important than the amount of posts or even the content of the posts.

      Is there anyway we can adjust how we view the forum so we can see this.

      Is this something that has not been finished up yet and will be available later, or is it just gone?

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      It might be available later on, but there’s no guarantee. I should hope so to. Trust me when I say that I’m reading every one of your updates on the project :mrgreen:

    • The Architect
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      k cool. I am going to have to start trying to come up with an extra bit of money every week now as I loose a fund that was getting my food while I stayed here. so things are going to slow down I am guessing a bit. I am going to start making some masks each week so if anyone has something they are wanting, let me know. I would make goggles but they just take to long and yield to little cash for the time.

      I also got new bits, and this along with the need for another thing that is primarily to keep me from having allergic reactions and to keep from getting rabies or some other disease, might have triggered the reduction on the funds. not sure. lots of pennies are getting pinched and I am guessing the reason it is needing to be so is because some one else is leaking funds like crazy. but I will deal with it till it becomes to much to deal with and will make changes when the time comes if needed.

      the bits were not a great amount of money and I went with out food to get them, so I hope the person who was helping did not thing I was taking advantage of them.

    • The Architect
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      pics of good bits cutting that I just got vs, the crappy ones that the guy I bought from last time sold me.

      (good bits)
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      and cuts made with bad bits. (each was the first time cutting sadly for the below cut and bits.)
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    • The Architect
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      about those leather masks I am selling to help fund this little project.
      ***EBAY links mixed in with pics. ****there are videos of the masks too on the auction pages ***as well as a link to a web page with all the pics of the masks I have right now.***

      ebay link
      leather mask RED DARE DEVIL elemental spirit demon
      a couple of pics for those not wanting to click on links.



      also have a black cat mask here:

      leather mask BLACK CAT elemental spirit mardi gras

      some pics:


      an Anubis:
      leather mask ANUBIS elemental spirit mardi gras JACKAL

      pics:


      and a fire mask here:
      leather mask fire elemental spirit dragon

      pics:

      let me know if anyone has any sort of mask they might be looking for too. as I will be making a few more. as well as trying to work on a couple that I have underway for some people.

    • The Architect
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    • The Architect
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      some more masks. anyone interested feel free to contact me.

      got a few auctions up but this one might interest some one here.

      ebay link
      leather mask IRONMAN | eBay
      a couple of pics for those not wanting to click on links.


      (more pics on the auction sites.)

      also have a Bast cat mask here:

      leather mask Bast | eBay LINK

      some pics:

      leather mask Phantom of the opera| eBay LINK

      pics:


      and a demon mask here:
      leather mask Demon | eBay LINK

      pics:

      also you can post those links and share my pics of course.

    • The Architect
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      oh yeah and those last masks I posted end tomorrow night (dec 30th 2011 at 9pm)

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      I wish I had the cash to get that devils mask from you.
      However, I will offer you a link that may interest you:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16367042

    • The Architect
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      sorry I am just getting back and checking this.

      The location of F.I.R.E. has moved for now to a storage and small research unit. Once things are moving again, I will update things here. currently everything is down but is about a week away from being set back up with the exception of the robot. that may take another two or three weeks.
      Also a friend (who actually came up with the name and meaning behind F.I.R.E.) is working on making my server much more secure. *installing a headless server OS called SME on it and setting up a paltry 320 or so raid array out of three 160gig drives I have. I have obtained an 8 port IDE PCI-X raid card for it thanks to a seller being nice and taking my offer on it *best offer on ebay*
      this will let us used shorter IDE cables as 24 inch ones are in short supply.

      all of this came due to my loss of a 1.5TB drive that had the only copy of data I had only one location, and I used that location for an install so the data is lost unless the drive can be repaired at least long enough to extract the data. so I am getting everything together to avoid this happening again.

      more to come.

    • The Architect
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      SGT. Dutch. any ideas on how to contact these folks? if you want you can pass my email address or facebook on to them.

    • Sgt. Dutch
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      Best I know, it’s being credited to the CCC (Chaos Computer Club, the original hacker group that’s been going since the early 80’s.)

      London HackSpace rented out the unit next door to them to set up a ground station, so they may info as well.

    • erdab
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      What is this F.I.R.E about? I have never seen the old forums, so I dont know what you are building.

    • The Architect
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      erdab F.I.R.E. is the beginning of a private non commercial space and science research organization. the Acronym stands currently for Foundation for Interplanetary Research and Exploration. Since a lot of what we plan on doing requires developing new technology, the name was taken from what we believe to be the oldest technology that humans developed, fire. Though technically there are no records as far as I know at least, on it and the wheel so who knows. The wheel might be the earliest tech we developed.

    • erdab
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      Actually the wedge is the first human machine, because it actually predates humans! pre-humans(hominids)used primitive “arrow head” like stone knifes for defense and as a tool. Also, I’d being willing to help if need be, and I do recomend finding a lawyer if you want to patent your ideas/keep them safe.

    • The Architect
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      erdab, I would still say that FIRE is a better name simply because it is the first energy other than basic kinetic energy we use when moving, that we dominated as a species. though your argument is definitely valid. and as such since such a large project will have to have sub divisions I am thinking we just need to make an acronym from that as well. Definitely a good recognition there, soldier!

      on the patent subject I am already working on that. I have written several patent submissions so it should not be to much of a problem. Though any patent I get will be to ensure some company is not trying to block the use of our ideas.

      as for an update. (sorry it has been so long) I met up with the originator of the FIRE acronym for what he coined a “geek party”, I would call it more a meeting of the minds, and we discusses a number of topics that were in line with F.I.R.E.’s goals. Since my original goal is to have an ORG that is self sustaining and self sufficient as much as is possible, the discussion being about individual self sustainment, and social development in a healthy way, it was a very productive meeting. In the group we had a variety of types of “geeks” myself being more of a physics and electronics variety, others, who will remain anonymous, varied from cryptographers, computer programmers, and a network security specialist. All are interested in getting to do the more physical aspects of development. We discussed the “free house” (one that most if not all power food and water are processed and provided from the house) as well as a number of scientific breakthroughs that we felt we could use in our efforts so all in all we had a pretty good meeting. I did also get to bring up that we need to get a facility up and running, and everyone agreed on this, so our next discussion gathering will be probably more focused on doing just that, along with how best to obtain the supplies we need.

      finally the person who hosted this “party” has told me he wishes to do this every Tuesday and call it tech Tuesdays.

    • The Architect
      Participant

      a new direction and development for F.I.R.E. is under way, This video shows a concept for building a solar powered furnace capable of melting (or sublimating) any substance on earth. Plan is to obtain a portion of flat ground out in NM region (or one of the surrounding states that also has extreme desert) To build a 3000 Sq Ft array, allowing the removal of all fossil fuel needed for processing hard to melt substances used in solar cell production such as the silicon. we are estimating that we can purify and process enough silicon (dope it with the needed dopants to make P and N junction supply materials) to generate about a square mile of solar cells per month even with unforeseen events such as occasional cloudy days and the like. Materials used can vary, as long as the mirror surface is at least 89% reflective on all visible, IR and UV spectrum’s. so even MDF covered with aluminum foil would work. I should have a live demo of the device in a week or so, and hopefully before winter *have a lot of other projects going on like as much as 5 pairs of engraved goggles for the beginning of next month alone* I should be posting video of a live unit set up to collect about 2 car parking spots worth of sunlight onto a 4 square inch area at it’s minimum.

      [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEw-3s9HnTc[/video]

    • The Architect
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      another render that shows more specifically what is intended, Also today I finished up the first version of the template to make these. Should be able to test it out by monday morning. if all goes well, I will be posting a video of the construction, and a finished item to show what all the rendering is about.[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAxY5cnOayE[/video]

    • The Architect
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      a new video was compiled of the construction of one of the sections (you can see it here [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxb5IB0neTw[/video]

      but I have chosen not to make it public because I have since then, seriously simplified the design to save both time and materials. so I am saving the public reveal for a physical construction of that, and will make a new rendering of it as well. Stay tuned.

    • The Architect
      Participant

      oh also a new project being added mostly for use on wind turbines for generating electricity to process “getter” materials and such, but still quite useful in a number of other situations, and again, a hardware store and dumpster dive possible project,

      A Generator that does not use permanent magnets yet works as well if not better than the ones that use rare earth magnets. You can see some of the idea in both AC motors, and the AuraGen made by aura systems Inc.
      here: http://www.aurasystems.com/pages/prod_exploded.html

      so the whole thing will be made from some stuff (could be hard plastics, aluminum, even thin wood in a pinch) steel threaded rod from either discarded screws or hardware store bought units, and wire, lots of wire.

      The benefit of this is not only in that the magnets that cost so much or are hard to just find cheap, and break down if the unit is made to generate the most power possible, when the unit stalls (the higher the gauss rating on a magnet the faster and easier it is for it to become demagnetized) but it can actually release power wise so it spins freely if no power is being demanded of it. This is not a big deal if it is wind driven, but if it is running on a gas powered motor, then this would save you tons.

    • The Architect
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      also be ready for serious development for the all mighty space elevator. There are some ideas kicking around, that may make this a reality in the next 5 to 10 years instead of 25 to 50 like it has been said.

    • Sgt. Dutch
      Participant

      Sounds like you’re doing exciting stuff, Architect! Really looking forward to your big reveal of the solar array.

    • The Architect
      Participant

      thanks, the solar array will definitely open doors for us to explore other projects, and hopefully lead to that all important tech the atomic printer, that will allow us to sort and process any atomic material so that building and launching ships will be time consuming only. rather than being considerably difficult.

    • The Architect
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      picked up some much needed hardware for building our POC cell of the array I am working on. (threaded rods to do some assembly and moving parts) Got extras too just in case I run into any other projects they will be useful for, as it is though I am going to be needing 3 of these for each cell, and there is a plan to have at least a dozen to 100 of these cells so… heh heh.

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