@arekieh - True - but would you have it any other way?
I made a 'few' revisions to the part designs over the past week.
I've settled on the -absolute- FINAL design for this project.
I'll give you a taste below in the form of my Concept drawings, but you'll have to visualize the bends yourself... As for where these parts are going to be installed - you'll just have to wait and see if you can't already.
I've been watching this for a bit (although I missed a good portion, but I caught up) and this is Absolutely.Frigging.Amazing. I'm no good at keeping time, but have you an idea as to how long this project's been going on? I admire your tenacity as well =D
@Dragoon - Sooner than you think mate... I'm putting this project on a expedited time scale... I'll be working overtime until it's done.
@ImmaPC - Thanks for that man. I stared planning this project in November of 2007. I began ordering parts in March/April of 2008. Construction of PROMETHEUSCU began June 08. The case stood 'stock' for few months - images. However it is the cumulation of a lifetiem of research experice, trials, and many many errors.
I watched for years what people have built and designed in this scene, and I've assembled a lengthy mental list of all the neat techniques and applications that I've seen - topped off with things I would like to see.
I then decided to accumulate as many of these ideas that I've been gestating on for years into 1 project. An easy enough task in principle, however I've been humbled many times trying to apply it - many unforeseen variables and roadblocks. That's the fun part of it all - I like to add new challenges, slowly I've been incorporating more and more into the project and it's slowly getting more and more exciting.
I'm still sticking to a very strict guideline for the project overall, but as I've learned new things over the past year I've felt it fit to expand along with the overwhelmingly enthusiastic community supporting it. The more posts, suggestions, advice, support that I'm faced with the more I want to incorporate that advice.
Where I'm going with this rambling is this:
I've watched and learned so much from this and other modding communities over the years, it only seems fit to repay that with what ever small advice or inspiration I can offer. It's the heartwarming comments of support that really drive the progress of many mods it seems, and it's amazing to be a part of
The cutting is going extremely well.
The freshly tuned CNC router is running like new and the cuts are perfect.
I should have most if not all of the carbon fiber parts ready tomorrow evening.
The only drawback is that CF eats through carbide like butter - hence the reason why I was hoping for water or later cutting. I'm using 1/16" high grade 2 flute cutters - every 100inches or so I have to adjust the height to use a fresh sharp spot on the cutter.
I'll go though a few cutters before the day is done methinks. =)
Stay tuned! Exciting sexy CF bling, and perhaps some "quality" blackberry videos of the router in action coming soon =).
I know I'm excited... it's been too long in the making.
Now that I have a day-today machine (and a few more in the works). This machine will probably only ever run a total of about 50hrs... it's a example of design and application more than it is a computer.
I plan on pursuing a career in product design, this project is in a way nothing more than a glorified resume.
After it's made the tours to all the BYOC conventions of interest, Prometheus will simply sit on a desk looking pretty envious of my next build.