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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday II
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:02 pm 
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Posted a pic on my blog, pretty exciting...

...actually I'm pretty pumped it turned out so well, still need to drill some holes in the top to vent heat from the transformer.

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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday II
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:39 pm 
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Commented on your Flickr, then remembered the thread is here, so... what are the as-built dimensions?

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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday II
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The wire is currently around 14", could probably get a couple more inches out of the existing setup.

It's all just held together by tension so it would easy to swap out longer pieces of threaded rod if a wider cutter is ever needed.

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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday II
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:09 am 
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Again, very nicely done. You da man. I'm excited to see what Nick can do with this and a block of styrofoam.

Think we could do a spot welder next? (yes, I'm just full of ideas, aren't I?... I'd love to help, though) (oh, and here's an example video)

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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday II
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:13 am 
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Theo wrote:
Again, very nicely done. You da man. I'm excited to see what Nick can do with this and a block of styrofoam.

Think we could do a spot welder next? (yes, I'm just full of ideas, aren't I?... I'd love to help, though) (oh, and here's an example video)


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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday II
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:21 am 
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Theo wrote:
Think we could do a spot welder next? (yes, I'm just full of ideas, aren't I?... I'd love to help, though) (oh, and here's an example video)


That looks pretty cool...and terrifying...

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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday II
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:29 am 
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...and terrifying...

Well, yes. :? "I'm going to melt some 12-gauge copper wire" :o "AHH! Hot!" :shock:
Still, add some good insulation, an actual safety enclosure, swap the tacked-on wall-type lightswitch with a heavy-duty momentary footswitch...
Steve Austin will be that spot welder... better than he was before...

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 Post subject: Catapult Saturday III
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:27 pm 
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10:00 AM at Michael's garage, tomorrow morning. You can PM him if you need directions.

There will be Real Coffee which I shall provide. The 'pult frame is a nice sturdy thing, now; with a few more nuts for the carriage bolts (which I'll pick up), we should be free to concentrate on:
    spoon creation
    rope spring & windlass
    foam hands
    and of course the Cherry Bombs.
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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday III
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n.b this will actually be real meet up 2, same time and place as that.


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 Post subject: Re: Catapult Saturday II (not III, wups)
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metis wrote:
n.b this will actually be real meet up 2, same time and place as that.

Uhmmm... yeah. You are correct. Lemme merge this into the proper thread... :oops:

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