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  #31  
Old Wed 20 February 2008, 20:03
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
How can you not love this site! You got a bunch of guys building the same machine, sharing information on the build and great tool ideas. We get a few more machines built and we will have to have a convention.

I like the shine of the Imron paint.
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  #32  
Old Wed 20 February 2008, 20:42
Greg J
Just call me: Greg #13
 
Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
Gene,

Nice paint job. But I'm going the South African rattle can method.

Well, wait a second, $15 for a spray gun, ... hmmmm ... the rattle can's I'm buying now are $5/ea ... let me price a gal of Imron 3.5 HG and activator and rethink this paint job.
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  #33  
Old Fri 22 February 2008, 11:17
cbboatworks
Just call me: Gene
 
Wilmington NC
United States of America
A few more pictures of the box...thanks to JR and Marc for the inspiration...also thanks to Sean for the idea of using XLR cable connectors.


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  #34  
Old Fri 22 February 2008, 11:37
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
You've got a stinking logo in the space you had reserved for the keyboard?
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  #35  
Old Fri 22 February 2008, 12:05
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Gene,
Really like the touch screen. Paint looks awesome when its all together.
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  #36  
Old Fri 22 February 2008, 14:56
cobra427mnsi
Just call me: Paul
 
Leamington, Ontario
Canada
I like the paint on the box on the right too.

Paul
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  #37  
Old Sat 23 February 2008, 04:35
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Gene

I did a search of ebay for touch screens but I didn't find one like yours. Would you share the link or name of the one you purchased? Thanks
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  #38  
Old Sat 23 February 2008, 07:15
cbboatworks
Just call me: Gene
 
Wilmington NC
United States of America
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Originally Posted by sailfl View Post
Gene

I did a search of ebay for touch screens but I didn't find one like yours. Would you share the link or name of the one you purchased? Thanks

I bought the Elo1247L off of Ebay for 123.50 shipped each. both were new in un-open box.

http://www.elotouch.com/Products/LCDs/1247L/default.asp
http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product.as...401/DDI%20Link
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  #39  
Old Sat 23 February 2008, 08:31
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Gene,

Thanks for the links. Not hard to decide which place to buy from.
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  #40  
Old Sat 23 February 2008, 18:19
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Gene,
One thing I wanted to tell everyone, at my day job, we have units that use touch screens. We have had problems with flys and other bugs activating the screen on many occasions. Our products are used in countries that have high heat, humidity and bugs. Would an errant fly trigger a problem with Mach? Can you lock out the touch screen when running a job? Just a thought.

Heath
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  #41  
Old Sun 24 February 2008, 04:09
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Heath

What brand of touch screens are you using that are that sensitive? I would think that if you are having that kind of problem and you buy a large quantity, you could get the manufacture to change the sensitivity.
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  #42  
Old Sun 24 February 2008, 18:52
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Nils,
I am not sure what brand, we dont buy a lot. We do custom military sonar systems and we might do a 5 year contract and only sell one system out of it. Lots of research and development. We have used a lot of them, I just remember the software guys saying the flys in Bangladesh were causing errant triggers. Maybe Genes new one doesnt have these problems. I just wanted to give a heads up, wouldnt want a fly to wreck a job.

Gene,
Can you set the screen sensitivity? Maybe your screen manufacturer might be able to tell you if this would be a problem. Maybe its not an issue any more with the newer screens. Sorry if Im stirring up stuff for nothing.

Heath
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  #43  
Old Sun 24 February 2008, 19:29
cbboatworks
Just call me: Gene
 
Wilmington NC
United States of America
Heath

D!! You guys must have some HUGE fly's in Bangladesh.... bigger than the Horse flys we have here in the US. ( just a little sense of humor be easy on me ) I do not think I will have that problem it takes about 2 to 3 ounces of pressure. to activate command.


Details below

Acoustic Pulse Recognition Specifications
Mechanical
Input Method Finger, finger nail, gloved hand, or stylus activation
Electrical
Position Accuracy 1% max. error
Resolution Accuracy Touchpoint density is based on controller resolution of 4096 x 4096
Touch Activation Force Typically 2 to 3 ounces (55 to 85 grams)
Controller Board: USB 1.1
Optical
Light Transmission 90%+/-5%
Environmental
Chemical resistance The touch activation area of the touchscreen is resistant to chemicals
that do not affect glass such as: acetone, toluene, methyl ethyl ketone,
isopropyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, ethyl acetate, ammonia-based glass
cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, vinegar
Durability
Surface Durability Surface durability is that of glass, Mohs’ hardness rating of 7
Expected Life No known wear-out mechanism, as there are no layers, coatings, or moving
parts. APR technology has been operationally tested to more than 50
million touches in one location without failure, using a stylus similar
finger.
C-37
AccuTouch Touchmonitor Specifications
Mechanical
Construction Top: Polyester with outside hard-surface coating with clear or
antiglare finish.
Inside: Transparent conductive coating.
Bottom: Glass substrate with uniform resistive coating. Top and
bottom layers separated by Elo-patented separator dots.
Positional Accuracy Standard deviation of error is less than 0.080 in. (2.03 mm). This equates
to less than 1%.
Touchpoint Density More than 100,000 touchpoints/in2 (15,500 touchpoints/cm2).
Touch Activation Force Typically less than 4 ounces (113 grams).
Surface Durability Meets Taber Abrasion Test (ASTM D1044), CS-10F wheel, 500 g.
Meets pencil hardness 3H.
Expected Life AccuTouch technology has been operationally tested to greater than
Performance 35 million touches in one location without failure, using a stylus
similar to a finger.
Optical
Light Transmission Typically80% at 550-nm wavelength (visible light spectrum).
(per ASTM D1003)
Visual Resolution All measurements made using USAF 1951 Resolution Chart, under 30
X magnification, with test unit located approximately 1.5 in. (38 mm)
from surface of resolution chart.
Antiglare surface: 6:1 minimum.
Haze (per ASTM D1003) Antiglare surface: Less than 15%.
Gloss (per ASTM D2457) Antiglare surface: 90 20 gloss

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  #44  
Old Mon 25 February 2008, 06:05
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Gene,
Your Panel sounds like it won't be a problem. I have never experienced the fly problem myself, but the software guys here mentioned it as a problem when they were in Bangladesh. The panel we used was not the same technology. I believe it was a resistive panel. This may have contributed to the fly problem. Let us know how the acoustic wave panel works for you in practice. Right now its too cold here for flys. (-15C)
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  #45  
Old Mon 25 February 2008, 07:07
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Heath,

I use to build simulators for DOD working on Aircraft, Tanks and Subs in Orlando.

So I know your problems.
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  #46  
Old Fri 21 March 2008, 10:30
cbboatworks
Just call me: Gene
 
Wilmington NC
United States of America
Control Box Complete...Motors turning

Motors are turning and box is now complete. I am going to start building a 2nd control box just like this one...so if any of you are interested in buying this one PM me. this box is ready, comes with all you see in the pictures, the steppers with the XLR's allready soldered on are also included. Thanks for looking

NO PC included

cbboatworks@aol.com








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  #47  
Old Fri 21 March 2008, 12:42
Roadkill_321
Just call me: John #7
 
Wiseton, Saskatchewan
Canada
Gene,
Very nice looking box! Very professional.

I'd like to have one, but unfortunately I'm going to make do with what I've got.

John
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  #48  
Old Fri 21 March 2008, 16:38
cncb
Just call me: Brian
 
Connecticut
United States of America
You have a very professional setup, you should be proud of your hard work
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  #49  
Old Fri 21 March 2008, 17:43
cbboatworks
Just call me: Gene
 
Wilmington NC
United States of America
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadkill_321 View Post
Gene,
Very nice looking box! Very professional.

I'd like to have one, but unfortunately I'm going to make do with what I've got.

John

John

Thanks for the kind words, Hope to see you cutting soon. all of your work is looking great and it looks like you will reap the fruits of your labor very soon. take care and keep up the great work and progress .Thanks


Gene
cbboatworks@aol.con

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  #50  
Old Fri 21 March 2008, 17:57
cbboatworks
Just call me: Gene
 
Wilmington NC
United States of America
Quote:
Originally Posted by cncb View Post
You have a very professional setup, you should be proud of your hard work

Brian

Thank you very much for the nice comments. It looks like your box is coming along very well and looks great. Thanks

Gene
cbboatworks@aol.com
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  #51  
Old Sun 09 November 2008, 17:02
gixi
Just call me: Marius (AVO) #32
 
Bucharest
Romania
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Interested...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cbboatworks View Post
Motors are turning and box is now complete. I am going to start building a 2nd control box just like this one...so if any of you are interested in buying this one PM me. this box is ready, comes with all you see in the pictures, the steppers with the XLR's allready soldered on are also included. Thanks for looking
Very profesional Control Box... I'll send you an email.
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  #52  
Old Sun 05 April 2009, 16:19
RLH3
Just call me: Roman
 
Reno, NV
United States of America
How big is the box? Something on the order of 24x24x10? (inches, that is)

Thanks,

Roman
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