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1so-static
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« on: May 04, 2014, 11:00:17 am »

Hi folks

I think I'd like to take my Jackson Warrior
and steampunk the thing

I show this photoshopped idea as illustration only https://myspace.com/1so-static/mixes/streammix-161924/photo/372731121
but what I'd like to do is have everything functional and not just ornamental

i.e the cogs are on small servo motors to adjust the balance and tone on the knobs and switches on the face
also the meter could double as guitar tuner and power output meter -

I'd appreciate any ideas on making metals look aged
should I use brass? or steel anodised into brass

All the electronics I can do  
I could run all the servos from my pedal board via wireless - the signal to the amplifier is sent wireless anyway
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 12:05:53 pm »

I like the gears but they look painful
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 01:38:15 pm »

Agree- and wouldn't work well on a guitar stand

they'd be inboard - as I said; that image is merely conceptual
I found some real tiny good quality servos that could move those around http://www.helidirect.com/bk-hv-mini-tail-servo-coreless-motor-speed-003s-standard-top-case-red-p-32265.hdx
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 04:44:21 am »

I found some real tiny good quality servos that could move those around http://www.helidirect.com/bk-hv-mini-tail-servo-coreless-motor-speed-003s-standard-top-case-red-p-32265.hdx


WOW!! they're not cheap!!!!
do they need to be that quick?? also, how strong do they need to be???

here's a couple of links to some other online stores I use for servos.....
Amainhobbies
http://www.amain.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=mini+servo&x=0&y=0
Towerhobies
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0095p?FVPROFIL=&FVSEARCH=mini+servos&search=Go

these guys are great for budget builds
warehouses all over the place
Hobbking
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/RC_PRODUCT_SEARCH.asp?strSearch=mini+servo

just depends I guess if you need the servos to be fast, or super strong. If not, you should be able to go for a cheaper metal geared version(IMO)

but LOVE the idea and the look of the draft. keep at it!!!! keen to see it!!!
Hope the links are useful
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1so-static
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 08:12:27 am »

Hi - yes, they are very useful - thank you.
The servo wont be stressed, but I was looking at the varying quality of them.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 12:54:28 pm »

Im just on with building a steampunk guitar.  Im using an old BC Rich Warlock, chopped a few of the horns off, and so far have grafted an old bugle onto one of them.  now im on with some gears and the flux-capacitor  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2014, 01:01:13 pm »

ROFL @ flux capacitor

Just make sure when you pull down on a Gm7 chord you don't end up in the old west Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 03:08:55 pm »

I've made one SP electric guitar, it took almost six months and I had to hire a professional to do the wiring. If I was to make another, I would modify an existing guitar rather than make it from scratch.

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2014, 04:44:34 pm »

Now THATs a guitar - awesome
do the meters actually work?
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2014, 07:30:15 am »

That's a good looking design 1so-static!

@ Will... Please play nice and use the "spoiler" function when posting pics of your own work in someone else' thread, keep the focus of the thread on their work.
     --> Thanks for putting your pics in a "spoiler" thing Will Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2014, 12:58:49 pm »

Now THATs a guitar - awesome
do the meters actually work?

the meters measure the voltage in the two 9 volt batteries that power the effects section
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2014, 01:30:05 pm »

I've used motors to spin gears before. The speed is important.
If they spin too fast they can be hard to see and look kind of fake. Speed also brings out imbalances and other flaws in the design.

This site has lots of motors and other parts for more than just RC.
http://www.hobbyengineering.com/SectionM.html
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