Originally Posted by zemco999
I'm starting to believe it was a mistake to take the AP calc class... I've done 4 problems/102 since I last posted :'(
Stick with it dude. If you get that sorted out and retain any of the knowledge gleaned from it you will be in much better shape than me for an engineering school or something haha.
YOU CAN DO IT!
though the tedium is frustrating as hell some times.
Any way. I got REALLY busy at work today after I stopped posting this morning. It seemed like nearly ALL of my equipment decided to fight me all at once. I spent as much time troubleshooting as I did actually working today. It was miserable... made for a very long day even before I found out my Jet fuel truck was being stupid and refusing to start (turns out I had a frozen fuel line on it preventing the injector pump from getting any flow) and needed to call one of our competitors to fuel 2 aircraft for me which turned into another huge fiasco..... they don't pay me enough to deal with stupid crap like that...
any way. I didn't get a chance work on any of my stuff today and when I got home I just wanted to turn into a vegetable for a while.
I got bored and decided to give this plastic thing another shot.
propane bottle and scrap plastic.
I decided to use the smallest stable flame I could
:Wheee: IT WORKED! I got a couple small bubbles in that piece but thats no big deal since it was just a trial
lets try the real one. I used a large piece with plenty of extra material on each side so I had some wiggle room to adjust with since I wasn't really sure how long each side would need to be after the radius was bent.
so far so good! and damn I need a haircut bad haha.
YAY! I GOT IT!
I left it up on its edge to cool back down to room temp on its own to prevent any unnecicary stresses from quenching wile I went to get a drink
then I drew a line on the desk idea I had wile the acrylic was cooling to allow for good measurements on how long the flat sections will be. The one on the left is to represent the edge of the bend radius where it flattens out and the other two are the distances from the floor of the case to where the top of the false floor will be and from the new motherboard tray to the front.
And the lines drawn out on the acrylic. I'm going to have to rig up someway to cut along those lines very nicely. I'm pretty sure I know how to do that but that's all I got done tonight.
I must say that I'm VERY happy how this little experiment turned out. I could not have hoped for it to turn out as well as it did after the day I had at work haha.
any way. thanks for stopping in and sorry about the delay.