Constellations

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Constellations

Postby rneathawk » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:13 am

Hey All,

It's been a super long time since I've been on here, but after this past weekend at the Chicago usergroup meeting, I was excited to get back on and see what people are making. I thought it would be cool to show people what I'm currently working on. It's not done yet... but here are some progress shots.

What I'm making is a landscape shot of my local 'Mountain' range here in Western Massachusetts, and above that range are all of the constellations that were visible on July 25th of 2017. The constellations are all made of steel and are lit with various size LED's. The power is going to be solar. The entire scene is 16' wide x 8'tall.

It's a little different because it's all metal - but I still use Vectric software. I imported sketches / drawings into Aspire. From there I was able to draw out the constellations as well as the mountain range. If it were not for Aspire, I probably couldn't have done this project because I don't know how to use any other software. After creating the vectors in Aspire, I exported the files to my Plasma software. I will post more as I make progress.

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Constellation

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Re: Constellations

Postby mtylerfl » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:18 am

Ryan, this is VERY cool! I can't wait to see more of your progress photos!
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Re: Constellations

Postby dwilli9013 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:17 pm

Very Nice Ryan,
Please do keep us all in the loop as you progress. Plasma table would be my next build and of course coupled with Aspire... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Constellations

Postby rneathawk » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:39 pm

Thanks! I'll definitely keep you posted.
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Re: Constellations

Postby rneathawk » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:40 am

Despite working around the clock on this - there isn't a lot to report. A lot of grinding and welding. I did finally get to cleaning up and priming today. Normally I powder coat our steel projects but this one will not fit in our oven. Not much more CNC work either - just assembling.

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Re: Constellations

Postby mtylerfl » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:32 am

Man, you’ve been working hard! That’s a lot of assembly chores! Thank you for the update and photos.
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Re: Constellations

Postby scottp55 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:57 am

It's Coming!
Anybody with a Boxer Twin is doing a good job :)
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Re: Constellations

Postby rneathawk » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:31 pm

It's Coming!
Anybody with a Boxer Twin is doing a good job :)
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Ha! :lol: It's not quite a boxer - It's an 800. I had to take it to the shop today because my front tire blew out in my truck.
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Re: Constellations

Postby dwilli9013 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:44 pm

Coming along nicely! Thanks for the update and sharing.
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Re: Constellations

Postby scottp55 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:19 pm

You were "Hiding" it behind your "Constellation" :D
(JUST gave my old R75/6 Ltd away to a friend to restore as it was taking up space in the shop..and hadn't ridden since"89 and never did make it into a sidecar for the wheelchair:)
Anxious to see finished pics of your project!
Hope you have Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka in there somewhere:)
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Re: Constellations

Postby rneathawk » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:48 am

So many lights! I think I've put close to 700 in so far...


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Re: Constellations

Postby scottp55 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:34 am

She's coming along Ryan!! :)
LIKING the second and third pics:)
The REST of it looks like an AMAZING amount of WORK!! :D
My hat's off to you on your patience!
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