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Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:48 pm
by lsvien
Last years Advent files making an Advent calendar for the grandchildren. The background is hard maple, the frames are cherry and walnut, and the number tiles are cherry. The number tiles are held in with rare earth magnets epoxied into the back of the tiles, The washers are epoxied into the back of the background and they are approx 1/8 inch apart when the tiles are in place. I was worried about the pull of the rare earth magnets but with that much separation it’s just about perfect for little hands to pull off and just enough attraction to hold in place while upright. The files for each day came from Vectric’s advent offering last year. It's much like the advent treats years ago, each day available and then gone.

Next year I am working with a friend who is an electronic wiz and we are designing a box to hold the tiles. And when you drop the tile through the slot the magnet in the tile will activate a sensor and a small MP3 player will play a Christmas carol. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:28 pm
by Phil
Excellent, I love it.

Phil

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:02 pm
by jimwinchell
That's a great idea! I totally agree with your philosophy about over-doing it. :D

As a side note, I am a new user to VCarve Pro. Looking at the designs that you used on your project made me wonder if the Advent designs from last year are posted any where? I have been keeping up with this years downloads, but there are several from last year that I would be very interested in. Can any one help me out?

Thanks,
Jim

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:14 pm
by Leo
That is just so cool.

Jim, To my knowledge the files can only be had on the day they are available - no other day. There are also rules about sharing the files - they are for individual use only - so - nobody can give you the files. I could be wrong - but I don't think I am.

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:38 pm
by Ms Wolffie
Last year's calendar was a lot better and more interesting than this year's :(
I keep on wishing for something interesting and "Vectric" to turn up.
I mean anybody can do a pencil.
Cheers
Wolffie

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:01 pm
by momojito
Hi
My hard drive crashed a few months ago and I lost 2011 and 2012 advent calander files was wondering if someone could supply me with the files. I would really appreciate the help on replacing them. I should have backed them up but I did not sorry to say. I understand it was a one shot deal but it would be nice if someone out their could find it in their heart to help me out with a little XMAS spirit This could happen to anyone of use.
THANKS BRUCE

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:28 pm
by Phil
Hi Bruce,

I can't help you with last years' files but you may be able to access them on your crashed hard drive. I have done this several times with "crashed" hard drives. My computer is a laptop but I'm sure you can do this with any hard drive.
I bought a hard drive enclosure from Tiger Direct. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... =U12-42061
You can use this to plug your crashed hard drive into a USB port and access all of the files.
You can call Tiger Direct to be sure you are buying the right enclosure for your hard drive.

Phil

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:12 pm
by momojito
Thanks Phil for your suggestion but I have already tried this the HD was Fried no way to access it everything was lost. I had to buy a new machine. Now I try to backup as much as I can.

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:22 pm
by ChrisInEstes
momojito wrote:Hi
My hard drive crashed a few months ago and I lost 2011 and 2012 advent calander files was wondering if someone could supply me with the files. I would really appreciate the help on replacing them. I should have backed them up but I did not sorry to say. I understand it was a one shot deal but it would be nice if someone out their could find it in their heart to help me out with a little XMAS spirit This could happen to anyone of use.
THANKS BRUCE


Losing a HDD really sucks! Most people, myself included, learn the hard way to back up your files. Do yourself a huge favor and get an online backup service subscription. I use Carbonite on 2 of my computers, and have a 3rd computer using Crash Plan. It's cheap insurance at $60/computer/year. You could back up to an external drive, but you have to remember to do it, they fail too, and it should be kept in a different location.

As far as the Advent calendar files, the Vectric license doesn't allow any transfer of the files. Maybe an email to Vectric explaining your situation would help you get the files again.

Chris

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:42 pm
by subsea
Ms Wolffie wrote:Last year's calendar was a lot better and more interesting than this year's :(
I keep on wishing for something interesting and "Vectric" to turn up.
I mean anybody can do a pencil.
Cheers
Wolffie



Not me - - - I'm not an artist.
Have a fun day - Bill

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:46 pm
by subsea
Good idea. Thanks for showing it.
- Bill

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:17 am
by br1
I must agree, very nice

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:06 pm
by cabnet636
You fellows never cease to Amaze me !! this is Cool !

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:45 pm
by droutt
What a great advent calendar. Is there somewhere on the forum I could get the downloads for this. I got my cnc machine for Christmas last year and missed the whole process. That is a fantastic looking piece of work.

droutt

Re: Last Years Advent Calendar

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:50 pm
by cabnet636
Here is a bunch to get you busy !! Welcome to CNC !

http://www.vectric.com/cool-stuff/projects.html