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Old 07-24-2010, 06:36 AM   #61
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A Magum PI flashback? Higgins love the background shoots.

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Old 06-23-2011, 01:07 PM   #62
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New acrylic control panel with maple background. I cut the pieces out with a laser and sandwiched the two together. The wording is also laser etched and then in-filled with orange paint. I installed RGB LED's that change color depending on the position the switch is in; red = off, blue = manual, and green is Auto/Brewtroller. It's kinda hard to see the LCD in the picture, but its displaying the Brewtroller splash screen. I still have to install the power lamp in the upper right corner. The picture doesn't do the maple justice.

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Old 06-23-2011, 01:17 PM   #63
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New acrylic control panel with maple background. I cut the pieces out with a laser and sandwiched the two together. The wording is also laser etched and then in-filled with orange paint. I installed RGB LED's that change color depending on the position the switch is in; red = off, blue = manual, and green is Auto/Brewtroller. It's kinda hard to see the LCD in the picture, but its displaying the Brewtroller splash screen. I still have to install the power lamp in the upper right corner. The picture doesn't do the maple justice.

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That looks really good.
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:40 AM   #64
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:14 AM   #65
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And your budget was somewhere in the realm of NASA's?

Very impressive. I want too! Do you mind me asking how much time and $$$$ to pull this off?

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Old 06-24-2011, 03:48 AM   #66
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I've been working on it for almost two years and it actually has some improvements over what is in the other photos of the rig. I would guess I have a few hundred hours in it, starting with CAD drawings all the way through fabrication. I diy'ed almost everything so I only have around a $1k in it. Thanks for the accolades!

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Old 06-24-2011, 11:58 AM   #67
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Pickles -
The new panel looks fantastic. I'm a woodworker (hobbyist) and love wood. I have thought many times that I'd like to incorporate wood in my rig, but was always concerned about cleaning up sticky wet wort. I think your incorporation of the acrylic is genius!!

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Old 06-24-2011, 04:05 PM   #68
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The wood wasn't my first choice but I'm glad I went with it. I sprayed on 5 coats of spar varnish and let it cure 2 weeks before assembly.

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Old 11-15-2011, 05:10 PM   #69
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I thought I'd give an update on the wooden control panel face. I've used is half a dozen times, a few in the rain, and its held up beautifully. The spar varnish is super durable.

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Old 03-28-2012, 02:37 AM   #70
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I would love to see a picture of your false bottom pickles...

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