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Old 05-30-2013, 12:20 AM   #1
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First step: bought metal

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Old 05-30-2013, 12:21 AM   #2
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I've never seen anyone track how much time it actually takes to complete one of these. I don't know if I have the discipline to actually track how much time, though. I justify my existence 6 minutes at a time all day, every day already. I don't know if I want to continue that at home. I'm going to try it, though.

2.0 - driving & getting stuff
14.5 - measuring, cutting, welding the frame

Okay - that's enough. I'm NOT tracking my time on this.



 
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:21 AM   #3
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Sculpture
$71.14 - 2 24' sticks of 2x2 16ga steel
$ 9.46 - 0.25 inch plate
$22.00 - Casters
Pots & Plumbing
$90.00 - 3 kegs from Craiglist
Controls
$3.95 4-channel I2C-safe Bi-directional Logic Level Converter
$39.95 Raspberry Pi Model B 512MB RAM
$7.95 Adafruit Pi T-Cobbler Breakout Kit for Raspberry Pi

$13.06 Digikey order for pump control boards
$25.00 iTead PCB prototyping
Consumables
$21.24 roll of mig wire and a pack of tips

 
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:32 AM   #4
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Good luck man! It looks like you are off to a good start. I'm trying to finish mine up and it is going on two years (I think).

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Old 05-30-2013, 04:22 AM   #5
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Thanks!

If everything goes the way I want it to, I'll be that long on mine, as well. I intend to build a "basic" setup, then add layers of complexity as I learn new stuff (and can afford it). I've spent the last year teaching myself Arduino code, I'm pretty comfortable on that end. I also want to end up with a nice graphical interface, thus the Raspberry Pi. I'm illiterate on that end, for now.

 
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:59 PM   #6
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I've always found the best way to learn these things is by doing a project. Good luck, I'll be watching this thread evolve.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:20 AM   #7
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Well "The Plan" was to come home, make some miter cuts and, maybe, tack a few of the pieces together.

However, all I got to do was put the kegs on the pile of metal, and look at it.



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These things happen.

In all seriousness though, my wife just landed an awesome job after an period of unemployment. I hope everybody has the same kind of distractions I have.

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:38 PM   #8
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Got some more parts today. At lunch, I went and picked up some casters. Also the raspberry pi showed up today. This will be a completely fresh start with the raspberry. I've never so much as held one in my hand before, so, putting this to use will take a while.

 
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:42 PM   #9
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Cool, looking pretty good

 
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:59 PM   #10
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Looks good man. I am moving to Jacksonville in September maybe I can see the finish project.



 
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