Well you either clicked on this thread for 1 of 2 reasons.
1.) You're gay
2.) You're curious about being gay
lol I've always wanted to do that
Anyways, now that I have your attention, I have some Q's! Some of you may know that I'm putting together an SQ oriented system. As soon as I get everything installed, I'll be designing components for my completed layout
Are any of you familiar w/ a CNC machine? I'm aware that we have one at school, but I have no direct access to it. I am thinking about fabricating a patform to house my DSP boards.
The finished product will look like something very similar to this: 10.jpg
The top of the X-over appears to be glass. I assume it's etched, perhaps printed given they're not the Utopea's. If etched, that would be a CNC machine, correct? Are all CNC machines the same as far as what they can cut & what they can't.
I don't know a thing about glass, & to be honest, I'll be pulling up a new tab as soon as I'm finished. Is that a specific finish on the glass or is it just tinted? Given the black finish of the bottom of the X-over, it might be an illusion idk. The edges of the glass also have a distinct finish. I remember coming across several Youtube video's on using torches for DIY finishes. This may, however, have been w/ acrylic only.
While I like the simplicity & classy look of the Focal X-overs, this has intriqued me:
I spent some time this afternoon desoldering a few parts of my DSP boards. I won't be using any of the supplied aluminum housings MiniDSP offers w/ their boards. Some of you may know that ea/ aluminum housing has illustrations on either side. They read: IN2, IN1, USB, DC IN (+/-), etc. I would like to duplicate these illustrations & have them etched on the top piece of my "DIY case." -They would be similar to the etchings (+/- inputs) on the Focal X-over listed above, ....except they'd light up:P
Like the picture above, I would use L.E.D.'s. They would of course give light to ea/ of these etchings.
Take note of the inputs/outputs in the picture provided above (green in color). I think using "ordinary" wire would look silly (sloppy). I was thinking about using welding rod instead like these:
I took one of my DSP boards along to the hardware store today. While they do offer welding rods in 1/16" size in diameter, the inputs simply will not hold. -The green inputs/outputs. They're too weak. Maybe if the copper was softer, I could "screw" down into them, but I'll end up cracking the plastic inputs/outputs in the process.
Can I exchange these for other inputs/outputs that'd suit better?
Another option would be to drill, & solder them in directly, but I don't think that's going to give me the finish I want.
Any additional details would be appreciated. I assume the CNC machine uses a specific type of software. I assume I can just create some type of file?
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Edit: I mean Diyma!