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Default ...so I think I might be gay

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:

14.jpg


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.

Another thing:

ty.jpg

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:

ta.jpg

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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Thought u were finally coming out.....
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Thought u were finally coming out.....
I figured you'd be the first one in here

u still bangin that clown?
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I didn't read so I am going to assume you are homosexual..
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I didn't read so I am going to assume you are homosexual..

Haha C'mon guys let's keep this on topic!

& pshht..... I dated a fairly attractive girl for a few years. Women love me man, no lie


I know there's a few engineers around here!
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Haha C'mon guys let's keep this on topic!

& pshht..... I dated a fairly attractive girl for a few years. Women love me man, no lie


I know there's a few engineers around here!
But that stands to reason, cos women love gay men....
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Usually its never glass.. too breakable.. it is some sort or plexi usually. To get it smooth you buff it. I wouldn't recommend etching it by hand but if you can find a shop to cut it and etch into it then that would be best. And as for the rods you could notch them out maybe to get them to hold better.

And nice choice with minidsp.. I will be getting a 2x8 myself soon
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But that stands to reason, cos women love gay men....

I also started modeling for Northface

Yea, you guys got me


Okay, movin on.

Alright, now who knows what a CNC machine is
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And you can cnc plexi but I believe you need to use a special bit and keep it very cool to avoid melting it. Same goes with etching... just gotta write the program for the machine to folllow. Or if it is the newer kinds draw it.
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Usually its never glass.. too breakable.. it is some sort or plexi usually. To get it smooth you buff it. I wouldn't recommend etching it by hand but if you can find a shop to cut it and etch into it then that would be best. And as for the rods you could notch them out maybe to get them to hold better.

And nice choice with minidsp.. I will be getting a 2x8 myself soon
Plexi will def be etched w/ a CNC

I thought about doing that -just drilling holes, but still not sure. The supplied screws w/ the DSP's are super fragile
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