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I Was Bored and decided to try to build a Core Unit

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I decided to try to build a scale model of a 25cm Dynamic Core Unit this weekend, and because it's too late for me to go get the last few things I need to finish it up, I decided to post my progress anyways.

 

This is just something for me to put up on my bookshelf, and I did rush through it (which is obvious), I see it as more of a proof of concept as I plan on trying to 3D print one in the near future. That depends on my boredom level I guess. 

 

According to the Facebook post which accompanied the news about the Dynamic Core Unit, this is a 1 voxel sized unit, and is one of the components necessary to build a spaceship or hovercraft vehicle. 

 

 

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I started by cutting out a 25cm x 25cm square of posterboard, and tried to keep the various components to scale. I also found a handy calculator for handling the cone measurements that made things easier:

 

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I then cut out transparent sheets to help with the glowing effect I planned on adding:

 

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I added blue lighting powered by a 9v battery:

 

 

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And with the final pieces added:

 

 

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I am going to finish up with some black and white paints, and sanding the edges to make them smooth. The glue on it needs to dry for a while now though. I'll post updates when I've finished all of it. I'll probably need to go through and fill the spaces with putty and those will need to be smoothed out with sandpaper too.

 

 

 

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Pretty neat!

 

Will you do a static core too?

 

If I do a 3d printing I will get both of them done. Of course the only differences will be the text and led light color. 

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ooouuuuhhh coool!

 

Did you cut into your living room speakers to get that black conic piece?

 

No I just used a compass and a protractor to measure out the right arc and radius needed to fold my own cone from a piece of black posterboard. 

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If I do a 3d printing I will get both of them done. Of course the only differences will be the text and led light color. 

I was working on a 3d model of the cores when I seen this aha, that and trying to recreate the arkship with the limited media of it

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I was working on a 3d model of the cores when I seen this aha, that and trying to recreate the arkship with the limited media of it

 

Would you be willing to share the model? 

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