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Re: TheBigGuy's Giga Meter

PostPosted:October 25th, 2012, 11:06 am
by TheBigGuy
I created the top cap for the meter from random stuff I had in my workshop. The red cap is from a big harbor freight tube of assorted zip ties that just happened to fit perfectly over the 4" drain pipe. I cut a geometric shape similar to the one on the face of the real gigameter from sheet PVC, and the box for the display was made from the battery box that I had previously cut out of the bottom of the dome security camera. I didn't plan that, but it worked out nicely!

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I painted the cap black and attached it to the drain pipe with screws. All I have left to do are some minor adjustments and the addition of some weathering affects!

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Re: TheBigGuy's Giga Meter

PostPosted:October 25th, 2012, 12:23 pm
by egie
Amazing!

Re: TheBigGuy's Giga Meter

PostPosted:October 25th, 2012, 7:07 pm
by Midmichigun
Outstanding!!

Re: TheBigGuy's Giga Meter

PostPosted:October 25th, 2012, 10:57 pm
by TheBigGuy
Did a bit of 'weathering' on this thing, and I think it is done for now!

Here's a link to the youtube video of it's operation before I added the silver 'wear & tear'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBmralWI ... ature=plcp

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Re: TheBigGuy's Giga Meter

PostPosted:October 25th, 2012, 10:58 pm
by Vincenzo330
That is freakin fantastic!

Re: TheBigGuy's Giga Meter

PostPosted:October 25th, 2012, 11:04 pm
by egie
Man, best giga meter I have seen! Thats just awesome! Great build!

Re: TheBigGuy's Giga Meter

PostPosted:October 26th, 2012, 12:27 pm
by Alan Hawkins
Looking great man!

Re: TheBigGuy's Giga Meter

PostPosted:October 26th, 2012, 9:15 pm
by Crazy1van
Very impressive!

Re: TheBigGuy's Giga Meter

PostPosted:October 26th, 2012, 9:50 pm
by TheBigGuy
Thanks everyone. I wasn't expecting to get so much positive feedback. It was a fun build!

Be Sure to look at Midmichigun's build, he's doing some pretty cool motion that I opted to skip on this build.

Re: TheBigGuy's Giga Meter

PostPosted:October 27th, 2012, 6:33 am
by Midmichigun
TBG,
LOL! Thanks for the props (pun intended).
Your build did turn out rather nice, IMHO!! :)

Re: TheBigGuy's Giga Meter

PostPosted:May 25th, 2014, 10:56 am
by ecto85
Good work my friend can't wait to see it in person.