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  1. wattso macrumors regular

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    I have designed and made this for my product design gcse. The apple logo and wheel's were engraved using a co2 laser machine and I cast the aluminium stand myself (took bloody years to file and buff :p). Just thought I'd share it with you guys, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, let me know what you think.
    I apologise for the pictures, I was getting frustrated with myself when I realised that since the purchase of a nikon d40 I still don't have the first idea when it comes to photography, I think I owe it to my camera to learn.

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  2. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Wow! Great job, great idea, great design, great concept!

    Your pictures are better than mine could ever aspire to be. :eek:
     
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    That thing is sweet. Would you consider producing another one and selling it ;).
     
  6. wattso thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the great comments guys :D
    Glad you all like it.
    Might even print this page off and stick it in my product design folder :D
     
  7. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    that is very very cool-- i saw that you made it for a class-- about how long did it take you?
     
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  9. wattso thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks marykay I would guess somewhere in the region of 30 hours. That includes designing and the lengthy CAD/CAM process. Im sure I could trim that time down second time round.

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    Also, thanks phiberglass:)

    EDIT: @ firelord: I would love to make another one. But I rely on schools expensive equipment and I'm not far off leaving now. And I'm sure apples legal team would have somthing to say about it ;-)
     
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    good job! :D

    Do you know what grade you got for it?
     
  11. wattso thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you :)
    My teacher says its an A* providing the folder work is up to scratch. The final grade comprises of 60% exam, 10% folder, and 30% making. (I think :p)
     
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    Totally cool!!! You should sell that for real man!!!!
     
  16. wattso thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can't thank everyone enough for these comments. I am including them all in my folder work so you can all go to bed tonight with the warm feeling that you've helped a 16 year old pass his exams :D

    Seriously, thanks everyone.
     
  17. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    you could prolly sell it them for about $20 on ebay if you wanted to make a career out of it
     
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  19. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Do you do it in Zune?

    But seriously...very nice.
     
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    it doesnt take a genius to make a zune turd.
     

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