Case Improvements and the keymat

Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. fusion_power

    fusion_power Advanced Member

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    Sorry, I'm not an ejection mold expert. Didn't know there was a 2. process after the actual molding to tweak the surface. No clue about that.
    From the pictues it looked like issue was deep in the case itself. It's good that this seems not to be the case. I'm sure they will solve that remaining issue then.
     
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    I agree with @Grench. The case by no means needs to be aesthetically 'perfect'. In fact I feel it would add to it's idiosyncratic, community-driven (as opposed to a made-to-measure commercial) nature, with a few unique features. It's not as though they affect the structural integrity or functionality in any way, after all.
     
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  3. sm0kew0n

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    Best looking case part I've seen to date

     
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  4. fusion_power

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    Don't forget, you may want to sell the Pyra also outside of this community some day. ;) You can't expect that they accept everything "suspicious looking" because most people don't have the background insights we may have here.
     
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    I've been waiting for it for over 3 years now, so do you honestly think I might sell it again? Nah, not gonna happen ;-)
     
  6. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    I have Three Pandora(s), no plan on selling any of them.
     
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    I don't see the discolorizations as a problem. Dyson has them to, on all their plastic parts.
    As long, as it looks good, I guess it will be accepted.
     
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  8. fusion_power

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    Nah, not you, but ED I meant, sorry if I confused you.
    New units should not look like this when ED wants to sell Pyras out there in the wild.
     
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  9. Silent-Hunter

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    I dunno, I think it looks kinda cool!
     
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    I also don't mind the look. Kinda reminds me of early plastics.
     
  11. EvilDragon

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    Ah, sorry, it is copper and Polyester, not graphite (I was confused).
    But yeah, it should be isolating electricity, we want to move the heat away without causing any short circuit :)

    And sure, the CPU is hotter on the inside, but on the surface, the heatsink is visibly hotter.
     
  12. EvilDragon

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    This plastic looks better than previous ones because it's semi-transparent - which is something we can't do because of the keyboard backlight.

    And the black one looks really horrible... you don't want that. But yeah, maybe a mixture of two colors could be a solution. Would hide the issues and every unit would be unique.
     
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  14. rSl

    rSl **** COMMODORE 64 PYRA V2 **** 4GB RAM SYSTEM

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    good morning ed,
    i could imagine some (c64c like) light beige and maybe a blueberry "fruity-sauce" mixed in and twirled around a bit would look quite nice ...
    lets make it some unique art! :cool:
     
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    Do You mean the "plastic" logo? The idea is to put first the plastic logo, then the aluminium plate so the plate and the case make a "sandwich" where inside is the plastic. I will try to make a little draw of it tomorrow.
     
  17. levi

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    Yeah, looking at that I can't figure it out either. Given the aluminium plate comes out of a different machine than the case plastics, I can't imagine a way to squeeze the logo plate such that the flanges come out behind the plastics but the face in front, short of bending the plate and hoping you don't go over its elasic limit.

    For those thinking that blue doesn't look too bad, make sure you go back to ED's original post of it, then click on the picture to see if full size (I've not idea why that doesn't work if someone's quoted it). The splurge around the right nub is really prominent, and in fact the texture of the coating looks off where you can see the shine on it.
     
  18. Xcl4m4t10n

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    Who the fuck talked about "squeez" something? Bending what? "Elasic"? Are you on drugs @levi?
     
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    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    If I'm not allowed to bend it at all, then an aluminium flange just ain't going through a few mm or polycarbonate without breaking it.

    Edit: Unless those flanges are in fact tabs, designed to go onto the case then be bent out from the inside. Docbroke below has outlined his concerns with that method though, I thing.
     
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    @EvilDragon, can we have transparent outer case with solid colored keyboard area. That will solve issue with keyboard backlight.

    I think if we use aluminium plate with flanges, it may look either ugly with partially visible flanges or it may be very tight fit in the case, also this may rattle if not very tight fit. I am confused too or may be I am on drugs too :eek:

    @levi I didn't noticed your post, as I took too much time typing this.
     
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