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The magnificent seven

Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Arkay Firestar

    Arkay Firestar Member

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    Thank god they're not colors. The original cyan iMac was super popular... about 15 years ago. I'm happy if ED can do a color or two for people who want it, but to not have a neutral option like black white or clear seems insane to me.
     
  2. Calculus

    Calculus Still Fresh

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    I would think black white and clear would appeal to me the most. I'd have a hard time choosing between black and clear, and white would look nice so long as I could keep it clean. It's debatable if they are colors though...
     
  3. Eight Bit

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    As long as the white is not white-white but slightly creamy...
    white-white will look too much like an apple device and I dislike apple.

    Blake's 7
    :p&|a::p&|a: :p&|a::p&|a::p&|a::p&|a::p&|a:
     
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  4. spud42

    spud42 Very Active Member

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    thinking about it.... with a clear case and all those led's the Pyra does look a bit like ORAC.... lol
     
  5. carlberry

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    That... didn't end well.
     
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  6. Kippykip

    Kippykip BFG 9000

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    Speaking of which has anyone made a pyra emotion? No??
    Well then:
    pyraemote.png
     
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  7. directive0

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    You're certainly not alone... but that doesn't mean you're right. In fact none of us are.

    The case colour is the most subjective element of this project and I suspect consensus will never be possible.
     
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  8. sebt3

    sebt3 homebrew player (P. & C.)

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    Nope, keyboard layout is !
     
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  9. comradekingu

    comradekingu Glowing ember

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    There is nothing subjective about keyboard design, logo design I'd give you.
    Case colour has direct impact on heat dissipation in sunlight.
     
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  10. Christoph.Krn

    Christoph.Krn Very Active Member

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    ...and on display quality of the screen to the human observer! (Black = splendid.)

    PS: I wouldn't trust the plastics coating.
     
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  11. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Shadow sounds like a good color. I imagine it is a grey/black translucent. I would probably be fine with that. Or clear, dark grey, or dark red. I just don't want dark grey to basically mean black.


    Yes, something not exactly white. Like many old computers. ;)



    I agree with you on the keyboard, and sorta agree about the logo since it will have such a small market that even without a logo it would probably sell the same quantity.

    What I want to know is if clear would work for you, or if you need white. Remember, you can paint the clear white, or even use that reflective stuff (not sure how well it works on plastic). I don't have anything to back this up, but I think the type of plastic used would matter more than the color.
     
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  12. comradekingu

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    @rygD : If i can get clear, i will get that and paint just the inside. Black with maybe some parts non-metallic paint.

    Then you could brush down the outside for a matte finish long term.

    Or you could mask off some parts of the inside and brush that. Or after you painted it.
     
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  13. Inimuk

    Inimuk Pandora User

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    I disagree. The Pyra looks nothing like an iDevice.
    It'd probably look sexy in just plain white (but cream isn't white unless you're talking about colour temperature variance -- I think you mean pearl white?).
     
  14. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    What are your top choices for case color, for whatever reason?
     
  15. Xcl4m4t10n

    Xcl4m4t10n Very Active Member

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    Paint the case from inside is a no/no. And paint it from outside is going to give terrible results (also with the same issues as painting it from inside).
     
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  16. bzar

    bzar A Commando

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    I'm curious, why is painting from the inside a "no/no"?
     
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  17. sm0kew0n

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    ^ and why terrible results? I've painted more plastic things than I care to remember, I've never had terrible results.
     
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  18. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Indeed, both seem to work fine, with the big down side of painting the outside being the additional wear to the paint. If these are no-nos someone should inform the many manufacturers of painted things that are still going strong after a century or two. I do like the way DeLoreans look, though.
     
  19. Grench

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    About the aluminum pieces...

    The above seems to be missing the LCD lid logo (clear) piece and the LCD lid logo surround (aluminum?) piece. Is the plan to have Form Action apply these to the case lids prior to shipping? I understand that these are combined with adhesive - assuming that is pre-applied to the back of the aluminum surround? What is the thickness of the aluminum used for the surround? There was some chatter a while back about some of the more artistically inclined (@FaeMinx?) maybe making some custom decorated logo surrounds. Would you be able/willing to sell/provide a few dozen non-applied aluminum surrounds to that kind of effort?

    I don't think that any of us have ever seen this heat sink/spreader. It wasn't in the assembly video. I'm curious about it - others likely are as well. When or if you have time, a brief blurb and a picture of this solution would be appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
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  20. Xcl4m4t10n

    Xcl4m4t10n Very Active Member

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    Ok, paint it from inside. We will talk about stuck keys later.

    And Ok, paint it from outside. We will talk about scratches and peeling later.

    :).
     
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