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Update regarding the cases (and some other things)

Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, May 7, 2017.

  1. 0x14f

    0x14f Still Fresh

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    Does anyone know what is up with the cellophane wrapping? Is that a package to send them to another location to be coated or it's a part of cooling process or what not?
     
  2. Wally

    Wally Moderator Staff Member

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    There you go.
     
  3. 0x14f

    0x14f Still Fresh

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    Stupid me. Thanks.
     
  4. jorlinn

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    Thank you for the steady stream of updates, ED, really appreciated.
    And thank you fellow forum members for smart remarks about manufacturing processes I didn't know anything about. Really illuminating/
     
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  5. kabaiakh

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    Didn't know about such a big change with the stylus position.
    Looks terribly bad for usability && pocketability. ;=ppp
     
  6. FBnil

    FBnil ¡sɥʇuoɯ oʍʇ uı ɐɹʎԀ

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  7. Link

    Link ithic.com

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    Just waiting for @EvilDragon to give me some dates for mass production and I'll fly over.
     
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  8. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    I was a bit concerned at the shininess in the close up of the lid, however the other pics make it seem that it is just due to the lighting.

    Did I miss the transparent or translucent logo diffuser piece in the pics?

    I would really love to see a fully assembled unit with the new keymat and the logo plate, both illuminated, maybe with a bunch of pretty colours for the logo. Maybe we can also get more Glamour Shots of some software to go with the logo ones.
     
  9. EvilDragon

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    And some more pics and new infos:

    Those shrinking marks you can see will be gone in the final version.
    The material is better, but as our case parts have some thin areas, a different one needs to be used (which has a better flow and eliminates the remaining issues they had right now).

    The new material should look a lot better (it's from a manufacturer in France, cheers to our french chaps here :)) and there exist different colors as well which we can use (the minimum amount of material we can buy is 25kg) - which is about 100 cases each)
    It's probably too complex to assemble the units with different colors from the beginning, but I might sell different colors as full sets if anyone is interested.

    Anyway, the produced cases should be 100% perfect physically (and with 50 sets, I can test the tolerances as well) and can assemble all the prototypes.

    And here are some more of the pictures:
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  10. Silent-Hunter

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    @EvilDragon What colors will you offer from the beginning? Black and Clear? Red and Black?
     
  11. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Dark anthrazite or black, yes. Clear as well and colors... I don't know yet what good-looking colors they can offer :)
     
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  12. Xcl4m4t10n

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    @EvilDragon so the material manufacter is from France and the cases manufacter is still Form Action? Thank you for the new photos/info, I didn't expect some updates on saturday :D.
     
  13. Silent-Hunter

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    Oh so Black, Clear AND some colors? Awesome!
     
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  14. erico

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    I wonder which Pyra part is that last picture about...:D
     
  15. Neelix

    Neelix Insecticidal Maniac

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    So what is this new materiel? Is it still some form of polycarbonate?

    Also what happens to the excess materiel once it's been cut away from the finished product, can it be re-melted and used to make more parts? (otherwise that seems like a lot of wasted plastic)

    -Neelix
     
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  16. SneHebNor

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    Yes to transparency!


    After holding the transparent Pyra prototype in my hands, I would not want any other colour anymore :~)

    How much do 25 kg of transparent material cost (EK = Einkaufspreis, purchase price) more or less?
     
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  17. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    Pink? :D
     
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  18. Kev2442

    Kev2442 Still French

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    I'm still rooting for the beige box. I'm probably comfortable with any color but your suggestion, @WizardStan :D
     
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  19. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I did buy a black set of parts so I could replace bits of my Pandora to give it a unique look, so I'm okay with that idea personally.

    Unfortunately that was just before my LCD cable broke for the last time, and I foolishly decided to try to repair it myself, resulting in the problem now being unrepairable, so if I do take my Pandora out it just sits in my pocket playing my music, so I don't have it out on show, so now I live with the odd crack and the plain silver case.
     
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  20. Neelix

    Neelix Insecticidal Maniac

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    I wouldn't want a pink one myself. I rather suspect that ED could sell a fair few of them if he had them made though. :)

    -Neelix
     

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