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Unread postAuthor: RDX, » Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:41 pm

I am at technical school studying machining 8) and i need some project to do at there, i can use lathes, milling machines, welders, and all basic machines and if i need then cnc machines too but not much .... so I NEED IDEAS FOR MAKING SOMETHING :) using machining tools.

maximum TIME i can spend is 30h

i know this is hard question but i just need to get something to do

i cant make spudguns :evil: (i`m not allowed to)

here is some of my own ideas that i have thinked to make:pulsejet engine,vacuum forming machine for plastic, piston valve for high pressure :wink: piston valve is best idea for now . but i would like to get MORE ideas.........so give me anything :D

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EDIT: :idea:

I think i`m going to make piston valve with 2" out let ,valve body would be made out of steel pipe ,piston would be aluminium or nylon or something that i can get from finland :roll:

my teacher dont even know what piston valve is, so i think he would be very impressed if i make one :wink:

also piston valve would be good because i have made many of them so i know I could make it work very well :D
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:45 pm

Machine yourself a super high tech sabot for a flachette. Or go with the vaccum forming machine. That'd be pretty cool too.

Or build both. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: robert23 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:56 pm

Vaccuum forming thing sounds cool. Piston also sounds pretty cool. Can you really make a pulse jet engine in 30hours? Are you gonna be allowed to keep your project?
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:04 pm

Alternative fuel engines(steam,veggy oil,heat motors,etc.).They show well and utilize many basic machining principles.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:50 pm

I would go with the engine or the valve, because the vacuum former can be made from plastic jars in under half an hour.
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:03 pm

I vote: vacuum forming machine for plastic or the Piston valve
Another idea: Ive heard people making hovercrafts, maybe you could look into them, because they sound fun
Or, if you have the resources, a gokart (motorised)
Good luck with whatever you decide on!
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:06 pm

Something involving electricity could be fun. You could try making a wimshurst generator(pic), as they take a bit of machining skill, but can be built fairly quickly.

A pulse jet might be plausible. I'm guessing most of the time spent would be de-bugging. A compressed air motor might be a cool concept to demonstrate also.

Of course, you could just make a massive piston valve(6 inches?) and blow things apart using only air as a projectile.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:34 pm

I recommend making a few piston valves inside T's or something.
You might not be allowed to create spudguns, but hey once your allowed to make a GREAT valve, you got the most important part of your spud. (wich they dont know)

Just tell em you will be making a valve and make the valve then. And then later on, you may build your valve into the new spudcannon at home.
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:04 am

I had a machining class in High School and I made a pretty cool hammer on a lathe, not all that advanced but still proud of it. Try building an air compressor or hydraulic pump.
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Unread postAuthor: RDX, » Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:56 am

Atlantis wrote:I had a machining class in High School and I made a pretty cool hammer on a lathe, not all that advanced but still proud of it. Try building an air compressor or hydraulic pump.


I build high pressure pump for my spudguns last year so i dont want to do same kind of thing :)
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