WTB: I,Robot plastic control panel in good condition. ha!

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I know this is a serious longshot but what the heck. e-mail me with
price. I thought there were some plans to make some of these???
~eric
 
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<lenscape@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I know this is a serious longshot but what the heck. e-mail me with
> price. I thought there were some plans to make some of these???

A while back someone (Todd?) came across a bunch of NOS ones. I suspect a
lot of I,Robot owners grabbed them then which probably reduced the demand
for any repros. (I know I tried to pick up two, but only managed to get one
so I don't have a spare to offer you...)

-Clay
 
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Yeah, the one I have looks like it had sun damage then cracked.

~eric
 
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Hi,

I dont recall the spares, must have been 3-4 years? This is a project
that needs doing badly, all the ones I have seen are cracked or will crack.

Mark Capps

Clay Cowgill wrote:
> <lenscape@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1110323911.085920.191880@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
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>>I know this is a serious longshot but what the heck. e-mail me with
>>price. I thought there were some plans to make some of these???
>
>
> A while back someone (Todd?) came across a bunch of NOS ones. I suspect a
> lot of I,Robot owners grabbed them then which probably reduced the demand
> for any repros. (I know I tried to pick up two, but only managed to get one
> so I don't have a spare to offer you...)
>
> -Clay
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>
 
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Clay Cowgill wrote:
> <lenscape@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1110323911.085920.191880@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>
>>I know this is a serious longshot but what the heck. e-mail me with
>>price. I thought there were some plans to make some of these???
>
>
> A while back someone (Todd?) came across a bunch of NOS ones. I suspect a
> lot of I,Robot owners grabbed them then which probably reduced the demand
> for any repros. (I know I tried to pick up two, but only managed to get one
> so I don't have a spare to offer you...)
>
> -Clay
>
>
Hey Clay, please email me so we can finish our unfinished business.

Thanks,
Derek
 
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Place me on that list.. I will buy one when they are done..

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Scott has the design docs for the plastic panel. If someone with some
platic production facilities wants to repro it, you should be all set
(I certainly don't).


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> I dont recall the spares, must have been 3-4 years? This is a project
> that needs doing badly, all the ones I have seen are cracked or will
crack.

I guess it could have been! I recall there was 20 of them, and I requested
two, but I was last in line and one turned out to be broken so I only got
one. I could swear it was Todd @ TNT... Man, that's going to bug me now...
When was that...

-Clay
 
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Machined plastic or injection molded plastic?
Hans O

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> Scott has the design docs for the plastic panel. If someone with some
> platic production facilities wants to repro it, you should be all set
> (I certainly don't).
>
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> tm
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Has anyone approached Tom Wible? He makes alot of plastic bits and might be
able to do this..???



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-Steve P.


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> Machined plastic or injection molded plastic?
> Hans O
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> rgvac_junk@mgcap.com wrote:
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>> Scott has the design docs for the plastic panel. If someone with some
>> platic production facilities wants to repro it, you should be all set
>> (I certainly don't).
>>
>>
>> tm
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Hans O wrote:
> Machined plastic or injection molded plastic?
> Hans O

I suspect (from a casual observation of mine) that it was originally vacuum
formed, which fortunately is the least inexpensive of the three.

Regardless of the method, they are going to have to be one-offs to have any
chance of success which directly translates to expensive.
 
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Bret,

I suspect you could sell a control panel to almost every I, Robot
owner. Perhaps 50-75 total which would be a decent production run. The
setup charges would be rough though...



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rgvac_junk@mgcap.com wrote:
> Bret,
>
> I suspect you could sell a control panel to almost every I, Robot
> owner. Perhaps 50-75 total which would be a decent production run. The
> setup charges would be rough though...

Last time I checked into vacuum molding (10+ yrs. ago), setup/tooling was
around 5k for a small project. Presuming that the cost is the same, that is
$75-100 per part just for setup, add the production cost on top of that. Seems
like it would be $150 ea.

If there were enough interest, I could look into it further, although I think
that it will only be a possibility if it were done that had ready access to
vacuum molding (at a reduced rate).

How many takers at $150 ea.?
 
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Exactly why this needs to be done by someone with vacuum molding
equipment/experience. Setup charges would be arbitrary at that point.
Or close to it.

Mark Davidson, are you listening??? :)



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i dont have an i, robot but i thought this link might help y'all out.
this site is a great resource for pinball collectors and has a pretty
cool homemade vacuum forming guide. the control panel plastic is
pretty basic so this might work.

http://www.marvin3m.com/vacuum/index.htm
 
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By now with modern advances I would think it's more like $1500 but I
would pay $200 for one of these new. I might just make one out of
fiberglass and texture it just like the original since it seem this
will never happen anyway.

~eric
 
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Still want one of these and a power supply. :(
~eric