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Red Dwarf emulation now possible?

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one thing I had a problem with while working on the reel files!! on one reel there was a 3 which needs to be a 4, and there is no 4 on any of the donor machine reels!!!!!! oh no!!!!

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where was I to get a 4 in the right style!!!!!

suddenly had a brainwave! (it does not happen ofen)

look on the donor machine glasses!! so took this picture!

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after a lot of work in photoshop (and a good few hours disappearing) I managed to put the correct gradient across the 4 so it matches as best as I can with the other numbers

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ok I am no photoshop expert! and that is well blown up in size!!!!

 

cut down to size and test put over the original 3 and it looks ok!!

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and now the 3 is replaced by the 4!!! the shading around the 4 is also now sorted!! I think it matches in ok.

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and after nearly 4 days later the files are ready to be printed

front...

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and the mask for the back as these are backlit, the orange is  the cut outs where you see the top layer shining through!  the numbers have a clear surround so more difficult to see in the preview, but are the files the printers need, there is also a cutout layer for the outside and holes cutting but that's not shown in those previews

 

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ready for the printers, hopefully will get there in the next day or to as also need a post  office in another town that is not closed due to staff shortages (off because of coronavirus)

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nice work, thats how  i did the homebrew decals for the mario kart £10 jackpot

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Nice work Andrew, very impressive indeed 👌👌

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16 hours ago, Andrew96_ said:

I cannot seem to get the tools to pressfitt the cables into the lamp holders or the spade terminals, not good when I have looms to make up containing well over 100 bulb holders!

so see these today and thought “I wonder if I can do something with these!!!“

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well I made these in about 10 mins

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they seem to work very well!!

 

 

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and if they don’t last long there are plenty more plastic strips to use!

 

also made up the long yellow “red dwarf” disco button loom as the donor machine will need this

 

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made from the new wire I bought and a old coin mech to mpu5 connector cut down for the black connector, and a old recycled yellow connector for the other end

 

 

 

 

Genius!

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I have managed to get hold of a disco button, but it does have a number of LED’s gone, the original was red/ green so produced a yellow when the red dwarf feature was able to be taken, I am thinking this red blue LED’s should produce a violet around the button which is more in keeping with red dwarf!  So looks like I have some one LED’s to change

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Top work on the photoshopping of the reel bands especially the back lit sections. I'd love to learn how to do that myself.

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9 hours ago, MattyL said:

Top work on the photoshopping of the reel bands especially the back lit sections. I'd love to learn how to do that myself.

well I last used photoshop way way back when it was the called photoshop 4, and then just used it to crop pictures,  so this is what I have had to learn in the past week so if I can learn it and product that in a week then I am sure you would be able to! I am definitely no photoshop expert!!

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Awesome work Andrew can't wait to see the finished machine 

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This project has now come to a abrupt stop for a good while, I am unable to even go and pick up the newly made reel bands.

I have suffered a retinal tear and partial (over 50%) detachment of the retina in my right eye, currently have a gas bubble in my eye from surgery which helps to push the retina back and allow healing, at this point I have no idea what sight (if any) is likely to return, but hopefully will be back once things settle!

cheers

Andrew

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So sorry to hear this news of your eye problem, that of course will be your top prioity.  I'm sure I'll be joined by many other members in wishing you a speedy recovery.

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Thankyou everyone, this is how my eye now looks

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its had 3 holes into the white of the eye for the keyhole surgery and now just have to lay on my left side day and night for 2weeks to keep the gas bubble on the retina keeping it pushed in the back of the eye for it to heal back, so for now I  can just see light, shapes and colours as looking through a gas bubble. But I feel it is gong well even at this early point!

 

thanks again everyone 

Andrew

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45 minutes ago, Andrew96_ said:

Thankyou everyone, this is how my eye now looks

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its had 3 holes into the white of the eye for the keyhole surgery and now just have to lay on my left side day and night for 2weeks to keep the gas bubble on the retina keeping it pushed in the back of the eye for it to heal back, so for now I  can just see light, shapes and colours as looking through a gas bubble. But I feel it is gong well even at this early point!

 

thanks again everyone 

Andrew

Wow what a nightmare all the best 96!

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