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Author Topic: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project  (Read 26779 times)

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #280 on: July 18, 2015, 02:22:02 pm »
I'm very sorry to hear that you Mother passed away. It's very cool that you are dedicating this build to her. I'm sure she is very proud of the hard work, dedication and a attention to detail you have put into it. Bravo.

And thank you so much for that incredibly detailed vinyl tutorial. It was very kind of you to take the time to write it up step-by-step. This is certainly going to come in handy on a future build. THANK YOU!
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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #281 on: July 18, 2015, 02:39:55 pm »
^^This. Very sorry for your loss, she must've been proud to have such a creative son.


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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #282 on: July 20, 2015, 05:22:49 am »
I'm very sorry to hear that you Mother passed away. It's very cool that you are dedicating this build to her. I'm sure she is very proud of the hard work, dedication and a attention to detail you have put into it. Bravo.

And thank you so much for that incredibly detailed vinyl tutorial. It was very kind of you to take the time to write it up step-by-step. This is certainly going to come in handy on a future build. THANK YOU!

^^This. Very sorry for your loss, she must've been proud to have such a creative son.

Thank you both very much for those comments, they mean a lot. My mother was always really interested in my projects as she knew I got a lot of enjoyment from them.
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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #283 on: July 20, 2015, 08:35:54 am »
I'm sorry to hear about your mothers passing.

This build is incredible and I look forward to seeing the completed Pod. The detail you take on each piece is inspiring. A build thread like this will be useful for many many builders as they come through here - especially that last piece about laying down the adhesive vinyl.

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #284 on: July 20, 2015, 01:51:41 pm »
  :censored: to hear your mother past away.
I hope it wasn't a struggle for her.

Take your time to give it a place and when it's building on your great project to give you piece of mind, then it's nice, but when you take a break, it's just fine and needed.

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #285 on: July 20, 2015, 09:44:16 pm »
Hey mate, sorry to hear the news about your mother, my condolences.  I always enjoy your projects, you have a consistent design approach and very slick looking aesthetic stemming from the Vewlix angles and shapes.  Angle cut MDF and vinyl wrapping? I really like it.  So much so that I'm borrowing that approach for some shelving in my home theater rebuild, dark gray and red trim combo.  Keep on inspiring! Ond watching.

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #286 on: August 08, 2015, 01:01:36 pm »
Thanks very much n3wton, Superfrog and Ond, I really appreciate your comments. We gave her a really nice send off over the weekend and held a service and party in celebration of her life in the garden of her home. It's a beautiful place and the weather was fantastic.

Whilst sorting through a few of her things things, I found she had carefully stored a number of items in a suitcase. She loved to put things away she thought I would enjoy later in life. These included both the disk and cassette versions of Elite for the BBC micro. They have their original boxes and are in excellent condition considering they're over 30 years old.









Thanks for keeping these for me mum.

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #287 on: August 08, 2015, 02:22:16 pm »
Those were the days instead of digital-downloads these days.

I remember that when I bought sim or flight games for the Amiga, there was also a keyboard overlay in it.

Really nice and personal touch from your mum  :applaud: that's a special one to keep.   

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #288 on: August 08, 2015, 04:51:28 pm »
Hi SpaceHedgehog  sorry to hear your mother past away :'(


nice Box Elite you got there :)  on of my first games on my fables Amiga.

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #289 on: August 25, 2015, 03:19:04 pm »
@Superfrog, yes - I definitely miss the magic of opening a box to find out what goodness was held within.

@jackiabu, thanks very much for that. It's appreciated  :cheers:

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #290 on: October 20, 2015, 02:56:40 pm »
During browsing through the forum to find my Tully-build I came upon this. I'm just curious how it is coming together.

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #291 on: October 21, 2015, 05:39:10 am »
Sadly, my daughter has some very significant health issues at the moment and requires a lot of one on one care. She's receiving the necessary treatment and hopefully it will be resolved over the coming months. The project is mothballed at present but I'll be looking to start up again when I can. This year is turning out to be an extremely tough one :(
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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #292 on: October 21, 2015, 05:41:00 am »
My best wishes go to you and your family.

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #293 on: October 21, 2015, 09:08:44 am »
Shoot, dude, I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. I'm glad though that she's getting the treatment she needs, and I'll pray for a smooth recovery. Tend to your family!

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #294 on: October 21, 2015, 09:49:25 am »
I'm really sorry to hear that. Best wishes for you and your family. The builds becomes very unimportant when these things happens.

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #295 on: October 22, 2015, 03:14:31 pm »
Thanks very much indeed for the messages, it means a lot.
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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #296 on: October 22, 2015, 05:19:40 pm »
Good for you taking care of what matters. Family always comes first.
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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #297 on: October 23, 2015, 01:27:05 pm »

I'm playing a bit of catch up so I know these thoughts are a bit late, but my condolences on your mother and I really hope that your daughter is well soon.  Family is precious.  Good Luck!

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #298 on: October 25, 2015, 12:56:45 pm »
If you spend the time and detail to help your daughter just like you did in your builds, she will be in good hands.
Keep it up and stick to what you believe in whats good to do or the way to go.

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #299 on: February 29, 2016, 02:56:37 am »
Did this project ever get completed? If so and there's another thread, can you post a link?

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #300 on: February 29, 2016, 04:03:41 pm »
Did this project ever get completed? If so and there's another thread, can you post a link?
This is the thread.  Enjoy it here, from the beginning.  It was a great time to be alive!

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #301 on: November 01, 2016, 05:34:29 pm »
Things are settling down at home after 12 months of extremely challenging family times. Hurrah!

So having had a lot of time to think about getting everything as sensibly configured and comfortable as possible, I re-evaluated the control boxes for the HOTAS. Whilst I was very happy with these from a design perspective, I've always considered these too wide to be practical and look somewhat awkward sat on the side pods. Time to consider slimming things down. In order to make the throttle fit in, it needed to be de-warthog'ed. The fascia panels were the primary issue so I thought about making another cover. I considered that it would be too complicated to undertake so I decided to figure out how they were attached. It turns out they're simply stuck down. After carefully peeling them off, I covered them with vinyl and trimmed to shape and painted around the acrylic edges with matt black paint. After a minor fiasco involving kicking half a pot of paint on the floor followed by 20 mins of cleaning up, I ended up with this:

Lower panel removed and covered with vinyl:



Panels re-attached to the throttle:





This may be helpful for anyone who simply wants to make their throttle more generic.

I'll be making some custom labels for it at some point.

Edit: I also got one of these:



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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #302 on: November 01, 2016, 07:03:20 pm »
Nice to see this project progressing again and glad to hear the family stuff is settling down, looking forward to the updates.

Have you tried out the Oculus yet?

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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #303 on: November 02, 2016, 02:56:34 am »
Nice to see this project progressing again and glad to hear the family stuff is settling down, looking forward to the updates.

Have you tried out the Oculus yet?

Thank you for that.

Regarding the Oculus, it's a great piece of equipment and well built using some quality materials. The experience in Elite particularly is fantastic; the immersion really does take things to another level. I'm also configuring Voice Attack which will allow me to issue voice commands to direct some of the functions in the game.
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Re: CP-1 Command Pod: The VR Space exploration project
« Reply #304 on: February 08, 2017, 04:31:30 pm »
Still live in this project ore did the Oculus rift sucked you in just like the South Park episode  :laugh2:

Greetings.

Ps: everything fine with your daughter now ?