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Started by growingupgolf, Jul 13, 2019, 11:22 pm

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growingupgolf

Jul 13, 2019, 11:22 pm Last Edit: Jul 15, 2019, 10:48 am by warmcanofcoke
So I have some designs for panels but I need some help actually designing the way they slope and how big they need to be, any suggestions?55FDE133-F2CC-4FD1-9E5D-B20D1B69DD58.jpeg

warmcanofcoke

Jul 13, 2019, 11:57 pm #1 Last Edit: Jul 14, 2019, 01:23 am by warmcanofcoke
Well there is the Console calculator in the http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?board=30.0

Quote from: Scarfwearer on Aug 08, 2012, 01:02 pm
You can use the console calculator on the http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?board=30.0 board for both of the orange measurements:
here's a screenshot of it after I put in the figures:
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The orange line is 'L' in the calculator results, and the dashed orange line is 's'.
'L' seems to differ from someone's calculation, but I've checked it independently and my calcs match the console calculator (which may not be surprising, as I built the console calculator ;)).

The console calculator exists so that as we refine our estimates of the actual dimensions, we can compute the geometrically dependent dimensions quickly.

Looking at it again, the Kelt console actually has four truncated 6-sided pyramids:
The main panels, the underside panels, the plinth and the collar around the time rotor. You could even count the panel edges as a degenerate fifth, where the top and bottom edges are the same length. The console calculator will compute the trapezoid height, sloping edge length and angles for any of them.

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In addition to that, if you or someone you know is any good at SketchUp or some such you could model it with the measurements generated by the console calculator to get a better idea of how it will look when you put it together.
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karsthotep

check out the kenneth sharp research thread that has an immense amount of information on the structure itself.   You can also check out my thread as well Karsten's Kenneth Sharp console.   I have gotten past the structural component of it and am working on the controls at the moment so if you have any questions let me know.   Are you going to have someone assist you with the build?  Are you wanting to do a plywood construction or are you going to be doing one that is card board? 
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warmcanofcoke

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So how much space do you have? How big can this console be?
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warmcanofcoke

Jul 15, 2019, 10:36 am #5 Last Edit: Jul 15, 2019, 04:13 pm by warmcanofcoke
Maybe this will help you visualize your project.
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Check out http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?board=30.0 for the TARDIS Console Calculator.
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MacktheTardisGuy

I am trying to make a console with 3 panels as something for me to just play with, I need advice on how to build and structure it, with cardboard, pritt stick, sticky labels, tape, paper. For 3 panels, that are around the same size as the actual TARDIS.

davidnagel

Quote from: MacktheTardisGuy on Jul 24, 2020, 11:09 pmI am trying to make a console with 3 panels as something for me to just play with, I need advice on how to build and structure it, with cardboard, pritt stick, sticky labels, tape, paper. For 3 panels, that are around the same size as the actual TARDIS.

Which console will it be actual to?
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