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Offline customKBD

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[IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« on: Thu, 23 March 2023, 00:28:37 »
Machined flat surface for the purpose of balancing wires. I've whipped up a few prototype for some streamers in Australia but would like to offer the units to anyone else interested.

Features:
  • Precision-Machined Base
  • Integrated wire bending Jig
  • Machined from Aluminium
  • Geon W1 Feet
  • Raw Finish

Dimensions
Approx 150mm x 60mm x 20mm

Feedback
If there are other features you would like to see, please leave your feedback below and I will see if I can integrate them for the production model.
Your feedback is highly appreciated!

Cost
Target of $40 USD. These will be made in-house on our CNC Mill in Australia.

Timelines
Once features are finalised I will put up a page for pre-orders.
Orders delievered on a first come first serve basis - I should be able to make at least 3 of these per day.

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Offline customKBD

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 23 March 2023, 00:35:23 »
Thank you everyone for your feedback!
These are now available for pre-order.
While i'll continue to try keep them in stock, the reality is I can only produce a couple each day.
Units provided on FCFS basis.

As stated previously, they are approx 40 USD.
Blocks fall just under 500g so slow shipping should be around 15 USD.

https://customkbd.com/products/stabilizer-tuning-station
« Last Edit: Wed, 05 April 2023, 20:43:43 by customKBD »

Offline Spazza

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 23 March 2023, 00:37:29 »
Yoink

Offline CAZ

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 23 March 2023, 00:45:12 »
Looks really good and a great implementation for the jig. Will I ever use is? Probably not but thats not gonna stop it from being a permanent fixture on my desk.

Keep up the innovation Ant and I look forward to seeing what else you come up with in the future.

Offline ZyBeR

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 23 March 2023, 03:19:15 »
Sign me up, I hate rattly stabs.

Offline drfilco

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 23 March 2023, 10:27:30 »
Absolutely interested - sign me up! If it's a helpful tool I'd be happy to make a video about it.

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 23 March 2023, 22:54:19 »
I could see this occupying a spot on my desk.
Shipping from Aus to US might kill it for me, but I'm interested.

Offline Mecxs

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 23 March 2023, 22:56:22 »
Will it be raw alu or are there finishing options?

Offline metalchipmaker

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 23 March 2023, 23:27:21 »
Interesting Idea

Offline Delecomp

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 24 March 2023, 01:09:35 »
Good idea and glwic
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Offline customKBD

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 24 March 2023, 05:34:19 »
I've added some fillets of different raduis to the inside corners so you can bend the wire more easily if required.


Offline DashanYYY

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 24 March 2023, 09:50:19 »
Looks pretty good

Offline Stanced

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 24 March 2023, 18:37:01 »
sign me up as well

Offline Akele

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 25 March 2023, 08:27:33 »
Looks good. Would this be available for sale internationally, such as the UK, or would the shipping cost be too high?

Offline customKBD

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 25 March 2023, 09:47:08 »
It'll be available internationally.
The weight is 460g so it should fall under a 500g satchel/package for delivery.

Offline Stanced

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 28 March 2023, 16:49:01 »
do you have any set date for GB or sale date ?

Offline involuntarysoul

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 28 March 2023, 23:46:19 »
this is a must buy, raw alu never fails

Offline HugoChowsky

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 29 March 2023, 00:41:52 »
Sorry if question is stupid. But will this warp due to heat and humidity?

Offline customKBD

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 29 March 2023, 07:32:30 »
It's a 20mm thick block of aluminium - Its highly unlikely it'll warp unless you're in an oven!
I'll start pre-orders next week.

Offline Stanced

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 29 March 2023, 18:14:24 »
sweet how will the preorders take place, thru vendor or personal sale?

Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 29 March 2023, 18:29:11 »
A big chunk of aluminum is sexy.  I wonder if there is anything you could put on the back to make it even more useful.  Maybe a metric ruler?  Don't know if that would be very useful... but something along those lines.

Offline customKBD

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 29 March 2023, 21:28:44 »
sweet how will the preorders take place, thru vendor or personal sale?

I'm a vendor based in Australia so i'll start it through here. Postage costs should be under $20 USD to the states.

Offline Stanced

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 04 April 2023, 10:05:25 »
any timeline on the preorder?

Offline customKBD

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 04 April 2023, 20:24:00 »
Just sorting out the listing now - It'll be up later this week.

Offline NixieType

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 05 April 2023, 02:35:16 »
This is interesting. Not sure if Id use it but Id probably buy one anyways.


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Offline customKBD

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 05 April 2023, 03:37:17 »
Thank you everyone for your feedback!
These are now available for order. I currently have 4 units in stock.
While i'll continue to try keep them in stock, the reality is I can only produce a couple each day.
Units provided on FCFS basis.

As stated previously, they are approx 40 USD.
Blocks fall just under 500g so slow shipping should be around 15 USD.

https://customkbd.com/products/stabilizer-tuning-station



Offline customKBD

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 05 April 2023, 07:51:59 »
For those intersted in the manufacturing process.
Raw Alu Block



Setting up the co-ordinate system with a centre finding tool



Facing



Adaptives



Operation 1 complete - Now to flip it over and get rid of the remaining stock at the bottom


Offline ph4nt0m

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 05 April 2023, 09:39:39 »
Nice, thank you for the insights! :cool:

Offline EdgeOfInfinity

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 05 April 2023, 13:33:19 »
might as well incorporate a switch opener somewhere (bottom or side for cleaner look?)

cool project!

Offline aicyborg

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 05 April 2023, 13:52:52 »
might as well incorporate a switch opener somewhere (bottom or side for cleaner look?)

cool project!

I assume it's too late for this, but an integrated switch opener in the underside or something is a good idea if it's doable.

Offline gleneston

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 05 April 2023, 21:07:47 »
Perhaps adding mx stem holes to put stems in upside down for lubing would be useful.

Offline customKBD

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 05 April 2023, 22:13:46 »
Perhaps adding mx stem holes to put stems in upside down for lubing would be useful.

This is actually harder than it looks - small end mills require high speed milling machines (Which I can't do!).

I'll look to see if there's enough depth to put a switch opener in the next revision.

Offline KiserDesigns

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 06 April 2023, 08:52:05 »
The made-to-order feel of this really shows your passion! Personally, I'll stick with my pair of pliers, but this is a very attractive solution to the wire tuning problem. Kudos, mate!

Offline customKBD

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 11 April 2023, 00:22:14 »
Big thanks to those who have ordered - Stock ordered - We'll be getting the first batch out ASAP.
Cheers.


Offline rossi94

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 11 April 2023, 14:08:11 »
This should include a drill bit to round of the ends. But it's nice. I like it.

Offline customKBD

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 13 April 2023, 05:09:11 »
Batch one nearly complete. Orders will start going out the door tomorrow - Thanks for the support. I'll move this to a Pre-order thread for updates as this is no longer an IC.

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Re: [IC] Stabilizer Tuning Station
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 13 April 2023, 21:35:58 »
Thread closed:
Discussion to continue on Pre-order Thread - https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=120078.0