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Unlimited Run Slothfurnace's ESB/ROTJ V2 Clampcards

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by slothfurnace, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. slothfurnace

    slothfurnace Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Meticulously recreated from latest available photos of the Luke ROTJ V2 Saber:

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    This includes shipping anywhere on the Earth.
    This includes the gold plating. I wish gold were cheaper, but it's not. It's gold.
    Each card has ESB layout on one side, and ROTJ V2 layout on the other.
    Should NOT have to trim, file or cut this card. SHOULD drop right in to your build. You might have to file it some, as not all graflex clamps are created equal. But not large cutting job like last time around.

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    Pick your option for silver soldering. Silver is not cheap either, nor is my time to solder all these lil things. I am even including an option to solder both sides if you want.

    Right now, there's no sign up list, no worries! Just point your internet box over to my store page, and scroll to the bottom. I'll have the cards parked for sale there for now.
    http://www.arduinix.com/Main/Store.htm

    Not sure where to post a thread for this, as I don't do this very often, so if this post needs to be moved or deleted, feel free to instruct me otherwise.

    Thanks again, all. If you have any questions, please let me know.

    Your friendly neighborhood sloth.


    UPDATE: 2/1/2016:

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    New batch of clampcards are here, including my TFA / ESB V2 card.



    http://www.slothfurnace.com/
    Free shipping, make sure to choose your solder option.
    Thanks!

    Update: new card options, new pricing, check out the store page at www.slothfurnace.com for more info.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2017
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  2. PoopaPapaPalps

    PoopaPapaPalps Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bought one plain!
     
  3. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thread bump! These are beautiful.
     
  4. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    What's the soldering???????
     
  5. slothfurnace

    slothfurnace Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The soldering is an option if you want the thinner traces silver plated (soldered). I will post pics of that soon.

    Also, if I run out of this first batch overnight, which might happen, I will go ahead and get another batch ordered. Please be patient as I ramp up production on these. I will keep them in stock, but might be temporarily omit from time to time depending on demand.

    If a bunch of orders come through and exceed stock, I'll take care of each one personally. No worries, folks.
     
  6. Country Paul

    Country Paul Sr Member

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    Thanks for doing this Sloth, the cards look fantastic :)

    I've ordered mine (with the ROTJ side silver soldered)

    thanks again for your efforts with these
     
  7. mortifactor

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    Looks awesome
     
  8. DarthDimitri

    DarthDimitri New Member

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    maybe some pics with the soldering?
     
  9. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just ordered the ROTJ soldered version.
    Thanks!
     
  10. Trilogy

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    These look wonderful, Sloth. Very nice indeed.

    Just have to decide which I require. Very tempted to order one with and one without solder. :unsure
    May hold off until you post images of a soldered card.

    I can't cope with such decisions... :wacko
     
  11. slothfurnace

    slothfurnace Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi folks,

    I will post some images of soldered cards as soon as I am able, look for them Monday.

    Also, Whoa, that was fast! First batch sold out in less than 8 hours.

    Don't worry! More on the way, will have fresh batch in around 12 days.

    Anyone who may have ordered before I got a chance to let you all know, I will contact and make arrangements.

    Thanks all.
     
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  12. halliwax

    halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    oh thank the maker, because I'm broke as a joke this week. i got sick to my stomach for a second. thanks for the update ;)
     
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  13. slothfurnace

    slothfurnace Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    [​IMG]


    ROTJ V2 Silver soldered, ROTJ Plain... ESB Silver soldered, ESB Plain.

    Wow, the ROTJ is a pain to solder, you guys have no idea how hard it is to get it uniform and perfect.

    I also found that if you steal your wife or girlfriends fingernail polishing foam thing, and use the #3 polish and #4 shine side, they come out beautiful. That is if you want a little extra shine on there.
     
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  14. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    So which is more accurate or do we know????
     
  15. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm in for a RotJ soldered version when they are back in stock!
     
  16. halliwax

    halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    oh my god these look awesome!!
     
  17. Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon Well-Known Member

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    I'll definitely take two plain cards when their back in stock
     
  18. PoopaPapaPalps

    PoopaPapaPalps Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    As far as the silver contrast goes: no, nothing we don't know already but people seem to like the contrast of the solder more. Sloth put it out there that the one in the actual prop may not be silvered, if they were, they'd be the same reflective color of the clamp. I myself, opted for the plain version, in light of this. If I want to solder and ruin my own board if it turns out it may be, I'll sink my own ship with my own hands.
     
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  19. ataru72ita

    ataru72ita Well-Known Member

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    WTF I was too late, mate I need three of these with silver solder applied!!! Plus One ESB!!

    Hope they'll be available soon!!

    Regards,

    Alberto
     
  20. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So glad I got the ROTJ soldered. It looks great!
     
  21. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    *, that was fast

    IN for:
    1x plain
    1x soldered ROTJ side
    1x soldered ESB side

    Thanks, Markus
     
  22. Andymac84

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    1x soldered ROTJ side for me please
     
  23. Aison

    Aison Active Member

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    In for:

    2x rotj plain
    1x ESB plain

    Thanks
     
  24. Psab keel

    Psab keel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm in for 3 qty. ROTJ cards with silver solder.
     
  25. Daddy Solo

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    1 ROTJ soldered for me please
     
  26. kurtyboy

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    Soldered RotJ for me please if this has turned into an interest thread :)
     
  27. slothfurnace

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    Ok, folks,

    The first batch is away! I dropped them off this morning at the post office. If yours is coming, you will have gotten an email from me (bradley @ robotpirate dot com) via Stamps.com, with either a tracking number in US, or an international delivery confirmation number if outside the US.

    You first batch people, please feel free to give feedback or photos as to how they look for you. As always, I am all about customer service, and a happy customer is my goal. I am interested in hearing from those of you who are getting yours silver soldered, especially. The silver soldered cards got a bit of a polish job once I was done soldering, and I think they turned out great.

    I have a small stack to solder still, and those will go out this week.

    Those of you who are waiting for a new batch, the new batch is ordered, and it should be here in approx. 12 to 14 days. Once that happens, I'll post the link to the store page again, and open up the store entry for orders.

    Thank you all,

    Sincerely,

    -Brad
    -sloth
     
  28. Country Paul

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    Yay, I got an email :)

    brilliant, I'll be eagerly awaiting the postman :lol
     
  29. RexKramer

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    Ah, was wondering what that was! lol

    Very cool, can't wait!
     
  30. slothfurnace

    slothfurnace Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Second batch of orders went out to the post office this morning. That's everyone except for three of you who ordered after I ran out of stock, and one of you who I am holding the card for till he moves.

    When you get yours, please inspect it, let me know if it arrived safe, and if there are any issues.

    Here's a blurry/bad cellphone pic of the last few to go out. It's cliche, but the pic doesn't do them justice in my opinion. I am really hoping to get a good camera ahold of these soon, as I haven't been able to snap a good pic of them yet. I try to get a good pic of the reflectivity of the metal, but it just ends up being weird looking in photos.

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    If I missed any flux after the soldering, or if you notice a smudge or something, give it a wipe with acetone or fingernail polish remover. I tried to get them all as clean and presentable as possible before they went out.

    Again, thanks everyone. New order is at the manufacturer, should be here in a week or two.

    -Brad
     
  31. Spyhunter2k

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    So in the real world, what is silver soldering used for? Does it usually appear on boards such as the one this was taken from?
     
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  32. ChameleonOne

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    I am one of the three.
    Could I change my order to get the soldered Rotj board instead of plain, how many credits should i transfer to make this happen?
    It looks so much nicer...
    Best
    ChameleonOne
     
  33. slothfurnace

    slothfurnace Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey, sure, just PayPal the difference to bradley@robotpirate.com, and make a note in the transaction so we know what we are dealing with.
     
  34. Panaflex

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    I think I'm one of the other 3. I'll keep the silver ROTJ version when it comes in. Can't wait.
     
  35. PoopaPapaPalps

    PoopaPapaPalps Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Got mine today in the mail and pictures don't do these justice. I'm really happy that I went with the plain version; the color difference is a lot more stark in person but still very subtle, but in the best way possible. It just feels so much richer. If only I had a V2 and clamp to attach this with.:p Thanks much to Sloth and all the child laborers that made this! If it means cool stuff like this, keep 'em working, I say.:lol

    Also, I've had this idea for a video game forever, Sloth; can you pull some strings to get me a meeting?;)
     
  36. mortifactor

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    Slothfurnace, is there any chance you have any ESB only cards left over that you could solder?
     
  37. Wolfsburg

    Wolfsburg Sr Member

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    Got mine and couldn't be happier! It fit my clamp perfectly! Thanks so much!
     
  38. slothfurnace

    slothfurnace Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not sure, I will have to look. I might have one left, but it may be one I set aside from each batch as a reference sample.
     
  39. D48thRonin

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    Got my card today. Glad I went with the soldered version ROTJ V2 - maybe it's accurate, maybe it's not, but it looks great and provides some nice contrast.

    Thanks for doing these, Brad. :thumbsup
     
  40. RexKramer

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    Holy crap, this card is nice!

    Will be ordering another soldered ESB side when you get them in!
     
  41. halliwax

    halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i have been away, am i one of the 3 sloth?! can i still order off your site?
     
  42. halliwax

    halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    slothfurnace , seems like the site is the same way i saw it a few days ago, i sent ya a PM
     
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  43. slothfurnace

    slothfurnace Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you were one of the three, you'd know it. I have been in email contact with the three people whose orders exceeded my stock at the initial opening for orders.

    When I say "the first batch has been sent out" or "the second batch has been sent out" I am referring to one half of the first order in the mail, and then the second half of the first order in the mail. That's just for the first shipment I got in. A new shipment will be here around Monday or so. Once that package gets here, I'll open up orders on the site again, and post the status here.

    Thank you all for your continued patience as we get this thing off the ground.

    Also, those of you who have reported you got them, thanks! I am very glad you are enjoying them.
     
  44. halliwax

    halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    oh I get it now! thanks for clearing that up, the anxiety has vanished lol I thought I missed out on the run. thanks so much for the update, no I haven't been in email contact. I will be glued to my screen Monday to make sure I don't miss it, thanks buddy!




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  45. teecrooz

    teecrooz Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I received my three yesterday! Thank you, these are awesome.
     
  46. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    got mine yeaterday too, a soldered ROTj one. These are ****ing beautiful, mine looks like it was done by machine. They are the perfect size too, I was worried at first, but it turns out my real clamp is a little bent so the floor isn't flat. I'll straighten that out and this will ft like a glove
     
  47. halliwax

    halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    these posts fill me with excitement, I can't wait to order mine now!


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  48. Heimidal

    Heimidal Well-Known Member

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    No kidding! Can't wait for the next batch! I've been counting the days....
     
  49. redbutton

    redbutton Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow, these are beautiful Would like a ROTJ soldered, please.
     
  50. Banquo Fett

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    I'd love to get a ROTJ soldered please.
     

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