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Steel Cobra

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 21:42, 10/2/2003 | , , , ,
 
Steel CobraIt was a toss-up whether this one went up on Acorn Arcade or here, but it might make an amusing antidote to all the heavy GPL mass debates. Jason Tribbeck, more famous for writing games for use in the virtual world, has decided to bring his gaming skills into the real world for his latest project, the Steel Cobra.

After a discussion about making paper models of Elite ships using designs from Witchspace and Sirocco Station, Jason decided to take things a little further... The partially finished result on display so far is a framework of steel strips, which not so coincidentally looks very much like the old 8-bit wireframe Elite model except without the hidden line removal. Jase is currently working on the electronics, and when the new sheet steel arrives it'll be fully covered.

To keep an eye on this project as it happens, head on over to Jason's website, www.tribbeck.com.
 

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Jeffrey Lee Message #91798, posted by Phlamethrower at 21:46, 10/2/2003
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Jase is currently working on the electronics, and when the new sheet steel arrives it'll be fully covered.

Will this be flashy-lighty type electronics, or will it actually fly? :o

Stick a mini jet engine from an RC place in there and it'll really go :o

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Richard Goodwin Message #91799, posted by rich at 22:34, 10/2/2003, in reply to message #91798
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Will this be flashy-lighty type electronics, or will it actually fly?
Blinkenlights only I'm afraid, although a second model is being planned that will fly. It won't be made from whacking great lumps of steel though ;)
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Jeffrey Lee Message #91800, posted by Phlamethrower at 22:52, 10/2/2003, in reply to message #91799
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*looks around the site a bit*

Doh, it actually says that on the site ;)

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Jason Tribbeck Message #91801, posted by tribbles at 09:20, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91800
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Rich - I was only joking about getting publicity...

Kindof ;-)

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Richard Goodwin Message #91802, posted by rich at 09:38, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91801
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You know you want it, you media whore ;)
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DWF Message #91803, posted at 10:35, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91802
Unregistered user Jason Tribbeck looks like Ron Jeremy! :)
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Andrew Message #91804, posted by andrew at 11:15, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91803
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:-D
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John Hoare Message #91805, posted by moss at 11:19, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91804

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Tsk. I'm surprised you know who Ron Jeremy is, Andrew...
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Andrew Message #91806, posted by andrew at 14:34, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91805
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I don't ;-) Just that I tried to think of somebody who he looked like but couldn't think of any!
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Jason Tribbeck Message #91807, posted by tribbles at 15:57, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91806
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I don't know who he is either - who is he?
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John Hoare Message #91808, posted by moss at 16:01, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91807

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http://www.askmen.com/toys/interview/34_ron_jeremy_interview.html
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Jason Tribbeck Message #91809, posted by tribbles at 16:32, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91808
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And how did /you/ know him ... err ... me ... err ... him ;-)
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John Hoare Message #91810, posted by moss at 16:39, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91809

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I went through a period of watching far too much TVX - The Fantasy Channel. I accidentally guessed the PIN, and bought some porn each month; and pretended to my mother that 'TFC Buy' on the bill stood for The Film Channel...
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Jeffrey Lee Message #91811, posted by Phlamethrower at 16:59, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91810
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/me tsks moss
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Tony Haines Message #91812, posted by Loris at 19:51, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91811
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Moss, I can just imagine you accidentally trying numbers from 0000 to 9999 :)
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John Hoare Message #91813, posted by moss at 19:54, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #91812

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Oddly enough, the standard pin was 11234. So it was pretty easy :-)
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Andrew Poole Message #91814, posted by andypoole at 08:43, 12/2/2003, in reply to message #91813

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On Sky Digital, the pin number is, by default, the last four digits of the viewing card number unless you have changed it from what I remember.
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Andrew Message #91815, posted by andrew at 11:16, 12/2/2003, in reply to message #91814
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So did your mother like the porn?
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John Hoare Message #91816, posted by moss at 15:55, 12/2/2003, in reply to message #91815

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Well, she never saw it. I left a tape in overnight, and just hoped she didn't try to use the video recorder before I did in the morning.
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Ken Adams Message #91817, posted at 00:04, 14/2/2003, in reply to message #91816
Unregistered user Thats what I do too, but sometimes I'd get up really early to watch it and enjoy the pleasure of my own company.
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Andrew Message #91818, posted by andrew at 11:33, 14/2/2003, in reply to message #91817
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Tribbles always brings out the best in people :-)
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Jason Tribbeck Message #91819, posted by tribbles at 12:13, 14/2/2003, in reply to message #91818
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Yeah - I kinda realised that from around the 7th comment...
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Andrew Message #91820, posted by andrew at 14:51, 14/2/2003, in reply to message #91819
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Sixth - I only laughed at the stylish ignoring-the-post-meaning aspect of it ;)
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Jason Tribbeck Message #91821, posted by tribbles at 15:03, 14/2/2003, in reply to message #91820
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Okay, 6th - I was typing the comment and couldn't be bothered to open a new window, and count...
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Andrew Message #91822, posted by andrew at 15:06, 14/2/2003, in reply to message #91821
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Anyway the most exciting part about this is the rumour of a flying version -surely not :-0
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Horse Message #91823, posted at 15:09, 14/2/2003, in reply to message #91822
Unregistered user A kite version would satisfy the "flying" criteria without Paul Vigay getting all excited, but generous use of steel kind of rules that out.
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Richard Goodwin Message #91824, posted by rich at 15:16, 14/2/2003, in reply to message #91823
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A steel kite - that sounds like a challenge! :)
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Jason Tribbeck Message #91825, posted by tribbles at 15:27, 14/2/2003, in reply to message #91824
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The flying one won't be made of steel. It'll probably be plastic and balsa.

Neither of which take welding too well ;-)

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Kevin Wells Message #91826, posted by Revin Kevin at 21:14, 14/2/2003, in reply to message #91825
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Robot wars perhaps.

With real missiles :)

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ken adams Message #91827, posted at 00:19, 15/2/2003, in reply to message #91826
Unregistered user why aren't we talking about porn anymore?
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