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Title: Gypsy Reference
Post by: squidsicle on July 20, 2018, 04:07:05 PM
Has anyone made any isometric drawings (or taken any photos with scale indicators) of the elusive car seat?
I cant seem to find anything.  I'm at the point where i think i'm going to model up the seat in 3D and fabricate it.

If anyone has a seat lying about, could you be enticed into taking dead-on photos of top, left, right, bottom, and top?

Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: JuanShuman on September 16, 2018, 01:38:09 PM
Has anyone made any isometric drawings (or taken any photos with scale indicators) of the elusive car seat?
I cant seem to find anything.  I'm at the point where i think i'm going to support for d bal max (https://alvenda.com/dbal-max-review/) model up the seat in 3D and fabricate it.

If anyone has a seat lying about, could you be enticed into taking dead-on photos of top, left, right, bottom, and top?

You can find the complete design over here : https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/car-seats-outline-isometric-drawing-vector-355182629
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: taorama on September 21, 2018, 06:02:14 PM
That link doesn't seem to be for the GM/Century Infant Love Seat. It would be nice if there was a design on thingiverse.com. Hell, if someone had a seat sitting around I'd be more than happy to whip getting it scanned and posted.
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: squidsicle on October 18, 2018, 06:41:00 PM
I'll expand on this a touch...
to anyone who has built a gypsy using the elusive car seat, could I potentially offer you monetary compensation for taking dead-on photos of top, left, right, and bottom (with scale indicators)?
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: Mitchell on October 18, 2018, 11:32:16 PM
I'll expand on this a touch...
to anyone who has built a gypsy using the elusive car seat, could I potentially offer you monetary compensation for taking dead-on photos of top, left, right, and bottom (with scale indicators)?

I can try and dig my Gypsy out of storage soon and take some photos
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: squidsicle on October 19, 2018, 01:39:48 PM
I would be very grateful!
thank you!

On a side note, STORAGE!?
Why isn't she mounted to the center of your dining room table!?
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: Dr.cgad on October 19, 2018, 02:04:28 PM
my gypsy is literally sitting outside of my room. Though mine was improvised.
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: Mitchell on October 19, 2018, 11:57:30 PM
I would be very grateful!
thank you!

On a side note, STORAGE!?
Why isn't she mounted to the center of your dining room table!?
Haha, she takes up quite a bit of space and I just didn't have the room to keep her out. Will be fixing that soon, though :)
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: mysticon on November 10, 2018, 12:25:16 AM
Don't know if this helps for scale, but the Henry Ford Museum has one in their archive, and it says that the dimensions are:
Height: 18.25 in
Width: 15.25 in
Length: 21 in

https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/372204/
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: squidsicle on November 12, 2018, 06:49:43 PM
Wow!  That's great! 
any little bit helps.  Thank You!
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: Robert K S on November 13, 2018, 10:37:23 PM
Where are you (taorama) located?  I have a seat I could bring to you to be scanned, in exchange for the privilege of watching the process, provided the trip wasn't too long.  I could also have it done in my area (Cleveland) if pointed to a scanner of appropriate size.  CWRU Maker Space?  Library?
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: squidsicle on November 16, 2018, 04:22:07 PM
i'd foot the bill if necessary.
Say the word and I'll start sourcing the labor.
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: Snarkticon on November 27, 2018, 02:30:31 PM
I need to get my Gypsy off the shelf and finish up work on her anyway. I'll see what I can do to get some good measurements and pictures sometime later this week.

I will also look into getting her scanned locally. I know of a few maker spaces that might be able to help.
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: squidsicle on November 29, 2018, 11:52:25 AM
GREAT!
my end-goal was to create an accurate 3d model that could be uploaded to thingiverse so everyone would have access to it.
...the only obstacle has been finding the &?$#!@$ seat.
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: Snarkticon on November 29, 2018, 01:11:46 PM
I was lucky enough to get my hands on TWO at the same time back in the days of the Yahoo! Group. I already sold my extra, sorry.

I've discovered a place that specializes in 3D scanning and reverse engineering here in town. I'm going to get some pictures of my Gypsy head tonight and I'll contact them to see what the cost would be to scan and release the files.
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: squidsicle on November 30, 2018, 02:17:25 PM
Best news i've heard in a while!
keep me in the loop.
I'd be more than happy to handle the cost or split it with you.
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: Snarkticon on December 04, 2018, 03:20:27 PM
Hi! I haven't forgotten. I simply wasn't able to muster up the time or energy yet. I'll snag some reference shots tonight and contact the scanning place tomorrow!
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: Bucky Cat on April 22, 2019, 07:54:43 PM
Any movement on scanning the seat?  I've been really, really, really eager to build myself a Gypsy.

Ready to throw some money at someone.

Cheers,

Ted.
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: Snarkticon on April 24, 2019, 07:31:17 AM
Well, I completely forgot about this. xD And after I said I hadn't! Got busy with the Winter holidays and all that.

I have a convention in two weeks that I'm making a mad dash to prepare for. After that, I'll get back on looking into scanning Gypsy!
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: squidsicle on April 24, 2019, 01:39:30 PM
best
news
ever
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: Snarkticon on April 24, 2019, 02:37:01 PM
The bad news is I just called the 3D scanning company I mentioned, and their rate for scanning an object like this is prohibitive.

The good news is, I DO have a Gypsy that I will take apart and set up for reference pictures for you. I will also continue to look for a way to get the parts scanned locally that won't cost a month's rent.
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: squidsicle on April 25, 2019, 03:29:00 PM
Reference photos would be grand.  I can model it up.

If we, as a community, want a scan...we could always "pass the hat"

what part of the world are you in?
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: Snarkticon on April 25, 2019, 04:22:44 PM
If there's enough interest and support for a scan, that would be cool. I live just South of Houston, TX.

I'll get my Gypsy set up for her reference photo shoot in the next couple of days.
Title: Re: Gypsy Reference
Post by: minermark on May 07, 2019, 12:22:23 PM
Good day Bot engineers:
Dropping in during good weather is hard to do, however i had a thought.
Gypsy parts are all but dried up and gone forever.
This winter i would be willing to "Experiment" and incur the cost to Tool-Up a Gypsy Parts Mold(s).
My mold(s) would "Copy-Exact" in Fiberglass Parts.
Ah, The Mold!
You want Exact copy(s) of the parts? i only need the Original parts to copy from.
8 out 10 chance the Original will survive the "Plug Mold" making process with little damage.

The reproduced part(s) would likely be no Thicker the the original piece(s).
The weight of the parts would be a few ounces more per part.

Whoever wishes to Donate/Loan the part(s) to be reproduced will get the surviving parts back and one heck of a deal on laminated parts for life......

By September i like to have winter projects planned, you Engineers have till then to think about who is kicking down Original part(s).

Best i can do for the Forum.
Besides, i love the smell of Catillised Resin in the morning...........     Cheers.