Hello! And welcome to my latest project.
After the success of the Jack Daniel's build i done last year, this year i wanted to do something much closed to home.
Myself and my partner are both huge F1 fans, having visited several races and tracks, it's time i brought my love/passion to my other love/passion.
What is the idea?
Basically, re-design and create a formula 1 front wing, with a PC inside!
I've sunk a good fortune into this build so far and the vast majority will be done by hand.
I do have a laser cutter, however that's a 1 shot deal and i'm not confident enough to risk the acrylic sheets.
Is it team related?
Yes! In fact it's a nod to Niki Lauda and the Mercedes team. Even though they're not my fav team, Niki was one of my racing heroes. (I'm a mclaren and aston martin lover)
Here's the design plan (ish) i'm not very good at these 3D models.
AMD has not confirmed sponsorship.
CPU and board may be subject to change.
Yeah.... about that...
Let's just leave this blank for now, i'm in no rush and there's a global GPU Shortage.
Special thanks to
I guess it's time to show at least some work!
Plastics and paints/Vinyls and other bits and bobs have arrived and work has begun! (Slowly)
Here's the plastics and the size of thing is 1.2m wide!!
(Excuse the mess, currently also designing the desk/entertainment unit too)
Bits and bobs!
Let's start with the basics! Need to bend the wing parts, nothing looks good flat.
Nothing my heat gun can't sort out.
Once that was bent into shape, i sanded it down and proceeded to sand down multiple other parts.
Once i had sanded down most of the parts i needed right now, i cut (using a dremel) out the end plates and started by super gluing these 2 parts together.
After this was super glued, i then welded the 2 parts together using a UV reactive bonding agent.
This stuff is incredibly strong and doesn't snap off easy.
After these were set, i was ready to start adding fins to the end plates (for downforce duhh lol)
And this is as far as i've gotten.
I've got A LOT of work ahead of me and i will be taking my time, so please don't expect massive updates every day.
It's a slow process.
I appreciate your views, comments and insights.