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Chaos Theory 1: IBL
Chaos Theory 1: IBL
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spektyr

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Mass Driver: A Closer Look
Mass Driver: A Closer Look

            

Mass Driver: A Closer Look
Description: This is a close look ar the structure of the magnet array. I actually should turn down the reflection of the magnet plates so the posts are more visible but this gives a better idea of the structure. Each coil has four plates that, unlike a solid ring, keep the projectile centered. This eliminates friction and allows for much higher acceleration and accuracy than older projectile systems.
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Keywords: 3D, Model, Technology, Space, Spektyr
Date: 06.14.2007 00:54
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gat
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Ohh I see, great detail!
06.14.2007 01:20 Offline gat brshkv at yahoo.com
spektyr
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Thanks! When I started thinking about this one I appraoched it like an actual design project. When you really think about it this is actually achievable. The one thing I'm unconfortable with is the idea of something like this being used on a populated area here on Earth. I mean my idea was for a 10 foot projectile but this design can be made much bigger and a lot more destructive.
:-(
06.14.2007 01:45 Offline spektyr spektyr at aol.com http://www.spektyr.com
gat
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Well, I am still not sure how much velocity you can get from a firing station in space. the mass of station to the cannon ball must be much larger. plus getting this heavy cannons into space to reload is no easy task. its like 1000 dollars per kilo. Plus firing them onto earth will just make them burn out in the atmosphere :P

Lets just go with a more simple solution like high energy photon cannons to fire into the atmosphere in order to cut a whole so that the sun's radiation does not bounce off, but instead hits the targets bellow ;) just what humanity really needs.
06.14.2007 02:29 Offline gat brshkv at yahoo.com
spektyr
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You think a 10 foot sphere of cast iron will completely burn up on reentry? Maybe you're right but this puppy isn't designed for planetary attacks. A string of projectiles traveling at 3600 mph may just deflect a dangerous asteroid, one like 99942 Apophis (2004 MN4), which is predicted to make a close approach (22,300 mi - Talk about near miss!) on Apr 13, 2029, just enough to miss us should the need arise. ;-)
06.14.2007 03:28 Offline spektyr spektyr at aol.com http://www.spektyr.com
gat
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sending an object that big into space is going to cost incredible amount of money if it is even possible, not even considering the risk of not making it into outer space. I think it be best to get some rocks from the moon, or just blow up part of the moon (tiny tiny tiny tiny part) at a perfect moment in order for the rocks to travel toward an asteroid.
06.14.2007 04:11 Offline gat brshkv at yahoo.com
spektyr
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Ok. Why don't we just get completely real here. At our government's present level of FUBARity we can just forget about any efforts to save this planet from a world killing NEO. The way I see it they would just say, "It won't happen in my lifetime and there's no profit in it for me so who cares?"
:-p
06.14.2007 10:24 Offline spektyr spektyr at aol.com http://www.spektyr.com
spektyr
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Oh, and the cannon balls don't necessarily have to be made on Earth and transported into orbit. Why couldn't they be manufactured in the asteroid belt and transported from there? Let's say Humanity has already developed a working Hydrogen Fusion Drive, othewise known in Niven's Universe as a Bussard Ramjet, that can make the trip in a just few days. ;-)
06.14.2007 11:01 Offline spektyr spektyr at aol.com http://www.spektyr.com
tina gazcon
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Great work! And what are you guys going on about? Ha! This is different from your ususl kalidescopes. It looks very real.
06.14.2007 12:08 Offline tina gazcon pecasg62 at hotmail.com
spektyr
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Thank you Tina!

The Kaleidoscopes are just one mode of expression I've worked on. If you look at the rest of my work you'll see a few 3D models I've been playing with. Take a good look at my Temple of Golden Light images. That was my first and most intricate work using Boolean Modeling techniques. Sadly the original setup files for those images, as well as many others, were lost due to a hard drive crash and poor planning (no backup copies). I may recreate the temple model if the desire ever strikes me hard enough. I consider it to be my first true masterpiece. I did it all without using preset objects, although there was a lot of duplication and resizing. Multi-replicate is a marvelous tool. ;-) It took about a week to complete it originally.

There's a special feeling of satisfaction I get when I've created an image that looks like you can reach right into it and touch objects like this one. It really gives me an appreciation for the term 'Virtual Reality'.
:-)
06.14.2007 12:53 Offline spektyr spektyr at aol.com http://www.spektyr.com
gat
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Am actually they already developed a hydrogen fusion reactor, but not for space travel but for energy.
06.14.2007 15:26 Offline gat brshkv at yahoo.com
spektyr
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"but not for space travel"

That we know of. ;-)
06.14.2007 15:58 Offline spektyr spektyr at aol.com http://www.spektyr.com
gat
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well it doesn't make anything other then energy. all it is is just an accelerator for hydrogen atoms, it hits them up to a point where they become extremely hot and then smashes them.
06.14.2007 18:02 Offline gat brshkv at yahoo.com
Horo
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Great, very detailed work. Keep it up, man.
06.14.2007 18:16 Offline Horo h.-r.h.wernli at bluewin.ch https://www.horo.ch/
spektyr
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Thanks Horo!

I'm doing a render with the viewer 'looking down the barrel' of this monster cannon with a projectile ready to be fired. It kind of makes me nervous considering I'd become a red stain on the cannonball if it was fired while I was in that possition. LOL

I've made a few changes, added insulators where the posts exit the coil housings and narrowed the plates in order to increase the gap between the stages.

I think I'll be tweaking this one for a while. LOL
06.15.2007 02:58 Offline spektyr spektyr at aol.com http://www.spektyr.com
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If the cannon balls were coated with an abletive heat shield ceramic - eg, like on the bottom of the space shuttle... then is it not certain they could survive re-entry?
06.16.2007 15:59 Offline davidbrinnen mail at davidbrinnen.co.uk http://www.davidbrinnen.com
spektyr
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I wouldn't use this type of weapon on a ground based target anyway. The air friction and gravity elements would render it too inacurate for that type of application. Using it as an anti-ICBM weapon may be a better idea but it's aiming speed may be too slow.
06.17.2007 04:59 Offline spektyr spektyr at aol.com http://www.spektyr.com
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