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#1 2015-07-10 12:53:50

MJ313
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Those Q700 feets

8/10/15 UPDATE: Read the whole thread if you are interested. Or, if you just want to buy reproductions, go here:
http://thinkclassic.org/viewtopic.php?pid=8527#p8527

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This topic has been discussed before in various places, but we can rehash it here and maybe actually come to some absolute conclusions, versus speculation and hearsay. I'd love input from anyone with first hand knowledge.

We know there are two kinds of feets that fit the Q700. Those be:

1. The little flat rectangular feets, that one sees typically attached to (or missing from) IIci and IIcx machines. Those feets are most definitely rubber.

2. The somewhat mysterious cylindrical feet seen here:

Macintosh_Quadra_700.png


Some questions that need answers (This post will be updated once we know for sure, the answers):

1. Can someone verify that those cylindrical feet *actually* came with the Q700? 

YES. Thanks Unity and mcdermd

2. Are the feets seen in the picture identical to the Q950 feets?

NO. Thanks mcdermd

3. Does anyone here HAVE one of those cylindrical feets? I don't. I know Uni doesn't either.

YES. mcdermd, james_w, hellslinger

4. IF someone has one of those feets, can they verify if they are rubber or ABS plastic?

They are rubber, just like the flat feets. Thanks mcdermd

5. IF someone here has one, would they be willing to take some photos to give us an idea of what they look like, from several perspectives?  Once we have some kind of idea, maybe we'll know the difficulty in 3d scanning or molding them.

mcdermd gave us some nice shots farther down.

6. Is there any kind of market demand (here at least, to begin) for these little cylindrical feets?

A little bit so far (5) ... MJ313, Uniserver, macdrone, cc333, jt

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#2 2015-07-10 14:22:13

jt
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Re: Those Q700 feets

MiniQuadraFeetsMac™

The maniac previously confirmed that they're rubbery/floppy and apparently for looks, not particularly practical due to materials choice.

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#3 2015-07-10 17:52:08

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Yes, my Q700 has a full set.

1. I can't confirm it but I can reasonably assume they did.

2. No. The Q900 feet are part of the case panels and the same plastic

3. Yep

4. They are rubber like the feet on a Iicx or IIci

5. Sure. Let me know if you want something different

6. I'll let you find out wink

q700feet_1.jpg

q700feet_2.jpg

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#4 2015-07-10 17:57:31

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Re: Those Q700 feets

I would like a set.  Price pending of course.

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#5 2015-07-10 20:09:08

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Re: Those Q700 feets

hey man that is a nice looking Q700 MCD !!  :-)   i have 10, Q700's all with no feets.


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#6 2015-07-10 20:14:15

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Yeah, I guess I wouldn't mind a set either, except they need to be made first smile

c


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#7 2015-07-10 20:19:29

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Re: Those Q700 feets

The Q700 came with two sets of feet. These and the traditional style used on the IIci and IIcx. Which makes me wonder why they are so hard to find!

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#8 2015-07-10 20:27:43

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Wow mcdermd, that's some fantastic information and pictures! Thanks!  Would you mind estimating the dimensions? Are they ~ 1" in height by 2" in length?

Also, it seems they may go a bit beyond visual appeal-- do you think they make the Q700 more structurally stable when they are attached? Or are they pretty loose?

This is the most I think we've ever had to go on, so mcdermd's info is really helpful. I'll update the main post shortly. I think I'll start collecting a list of people who may want these things. That does not mean any sort of commitment to buy, as obviously price would matter. We need to figure out if this is even a realistic possibility and what sort of quantity would need to be purchased.

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#9 2015-07-10 20:29:03

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Two sets? I presume the traditional-style set was used for the desktop orientation, where the newer, Q700-specific ones were used for the tower orientation?

Make sense?

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#10 2015-07-10 20:39:15

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Correct. These feet are designed to reduce the possibility of tipping over, thats all. If you look at the the first pic in this post you can see near the top where the traditional feet would insert. Even though it was a new case re-design.

This is noted in the user guide, about the extra set of feet.

http://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/comput … %20700.pdf

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#11 2015-07-11 02:05:01

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Yeah, Unity is spot-on. The feet are pretty snug when they are on. You need to bend them out or remove them if you want to take the lid off. They also provide an anti-slip surface like the square feet do so yes, it enhances stability. The computer is stored at work so I don't have the means to measure them at the moment, but you can extrapolate the size by comparing with the snow white lines on the case.

uniserver wrote:

hey man that is a nice looking Q700 MCD !!  :-)   i have 10, Q700's all with no feets.

Yeah, a guy I know sent it to me! wink


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#12 2015-07-11 13:22:40

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Re: Those Q700 feets

It's been a dozen or so years since I had a bunch of 700s, but I'm pretty sure I recall that the round feets could be used in desktop orientation too.  The slots for the feets' tabs are the same distance from the edge on the desktop-bottom face as they are on the tower-bottom face.  That way your desktop Q700 is less likely to tip over wink

As for reproducing them... seems like a "cheap" 3D scanner would be capable of the relatively small and detail free nature of these.  Get one printed and sanded-to-perfection to use as a silicone mold blank, and you're off to the races for mass production in whatever medium you wish.

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#13 2015-07-11 15:23:51

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Re: Those Q700 feets

That's just about as simple a "built from scratch" 3-D Model subject imaginable. Something less than two dozen measurements and little more than an hour in the right program by the right member and we're ready to roll.

Me likes gaudy. six semicircular layers of colored 1/8" plexi laminated to a 1/4" thick carrier board based on my original design + four LEDs and I'm good to go! tongue

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#14 2015-07-11 15:25:51

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Re: Those Q700 feets

your icon cracks me up!  lol
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#15 2015-07-11 17:01:38

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Re: Those Q700 feets

THX, big_smile I tweaked the original whilst converting the Rampaging PogoHamsters into an homage to my favorite characters from Kelley's Heroes. Wound up doing that in a Christmas motif. The simplified version for the rest of the year is still in development.



edit: the original was a "fair use" caricature homage to my favorite character from Hampsterdance
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#16 2015-07-13 01:06:06

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Re: Those Q700 feets

I've submitted mcdermd's picture with some additional information in the hopes of getting a quote for a 3d scan from a place bbraun mentioned. We'll see what they come back with. Our options right now are:

1. Have someone try and reproduce the feets using software. Maybe we have someone versed in CAD in the house who would be interested in helping out.

2. We can get the part scanned. Like I said, I've asked for a quote. We'll see how much that runs. If it's a reasonable fee, we can see where we go from there.  We're still in the info gathering stage.

Right now the only person who seems to actually have one of those feets is... mcdermd. wink

I will add jt's option from below as another option:

3. Rubber mold making/casting

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#17 2015-07-13 01:17:01

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Time to research rubbery casting stuff/casting said rubbery stuff.

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#18 2015-07-13 01:24:28

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Re: Those Q700 feets

I'm torn on the feets; I don't even know if they were finished when my Quadra was built, and I doubt it's ever had them.

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#19 2015-07-13 12:42:05

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Re: Those Q700 feets

I think the round feets were original equipment with the 700.  It was (re)designed from the get-go as a mini-tower.

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#20 2015-07-13 13:30:45

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Re: Those Q700 feets

I think they were just sorta chucked into the packing box as an afterthought. The Q700 was a re-hash of a two generations old case design, minimizing Snow White influences to make it fit in better with new Quadra Case Designs styling on real, designed from the ground floor up, integrated, practical feets.

I thought they were cool when I first saw them, but the Q700 box looks a lot more streamlined/elegant sittin' on the IIx' original Ho-Chi Minhs.

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#21 2015-07-13 13:33:41

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Mine didn't have a packing box, nor was it sold as OEM. wink

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#22 2015-07-13 14:07:53

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Does yours have the HCM's? Seems those would be appropriate. Plan B for this project may involve investigating replacement HCM's. Maybe someone out there is hoarding those... maybe that Herb fellow. They would certainly be easier to create.

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#23 2015-07-13 14:43:33

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Re: Those Q700 feets

The flat feet? I have no feet for mine. The holes are there but don't look like they've been used.

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#24 2015-07-13 15:06:24

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Gotcha

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#25 2015-07-13 16:13:24

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Re: Those Q700 feets

Gotta have the Ho-Chi Minhs installed to maintain adequate airflow  .  .  .
.  .  .  find bald tire - make 400 sets cool

10-Ply-Ho-Chi-Minhs-500.jpg

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