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Star Citizen - 59 million $ in crowdfunding . Anvil Crucible Workshop ship (stretch goal) unlocked

ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,229

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/funding-goals

Just passed 59 million dollar in crowdfunding. Another strech goal unlocked:

 

"Anvil Aerospace Crucible – A so-called “flying toolbox,” the Crucible is the ship you want on your side when you suffer an asteroid collision or survive a pirate attack! Structurally, the Crucible consists of a cockpit, drive unit and workshop. The Crucible’s workshop is versatile: it can be used as a base for conducting EVA repairs (complete with requisite tool storage) or it can use magnetic grapplers to attach directly to a ship hull. In this situation, the workshop actually opens to space and allows a repair crew direct access to a damaged ship. The workshop can either maintain artificial gravity or allow for zero-g repair operations, depending on the needs of the mission. The Crucible’s cockpit is also outfitted with an array of repair tools, including dual purpose mounts that can exchange weapons for tractor beams and remote manipulator arms. The Crucible is also part of a larger planned repair system. For larger project, independent sections of support struts and drive units, called the Miller ERS (External Repair Structure), can be locked together to form a sort of scaffolding around a damaged starship, the next best thing to an orbital drydock. A standard ERS unit includes a small drive, thrusters, magnetic attach points and modular hardpoints for mounting tractor beams, repair tools or weapons. ERS segments each have a code defining their shape (P1 = Straight section, P2= Left turn, P3 = Right turn, etc.) with the multiple layouts allowing extensive zero-gravity construction as necessary. In the case of damaged capital ships, like the Navy’s Bengal carriers, hundreds of ERS units might be formed into a latticework serviced by a dozen or more Crucibles."

 

Have fun

 

 

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Comments

  • JonBonJawaJonBonJawa Member UncommonPosts: 489

    Awesome.. now on to the big 60

     

    should be hit shortly after PAX when they demonstrate the First Person shooter module

     

     

  • mayito7777mayito7777 Member UncommonPosts: 768
    I just hope for the next 3 years the Sun behave and no solar eruptions affect the Earth... otherwise... bye bye electronics.

    want 7 free days of playing? Try this

    http://www.swtor.com/r/ZptVnY

  • ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,229
    Originally posted by mayito7777
    I just hope for the next 3 years the Sun behave and no solar eruptions affect the Earth... otherwise... bye bye electronics.

    Run your soon-to-be-Star-Citizen-computer on radiation hardened milspec hardware ;-) and never fear CME's again !

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_hardening

    But hey, some guys here in this forum will then claim that Star Citizen is the cause for the last 80 % of subsurface nuke tests. Cause they were usually done to test milspec electronics. And Chris Roberts was the mastermind behind all those nuke tests !! Or rather ... the money-grabbing  shadowy presence BEHIND CR was the mastermind behind it ALL !!    Weeee ...  *********puts on Alu-foil hat !!**********

     

    have fun

     

     

    PS:

    In truth - Don't use those rad-hardened milspec computers !

    Those rustbuckets are usually 3 generations behind and are a PITB !

  • mayito7777mayito7777 Member UncommonPosts: 768
    Originally posted by Erillion
    Originally posted by mayito7777
    I just hope for the next 3 years the Sun behave and no solar eruptions affect the Earth... otherwise... bye bye electronics.

    Run your soon-to-be-Star-Citizen-computer on radiation hardened milspec hardware ;-) and never fear CME's again !

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_hardening

    But hey, some guys here in this forum will then claim that Star Citizen is the cause for the last 80 % of subsurface nuke tests. Cause they were usually done to test milspec electronics. And Chris Roberts was the mastermind behind all those nuke tests !! Or rather ... the money-grabbing  shadowy presence BEHIND CR was the mastermind behind it ALL !!    Weeee ...  *********puts on Alu-foil hat !!**********

     

    have fun

     

     

    PS:

    In truth - Don't use those rad-hardened milspec computers !

    Those rustbuckets are usually 3 generations behind and are a PITB !

    LOL, thanks for the giggles, I am just waiting for the holographic PCs to come out, the latets info sounds promissing.

    want 7 free days of playing? Try this

    http://www.swtor.com/r/ZptVnY

  • ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,229
    Originally posted by mayito7777

    LOL, thanks for the giggles, I am just waiting for the holographic PCs to come out, the latets info sounds promissing.

    There you are - your holo PC :

    Holo Display

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZCIsgOaUaA

    (actually you can do that not only with FX but also in real time with some mist columns , see

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12328160  )

     

    Projected Keyboard  (e.g. at 8.20 in the video)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-wbOlWa-gk  

     

    Data Storage

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_data_storage

     

    and you computer is your clothing

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wearable_Computing

     

    That how the ads will be

     

    Thats how it will really look like

     

    Have fun

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