hello,

  i may be misunderstanding what you want to do, but if not - try 
something like this:

a = ["foo", "bar"]
machine = a[0] + ".3ds"
puts machine

=> foo.3ds

  or...

a = ["foo", "bar"]
machine = "#{a[0]}.3ds"
puts machine

=> foo.3ds

 - j

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