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Old 19th Apr 2017, 08:33   #1
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The Arcade

Hey guys i'm back with another mod.

This one is for the thermaltake invitational 2017 season 1!

Make sure to go check it out and win prizes for voting etc..

Anyways lets get to the good stuff.
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Youtube channel has some preliminary updates and theme hints.

https://youtu.be/p1YKfFEFyK4
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So after some hype on social media, I decided to release my initial idea for this project. I am calling it "the Arcade" !!!

First I cut some wood, and will have a video on youtube showing that process that I will share here soon.

Next step was to begin dry fit assembly so I can take some more measurements.

First we create the base, that has 4 casters, two are locking to hold the unit in place. This is very sturdy, each caster can hold 250lbs. I even tested the unit by standing on it like a skateboard.




So I started with my wood dowel bit and dowels that will eventually hold everything together.










Next I used this countersink bit to hide the screw heads





And we have the bottom cabinet






Then I freehand drew the top cutout. After I was happy with the shape I took careful measurements, and made the lines straight. Then I cut one side, and laid it upside down to trace to cut the other side so they were exact.











That is all for now, will have more soon!
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 08:34   #4
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Some more updates for you guys!

First I have created the top portion of the cabinet, had to match the angles appropriately.

[img] http://www.precisioncomputing.net/wp...4/IMG_6793.jpg [/img]

I used my clamps to hold everything together while I drilled holes for screws and countersunk them into the cabinet to hide everything.



Next I marked and drilled holes for the speakers to show through.


Here you can see some of the edges of the wood rounded, and also the speakers, and tower 900.



Here we see the mini NES Classic that will be integrated.



And finally we have the monitor mounted inside the cabinet.



Will have more updates soon!
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Old 27th Apr 2017, 20:56   #5
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Next video log, forgive me for being exhausted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDoDB-fynDU
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So in trying something new, I come up with this:



Couple different colors of paint, painted on wood, and the result was exactly what I was looking for.

So I prep the tower 900 cabinet:



This is the paint I am using, covered great:



All taped up so I don't get paint where it isn't wanted:



The result is a nice sky blue side wall:





Before I reveal what I am doing here, anyone have any guesses?
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Old 17th May 2017, 08:33   #7
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So here is the floor, recognize it?



Then I modded the W4 cpu block:



Of course we have to integrate these cool fans whereever we can!




Did you really think i could leave the tower 900 go without cutting it up?



Wait til you see whats next!

a preview:

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Old 18th May 2017, 07:08   #8
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So after chopping the bottom few inches of the Tower 900 off we come up with this.

Serves two purposes, slightly shortens the unit, and allows me to use the cabinet lower structure as part of the actual case itself.







Still not finished with the inside of the cabinet a few more things yet to reveal.
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