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Old 4th May 2012, 18:44   #1
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Project: "1949"

Hello Bit-Tech readers,

Introduction:
My name is Stef and my alias is Cygnitr0n. Cygnitr0n is a combination of Cygnus X, Nitro and Tron. And I'm from Holland. So already I will appologize in front if the Englisch is not correct.


Let me begin:
After a few moments of thoughts and seeing some of the builds here on Bit-Tech.net. I became inspirid and now I'm planning a new project. I don't want a normal case for my PC anymore. And after building the "Obsidian Carnage" , modding my HTPC and modding the Antec Darkfleet, I was getting more experienced with the modding. So, I wanted to leap forward and making myself a real case mod.

Inspiration:
I've been inspired by the old retro look and I want to make the old, new again and bring it back in the future. But afterall in a whole new inside and purpose. It's will be a shame to let this old thing go to waste. Afterall it is a sort of legacy. I was searching for something old, nice, good looking and it must be big enough for a small PC. And I found it, a Philips BX480A.

Because I really like a nostalgic look, I will preserve it in this build. Afterall it's a MOD so I will make a few changes along the way. If it's necessary.

The Project:
It will not be a project that I would build in a short timeframe. Because this build is delicate and needs time. I want it to be perfect and restore it for a whole new purpose.

So I will give you an idea how it looks and what I'm going to Mod. This project is called "1949" and has no real name yet. The "1949" stands for the builddate from this old Radio.

Hardware:
It's gonna be an mITX build with HTPC/Media PC potentials. And I'm going to work with a lot of copper. So that was the story for my idea. Hopefully I will bring this old Radio back to life with his new purpose in the 21st Century.

And here is a picture from the old Philips BX480A .
(WHD)470 x 300 x 230 mm / 18.5 x 11.8 x 9.1 inch




This project is sponsored by:

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Old 5th May 2012, 02:50   #2
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Welkom, en ek hoop jy geniet die journey.

I look forward to this one, always luv it when the old meets the new

Met vriendelike groete/with regards.
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Old 5th May 2012, 08:44   #3
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Dank je wel MrBean!

Then we have the same taste. Love it also. And I'm really excited to build this one. Only my friends and family says that I'm crazy to demolish a radio from 1949. :P

My opinion is that I'm giving it a second life.

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Old 5th May 2012, 15:44   #4
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Update!

I have taken the time to make a few nice pictures in his original state. The photo's are shot with a Canon 1000D. check it out.





















Hopefully you think it's nice. It's now 63 Years old!

This project is sponsored by:

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Love it! Can't wait to see something get modded into it aswell!
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Steampunkish? me like
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Old 5th May 2012, 22:16   #7
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Love it! Can't wait to see something get modded into it aswell!
Thanks KidMod-Southpaw. I can't either


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Steampunkish? me like
Yeah, you could call it steampunkish in a way
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Interesting... I really like this idea, are you planning on incorporating a small screen, or will it just be a case? I'm very interested to see what you do. The radio makes me think of bioshock.
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Old 5th May 2012, 22:51   #9
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I did thought about that. And it is an option. But I got an idea for the display. But I want to focus first on the PC itself.
When you think of bioshock your really in the good direction. I was sort of inspired the environment of the game.
It will look like a sort of "steampunk" machine.
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Beautiful, I just luv pics of the old valve-technology. At least keep the old insides for later use - is it still working?

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Old 6th May 2012, 09:57   #11
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Yes, I will keep the old inside. To bad it isn't working. I've tried it. But I will use the parts for in the PC. Hope it will look awesome.
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~Look what I found on the internet! An ornament for this build. I fell in love with it! Bought it!
It will be the symbol (token).


It's brass baby!
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ha, this looks familiar.. A fellow old radio rebuilder. I like this mod.. more pics
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Thanks AlderonnX


Update:

Let me give you all a short update. The update is to show wich light there will be in.
I'm using my own design PCB for the LED light. This LEDPCB is normally black but with some spray I turned it in to Bronze.
As you can see in the picture I spray the LED strip is not entirely smooth. This is a desired effect that I had not foreseen. So a good reason for an "old" look. The color of the LEDs be "Orange". These colors they had previously only. So that I would like to come back again.


EDIT: Pictures were not showing. On Page 3 you will find the LED.

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Old 17th May 2012, 09:19   #16
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How cool is this. I love old radio's and record players, and that emblem is going to make a nice addition =) sub'd and watching.
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Old 17th May 2012, 09:27   #17
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really interesting idea putting it inside that old wireless good luck
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Really nice start to your mod, I am liking the LEDs especially.
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Thanks guys, I'm still moving into my new house. That's why you haven't heard a thing. This project is still alive, and wonders are planning

to be continued.
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This is gonna be an amazing mod, i wish you luck with your future modding
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