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Old 28th Jun 2012, 21:23   #1
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FOX | RedManc

It's about time I shared what I have been up to, as well as what I am planning.




So this is my new project : FOX, it's a m-itx based htpc & surfer.

I need a small computer when I move house next year as my bedroom
will not be big enough for my gaming rig & all that comes with it (the mess).

If you can't tell already the case is a redesignated full face mountain bike
helmet which was frankly too heavy for the casual mountain biking I do.

So far I have removed all the cushioning and peaked visor, sanded
the helmet internally and externally to prepare it for a little painting.

My next step is to create a window which will cover the opening of the helmet
(its not a case yet), to do this you can see in these pictures that I have created
a compartment inside the helmet covered in clingfilm, im filling
this with expanding foam in order to create a male mould over
which I plan to vacuum form an acrylic window.

Oh yes I will need to build myself a vacuum forming machine first!

There is only two people who know for sure the colour scheme so we'll keep
that a secret for now and let this build progress one step at a time.

There is no rush, no cutting corners ... dare I say; No Compromise!



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Old 29th Jun 2012, 13:42   #2
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Nice idea, like seeing something a bit different. Looking forward to seeing more progress.
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Old 29th Jun 2012, 13:54   #3
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Old 22nd Jul 2012, 19:33   #4
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Old 22nd Jul 2012, 20:27   #5
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talk about cancer! looks really grose! o.O'
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Old 25th Jul 2012, 21:00   #7
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You've seen the pictures now a little progress report.

I've already tested the foam in an industrial vacuum sealing machine and it doesn't crush under the pressure
so my little shop vac will have no chance of destroying the model. This was my first concern.

My second concern was that there would be big air pockets in the foam where I hadn't applied foam evenly,
as you can see they are there! The plan is to now use this foam as a base for a putty/modelling clay window mold.
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Old 29th Jul 2012, 22:19   #8
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Old 30th Jul 2012, 17:06   #9
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I like the direction this is going
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Old 30th Jul 2012, 21:42   #10
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Old 6th Aug 2012, 20:38   #12
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So Many Holes!!
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Old 6th Aug 2012, 21:08   #13
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Now this idea I really like. Is there much cooling required for a HTPC? Would be cool to use the existing helmet vents for some fans or similar.

I can imagine a nice mesh to the front mouth void with a nice LED or similar behind.

Keep up the awesome work, I look forward to seeing updates.
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Agreed, will be keeping an eye on this one
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Old 16th Aug 2012, 20:34   #15
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Thank you for showing interest guys and girls, its nice to know people are watching !

@ hoochy there shouldn't be too much cooling required as it will not be overclocked or anything, I did keep the original mesh from the helment safe, so safe I do not know where it is now but ill be putting some form of filters on the existing holes. But right now its all a work in progress im attacking it one job at a time







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Interesting build, looking forward to the updates
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Old 17th Aug 2012, 06:55   #17
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awesome project! love the vacuum machine
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 18:39   #18
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 19:08   #19
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 19:08   #20
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hoochy - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!hoochy - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!hoochy - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!hoochy - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!hoochy - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!hoochy - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!hoochy - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!hoochy - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!hoochy - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!hoochy - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!hoochy - it's over 9000!!!!!!!!1!1!1!!!
When's the next update planned for? I was really looking forward to seeing this one progress - moar updates plox.
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