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××× Project: H.A.B.T.T. ××× Jan.3rd

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by blackacidevil, 29 Sep 2004.

  1. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil New Member

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    Control Panel 90% done

    Last night and tonight was dedicated to the control panel. I had to drill drill drill and Dremel Dremel Dremel. Everything fits perfect. One toggle switch is slightly off alignment...I could attempt to fix it, but it's minor in the grand scheme of things. The taped off rectangle in the bottom centre is for the 3.5" fan controller, and I'll cut that out tomorrow.

    DRILLED:
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    FILLED:
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    Fan Controller.
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  2. ZeroX

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    http://controlparts.com/images/pushbuttons/fak-rt.jpg
    (hot linked)

    this would be TO cool to start upp your computer...just smack the BIG button :clap:

    just love your mod so far....keep it up...and don't forget to post updates OFTEN :D

    tut-tut, hotlinking it thieving bandwidth dont'cha know ;)
    -Mister_tad
     
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  3. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    Dont hotlink, its bad.
     
  4. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil New Member

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    With a fresh pack of cutting discs, a repaired Dremel, a 6-pack of Tuborg, and the wife out for the day, I'm cracking open that beast today. Watch for an update tonight.
     
  5. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil New Member

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    The Sacrifice:

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    The Victim:

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    And I'm done for the night. Tomorrow I'll grind down the edges to smooth them out, and cut the control panel to fit in the fan controller.
     
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  6. Isuo

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    That case is HUGE, nice start with the mod...
     
  7. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    damn, thats one big 'case' .
    If you saved two, and bought some model plane. You could make a wtc model.

    (don't mean to offend anyone)
    L
     
  8. Rh1n0x

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    In that case, you only need a PSU and Bill Gates.

    no need for handling it small like the rest of us. :cooldude:
     
  9. Ham_fisT

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    You should have kept two of these...

    they would make a great tribute to the World Trade Center.
     
  10. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Good to see an update. Have you given thought to putting a 60L water resevoir for watercooling in the bottom? It would never get hot :D
     
  11. blackacidevil

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    Not going for water-cooling at this stage. I dont even want to think on how to loop 3 processors, 2 Northbridges, and a $900 vid card. :worried:
     
  12. blackacidevil

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    Very small update tonight. Brought some more stuff home from work, mainly baskets and shelves that fit into the slots of the tower case, some large triangular brackets that I'm going to use for mounting optical drives on the inside, and stopped by Canadian Tire for some supplies. Also picked up a cd-rom drive from Active Surplus (awesome place for anything electronic) for a mere $3.95. Not sure of it *works works*, but it powers up fine and the tray opens/closes. Got it merely for measuring and testing the relocated momentary switches in the control panel. Did that tonight, everything works great.

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    What you see here is a Laser LED Strobe light. Also bought at Active Surplus. 25 bucks. Hurts the eyes to stare at it directly, and I wouldnt recommend an epileptic from EVER purchasing it, but it will add great effect to the case.

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    It plugs into a wall socket via an adapter, uses 14V DC and draws 300 milliamperes. Now I know jack **** about electricity, but if anyone who reads this DOES, would it be possible to run this on a 12V line from my PSU? By the time this project is done, I'll need 10 plugs just to power everything. I dont want an 11th! :blah:

    Help! Anyone?
     
  13. Rekarp

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    it would run of the psu but it would be dimmer.

    Cant wait till this thing is done :D
     
  14. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil New Member

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    How much dimmer? Would a 2V drop be significant?
     
  15. Caj Darkmoon

    Caj Darkmoon New Member

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    Put a powerstrip inside, you've got room
     
  16. Alvin

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    Might also be that there is a voltage regulator in the LED system that regulates to 12V. For the regulator to work the input voltage usually needs to be at least 1,2V higher than the output voltage.
    Anyway, if one can locate the regulator in the LED system, then it can be by-passed, as you already have a stable 12V supply from the PC PSU.

    However, a simple trial-and-error test of just connection 12V to the LED system will quickly show you how much dimmer it will run. You can not break anything by connecting a lower voltage.

    If the by-pass procedure seems too "scary" to you :eyebrow: , and the "just connecting" 12V shows up too dimm, then an extra powerstrip may be the best answer.

    Alvin :dremel:
     
  17. blackacidevil

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    OK so I have a 4.5 inch angle grinder on loan til Xmas, and I just finished doing the edges tonight. I'm having a smoke break and will go over the edges with a sanding block to remove all the tiny burrs that are guaranteed to become annoying slivers in either my fingers, or the cats' paws. I got about half an hour til WWE RAW is on, so I'll post pics after 11pm eastern time. Back to work now.
     
  18. blackacidevil

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    The crappy edges:

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    Grinding:

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    Ran my sanding block on all 4 pieces. Done.

    Also cut the control panel to fit the fan controller, but didnt take a pic. Still have to smooth out the edges on it.

    Tomorrow I'll drill and attach the hinges and whatever else I can think of.
     
  19. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    :eeek: You're grinding on the parquetry?!?! I hate to think what all those flying bits of red hot metal are doing to the clear coat.

    Where did you get white fluffy safetyboots?:nono: Barefoot is much better
     
  20. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil New Member

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    Bah! If i get injured, it's an excuse to take days off work and work on my computer. I tried to lose a toe, but it didnt work out the way I planned.
     

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