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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Achron, 28 Nov 2009.

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Which faceplate design do you like? (Faceplates on page 6)

  1. Don't change anything!

    29 vote(s)
    14.9%
  2. Faceplate 1

    12 vote(s)
    6.2%
  3. Faceplate 2

    53 vote(s)
    27.3%
  4. Faceplate 3

    12 vote(s)
    6.2%
  5. Faceplate 4

    51 vote(s)
    26.3%
  6. Faceplate 5

    14 vote(s)
    7.2%
  7. Faceplate 6

    29 vote(s)
    14.9%
  8. Faceplate 7

    27 vote(s)
    13.9%
  9. Some other design!

    14 vote(s)
    7.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Thanks! I'm quite surprised, actually. I've been pretty busy with this whole 'modding the Harmony One' thing. Other than that, it's been sanding. I'll have a few more updates soon!

    It won't look as much like boobies when it's anodized...I swear!
     
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  2. ringo

    ringo New Member

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    Congratulation for the nominiationen, I have to read the last few pages aigain. And I I only can say that amazing what you make.
     
  3. oliverw92

    oliverw92 New Member

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    Unless you anodize it pink!
     
  4. alpha0ne23

    alpha0ne23 New Member

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    This isn't a case/HTPC...................its a piece of art :thumb:

    Yes, I'm an HTPC tragic :naughty:
     
  5. Bullitdodger

    Bullitdodger If it ain't broke....Tweak it.

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    Ahrmm....No...I'm pretty sure it's a case.;)
     
  6. Zds

    Zds New Member

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    Apologies for the poor quality of the drawing, but I was thinking something like this:

    [​IMG]

    So, make faceplate of two colors and visually connect the lonely IR receive area to the top, and to surround the lonely dots that are buttons with something to make them be more in line with the size of the overall curves.

    Just my two cents..

    EDIT:

    Finished reading.. I see I'm late, but your design is solid anyway.

    Very nice work; I like the round shapes and the aluminum-acrylic striping. And billet metal porn is always billet metal porn.. It's commendable to use such curved 3D shapes - makes the case really unique, even amongst other CNC-built ones.
     
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  7. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    this is awsome mate. Having access to CNC is very different then having access to a haas. this is the mini-mill no? a haas mini with tooling is all of $100,000...

    Your 3d work is amazing. Nobody will be able to appreciate all your hard work there until they try something similar themselves. I need to get better working z axis profiles one of these days...
     
  8. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    Illegitimi non carborundum :thumb:
     
  9. Mach

    Mach New Member

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    Inspiring work Achron! Everyone builds, but not everyone builds something great. This one will land about 15 meters beyond the great line!:thumb:
     
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  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    +1 and rep'd:hehe:
     
  11. Mach

    Mach New Member

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    [​IMG]

    Please sir, I want some more.
     
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  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    ^ What Mach said :), look forward to seeing this anodized, it'll look gorgeous.

    Absolutely HandMadeAndroid is very right, don't let anyone grind you down, epecially me, this project is amazing, please excuse my negative dribble, it was a day I should have just chilled out away from the pc, I'll never repeat that.

    Cnc helps to make great designs an actual piece, it's healthier than getting metal dust in your face too :), can do thigs that normal tools would be extremely difficult to do, this is the best cnc work I have ever seen as it pushes the limits of what can be done with cnc, it's not just a 2d piece like most cnc, if my head was right at the time I would have had nothing but compliments on doing some cnc work I have never seen the likes of before in modding, 2d cnc looks good but 3d cnc metal work is quite mind bogglingly good when looked at from the eyes of a hand tools user or any modder :).

    btw I only just found out there is a rep system on bit-tech lol :duh:, +rep :clap:.
     
  13. speeDs_

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    amazing build! keep it up :thumb:
     
  14. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Well I felt the urge to give you guys a quick update as to my status of the project. Unfortunately, I've been throwing it aside for the past month or two because of a few things.

    1) I graduated! Yay for me.

    2) EIT exam this Saturday. This has been sucking up the majority of my time for 3 weeks now.

    3) Trying to find a job. Not as easy as one would think!

    I can say for a fact that I will again be sanding my life away starting this weekend, so stay tuned! Things are shaping up nicely.
     
  15. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    cant wait man! im really digging this mod:D

    congrats on graduating!
     
  16. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Busy busy busy :).
    1) Congrats :clap:
    2) All the best man :thumb:
    3) You haven't only graduated, you are clearly enthusiastic about the field also which I'd expect to be seen as a nice bonus perk in the eyes of employers looking for bright creative knowledgeable workers, if I were you I would add this case to your resume, it'll make their eyes pop out :D.

    Lastly I am really looking forward to seeing this beaut smoothed out & anodized :rock:.
     
  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    1) What Waynio said.:D

    2) What Waynio said.:D

    3) What Waynio said.:D

    lastly) WHAT WAYNIO SAID!! I can't wait!:rock:

    :lol: Just kidding. I won't bother wishing you good luck on your exam because by the time you get back here it will be long over. (I figure you will do fine anyway.)
     
  18. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Weeee, congrats!
     
  19. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Yay updates!

    So I've had a bit of a revelation here...and I've decided to remake the top portion. Yes, I'm crazy...but the three separate pieces no longer serve the purpose I once had for them. They don't slide easily (that could be taken care of) but the IR circuit mounts come down too far and run into the acrylic layer, so the sliding mechanism is useless anyway since it can't come out.

    Since I'm remaking it, does anyone have any input on the vent pattern at the top? I'd prefer to have no vents...but then again I'd prefer to also have a working computer.

    I'm also trying to rethink the hard drive mounting in a better way. I'll update you guys with anything I come up with, I'm going to pick up the aluminum now! Weeeee!
     
  20. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Yay.. it's kind of nice to hear you are remaking the top part because then we get to se some more machining work :p

    Regarding the vents on the top, I still think it would be cool if you could use heatpipes to transfer the heat to the case itself. I'm not shure how much heat that cpu will produce and how effectiv that would be but i think it might atleast help you get rid of the fan holes on the top. The heat will get out without the holes and maybe some ventholes on the backside will be enough to suck out the rest of the heat.
     

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