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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. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Finite Element Analysis.

    Looking good, Achron. You decided what to do about the exterior yet?
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Why did my nipples get hard when I saw this picture?:worried:
    -If you left the mounting tabs 1/4" thick, you wouldn't need the analysis.:D
     
  3. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Creepy...:eyebrow:

    If I left the tabs 1/4" thick, it wouldn't look as pretty :hehe:.


    I apologize for not clarifying things, last night it was late and I was pretty tired.

    The blue bracket you see in the pictures is the one that came with the heatsink. This one did not work, as it hit the SATA port you see in another picture.

    My next thought was to take another one of these plastic brackets (orange) and chop it up into what you see above. The blue bracket would then sit on top of the orange bracket, thus clearing the SATA port. However, I realized that the deflection of the bracket would be too much in this configuration.

    Then, I decided to make an aluminum bracket (the sexiness that you now see :lol:).

    Hope that clarifies.


    Also, FEA (Finite Element Analysis) is a way to computationally solve for the stress, deflection, heat transfer, etc. in things using tiny little 'elements' inside of the body. Each element has a corner, and these corners, or nodes, are where the stresses, deflections, etc. are solved for. Put them all together a couple hundred thousand times and you get a result that can be applied to the entire body. I use SolidWorks Simulation for this.
     
  4. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Ye ask and ye shall receive...


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  5. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Also, +rep.
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That is ultra slick :thumb:.
     
  7. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Hoooooleeeee Moooooooleeeeee :jawdrop: homer drool :D:clap:.

    Nice
     
  8. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    I'm planning on taking it to the anodizers today. Huzzah!
     
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  9. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Is that silver or white anodizing!? ( no matter what, it's gonna be of the charts!) :thumb:
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Huzzah! indeed, quite excited to see how it all looks together :D.
     
  11. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    SO FULL OF WIN!

    +rep!
     
  12. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Neither...just plain ol' aluminum with a nice glass bead blasting.
     
  13. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Stunning work as always Achron :thumb:
     
  14. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Thanks for the e-peen!


    Thanks for sticking with it guys :clap:.


    Me too! I'm a little nervous about the anodizing. They said it should be done Monday, so I guess we will see then.


    Thanks you two ;).


    Happy Turkey Day!
     
  15. uerseya

    uerseya Covered in rock wool

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    Newbie here, but with all due respect ...... finish it all bloody ready :duh::D <runs away & hides> :eeek:
     
  16. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Yeah yeah.


    A little side note here. I'm never really satisfied with anything, it's just how I am. Perfection is my goal, and while I never really reach it, sometimes I feel I come close. The following pictures are an example of one of those times (in my mind). They came out exactly how I wanted. Not even that...they came out better than I had expected.

    So for all you bastages telling me to hurry...patience is king :lol:! It was well worth the wait.

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  17. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Yah, it looks flawless to me, too. Have some rep and 5 stars for this thread. Well done!
     
  18. Baekkel

    Baekkel Picky Picture Villian

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    that's...

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    HOLY CRAPSHOE!!!!!!
     
  19. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :D Awesome awesome super mega godzilla awesome :clap: happy result :). +rep.

    Next up assembly? :naughty::D.
     
  20. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Once again, I find myself without words...
     

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