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Case Mod - In Progress Artifact Project

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by NemeziS, 11 Nov 2009.

  1. NemeziS

    NemeziS What's a Dremel?

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    Hi from Russia!
    To introduce myself I want to show you my last case. I started up in October '08 and finished it about two weeks ago. I apologize about my English, got no experience for the long time. :worried:

    My comments to the pictures will be short. If someone got questions I try to give more detailed answer.

    Made alu-box 250*450*250mm
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    Some plastic panels for backsides
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    Macroflex foam
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    Transparent 5mm acrylic for front sides. Got 2 "front sides" because the case will be turned with corner to me.
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    Now first unusual material for modding - granulated plastic. It melts with t 180 Celsius.
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    As you can see thin acrylic melts too:D
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    Now we cut some lines in protect film with knife
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    To fix this granulated thing before "cooking" I used this spray glue
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    Protect film moved off
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    Time for dinner:D
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    15min and...
    first side...
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    second one...
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    Basecoating for the right inner lighting.
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    Foil instead of scotch tape
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    Self-cutted plastic puzzle
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    Oh! I forgot about the configuration:

    M2N MX
    Athlon 64 4400+
    2*1024 DDR2 OCZ
    Asus 8800 GTS 320Mb
    Seagate 250Gb SATA
    Hyper 650W

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    As you can see, all these plastic parts were mounted on double sided 3M tape
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    More foam
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    Cutted and filled
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    Let's give some attention to PS and hard drive.
    Mount for PS
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    For hard drive
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    For backside
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    The most interesting part of that case is the top

    DVD-Rom mounted vertically
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    Some work with plastic
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    Alabaster (gypsum)
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    Second stage
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    You see, white part is already dry and yellow - wet
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    Here is process of making 3d symbols for PowerOn button
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    The hardest thing was to take them out from form.
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    You can see small parts of wood before the polish work
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    Glue, acrylic
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    I will update this log soon.
     
  2. urbtree

    urbtree What's a Dremel?

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    not really sure what your going for here but looking forward to see the results
     
  3. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Likewise - weird materials! I'm expecting black rock with green veins in it, if I know anything about lost/mysterious/powerful (delete as inappropriate) artifacts...
     
  4. NemeziS

    NemeziS What's a Dremel?

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    Update

    Part2

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    Lighting pads for symbols

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    Now a small test.
    Charming, isn't it? :D
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    Making of power buttons. Thin plastic, textile, glue.
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    "Stealth" buttons ready
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    Base painting with black waterbased acryl
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    Backside. Looks ugly. Electric part is the weakest in my modding. :wallbash:
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    Additional button for DVD-Rom opening
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    Power for LEDs in symbols on top
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    When I painted the top I noticed that the top and sides have different texture look. I needed to remake side panels :wallbash:

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    Base painting for second time
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    Backside panel with "grille"
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    And then finish paint. Special 2-colour granite texture paint.
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    Electric parts for coolers
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    Making of fan-control button

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    Some patience and sandpaper
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    Non-painted stealth panel for DVD-Rom

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    Now putting all together (I know about the mess :blush: )
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    What can you say about painting? :thumb:
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    Fan control at the left side
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    I changed the button for dvd to a smaller one from mouse.
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    It works! :clap:
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  5. alecamused

    alecamused Minimodder

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    thats insane... in a very good way.. :thumb:
     
  6. BlackWhizz

    BlackWhizz What's a Dremel?

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    yupz +1
     
  7. NemeziS

    NemeziS What's a Dremel?

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    Tnx for comments

    Now final pics and video how all this works. Btw, is you push all 4 buttons PC doesn't start. Combination is 2-3-5 I mean fingers.:cooldude:

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    Case w/wo lighting

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    Video

     
  8. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    nice mod really like the glowing lights
    i also like the sort of volcanic theme you got going there looks ace
     
  9. DeltaFX

    DeltaFX What's a Dremel?

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    Looks like some souped up stone from the "Fifth Element" movie
     
  10. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Oh my GOD, that' just awesome! :jawdrop:
     
  11. Xion X2

    Xion X2 What's a Dremel?

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    Nemesis, this is pretty damn cool, man. It reminds me of Stephen King's "The Tommyknockers."

    Very creative and original. I also like your idea about having to press certain combinations to turn the PC on.

    I have to admit, toward the beginning of the log I was thinking to myself that it looked like a kindergartner's first day in art class and laughed several times, but step by step you turned it into something that looks somewhat professional and very original. The granite paint that you used topped it off I think.

    Nice job!
     
  12. Colossous

    Colossous Minimodder

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    Thats really different - great idea :thumb:
     
  13. Kumo

    Kumo What's a Dremel?

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    Really nice project, dude! Love the buttons thing.
     
  14. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    that is, euhm, an awestone!
     
  15. sk8roy

    sk8roy What's a Dremel?

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    Looks really cool, when I saw the first post I was wondering what the heck you were doing but now that I see the end it is amazing. One question though. The power switch is the four fingers on the top, do you have to press them in a certain order or certain ones at the same time to power it on? Like a secret combination? If so, that makes this mod even sweeter...
     
  16. NemeziS

    NemeziS What's a Dremel?

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    You must press 3 buttons at the same time but if you press with ring-finger combination doesn't work.
    Unfortunately I haven't enough soldering skill to make electric combination lock with a certain order :wallbash:

    Tnx to all for comments :thumb:
     

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