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Case Mod - In Progress ATCS 840 - Heart of Columbia [update:241112 - Keyboard finished]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by thechoozen, 15 Mar 2012.

  1. dbradford32

    dbradford32 What's a Dremel?

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    A fellow German myself, I love this mod! It is freakin' amazing! I am jealous! My modding skills are nowhere near yours! :)
     
  2. thechoozen

    thechoozen Minimodder

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    thanks m8´s!!!

    ok, it seems like we couldn´t hide that anymore...:D



    In the last days we continued the work on it....

    First we prepared the electronics...for that we had to solder a few things on a pcb...so that the whole thing doesn´t need that much space... (but i think we´re going to overwork the pcb in the next weeks)
    With that PCB and our Arduino we´re able to control up to 4 dc motors + 4 servos...i think the next version will combine that with a few more parts to control the lights inside that case...

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    Then, we prepared the Top I/O Panel for the next step...integrating all the switches which we´re going to use to control the motors & servos....

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    and at least we prepared another badge...this time a bioshock infite logo....

    we started with an engraving.....
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    and after that we added some paint....:D
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  3. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Nice sign. :dremel:
     
  4. thechoozen

    thechoozen Minimodder

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    thx m8!!

    It´s update time :clap:

    In the last days we continued our work on all those small details which we´re going to integrate in our mod...so we had to engrave / cut out / paint / airbrush a few small pieces...:D

    For the 2nd sidepanel on the right side (viewed from the front) we made a zeppelin badge...

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    then we made a few small flags (atm we´re not sure where we´re going to place them)

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    and we made a few parts which should cover the backside of the fans (their cables) which we use in the top of the case....

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    and last....
    on a local flea market we found this cool thing...

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    (maybe we´re going to use parts of it for our mod...)
     
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  5. leslie

    leslie Just me!

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    Wow, that fake wood looks absolutely fantastic!
     
  6. Livio

    Livio What's a Dremel?

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    I've found this build just now. That game has a very unique mood and so does this build. I really like it.
     
  7. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Loving the fine details going into this. :):dremel:
     
  8. thechoozen

    thechoozen Minimodder

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    thanks a lot m8´s!!! :thumb:

    the last few days we were very busy with other stuff which had to be done...so we couldn´t made that much progress that we would like to see ...but better little steps then no steps...so here comes the next update....:D

    But before we start , we wanted to send a big thank you to Coolermaster & Asus for their Support!!!

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    They already sent us the first parts for the system so that we could start to integrate the hardware in our concept...:thumb:


    Before we started to paint the inside of the sidepanels we wanted to attach all parts that will be used to open/close the doors, beside that we also attached a few metall stripes to prevent the sidepanel from bending in unwanted directions....

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    after that we started over with the inside of the Panels....

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    Beside that we also started to work on the the Top of the Case....we already removed the original Mesh Part....so we had to replace it with something else....

    so we made a quick sketch first....
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    and then we had to paint it.....

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  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :jawdrop: Fanflippingtastic. :clap:
     
  10. thechoozen

    thechoozen Minimodder

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    Time for an update :thumb:

    after starting to work on the custom watercooler set for the cosmos 2 - 2in1 edition - we also wanted to make a set of coolers for this project....

    So we started with the cpu cooler....

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    before we switched over to the mainboard coolers...

    like usually ...first a bit of measuring was needed....
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    then we made a few plexiglas prototypes....just to see if everything fits...
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    and then we could make the final versions....

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    a quick test to see if there were any leaks...(no....:D)
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    and then we could mount everything on the mainboard....
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  11. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    Handyman number one :D, great work on those waterblocks !
     
  12. Raiden

    Raiden Portuguese reviewer

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    awesome details!!! Damn your works always impress cheers!
     
  13. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    Amazing work!

    I've got to try the trick with turning black anodize red-it's a lot better than trying to reanodize!
     
  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :jawdrop: Nice work guys :D question though, how did you mill out the risen bits in the block for the bottom layer? mill, router or dremel even?.
    I might get brave enough some day to try myself. :D

    Very nice working blocks though & continuing the artwork onto them also, you guys always do awesome modding but this one has gone up a few notches. :D:clap:
     
  15. skunkmunkey

    skunkmunkey Minimodder

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    was thinking the same thing myself!
     
  16. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    We all are!! Spill it!! :rock:
     
  17. munkey

    munkey What's a Dremel?

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    I'm loving all the little details.
     
  18. thechoozen

    thechoozen Minimodder

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    thanks a lot m8´s!!!!

    they were mill out, we build us a nice cnc for tasks like that and at the moment we´re trying out what we can do with it (the first sets of coolers we build with it)

    And now, it´s time for the next update:


    In the last days we tried out if all the electronics work like they should after we integrated everything into the case....(now we only have to do some last adjustments)




    and we also started to paint the PSU and GFX Card.....

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  19. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Thanks for the answer on the blocks :) & congrats for getting a CNC put together. :clap:

    Love what you done to the GPU & PSU & the mechanized side panels :jawdrop: it's all going to be too awesome. :D
     
  20. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Looking fantastic dude!

    Have to say that the work you've done on that gfx card is awesome, remands me of a luxury yacht cabin.
     

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