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Scratch Build – In Progress BaDassumption - Photo Shoot...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by dutchcedar, 8 May 2006.

  1. GuardianStorm

    GuardianStorm Minimodder

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    ooooh me likey :) excellent work as ever :)
     
  2. dutchcedar

    dutchcedar What's a Dremel?

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    Hey, Da Dego, greatly appreciated. Its actually lots of fun when ya use what ya got... :naughty:

    The Optical Pod

    Even with BaDassII, its a reach getting to the optical drives... that's what laid the seed for all of this multiple pod schtuff... :idea:

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    Imagine two of those 21" Samsungs flanking a 30" monitor... it'll more than an arm's reach...

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    Because we have SATA optical drives now, they can reach a bit further than a couple of feet. So we're gonna make a pod to get the optical drive a little closer to where I want it...

    Two 1/4" thick aluminum plates, one ball milled with 1/4" grooves (leftover from that previous prototype project), and a pair of 3/8" thick aluminum bars cut to size on the bandsaw and squared up on the belt sander...

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    Put together loose with a CD burner inside... I made the parts a bit long and will be checking to see how much room I'll need for cables in back of the drive...

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    To the foot... this took some head scratching, but I printed out an image drawn in CorelDraw, then laid it on a scrap piece of 1/4" aluminum. I traced around it with a Sharpie pen and center punched for holes between the toes...

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    Took this to the drillpress and bandsaw and scratched my head again... and again...

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    Cut, cut, cut...

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  3. dutchcedar

    dutchcedar What's a Dremel?

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    More "Footwork"...

    After some sanding and filing with a multitude of different tools...

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    Squaring the whole pod up on the belt sander...

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    Making the post, from 1/2" thick aluminum flatbar...

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    So the fabrication's essentially done.

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    The foot attaches to the post (and the post to the optical pod) with pairs of #8-32 screws...

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    The base of the pod attaches to the sides with #6-32 screws... and I realized this has to look nice too because it will show up in the reflection on the foot...

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    Here's some eye candy of the finished optical pod...

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    And a reflection of a previous little project on this rig... :hip:

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  4. simosaurus

    simosaurus What's a Dremel?

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    the foot looks hilarious
     
  5. G-gnome

    G-gnome Peter Dickison

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    Really, really cool case! Jawdropping and great design, worklog, photos, everything!

    I'm speechless :)
     
  6. JAxen

    JAxen What's a Dremel?

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    I agree with G-gnome, and he sure knos his case(?)
    (plz correct my crappy english :p)

    But still, amazing case, you sure has an eye for details =)
     
  7. Dj Ovin

    Dj Ovin What's a Dremel?

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    Agreed with the rest of the gang^^ Just looking gorgeous***

    I want to kiss it, rithg here and now : p
     
  8. sl1xx

    sl1xx What's a Dremel?

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    That is the bomb well done :p


    any body no of the software he used to desighn it ? thnx
     
  9. dutchcedar

    dutchcedar What's a Dremel?

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    Comin' from an artisan such as yourself, I'm humbled... :hip:

    sl1xx... the design work was done in SketchUp. The detail drawings were done in CorelDraw and AutoCAD.

    Dj Ovin... when the case kissing booth opens, it'll cost a buck... :naughty:
     
  10. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    very inspirational design, construction, and craftsmanship, how long have you been working on this, it seems like its happening so fast and with a case that is this well made, is quite breathtaking, great job
     
  11. dutchcedar

    dutchcedar What's a Dremel?

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    Hey there, sabbath... The first sketches were doodled about the same time you joined BitTech... :cooldude:
     
  12. Bbq.of.DooM

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    That foot thing rules.

    I see you upgraded your monitors since BaDassII.

    What parts are going into this?
     
  13. Techno-Dann

    Techno-Dann Disgruntled kumquat

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    I love the foot.
     
  14. Nutty

    Nutty What's a Dremel?

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    This is one of the stranges modd I've ever seen :p and it's really cool!!! Good Job!
     
  15. TomboyMS

    TomboyMS What's a Dremel?

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    That foot is too damn cool.
     
  16. Gaoske

    Gaoske What's a Dremel?

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    This is unbelievable modding :clap: , it makes me feel so small... :blush:
     
  17. sk8ter646

    sk8ter646 Minimodder

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    i love this mod if only we all had access to machinery like this WOOOW
     
  18. fillip

    fillip What's a Dremel?

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    Glad to see this project is receiving just as many plaudits over here as it did when he first unveiled it to us @ WizD.

    Despite Dutch's modesty I fully believe that this is up there with Orac3 and Dark Blade on the higest echelon of modding ability. What I find truely incredible is how much has been done with hand tools, as opposed to CAD machines.

    Awesome work as always Pieter :thumb:
     
  19. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    Second That!
     
  20. goodgod

    goodgod What's a Dremel?

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    awesome mod, can't wait to see the finished product :rock:
     

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