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Scratch Build – In Progress BF 4 M.A.V. Remote [Final Pics]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Ironknocker, 27 Dec 2014.

  1. Ironknocker

    Ironknocker Member

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    Hi @ ALL

    In our German forum (www.we-mod-it.com) I am just at a CE Modding Contest.

    For this purpose, I will link an External Hard Drive and a Verbatim MediaShare, so that I can cop from phone to SD, data to hard disk, mobile phone hard drive, mobile phone to SD and share everything vice versa. The nice thing about the Verbatim MediaShare is coming without AC power from a battery and can charge USB devices. The whole thing is put into a new case that the shape of the MAV Remote from Battlefield. 4

    If time permits I will rebuild it in a Quadrokopter stalk of the drone. Then you can charge the and take the pictures with it and view from the SD on the phone.

    So it should look like later.

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    This is the starting material.
    SSD Angel Bird and External enclosure of MS Tech

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    In the MediaShare is next to the SD slot a USB port. The SD slot I will continue to use so that I can later insert the SD above into the remote.
    The USB port must I lay thus, as I later the SSD will not connect with a cable but with a USB bridge

    Now the question arises with you why I did not solder off the SSD same. There are two reasons.

    1. If the MediaShare is turned off, it is a power pack. Means all devices connected to USB charge until the battery is empty powered.
    2. If I want to connect the SSD via USB to computer it will not do because you can not get to the plug to join a normal cable.

    So today soldering

    First, I have everything Disassembled and the battery removed.

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    Then I have a USB port double soldered onto the board

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    One port I connected to the Medishare.

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    Finally, I have cable then soldered the power and reset button. The two are later placed on a single board.

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    So that's it again.
     
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  2. Ironknocker

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    Update

    Today I soldered the power and reset buttons on a single board.

    The two buttons sit later with the two outer buttons with the red mark.
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    So looks the board now

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    Then I have the USB cable and the power and reset board soldered on the main board

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    Then the first test.

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    Everything is going so far :rock:

    That's it for today
     
  3. Mockingbird

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    Nice!

    I like seeing a project that's not just a standard PC - this is really neat.

    Is it likely to be possible to run the whole device (screen etc) from the battery for any length of time?
     
  4. Ironknocker

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    The display will not work. It is a window where the hardware later sees only one window. I will print on a clearsheet in Screenshoot from the ir optic and fix it behinde the plexiglass. All other parts will run with the battery later.
     
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  6. Ironknocker

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    update:

    Today I have been looking at the Micro USB plugs and sockets.

    What did I learn? SMD components are **** to solder with a normal soldering iron and sausage fingers.

    But after I destroyed 2 jacks it went well at the 3rd. I'm glad I had to solder on to power only two stripping.

    The socket I have solved the two solder lugs on the board and additionally a drop donated superglue.
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    he two stripping the plug, I then isolated nor with heat shrink tubing.
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    Then I have the USB cable from the external hard drive cut and soldered to the bottom USB port.
    Then, in order to connect the hard drive to the MediaShare I soldered a USB bridge consists of two connectors.
    After all of that is soldered was tested again.
    Hard disk is detected, data exchange works, WLAN / Repeater works, battery is charging, battery invites USB devices and external plate can be made by USB lower port on your computer Attached are .
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    Next, I took care of to the board layout and 3D drawings ranging from internal workmanship to manufacture.
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    That's it again.

    Hope you are all well come the new year.
     
  7. Ironknocker

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    update:

    Today I realize the CAD layout of the board in reality.

    In addition I have screws threaded through the MediaShare board with this is then attached to the motherboard.
    The battery I have provisionally fixed with a piece of polystyrene..
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    Next, I halved the disk tray and filed recesses for the cable on the bottom.
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    Then I cut a pattern cover for the battery and holder for the Power / Reset board made of polystyrene.
    I will do later in the lid of the exteren housing.
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    So the front is finished.
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    On the back I have the USB cable for the hard disk soldered together and screwed everything.
    So back even finish.
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    So the interior is finished except for the lighting :rock:
     
  8. storm-83

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    totally banana bonkers were the first words to come to mind - so i wrote those...
    i mean that in a good way!
     
  9. Ironknocker

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    Update

    So I made the iris fix ready.

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    Then I spent the evening at the computer and draw the individual components of the housing.

    Here is a 3D model

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    Complete with hardware
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    After having far as fit as a model, I then drew it in 2D shop drawings

    Base with window and details

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    Top with cut-outs and details

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    Next, it's time to customize. I am yet ordered me welding wire and 1.5mm aluminum sheet. I hope the material comes quickly.
     
  10. Ironknocker

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    Today I started with the housing.

    First, the lower part:

    First, cut out the stencil glue on the sheet and then cut.
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    Then bend all sides and weld it together
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    Then grind
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    That's it for today
     
  11. Ironknocker

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    update:

    First I held the board in the housing, to see if everything was okay.
    As planned, the top and bottom 1 mm air gap.
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    Then the same game with the upper part. Sticking stencil, cut, weld seams, and grind.
    What can I say ... fits like ass on shitbucket.:D
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    Next, I made the cut for Display / Window and Power/Reset board.
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    That was it again.
     
  12. storm-83

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    Coming along nicely!
    Looking forward to see how you integrate the display and button panels
     
  13. skammer

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    that is a beauty!!!
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Awesome!:D -Both the electronics reworking and your metal skills.
    It should look better in a human hand, instead of those non-opposable-thumbed monkeys in BF4.
     
  15. Ironknocker

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    Thx guys,
    Today I started with the Lateral trim .

    First, again drawing 1: 1 print and glue onto the tin.
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    The items I cut myself the Flex and edited with a file and sandpaper.
    In the right part I still made ​​the quencher for the speaker. This will later be filled only black.
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    Then I welded the two parts of the lid .
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    That's it for today
     
  16. Ironknocker

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    Small update .
    I was shopping today .
    There have ne new spray gun , paint and thinners .
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    You can then transmit packet has arrived yet .
    Screws and even special material.
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    And who can tell me what this is and for what?
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  17. Kerroin

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    Hi,

    Cool project! (will it be indestructible?)

    I take my chance with: Optical fiber
     
  18. skammer

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    Are those gonna be to channel led lights *.*
     
  19. Ironknocker

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    It's optical fiber. It's for the Led from the mediashare to the holes over the display at the case top
     
  20. skammer

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    @Ironknocker yea thats what i meant... just saw these on a couple of old storageworks servers ive been taking apart for my own build.

    Love the project man...looking forward to more bf4 goodies soon :D
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