Scratch Build – In Progress BF-O

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  1. i2r

    i2r New Member

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    Hi guys,

    my next project is in progress.
    I started it in December 2017 after i recieved a few parts of Cooler Master.

    My origins lie in the German Black Forest and i had the idea to merge a traditional german cuckoo clock with a multimedia PC.

    For that i made few scratch designs and how i could build the whole project but in the end i started to build free.
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    Materials used will be:
    - 3/6mm plywood (first it's easy to work with, second it's cheap so errors might not hurt that much)
    - 3D printed stuff
    - Acrylic sheet for windows etc.

    Hardware is actually not decided yet.
    So far i got:

    - Cooler Master MasterWatt 500
    - Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 120
    - 2 Cooler Master MasterFan Pro RGB
    - a SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB

    The style i chose for the case is planed to have 2 different front designes - i hope this will work out.
    - First a half timbered house front style with a clock tower
    - second something more modern designed
     
  2. i2r

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    Some pictures now of the actual progress:

    building the base on 6mm plywood - with 2 120mm holes for the fans.
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    this is the basic design i ended up with
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    first works on the front of the case - with 3d printed window frames.
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    this is what it will kinda look like later.
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    first time i use filler on 3d printed stuff (not printing that much) - left it unsanded because i want the frames to look shabby. painted them afterwards in burned umber, a dark brown acrylic color.
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    and started to fill the areas between the frames with styrofoam (white acrylic to make it more look like a real wall.
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  3. i2r

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    long time no updates, i am sorry for that.

    trying to get you up to date now.

    the case itself did get a clock tower.
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    temporary roof and hang the whole thing on the wall.
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    after that worked out, i finally could install proper working hardware.
    but first i made myself a GPU holder. i needed a few tries to get this done.
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    also i changed the roof with a dormer, so longer GPUs might fit too.
    After alot of tries i finally got roof-tiles that worked out the way i wanted the roof to look like.
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    next steps will be finishing the roof, waiting for my arduino starter pack to get some mechanics running (atleast i will try, never done that)...
     
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    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Looking good. Will there be a cuckoo for this?
     
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    thanks.
    the clockwork had a cuckoo built in, but it was just one going up and down.
    my plan is to abuse the 1/4hour wheel to get some effects going with an arduino and a servo...maybe this will include a cuckoo, but i first have to figure it out.
     

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