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Case Mod - In Progress BF4 Radio Beacon Casemod by Ironknocker

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Ironknocker, 25 Apr 2016.

  1. Ironknocker

    Ironknocker Member

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    Hello,

    Then I start my Worklog.

    I build this Casi at the We-Mod-it.com Casemod Contest.

    My goal is to build dustproof possible workshop computer

    The Case I'll rebuilding so that it looks like the Raidio Beacon of BF 4

    What is being done:

    designed front new
    Window cut
    build Conditions
    Hardtubing
    seal housing
    lighting
    switch

    Material is :

    aluminum Plexi

    This is the template :

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    This are the first draws of the mod
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    That's it for the moment
     
  2. Ironknocker

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    I then plays after a long back another round and used to make a few images from the game.

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    Then I searched and found the original in the internet.

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    When housing and the front some things are compared from the game to the original differently.
    I Buld it from the Game.

    Then I once slaughtered my garage computer and expanded the hardware.

    The motherboard I will install in the Beacon.

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    Next, I once searched my treasure box by material and what is found.

    That's a old console I purchased cheaply at the Ham Radio.

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    The small WLAN Antenna I will replace it with a blade antenna.

    The I then found today in the bay.

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    Then I have bought various connectors.
    One part comes from China the rest of Conrad.
    Guess that should come quite quickly, otherwise more will be ordered at Conrad.

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  3. storm-83

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    * grabs popcorn and pulls up a chair *

    consider me subbed!
     
  4. Ironknocker

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    Update Time.

    So packets have come

    First the case.
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    Then the antenna and connector has arrived yet.

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    Same time to unpack the case.

    Since I'll probably have to change more than planned. Since the welder is glowing.

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    The antenna is super.

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    When Conrad packet NEN Fail was there.

    Once a plug and a socket.

    Only stupid that was labeled or packaged a false.

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    After I then measured the Case I realized that will not fit with 2x80 radiator.

    So the case must 10 mm raised.

    For this, I will cut the cover and (front and back Old) to the side parts and weld it together.

    Then I'll make a front and bottom.

    The new front I drew ever with CAD.

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    That's t for today
     
  5. Ironknocker

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    update:

    I have drawn even further.

    First all components radiator reservoir and pump

    Radiator will be a 2x 80

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    The reserve tank I finished from 30 square tube The Hatched is the area where later the water is inside. The rest of the expansion tank frame is made of a halved 30 square tube.

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    So the system looks ready later.

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    Today, more packets are yet come.

    A large packet of Aquatuning and one from Conrad.

    One can hardly believe it. Conrad has again delivered wrong. So again complained about. :wallbash:

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    Now the packet from Aquatuning.

    Thanks to these sites on [url = 'www.aquatuning.de'] Aquatuning [/ url] for their support in this project.

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    Two heatsink

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    A radiator and fan (sweet little)

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    Plenty of fittings

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    Pump with extension

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    Hardtubes

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    and temperature displays

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    Then it was still in the basement

    First I cut the lid.

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    Then I have the front shortened and welded part of the lid

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    The same, I then made with the back

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    Now I could be all just sand.

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    In the next step I have the parts new thread cut and bolted to the bottom plate.

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    From a scrap piece I then cut the new base plate.

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    Finally, I still set the new location from the motherboard and power supply.

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    The cables later gone down. At the plug I come later through the IO port of the old rear.

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    That's it for today
     
  6. Ironknocker

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  7. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    hey bud, thats some serious metal work you got going there, looks great so far..
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That was a really good weld job. What are you using for that?
     
  9. Ironknocker

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    the mod will be my worstation at the Workshop.

    I welded it with Tig / Wig
     
  10. Gazmtk

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    Welding a PC case = Overkill = Loving it!!
     
  11. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    yes guys and this is all hand icrafted no cnc and co....:rock:
     
  12. Ironknocker

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    thanks, people.

    Ya Ali I have to agree with you.
    How good a modder is can be recognized by his handiwork.

    The day I started with the front panel.

    For this purpose I have printed the drawing and glued to a piece of sheet metal.

    Then I could work out with the start of the openings

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    After all holes were finished, I folded back the sheet with the folding machine.

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    Fitting perfect.

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    That's it for today
     
  13. Arboreal

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    Very nice handiwork, that'll do for the day! Now have a well earned beer
     
  14. Ironknocker

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    So on it goes to the front.

    First I printed the front glued to a sheet and then oriented.

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    From the rotary switch I need only one switch plane, as I have cut off the other, thus shortening the switch.

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    Then I could install switch and lamp.

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    Next is a plug (the rest comes hopefully) and the antenna.

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    The panel I have also made aluminum.

    In addition I have a folded sheet cut and welded.

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    This is the position where the display sitting Later under the panel

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    Finally, I then bolted the panel on the front panel.

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  16. Ironknocker

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    update Time

    Today we went to the reservoir.

    The will be the supporting part in the case.

    The container is made of 25mm aluminum tube.

    The tube I cut with the band saw.

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    In the second step I have stretched the tubes on a board and welded.

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    Then grind everything

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    On one side I have a lid welded to determine the load capacity.

    115ml fit inside.

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    Next came the strikes 1. Connection and the second cap.

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    Everything tight.
     
  17. Ironknocker

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    It continued with the expansion tank

    First I cut pipes for the other two sides.

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    he tubes I then halved.

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    Then all welding and grinding.

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    Now I was able to put under the case.

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    Today is still material come.
    First the paint.
    2K Nato Oliv dull matt. Woe is not dull matt

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    Then RPS cups are yet come for my Sata gun.

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    And finally, Conrad has actually hammer out after 3 incorrect deliveries to send me the correct plug.

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    Then I quickly folded the box for the battery dummy or housing for the pump and Radi.
    In addition I have first to cut a sheet.

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    and Bend

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    The corners, I have to make fast times with tape fixation to a fitting.

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    Proportions fit well. The corners are then welded at the weekend.
     
  18. Cleveland216

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    Nice build log and it was just getting interesting!!
     
  19. Ironknocker

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    Update

    Today a packet has arrived again.

    Tanks to Enermax for the support at this project.

    Here's the overview.

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    A BT speaker is designed for Case Fits. The speaker is then controlled via the computer internal BT transmitter.

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    Fans

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    and an external HDD case

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    Further, it was of course also in the workshop.

    Today I have the corners of the box welded

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    After that was done could the welds are ground.

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    Then the amount had to be adjusted so that the body-surface rests on the expansion tank.

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    Again do everything together.

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    Next, I started expanding the expansion tank to transferor part.
    First, customize a few angles from a scrap piece tube.

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    This I then welded to the tank ..

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    Now I was able to adjust the Case and the screwing.

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    The radio will later slightly inclined on the table and have eyes, so I can hang it in the workshop at the ****.

    First I again halved a piece of the pipe. Am I a happiness that the pipe has the same wall thickness as the thickness of the MB tray.


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    Then drill a few holes.

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    Next, I cut the cutouts with the scroll saw.

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    Now everything could be worked with a file.
    For wall mounting I just turn a pair of rakes in the wall and hanging the in the slots

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    Before welding a taste .

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    then the end I was able to unpack the welder and weld everything.

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  20. Ironknocker

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    In the reservoir, I have welded a strut.

    clean This wears out the battery box and walk through the narrow remaining opening later the cables from the IO panel.

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    Then everything again screwed together and check.

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    In the next step I then installed plug into the front.

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    It continued with the cooler tag.
    For that I first cut a piece of copper.

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    The holes I transferred with masking tape from the old radiator.

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    still cutting threads and screw it to the motherboard.

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    That was it again for the moment.
     

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