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SketchUp Bit-Tech Case Design Contest - SFF Edition - Powered by LOSIAS

Discussion in 'Modding' started by confusis, 4 Dec 2011.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Woah! That'll teach me to go offline for a few days.

    @LowWang - Nice 'final' rig there.:D Now you have time to play with the design. She would look good with a wood inlay face.
    @Guille - Like the double curve play on the face. It contrasts with the rest of the face well. I think the side grill would look good with the front of it curved like the face.
    @Dark - You already won -again. Adding the knobbly bits is just getting pornographic...

    (but don't stop!)
     
  2. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Today's work : I did add a leather handle and I'm working on the side grill.

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    A rendering is under progress on my pc @ work (I have affected only 1 core to kerkythea, since I need the other one to work :D). 4% has been rendered in 1 hour :wallbash:
     
  3. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    A clay render to see how it looks :

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    I still have to add a few buttons (volt / curr switching, PSU output ON/OFF, power) and some USB port + HDD led.
     
  4. Cheapskate

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    Not digging the '40 tech knob... Combined with the handle it feels like you can't decide between retro or modern.
     
  5. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    *oops, double post, can someone erase this one ?*
     
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  6. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I'll take that into account Cheaps. Thanks for this advise :thumb:. Maybe "-" and "+" button (or sensitive buttons) would be better.

    Edit : Are you digging the handle ? I wanted to give the case a lab tool look :)
     
  7. Bartaggio

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    [​IMG]

    A preview of mine while I try to make a decent render of it. I'm somehow pretty happy with this render, seeing as it's like my 5th ever and I haven't rendered for quite a while. :D
     
  8. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    ooh thats purrdy. under rendering conditions the highly detailed mobo mode (*cough*) should come out to shine :D
     
  9. Bartaggio

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    Another render:

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    Only to change it again after I did the render. Oh well, it has a name now! and it looks like this:

    Front:
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    Back:
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    Top(Empty):
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    Hardware:
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    I just noticed that I forgot a hard drive though :duh: It would fit it there, just need to figure out where.

    And also I need to figure out wheter or not it needs more cooling.. and if so, how.
     
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  10. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    ey that is a very cool idea! +rep
     
  11. Blooddrunken

    Blooddrunken In Flames we Trust

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    wow awesome idea :>
    me likes :)
     
  12. Cheapskate

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    @Guille - Sorry. I do like the handle, and there's nothing wrong with knobs. It's just that I have an old '50s radio desk thing with exactly the same knob design. There's that image burned into my mind.
    @Bartaggio - :lol: That's cheating! It's easy to do a tiny case when the mobo is outside of it.
     
  13. Bartaggio

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    The mobo technically is inside the case. but especially for you, I made a cover. I even named it after you. :D

    Front - closed:
    This will get hot I imagine... but oh well!
    [​IMG]

    Front - stand:
    This is just another idea I had to make it seem like a show object instead of just a pc sitting in a corner.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Cheapskate

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    :lol: You win. I'll shut up now.
     
  15. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Little update (sorry for the noisy pic) :

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    I'm wondering if I'll stick with the idea of a built-in bench PSU. without it it would be half the actual width. A small acquisition / programming computer would probably be better (and could be used for any other purpose ... server, mediaPC, office computer, etc.).

    I'll keep the actual right part and just remose the bench PSU part.
     
  16. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    I will spend some time on my entry today I think.

    On a negative note, this will be the last design contest I will host here on BT. The participation has dropped every round since the early ones, and my focus is shifting elsewhere.

    I've had a great time on Bit-Tech, but my time of being active here is nearing an end as well, I need to focus more time on helping over at LOSIAS, as well as Aurora Design.
     
  17. GuilleAcoustic

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    Sad news Confusis. But I wanted to thanks for hosting thess contests. I'm pretty new here and this is only my thrid participation, even if I had participated to all contests since I joined.

    I have seen the drop in people taking place since the Phobya contest, but this wont stop me from participating again and again :D. Keep up the good job matey, I'll follow Aurora Design closely, trust me :thumb:
     
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  18. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    There may be contests in the future, but in greener pastures :)

    Very happy to host the contests :)
     
  19. [ZiiP] NaloaC

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    I don't post in this or indeed in the SketchUp Component thread, but in both I have seen some fantastic work on display, especially in these competition threads since it gets people creatives minds set into overdrive.

    Thank you confusis for your contributions and hard work. Seems that Bit-Tech is losing alot of its under-appreciated members these days. All the best in your future endeavours. :thumb:
     
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  20. GuilleAcoustic

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    Little update (why does time go by that fast :wallbash:)

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    I got rid of the bench PSU as people are more likely to have one, or a multi-channels one. I made the case slimmer and integrated a 10" LCD on the back of the motherboard. It can pivot on two axis (vertically and horizontally) and is "feeded" by a Matrox P650 LVDS (provides 2 internal LVDS connectors).

    I have to finish the sliding keyboard + touchpad (that slides inside tha bottom of the case) and the side panels.

    There's still so much things I'd like to try, but time is running out.

    Edit : The case is around 7L and includes the Abit board + 1x 200W PSU + 2x low profile multi-function data acquisition card + 1x low profileMatrox LVDS card + 1x PCIe-4X low profile SSD + 1 2.5" HDD/SSD + 1x 10" LCD + 1x keyboard/touchpad combo.
     

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