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Scratch Build – In Progress [bit-tech/Intel NUC competition] The Face Case

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by spO_oks, 29 Jul 2013.

  1. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Have you tried plugging cables in to see if they will, they looked good to me on the picture.
     
  2. spO_oks

    spO_oks New Member

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    The cables will go in, it just isn't as tidy as I would like. Small update on it's way!
     
  3. spO_oks

    spO_oks New Member

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    Update.

    I've started work on the bevelled edges and had a quick go at sanding to see how well it's going to clean up.

    Things left to do.
    Power button and power indicator on front
    Add some mounting spots for the motherboard.
    Oh and redo the back part.

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  4. TadZilla

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    That is so cool! I would totally buy this for an HTPC.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Getting there. Are you going to hand polish? (Not a fan of flame polishing here.:worried:)
     
  6. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Looking excellent, really nice photos too. :hip:
     
  7. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    This is looking really good. Nice job so far.
     
  8. barry99705

    barry99705 sudo rm -Rf /

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    I'm sure your house thanks you. :thumb:
     
  9. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Nice work, liking that a lot :)
     
  10. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    what they said ^^

    it's looking great, truly original. I even like the colour ;)
    Can't wait to see the end result.
     
  11. spO_oks

    spO_oks New Member

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    Sorry for the slow response! I started a new job last Monday and have been a little busy.

    I did some more on it at the weekend, mainly just cutting out the back part again, everything lines up well now, although I'm afraid the material might be a bit thick for the inputs to go through, I'll have to wait and see when I can fire it up.

    Yeah the flame polishing is a no go, I gave it a test with this material and it didn't work, just distorted and burnt the plastic, so it's going to be done by hand.

    I can only really work on it now at the weekends so I'm going to have some busy ones ahead!
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Flame: To make matters worse, opaque orange should have a pretty nasty smell to it.

    Ports: Ouch. Worst case fix would be to router out a pocket around each port.
     
  13. spO_oks

    spO_oks New Member

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    I spent Sunday working on the case, I was mainly working on getting the motherboard inside, but I soon noticed that it wasn't going to go, my back ports need to all shimmy to the right/left depending which side your looking at by about 2mm, and I'd ran out of plastic. A new piece is now on it's way and hopefully it will be third time lucky.

    I ordered thinner material too so that there won't be an issue with the inputs going through the material. Hopefully it won't look too weird with one piece thinner than the rest.

    The day wasn't a complete loss though, I figured out a way to mount the motherboard without any screws, no pictures yet as I wasn't in a picture taking mood after finding it didn't fit :p Updates at the weekend!
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Do you have ANY idea how hard it is for me to not pervert that statement? :lol:
    -That's why pictures are important. People can't take what you say out of context.

    3mm-ish plastic will fit the ports perfectly.
     
  15. spO_oks

    spO_oks New Member

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    Progress has been made!

    I spent most of Saturday working on the case and have almost finished it! I still need to buy a power cable to test it, (note to self: buy power cable), and the power button needs wiring up, still waiting for a switch to turn up.

    I think I can pass it off as finished at the moment :p

    Start of new back piece, next to old, slightly butchered one.
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    Everything cut out, I changed the vent hole shape to be a single cutout, kinda because the old shape didn't really match the vents on the heatsink, and kinda because I didn't fancy cutting out those vent holes again!
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    I decided to do away with screws for holding the motherboard in place, and went with a some quarter circles of plastic super glued to the back piece, turned out pretty good!
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    I then stuck it all together so I could start sanding. I mainly did it by hand, but I don't have a picture of that so here we go.
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    Mouth piece cut out and jammed in. The paper covering was starting to look a bit tatty.
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    About 3 hours of sanding later, it was good to go, I was ready to take the plastic covering off.
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    It was kinda dark when I took these pictures, I need to do some more when the suns out.
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    Assembling the case...
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    One shot of it assembled, more to come!
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  16. spO_oks

    spO_oks New Member

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    More pictures of it assembled in the daylight this time :) There's still a few scuffs on the edges too which I will remove soon!

    Don't worry the eye will get straightened up, it's just resting in there at the moment.
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  17. Cheapskate

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    :thumb: Looks great, and your mounting solution is quick and effective.
     
  18. Knighthammer

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    Wonder if it would have heat issues :D
     
  19. Dr. Coin

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    That is a great looking case.
     
  20. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Veeeeery niiiice. :D:clap:
     

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