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Case Mod - In Progress BORG COSMOS II - Reboot: Borg Cube Panel Part 01

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ASPHIAX, 16 Nov 2012.

  1. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    I'm highly impressed you do what you do mate while maintaining everything that's important, keep up the awesomeness. :):rock:
     
  2. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    LOL, thanks Waynio!
     
  3. Asouter

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    Nice work man, the flexi tubing over the uv tubing looks very cool
     
  4. ASPHIAX

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    Thanks man !
    Have you got something new lined up?
     
  5. Asouter

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    There's two projects in the pipe line, I've just been so busy over the summer racing. It kinda puts a drain on the funds but now it's winter so the projects should start.

    I'm liking the Borg build, and catching up with other project logs, lots has been going on :jawdrop:
     
  6. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thansk !
    Yeah its hard to keep up all the time !

    Only 600 more "Cubes" te go before the next update ! Auch ...
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  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Ouch! Is that rubber or foam?
     
  8. Paslis

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    Looks awesome mate cant wait for the next update. :D
     
  9. dream1

    dream1 What's a Dremel?

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    Looks good :) good luck with the cubes.
     
  10. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Its hard PVC

    Thanks !

    Thanks, here is a new update !
     
  11. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Started on the Tubing work.
    The bottom section of the Cosmos II is packed
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    Every system needs a good drain IMO !
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    Ok, need a Sanity check here guys.
    Created about 1/3rd of the cubes (total over 600) and placed them randomly (well as random as posible) on the foam design.
    Everywhere there are 2 or more identical cubes I can place wiring, piping and leds and such. The insid of the foam will also be walled up with the cubes.
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    The sides will also be "Cubed"
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    PS: Thnk for the inspiration Bill ! That soundproofing material rally kicked it off !
     
  12. Ra6

    Ra6 What's a Dremel?

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    You should change your camera... it's all pixelated! ;)
     
  13. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Very,very interesting-waiting for more.
     
  14. k.3nny

    k.3nny Minimodder

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    I dig it ^^
     
  15. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    LOL!

    Hope to have more soon !

    Diggin that you dig it !
     
  16. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    So after a full week of non-internet connected fun on a snowboard its back to business !!
    Yesterday was my birthday also and as usual I always ask new tools for my workshop.

    So I got this nice sawtable for my birthday. Actually its called a tile cutter and you would use it for cutting up bathroom and kitchen tiles. But because its a full flat blade instead of a tooth blade its extremely suitable for cutting up pvc and plastics as its doesnt bite into the material. Also a small watertray underneath the blade reduces the dust and cools the blade so the plastics wont melt. I have about 600 more cubes to make for the BORG so I am very happy with it !
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    Its always a good sign once you get to the painting part of the build. This is a quick shot after an afternoon of sanding, sprayputty and spraycans
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    Got a couple of days of holiday left so hope to make some real progress!
     
  17. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Ok here is the first update of the small mod marathon !

    I wanted to have several levels in the BORG cube fangrill panel so I cut out the right depth with a dremel
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    After glueing all the mesh down I started with the ever so important first row.
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    Wood glue is always the best when working with different types of plastic as it wont melt your work. I am glueing PVC with aluminum mesh with Polystyrene.
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    Then cleaning its up with a cotton tip. Its gonna be airbrushed but the wood glue dries transparantly also.
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    Laying out the design before I commit to it. This makes sure the design flows right.
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    Damn, I need to make more cubes ...
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  18. jrs77

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    It's a great idea to play with those little blocks to shape the exterior, but I think I would've taken balsa or foamy stuff instead to reduce the overall weight.
     
  19. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Yeah, its not light stuff.
    I have learned from the eurisko that foam or depron is not the best stuff if you want to preserve the build. The slightest bump or fingernail leaves a mark that you remain forever.
    Taking it to a lan party is very difficult then.
     
  20. jrs77

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    Taking a large 40kg case to a LAN-party is difficult aswell :p
     

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