1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Scratch Build – In Progress case from alu and perspex, FINISHED

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by rambo, 10 Apr 2008.

  1. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

    Joined:
    10 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    5,297
    Likes Received:
    54
    Been a while since I have seen this mod and all I can say is wow.
     
  2. rambo

    rambo What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    14 Mar 2007
    Posts:
    174
    Likes Received:
    8
    Hello I did a bunch of things to my case. The things I did where small bud needed to be dun.
    * creating a hole for the cables and tubing’s in the middle plate and milling a grove for my reservoir to get in to.
    * mounting my power button.
    * mounting my fill port for my water-cooling.
    * making the place for my pump and mounting it with the vibration damping screws.
    * spay painting some parts like radiator and fan grill booth got scratches

    I made the holes for the fill port and the power button on the same way, making a spot black with a marker and than make a X form scratch where the middle is going to be. I have a special tool on my work to search the middle of things and we call it a looker, you place it in the machine and than you can watch to a pipe and looking down to the surface. In the lens of the lookers are rings so you can see the middle and where it needs to be.
    A friend of my milled the round grove for the reservoir on a cnc milling machine for me using a mikron 1000 cnc machine.
    The radiator got more rivnuts in it now on the other side as well.

    Making the X:
    [​IMG]
    The looker:
    [​IMG]
    Looking through the looker:
    [​IMG]
    The hole for my power button:
    [​IMG]
    Power button mounted and fill port mounted:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Fill port from the side:
    [​IMG]
    Placing the pump:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    More rivnuts and painting it black:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Marking the hole and grove in the middle plate of the case, milling stuff, cnc milling, and stuff like that.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    see ya next time, julian
     
  3. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

    Joined:
    9 Sep 2005
    Posts:
    8,614
    Likes Received:
    197
    i havent seen this level of work for a long time, last time something of this level was seen was done by the great G69T 'Dark Blade'
     
  4. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

    Joined:
    8 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    4,200
    Likes Received:
    36
    hahahah. Thanks to the tech Burnout21 The problem will be with a man like me. I have the money but I can't find those tools. I mean money to do some work on that machine if I can find it Not BUY it :(
     
  5. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

    Joined:
    9 Sep 2005
    Posts:
    8,614
    Likes Received:
    197
    mate you have completly lost me there, what do you mean?
     
  6. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

    Joined:
    8 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    4,200
    Likes Received:
    36
    I mean, He have the freaking machine to do that awesome work. So he don't have any problems to do sick mods ;)

    But look at me. I don't have that machine or I can't find it any were. Even if I have the cash to work with one I can't find one :(

    :geek: that what I mean :brrr:
     
  7. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

    Joined:
    10 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    5,297
    Likes Received:
    54
    Fantastic reservoir mounting, I never though of doing it like that before.

    You are so lucky you have access to machinery like that. My school is hell slack and only have a few drill presses, a router bench a couple of wood lathes and a band saw.
     
  8. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

    Joined:
    31 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    538
    Likes Received:
    19
    Looking good rambo :thumb:
     
  9. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

    Joined:
    8 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    4,200
    Likes Received:
    36
    That is what I meant. Even the workshop don't have them here :(
     
  10. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

    Joined:
    10 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    5,297
    Likes Received:
    54
    Yeah it sucks lol.
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    12,084
    Likes Received:
    1,717
    I bet they would be pissed if you switched the mill on with the gunsight still attached. That is some impressive gear for a school. I love what you are doing. I think you should make a cnc Mousepad/nameplate when you are finished. -Maybe even parts for a keyboard and monitor?:naughty:
     
  12. rambo

    rambo What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    14 Mar 2007
    Posts:
    174
    Likes Received:
    8
    hi thanks for the compliments every one, but were i work is not realy a school it is inside a university but it is a department that suports the proffessors with the tools they need for there research. We make stuff like custom lens holders for laser installation. Also we make things for big project's like the particle accelerator:virgo
    I want to make more cnc pc stuff next year if I do the study cnc milling/ turning.

    Also I am going to mod my dvd player by painting it black and mounting this sensor to it so it will open by the sensor: sensor
    update of that as soon as posible.

    see ya, julian
     
  13. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

    Joined:
    9 Sep 2005
    Posts:
    8,614
    Likes Received:
    197
    is that an optical sensor? if so a pass of a hand over the front of the case to open the drive would be cool. the best bit is it only activates at 10mm range so walking around wont cause the DVD drive to throw a fit! lol!

    optical activation of dvd drives has now been stolen by me and i hope to mod mine! haha!
     
  14. rambo

    rambo What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    14 Mar 2007
    Posts:
    174
    Likes Received:
    8
    hey yes it is the idee of pasing your hand past it and than it will open and the range of the sensor is 2 to 10 mm. NOW DONT STEEL THE IDEE FROM ME PLEASE!!!

    greatings, julian

    p.s. it was a joke offcorse you can steal it from me :dremel:
     
    Last edited: 29 Jul 2008
  15. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r Minimodder

    Joined:
    15 Dec 2006
    Posts:
    612
    Likes Received:
    4
    I promise I won't steel your idea, but I might just steal it :hehe: The fact that I'm using a laptop dvd player stops me from doing so ;)
     
  16. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

    Joined:
    8 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    4,200
    Likes Received:
    36
    I'm going to steal it too But after 1 year :)
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

    Joined:
    10 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    5,297
    Likes Received:
    54
    Neat idea though.
     
  18. badje

    badje boni

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2006
    Posts:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    I my mod I don't have a dvd/cd drive so it's useless to me, but it looks great. And that particle accelerator is cewl. We learned a bit how such a thing works @ school.
    Btw you res is nice.
     
  19. rambo

    rambo What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    14 Mar 2007
    Posts:
    174
    Likes Received:
    8
    Hello, thanks for the compliments, here is a small update off the reservoir glued to the plate and a pic of the final case without anything in it.
    Enjoy the pictures. I will slowly begin with the mounting of the stuff because I still need to have some parts that will go in like the DVD player still needs to be moded and I ordered a water-cooling block from EK waterblocks for my graphic card: GTX 280 water block

    here you can see the reservoir is taped so that unnecessary glue on the outside can be removed:
    [​IMG]
    this is after the glue'ing process from the side (tape removed):
    [​IMG]
    From the underside:
    [​IMG]
    this is the oven that I just many times to make the Perspex tension free:
    [​IMG]


    Left side view:
    [​IMG]
    Front side view:
    [​IMG]
    Right side view:
    [​IMG]
    Rear side view:
    [​IMG]
    this is how I got it home:
    [​IMG]

    I hope you like it as much as I do.

    see ya next time, Julian
     
  20. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

    Joined:
    8 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    4,200
    Likes Received:
    36
    Very dam clean. I can't wait to see the hardware inside :)
     

Share This Page