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Case Mod - In Progress Charge!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Frenkie, 1 Jan 2011.

  1. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Hehe, it's SUPPOSED to look like a nightmare. A Combine nightmare.
    *note to myself: cable layout; succeeded. :)


    I think it is a 80 Mb drive, or something like that. I believe it contains a working Win98.... wow.. that's like...13 years old.... ouch. :jawdrop:
     
  2. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    I disassembled an old connector to get this rubber housing.
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    One HDD flatcable, one piece of tubing and that rubber housing.
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    Ofc I had to split that flatcable :p
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    Now it needs a little shrinking tube and a bit of paint.
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    Also gave the molex power a tubing and an old cable guide.
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    There it is.
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    So then I thought, lets test the power connections and the LEDs......
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    OUCH! major shortcut in one of the LEDs :-( Completely fried !

    But after I replaced it, everything worked fine.
    That SpinQT emits a nice red glow.
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    Rest of the case is lit up in (steel)blue....
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    One LED behind the flowmeter gives a lot of light.
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  3. cchr

    cchr Member

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    epic!
    nice to see more frequent updates on this one! :thumb:
     
  4. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    I have to hurry, the deadline is in 3 days :(
    Started the 'crown' of the case.
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    This will give a good impression of what the end result will be.
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    But as you can see, this is very flat, so i need to give it some 'body'.
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    But first I have to finish the front panel with these little bits and pieces.
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    Measuring and cutting the parts.
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  5. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Overview while assembling the various pieces of Forex.
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    Building up the 'crown' with construction kit.
    The duct tape is there to hold the pieces in the correct positions untill the kit hardens enough.
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    Fast forward: The crown is ready sofar, all parts are there where they supposed to be,
    and it is time for the first base coat. Like before i'm using dull black, blue and darkgrey.
    Support colors are two shades of metallic paint, some sort of structure paint and antique brown.
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    Because I was pushing for time, I started with the bottom half, the crown wasnt dry enough yet.
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    Quickly add a 'handfull' of details.... ;)
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    The original text on the case in the game is; "POWER".
    I toke the liberty to change that to "CHARGE!".
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    oh and 1304 is my birthday...... and 13:37.... ah well... :)

    Crown has hardened enough, basecoat is dry, so on with the mask.
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    Added antique brown.
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    Still needs some extra work, but you get the picture.
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    Overview 1a.
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    Combine Multi-interdirectional ViewScreen
    Added a little sub-project for this mod;
    In this game we see a lot of these Combine terminals:
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    I really dig those blue multi-monitors.
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    Just by accident (really!) my friends of Space Promotion, handed me this 24" 3D Zalman monitor
    which they got back from a warranty claim for -one- dead pixel.
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    With some stretching and forming I got this nice rectangle out of it..
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    If you imagine the monitors away, you'll be left with this frame.
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    Made a nice blue-print.
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    Then cutted Forex strips untill my fingers turned blue themselves.
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    Bevelled all strips with a nice edge.
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    which gives you really dirty hands :)
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    Started building the frame with construction kit, and clamps.
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    Two side frames done.
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    Made two aluminium supports for the side-handles.
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    And mounted to the the frame.
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    Once more the original frame in the game.
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    And my Forex creation.
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    There you have it, these are the final pictures for the Coolermaster competitie.
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    Ingame;
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    Frenkie's version;
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    I wish all the other participants a lot of luck, and dont forget:
    Dont make casemods because you must, but because you like it !
    Let’s mod the world !
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  6. Droih

    Droih Your too close if you can read this

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    Great, this turned out great! GL in the competition :)
     
  7. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Ho-LEE SHEEET!

    That is brilliant!
     
  8. Blooddrunken

    Blooddrunken In Flames we Trust

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    absolutely nice :thumb: :jawdrop:
    When I saw the last update where only 1 side was ready I thought oh no that doesn't look nice, but now completed - awesome. :)
     
  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Frenkie mate, you done an awesome job on this & is high on the list of who to vote for on the CM contest :dremel::clap::thumb:.
    Got it narrowed down to 10 so hopefully they will have a multi vote option but should be able to narrow it down further.
     
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  10. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    That is flappin cool, well done mate :D
     
  11. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Thanks Waynio, I agree with you. There are soooo many great mods in that comp. I would hate to be in a judging team :)

    Hmm let me rephrase that: On the voting pagina, you can vote for your favorite mod......My counter is still on ZERO, while I see other guys round 70+.... hmmmm.... :p VOTE
     
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  12. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    That's just crazy. Looks like some thing out of The Terminator. Top modding dude, it's come out really well.:thumb:
     
  13. sp!dey

    sp!dey New Member

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    WICKED mod Frenkie !
    Whether you win or not, this is DEFINATELY one of your best mods, and my personal favourite !

    GL !
     
  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    +1 vote :D:thumb:.

    Gamer/modder to gamer/modder this mod rocks & this is probably my favourite Frenkie mod so far, looks like it was pulled straight out of the game :D:rock:.
     
  15. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    Thanks again Waynio !

     
  16. Watchtown

    Watchtown New Member

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    gorgeous mod,sorry im out of words :O
     
  17. bboybaker

    bboybaker New Member

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    Congrats i like this project, well done!:rock:
     
  18. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Congratulations on your MOTY 2011 nomination Frenkie!! :thumb:
     

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