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Scratch Build – In Progress Chrono Mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Mark88, 4 Nov 2011.

  1. Mark88

    Mark88 New Member

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    Hi all!
    My name is Marco, from Italy, and today I want to introduce my new project, an idea born out of my two passions, PC and cars.

    The idea of the mod is to integrate a PC into a car wheel!

    For the wheel i use a MAK Chrono 19 "which is one of the sponsors of this mod with Dimastech



    The hardware will be installed on a smoke-colored Plexiglas which will be attached to the rim with hooks.

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    First I started with the lighting that is made from UV 5050 SMD LEDs, which will reflect the UV reactive cables and the liquid.
    Here is the LED strips positioned in the wheel.

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    test..

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    temporary location of the components:
    PSU at the top center, and right under the motherboard ,the pump.

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    Top for Laing pump and 2 EK 2x120 radiators ultra slim

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    I also found a way to fill a few holes for the bolts!

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    8gb Corsair Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800 DHX Pro

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    soon with new up ;)
     
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  2. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Very nice idea for a scratch build. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to offer :).
     
  3. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    The wheel thing has been done before, but not with watercooling as for as I know. Going to be watching this one, looks like it's going to be a good one..
     
  4. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    Fascinating idea! It'll be interesting to follow this one.
     
  5. dmcgrath

    dmcgrath Master of Pancakes

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    That center hub is just dying to be the power button, right?



    Neat idea, I haven't seen the wheel as mod yet, so it's new to me!
     
  6. RedManc

    RedManc New Member

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    should be fun!

    and yes the centre cap MUST become the power button with the reset button going where the tyre inflation cap should be! ... unless you are going to wrap a tyre round this anyway ;)
     
  7. Mark88

    Mark88 New Member

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    I hope it will be as good as you expect ;)

    Yes, i have seen other weel projects but this will be way different!

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    I have a different plan for the centre hub.. :D


    Now let's get to the real mod!
    I decided to put two switches in the holes of the rim for general lighting.

    First I cut a disc of 0.4 mm carbon

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    enlarged the hole

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    Than the 8mm,laser cut plexiglas disc finally arrived!
    It will serve as the support for the hw

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    After that, i got 4 carbon fiber sheets from Germany, 0.75mm, 1mm, 1,5mm e 2mm

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    And this is the new carbon fiber wb support :naughty:

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  8. Mark88

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    First thing, i made some measurements to decide the best positioning of the motherboard.

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    Now i'll say a few words about the supports of motherboard, an aluminum tube with a nut inside.

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  9. Mark88

    Mark88 New Member

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    and this is the waterblock with the carbon fiber clamp mounted and polished.

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    Then I built support for the power supply.
    As usual I started with the drawing and then i cut the carbon fiber sheet.

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  10. Mark88

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    here the power supply mounted :D

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    more photos tomorrow :D:D
     
  11. microsoftPerson

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    This is awesome. Way to go man, I think I'm actually going to subscribe and I never do that.
     
  12. Mark88

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    It is a pleasure for me!
    I think I'll put a few more up :D:D

    I started making the holes on the rim and matching based on plexi, with same problems to make accurate measurements on a curved and irregular surface like that ..
    I started with the first ..

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    and all the other

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    The second great work was the creation of the supports for the base Plexiglas.
    As you can see in the next photo I cut 55 mm M5 threaded rod and I bent to L. but I did not like the threads!

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    I have now used the patented method of drill-lathe, but this time the sandpaper was used from 80, 100, 200 to polishing paste.

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    good night :D
     
  13. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    This is excellent, love it...top Modding dude.
     
  14. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    carbon mounting for WB??? now i know what i'll do after retirement :)
    excellent mod!!!
     
  15. mikeyandrewb

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    Nice idea, I love it.
    I wonder if you could roll it around the place...
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  16. Mark88

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    Then I did the mounting system of the wheel

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    Then I started thinking how mount the radiator ..

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    And here's how the 2 radiators are positioned in the mod, at 45 ° from the base and perpendicular to the wheel.

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    I cut 8 pieces of aluminum L-shaped to stop the radiator in the plexi sheet

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  17. Mark88

    Mark88 New Member

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    I did the first 8 holes where I put the ... i don't know the english word:duh:

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    And I polished the sides of plexi ..

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    And now carbon fiber time!!

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    support for the pump:dremel:

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    I made ​​2 holes in the plexi and the metal base, and then I have threaded flare holes in the plexi on the top side. (I hope that the technical words are correct)

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    This is what I did to make the most solid basis:
    I have dug into the plexi a form as close as possible to a hex bolt that I put in.

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    Light time!!:rock::rock:

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  18. Mark88

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  19. microsoftPerson

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    I love what you did with the radiator. I would have to say that is the first time I have seen an externally mounted radiator that I did not feel the urge to cram into the inside of the case. Interested to see what is next.
     
  20. jeckulz

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    I love it. 100% awesome!
    Did you not consider dressing the res like a Nos tank?
    Tow eyes connected to a carry handle on top?
    Toy car tires as fan bodies?

    Oh man you could do LOADS with this : D
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