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Case Mod - Complete Claw Machine Case Mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by SIA Tech Mods, 10 Apr 2021.

  1. SIA Tech Mods

    SIA Tech Mods What's a Dremel?

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    Hi All, it's been a long time since I posted here! However I'm back once again and this time I'm doing a new build for my 2 daughters. This is something a little different (for me at least), I'm working with wood on this build and have minimal tools nor previous history working with wood so I'm learning on the go and finding ways to make things work with what I have... After all, I do like to be the guy who shows modding doesn't need the most expensive tools or knowledge to get things done, as long as you have a passion and willing to learn with a lot of paitence too. My work space hasn't changed over the years either, I'm still mostly working from a small shed and the garden space so need the weather to be on my side for any obvious progress to be made, anyways let's get started shall we.

    The case I'm working with is the beautiful Tower 100 and motherboard is the Aorus B450 I Pro Wifi
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    I made a base for the tower to stand on, I made with a little recess so the tower actually sits in the base to help it blend, maybe I used a little too think of wood here? But I wanted to make sure the base is strong enough to hold the weight long term. this will be used by 2 kids afterall.
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    Cutting some parts for the roof, none of this cutting is all that easy with a cheap jigsaw but it's possible, nothing a little refining and wood glue won't be able to fix.
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    When an arcade machine goes wrong there's usually a door with a lock and key for the staff to access... Gotta have that!
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    A quick mock up whilst I wait for the weather to brighten up.
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    Now, sadly, I was expecting a delivery of the claw hand and arcade stick with a few other bits & bobs but I've just had to request a refund, I can't seem to find any UK/Euro stock for the claw hand either so I may be waiting longer than I'd like, however I'll post here once I can provide another update, During this time I'm going to go back to the base and refine that a little more, hide the screw holes with wood filler and other little tweaks.
     
  2. Datulab

    Datulab Human? AI? Robot?

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    When building things that shouldn't collapse, it never hurts to go a bit thicker!
    Can't wait to see how this build will progress.
     
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  3. SIA Tech Mods

    SIA Tech Mods What's a Dremel?

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    Too true! I'm thinking of adding some beading/moulding to the top of the base just to take the sharpness away. Something like this.
     

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  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I find your lack of surface prep disturbing. :lol: Plaster works good in these situations.
    The munchkins do know it won't be a functioning claw game, right? They tend to have super high expectations.
    You better find a claw before the kids notice it looks like a popcorn machine.
    Also, I'm troubled that modern spraypaint doesn't melt styrofoam.
    Also looking forward to the glitter bombing. :D
     
  5. SIA Tech Mods

    SIA Tech Mods What's a Dremel?

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    I can't say you're wrong, there's some bits that certainly bothered me too, hence me going back to more sanding and priming and going from there... Especially whilst Im waiting for parts still.

    Of course they know it won't be functioning, they will probably still try though.

    The case has had the whole can of glitter... It needs more to be honest.
     
  6. b1g-d0g

    b1g-d0g Modder

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    Things we do for our kids,but I like what I see so far. :thumb:
     
  7. SIA Tech Mods

    SIA Tech Mods What's a Dremel?

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    So... Turns out I didn't take many photos since this point, but you have saw most of what I have done, The repaint was a real pain in the ass, there was a chemical reaction between the old and new paints (yes, even after much sanding) but we go there in the end if there's anything you want to know about let me know.

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  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It came out great. :D It seems like the more exotic paints are also the most problematic. I'd say more, but I'm slightly blinded from the pictures.
     
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  9. SIA Tech Mods

    SIA Tech Mods What's a Dremel?

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    Not to blow my own trumpet but this has been very well recieved by the modding community as a whole. I needed this to be honest.
     
  10. samarlian

    samarlian Minimodder

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    Nice build buddy
     
  11. AttilaP

    AttilaP What's a Dremel?

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    I like the colors! And the whole design! Great work!
     

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