Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ouija, 8 Feb 2005.
Whoa, nice start. Hope you'll post more pics soon.
Nice strat keep on moding....
Ummmmmmmm... no but I'll be finished off the PSU this weekend (if I get time)
I've braided most of the PSU cables, but because there are so many wires, I've ran out of braiding. Once the extra braiding comes, I'll post some pics of the finished PSU. In the mean time, I'll probably work on the faceplates for the optical drives and fan controller.
that psu looks sweet!
Looking nice. Good luck on the rest.
The correct Matrix Orbital LCD has arrived so I will be testing this tonight as well as posting some pics of the slot loading DVD drive.
So finally, the correct LCD display arrived. Half of the PSU has been braided since I ran out of braiding. The flash in the photos seems to allow the cables to show through the braiding, but it looks fine normally.
Matrix Orbital white backlit LCD
Carbon fibre effect braiding kit
Braiding up close. It looks better than it does here
Half of the cables braided
Any updates? nice brading
was that clear heatshrink? If so... hmmm... that's different. Looks nice though. LCD is sweet.
Yes the heatshrink that came with the braiding pack was clear. I think it looks pretty good as long as the end of the braiding is neat enough.
The atx remover on that kit worked for you??? I have the same kit and I doesn't. Weird... How did you use the tool? I used it the way it looked like it should buy it didnt work. Let me know plz.
On another note, that psu looks really nice, Keep up the great work!
Well it appears white is becoming the new blue. So much for original. Heh. Nice work though I dont blame you white looks so sexy and clean.
looks like a nice clean mod! Did you have any problems soldering that 12V thief line to the PCB? I tried desoldering some excess wires from a TFX psu in my HTPC and it was a PAIN! The ammount of solder and the copper in the wires acted like a big heatsink. That, and the wires were held together with a clip that seated them in the PCB for ease of wave soldering. I wound up clipping the wires all the way down to the solder before it would heat up enough to melt completely.
do you have any overall shots of the case? or is there not anything worth showing on the rest of the case?
keep up the good work!
tm36usa, it was very awkward. I found I had to angle each of the pins before pushing the removal tool in. One of the legs is longer than the others (by about 0.5mm ) which makes it slightly easier to insert down the side of the pin. After a few, you get the hang of it and it's not so bad.
Sanatarium, unless you can invent a completely new colour how can you be original with the choice of colour? (not that white is a colour of course )
ehrnam45, you might notice that I didn't solder it to the massive collection of solder directly under the connections to the PCB. I soldered onto a smaller point nearby which was far easier. I agree with you on removing wires, though, I've had to do the same with previous PSUs.
The window on the case still needs to be made slightly larger, but that's all I've done to the case so far. I'll post some pics soon.
Not much to update at the moment, but there will be soon. Here are some pics of the slot loading DVD drive. This mod is a blatant copy, but I don't care It's not my drive so I hope it doesn't explode...
The second resistor was added when I decided one LED wasn't bright enough
First LED in place
After adding the second LED
The next task is to cut the faceplate(s) and...
sweet... slowly progressing
Should be progressing a lot faster now that I have everything needed to complete the project.
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