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Scratch Build – In Progress Cray-1

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Pfaffen, 19 Jan 2010.

  1. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    Excellent work! Keep it up.
     
  2. Pfaffen

    Pfaffen What's a Dremel?

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    I got the aluminum tube yesterday. Should put it in this week-end. Great idea!:thumb:
     
  3. Enemyvirus

    Enemyvirus CPC Refugee

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    I dont usually look at the Project Posts, but the Cray-1 title peaked my intrest. I worked with a Cray Computer in the mid 90's at the Met Office in the UK. I'm very impressed with your workmanship and attention to detail. I'm looking forward to see how this turns out.

    All the best
     
  4. Pfaffen

    Pfaffen What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you very much. I hope I do it justice. Trying hard to pay homage to such an extrodinary supercomputer.
     
  5. Pfaffen

    Pfaffen What's a Dremel?

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    Well all the switches, resistors and LEDs arrived yesterday!:clap:

    Here is the catch.
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    I won't be using all the switches, just 2 per side of the case.

    Here are the Bulgin switches.

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    I ordered 50 100-ohm resistors.

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    Here are the LEDs:
    Six 5000 mcd White LEDS
    Seven 18000 mcd White LEDS

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    Not sure which ones to use yet. Don't want to over power the case. But I can put filters on them if they are too bright.

    Here is one of the 18000 mcd LEDS in its housing.

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  6. Pfaffen

    Pfaffen What's a Dremel?

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    Put power and reset buttons on the side panels. Here is a shot of one side.

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    Now for the electrical work.

    Here are the test connections for the three LEDS

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    Here they are lit.

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    Series 1 ...

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    Series 2 ...

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    These things are bright!

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    Here they are installed.

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    Here is a grainy picture of them on... I'll need my other camera to take pics in the dark.

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  7. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    Imo, the light looks a bit too concentrated. Is there any way for you to diffuse the light a bit (a very little bit)?

    PS: Is that your normal PSU or a project PSU? I have a cheap 400W PSU that I use for testing/building circuits,etc and they are quite handy.
     
  8. MugenUK

    MugenUK What's a Dremel?

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    Great work mate, looking forward to seeing the finished work.
     
  9. Pfaffen

    Pfaffen What's a Dremel?

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    I haven't adjusted the lights yet. Right now they are just dry fit in place. I'll end up adjusting them this week.

    Yes, that is my test PSU.
     
  10. Executioner

    Executioner What's a Dremel? A quick razor

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    DUDE! That is INCREDIBLE!! This is one of the most intricate scratch build designs I've seen yet.

    As a thought, If your required to do a senior project for school...There you go! A++ for sure!

    If not you should be given an A+ in math for just accomplishing that design:thumb:

    And no glue:dremel: You sir are a true Mod God! :jawdrop:
     
  11. Pfaffen

    Pfaffen What's a Dremel?

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    Here are some better pictures of the case lit up.

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    I worked on the drive mounts today. not much to show.

    Anyway, did not spend much time in the shop today.:wallbash:
     
  12. Pfaffen

    Pfaffen What's a Dremel?

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    Here is a picture of the seat covers.

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    I started with 1250 staples. This is all that is left.

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    Here is a shot of the seat base. The angle is 11.25' on each side.

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  13. null_x86

    null_x86 Thread Closer

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    MOAR!!! BECAUSE MOAR!!!
     
  14. Pfaffen

    Pfaffen What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks.
     
  15. Pfaffen

    Pfaffen What's a Dremel?

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    I have a question. Blu-ray or DVD player for now?
     
  16. Pfaffen

    Pfaffen What's a Dremel?

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    Ok, hate to answer my own question, but I went with the 24x DVD for now.
     
  17. Pfaffen

    Pfaffen What's a Dremel?

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    Well, got a few things done today. I fashioned some hinges aluminum and pop rivets. Nothing fancy but they work.

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    They are for the supports of the DVD trays. Pics show the old test devices.


    Here is a shot of one of the hinges.

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    Here is a front shot of the case. I really like using the velcro for the panels, they are easy to take off and put on.

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    Made the supports for the drives today.

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    Things are getting cramped in there...

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    Will need some cable management soon.

    I got a 24pin 12" extender today for the PSU, that gave me alot more leeway for the case. Also a pair of 120mm fans and filters.

    Enjoy.
     
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  18. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Minimodder

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    The seat and led lighting looks really good.
    Glad to seeing it coming together so quickly :)

    +rep
     
  19. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Looking good so far


    Keep it up
     
  20. Pfaffen

    Pfaffen What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you! Me too... :thumb:
     

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