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Scratch Build – In Progress Cube 29 / Project Cuprum +97%Cover for sound card[13.august]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by WolfandAngel, 8 Jul 2009.

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What color should I paint the screws ?

Poll closed 13 Aug 2009.
  1. Paint all screws white

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Paint all screws copper color

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Don't paint Paint screws

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Paint them a other color

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    Introduction

    Well I'm at it again .This Project was inspired by The Rampage by Magnus Persson and the PHINIX CUBE.
    Originally I wanted a watercooled i7 computer but after taking a look into my wallet.
    I decided to have it air-cooled which doesn't make it much cheaper because I'm going to buy a 100 euro Cpucooler:worried:

    Me

    I'm still 16 and go to a Waldorf school, through which I get to work a lot with wood and metals.

    Project Name

    Instead of using Plexiglas to hold the Cube to getter I'm using Copper.
    Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu (Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29.

    Previous Projects

    My first Project was "The Noob" which most of the Parts I'm going to sell to finance this one.
    My second is "Coal Scuttle" which I hope I can finish by the end of summer if I got money left.

    Most current Picture :
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    Index
    [post=2036408]SketchUp[/post]
    [post=2041535]Plexiglas Cube [/post]
    [post=2044116] Copper brazing[/post]
    [post=2044331]Sanding Part One[/post]
    [post=2045057]Cube fin[/post]
    [post=2046853]Case feet[/post]
    [post=2048669]Sleeving[/post]
    [post=2051199]Motherboard tray and Cooler[/post]
    [post=2052186]99% finished[/post]
    [post=2055221]sidewinder X6[/post]
    [post=2057033]sidewinder mouse[/post]
    [post=2063639]Cover for sound card[/post]
    Hardware

    ASUS Rampage II GENE
    Intel Core i7-920, 4x 2.67GHz, boxed
    Corsair XMS3 DIMM Kit 3GB PC3-10667U CL9-9-9-24 (DDR3-1333)
    2x Samsung SpinPoint F1 500GB, 16MB (raid 0)
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer




    My School workplace
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    The feet are my teacher. Same teacher who gave me the Scuttle

    This is what I had to make before I was allowed to start on the Project. I was the first one finished.
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    Some cutting
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    More cutting
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    Finished cutting. Looks a bit like a Fish.
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    After Drilling and Bending.
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    Next Copper update is the 20.7 because thats when I got the next time school.:rock:
     
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  2. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Suddenly copper is all over the place :) It sure looks nice, though.
     
  3. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    Well in my case its note because its copper if I'd made some ting out stainless steel

    I would maybe call it Project"Stainless"
     
  4. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    Nice corner copper. Am I to understand that you plan on making the sides out of copper as well?
     
  5. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    Sketch up

    Probably the bottom part

    Here are some SketchUp pictures
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    And a Package arrived
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    I love the Motherboard
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    My temp mod:waah:
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    Heres some thing I made in school for those interested in what I do in school
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  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That is the most elaborate living room 'fort' I have ever seen.:hehe:
    Are you planning to solder or braze the ends of your brackets?
     
  7. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    May be I'm going to braze the brackets if I can make it look like they where made out of a solid copper cube insted of a sheet of copper

    Found a nice Pic of Carbon fiber wallpaper for those interested


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  8. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    plexy cube

    Today finally my package with Plexiglas arrived
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    Hers my plan the measurements are 310x310x330mm (BxWxH)
    I know it isn't exactly a "cube":worried:
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    After some sanding I'm finally finished :rock:
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  9. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    Looking good. Cant wait to see more.
     
  10. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    Copper update

    Hello as promised hers my Copper update, I brazed the space between the copper brackets.


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    After brazing
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    Hoped that a acid bath would get rid of the black spots:wallbash:
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    Well now to some sanding.:sigh:
     
  11. Monkey Puzzle

    Monkey Puzzle Minimodder

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    I feel your pain! Vinegar is pretty good at not leaving a nasty residue, but wet'n'dry and then brasso is probably quicker.

    What were you using to braze it?
     
  12. Sushi Warrior

    Sushi Warrior What's a Dremel?

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    TarnX to the rescue!
     
  13. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    What do you mean?
    I used a welding torch to melt and I think I used Silver to braze the joints.
    But I'm not sure what I used because it was given to me by my teacher.

    From where should I get TarnX if I live in Germany.
     
  14. Monkey Puzzle

    Monkey Puzzle Minimodder

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    Ah okay - I meant what type of solder/copper phosphorus brazing rod, type of gas used etc - I need to do similar myself...

    Ebay? Amazon?
     
  15. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    the gas was oxygen - propane which is OVERKILL because its for cutting a steel and so on
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    Hers a useful guide

    Hope it helps because I'm not an expert in brazing :worried:
    this was actuals my fist time:rolleyes:
     
  16. Monkey Puzzle

    Monkey Puzzle Minimodder

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    Cheers man, useful link. :thumb:

    Tarn-X isn't the only product of that type -I vaguely remember seeing a similar sort of solution that was phosphoric acid based IIRC, though I can't remember the name I'm afraid.
     
  17. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    Sanding

    Your Welcome

    Well i spend some time sanding with my Dremel :dremel:

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    On some of the brackets after sanding I coulden't find the space where I brazed:eeek:
    Looks much better up close than on the pictures

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    More updates tomorrow.
     
  18. DeltaFX

    DeltaFX What's a Dremel?

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    Q-bert ?
     
  19. Sushi Warrior

    Sushi Warrior What's a Dremel?

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    So oxy-acetylene barzing.
     
  20. PrometheusCon

    PrometheusCon What's a Dremel?

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    Nice job on the brazing! Looks good. I know I leave a ton of slop when I do it!
     
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