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Scratch Build – Complete Cygnus X1.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 18 Sep 2008.

  1. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Congratz on the MOTM nomination mate, good luck, you got my vote :thumb:.
     
  2. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    congratz you got my vote :D (sorry boy from oz:( it is another tough month but i do love scratch builds :D)

    Josh
     
  3. bradders2125

    bradders2125 New Member

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    Good luck with MoTM. Got my vote.
     
  4. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    Good luck with MoTM. Got my vote too :) don't disappoint me
     
  5. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    I clicked in and started to read the posts and thought I was in the wrong thread. :lol::hehe:

    The really big deal here is your words of encouragement and support, I hope over the
    coming months (for I think it will take at least two more months, possibly substantially more)
    I can keep improving and refining this project and thus justify your early enthusiasm.

    Thank you all very much. :)
     
  6. HeXeN

    HeXeN Straight from Hell

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    Congrats M8 one moe vote from me! :)
     
  7. bradders2125

    bradders2125 New Member

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    Sounds more like an order than a request:hehe:
     
  8. tominated

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    you deserve every vote and then some. it's an awesome project and hope you get MotM
     
  9. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    definitely one of the best mods/ anything ive seen ever. Gets my vote
     
  10. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks HeXeN. :thumb:

    Thanks tominated. ;)

    Thank you Oreon. :)


    Originally a slim slot loader was going to be mounted so as to line up perfectly with
    the front of the shell and be accessible from the outside. But as the plans for the
    shell have changed and the design I have in mind won't fit with a drive up front I decided
    to have it on the inside and accessed by popping the shell (which I hope will be a very quick
    and easy procedure).

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    More recycling. As the drive will be mounted with foam backed adhesive tape, the drive
    housing needs to cover the whole drive. Here the part is being cut from the first attempt
    at the mobo tray.

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    Now it will line up flush with the outer front panel of the chassis.

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    Now I had hoped to also make the support for the system drive today but just couldn't find
    a diagram of a 2.5" drive on google (I do not yet have the system drive).
    So off to do more googling.
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I am at awe at your skill mate. Us aussies are good for something rather than drinking beer and watching the footy ey? LOL. You will win MOTM for sure. I am glad I voted for you.
     
  12. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Ha ha., Thanks very much b4oz, not into footy but I do like my beer. :hehe:

    Tracked down a diagram of an SSD and the supports for that will be made from
    two pieces of 25x25 angle but I won't cut or drill them till I get the drive.

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    The finished drive supports were fixed to the case, so that's basically it for the drive side.

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    Now it's time to make some feet for the chassis to sit on.

    I had a reasonably good picture in my mind of what the feet would look
    like but just couldn't get my head around how to bend the support that
    the pads attach to. So a crude cardboard model was made up.

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    No this is not something my daughter threw together, but it gives me a rough
    idea how it will look and how to do the bends.

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    The support will be made from 3mm plate and bent with the help of a mallet and
    piece of wood. The feet will be made from this 50mm rod that was on sale when
    I picked up the alu for back panel no2.

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    I've thought about whether I could make the pads myself, and if they are just discs
    then I think it will be possible. But I'm thinking of something, maybe with a taper or
    a step, I'm not sure yet but in this case it will have to be done by someone else
    who has access to a lathe.
     
  13. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    Nice! Origami feet!

    Sweet as always. I like the glamour shots of the completed trays and front!
    Those will be some unique feet. Will you have to worry about the weight of the case deforming/bending it after a while, or is 3mm alu thick enough, even with the scored and bent areas?

    Have you also been working on the shell, or is that still in design mode?
     
  14. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Cool idea for the feet, kinda like the top of a CM Cosmos.
     
  15. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks, you could be right about the weight of the case. Although it is very light now, I expect the shell
    to be quite heavy, so I'll make a support in 3mm alu and see how strong it turns out.
    As for the shell, no I haven't started that though I have several ideas, when the time comes
    I'll just start making something.

    Thanks, I'll have to check that case out.
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Springy feet would be cool. You could add layers like leaf springs.
     
  17. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    I like the way you think! I do that too ;)
     
  18. spenc259

    spenc259 in the build stage!!!

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    Just found this thread tonight!!:duh:

    Congrats on MOTM Nomination!!!:clap:

    The Design you have came up with is class!!:jawdrop: well subscribed!!!:thumb:
     
  19. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Election day in the US and I voted for Cygnus. No hype, no promises, just outstanding workmanship all around.

    John
     
  20. klutch4891

    klutch4891 New Member

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    You've got my vote for motm too. Amazing build quality, I can't wait to see the finished product.
     

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