who said size doesnt matter. well dig this guys. hello everyone, i would like to indtroduce you to my new casemod called D.C.M.M COLOSSUS. I ddint have much of a real plan as usual, i just made as it went along and looked for solutions along the way for all the unprecedented part making than came up. The name is derived from DIE CASE MOD MOUSE which is german for the casemod mouse, and COLOSSUS, which was astatue in rhodes about 280BC, was desstroyed by an earthquake in about 235bc and was till then considered a world wonder. had one leg on each side if the river and was over 30 metres high. thaty why we use the word colossal nowaday which mean immense size. and thats what this little baby is all about. D.C.M.M COLOSSAL is a world record, because its the WORLDS LARGEST FULLY FUNCTIONAL MOUSE, while being a full fledge casemod computer too. i had to keep it secret a bit for certain reasons, but now it completed and will be attending the DCMM at the gamescom in Cologne as my casemod entry, also the reason its called D.C.M.M. the same abbreviated letters there too. It is entering to defend my title in casemodding of 2012 which i managed to win with my RENEGADE, THE PUBLIC ENEMY. so like i said, a fully functional mouse, afully functiional PC with lotts of new extras and thingymajigs. I didnt just want to make a boring 2 button and scroll whell mouse like any regular desktop mouse so i aimed at showing speed and acceleration and made it look a bit like some steve mcqueeen fast machine type of spaceship, speedboat jet engine mot.... fuc... from outer space. here is the worklog, will get it all in over the next two weeks. well like everyone of my mods, i dont use programms, like making ma handmade sketches. the mod turned out much better than the sketches but they are a oart of the worklog and show the rough direction this will be going. raw materials. first of all i had to disect a mouse and take a closer look, how the hell can i make this all oversized. I had a lot of ides but didnt really know which one would really work efectively. one of the most crucial parts the scroll whell. i actually decided the size of the mouse all around the wheel i would use. i bought one at a local hardware store buit thenfound a lawnmower wheel for 5 euros at teh junkyard which i liked much much more. like aregular mouse, i needed the axis fixture only one sided so that the wheel can be tipped slightly for the middle mouse scroll button. so i used (also from the junkyard for free) a loudspeaker angle holder bracket. drilled the hole and it serves as the mount which can bend a bit to one side to press the later mounted switch but is still stiff enough and stroing enough to hold the weheel. i used an old acer noname case for this one, all others i looked at were not proprtionally right for the weheel. so the first big task was to get a concuved rear of the mouse. curved on two axes.the first idea i had turned out to be thes best so here are the pics. layers of wood all stuck together all declineing in size and then carved and sanded off as needed. the backside end plate i wanted the rear to be something like a hatch back, so it was made sperate, you will see later what i mean, for wiring plugs, controls etc.. getting all the angles and curves to match up on both side was a bitch of an ordeal. these red rear lights did not make the final build, had a better idea. this a the leftover grill of a ENERMAX SPINEREX, it will find new life here the mouse back bone, brings stability and will have a crucial functiona later too as you will see. getting the size richt was important, because only in the initial stages could i rig that so that the mouse dows not become to long or too short. the grill was evidently too long, so i shortened it i am making this build in basically three sections, rear mid and front. here is the mid section which will hald fans and air inklets etc.. the front will be buttons and the rear to mid will be the case mostly had to cut out some inlets for the fan airflow. the screws were in the way so i rivetted it up. side fan holders i decided to take a differnet mouse which was much flatter, here you can actually see how i solved the mouse issue. i wired it all out buttons wheel button etc.. and glued it in here, the basic idea is that the actual mouse technology is all built into a module with whel which can be putz in and taken out, and will then be integrated into the build. the real mosue tecno part, this is how it works. i added a middle wheel for transmission so theat when scrolled up the mouse would scroll up on screen to instead of down. as its supposed to. and apart from the the mid whell is fexed and hence alway pressing the boittom mouse wheel with the same pressure even thoung i might be useding the middle button by pressing the malwnmower wheel. know what i mean???, i can then garantee that the mouse will not be jittery or inexact. h http://we-mod-it.com/index.php?page [IMG]http://we-mod-it.com/index.php?page=Attachment&attachmentID=6499&h=2eeba45bf05e50e5675edb87e07d5940cac8fab5= A tt achment&attachmentID=6498&h=92c76e53436203b5d0adf54bef4aaf3bb9961e0b[/IMG]ttp://we-mod-it.com/index.php? page=Attachment&attachmentID=6496&h=6d7ced164596577a5d39a7feb00cc849b30e5489[/IMG] the good thing about making this removable mouse module which works fine was that i can now build around it and take it out move it for the proprtianl placing and so forth, was a good idea that wirked out well. time for the mouse buttons crucial crucila crucila parts. will be a big designer elemnt which define the whole build. once again, because i had the idea of speed and acceleration i wanted so many angles, this was a bitch of a chore to get both side right. the aim was alos that the buttons can be removable, so that complecated everything a bit too.