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Case Mod - In Progress Daniel’s murderbox – 008 / Final Abridged Version (page 1 loaded w/ images!)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by charles_h, 3 Aug 2009.

  1. El Rando

    El Rando I know what a dremel is

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    I want one. I'll give £3.50 for it yeah? sweet!

    The work log was so good and the.......well instead of listing everything I'll just say perfect. Amazing job dude.
     
  2. b1g-d0g

    b1g-d0g Modder

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    Another great build mate very clean :)
     
  3. *Alex*

    *Alex* What's a Dremel?

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    :jawdrop: verry verry nice i wish i had this sorta cash hehe
     
  4. n0va

    n0va Burnin'!

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    This is truly epic. Though I also want to know how you hooked up the panels - and how did you make that SSD mount and it's Illumination? It looks so damn awesome, yet you skipped that whole part.
     
  5. bsoltan

    bsoltan What's a Dremel?

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    That is awesome. Some very cool design in that case.
     
  6. wgy

    wgy What's a Dremel?

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    perfect.


    + rep.
     
  7. dark4181

    dark4181 Ero-sennin-tebayo

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    Charles... you are an ARTIST!

    I want a MurderBox
     
  8. logan'srun

    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

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    Welcome Charles!!! I'm so glad that you finally made it over here, I think you've been too exclusive by remaining on 1 forum, and it's about time to introduce the world to all the glory that is MB!

    I'm sure we haven't seen nothing yet!
     
  9. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    That is one epic worklog.

    As many have said, art, pure and simple. It's such a clean looking build. Nicely done.
     
  10. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I saw this on MDPC. The worklog here is a nice introduction on your methods and precise fitting. Worth reading multiple times.

    john
     
  11. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Now that is a build! Awesome work, stunning attention to detail, if only I had enough cash......
     
  12. charles_h

    charles_h I can has RotoZip?

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    Thanks for the kind words Guys; I really appreciate them. :)


    I hope I didn’t kill anybody’s modem or 3G device with that first page! I struggled over how best to present the content and concluded that all at once was likely the best option. Next time, I promise to go the more conventional route – revealed over time.

    To answer a question, I was planning to showcase the construction of the SSD mount structure but the process had so many issues, I was simply preoccupied with getting it sorted. Working for a waiting customer requires one to prioritize results over all else. If I do another, I will try to document the process in more detail. I do have a couple shots of the “close but no cigar” version that I can share. This was the original design that featured a thinner strip of lighting and a fully recessed drive sled assembly. We produced a successful prototype shelf – gluing the 4 layers of plexi together without a seam, but when it came time to execute the actual unit, we kept getting visible white glue bubbles at the edges. We must have tried 40 times but couldn’t replicate the prototype part. We concluded that the design was cursed and moved on to the second version.


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    The original concept was to layer 4 pieces of Plexiglas – seamlessly as drive “shelves” and then stack them in a vertical array. The whole unit would be mounted at the inside front area of the TJ07 drive structure and appear “floating” when view from inside. At some angles, the shelves would look solid black and somewhat monolithic while at others, you could see the 3mm clear section in the middle which would be illuminated with blue lighting – similar to the design we ultimately produced.


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    “close but no cigar” – here you see the small white bits of glue at the edge of the Plexiglas layers. In the pursuit of perfection, these simply fell short.

    The problem was eliminating the visible white bits of glue from between the edges of where the layers were joined. There were areas where it was perfect but others where we simply couldn’t get rid of it. As stated, we produced a perfect prototype piece which was what drove us bonkers. Eventually we realized we were chasing our tail and cut the cord – it was time to come up with a new concept. We stuck with the same overall structural design but went with a single piece shelf concept instead of four. At first I was bummed that we couldn’t achieve the original design but after completing the new one, I actually really liked it. I was initially concerned that it would be “too much” – lighting wise, but I think it ultimately works to balance the overall internal design better and the larger volume of lighting works to compliment the formidable sLight Panel.

    I really hope pure|murderbox is the next major project… I’m really looking forward to doing a worklog for that – just need to sort out some stuff.


    Cheers All. :)
     
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  13. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    :O omg wow
     
  14. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    I love murdermods, but this is just insane!
    AMAZING build!
     
  15. Sushi Warrior

    Sushi Warrior What's a Dremel?

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    Wait, so is some of MurderMod based in Canada? If so, methinks I'll be getting some pretty sleeve soon :lol:
     
  16. Digitalize-

    Digitalize- What's a Dremel?

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    Thats the sexiest looking machine i have ever, ever seen. Absolutely AMAZING. How Much? :p

    Id love to know how you did the glowing floor, and how you got those SSD's to light up blue. Awesome Cabling work too, really sets off the whole thing.
     
  17. pistol_pete

    pistol_pete Air Cooled Fool

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    Very nice layout - plenty of inspiration here!
     
  18. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    The problems with the bubbles could be solved by bonding the plastic together in a large sheet form, then cut out what you need, and polish the edges.
     
  19. oggie

    oggie What's a Dremel?

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    As i said on Xs, Charles......you are the best :rock: This build along murdermod 009 are out of this world :hip:
     
  20. TeeJii

    TeeJii What's a Dremel?

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    This case is awesome. Details, finishing and it's like tech-porn to me. Mad Skillz and would love to see more of that in near future from you. :thumb::thumb:
     

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