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Scratch Build – In Progress Epic PC's Carbide Series is now the Lamptron Vector Series! 12.8.2011

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Djayness, 26 Apr 2011.

  1. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Page 4 already? :p

    :edit: I feel epic winz :p
     
  2. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    awesome work from across the ditch dude, wish i had access to your CNC!
     
  3. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Good work! We are on page 4 now!

    It's awesome, you can have an idea and then produce a prototype of it in the same day :)

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    Update time!


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    I got started on the side panel and I must say, this may just be the most expensive acrylic side panel for a computer, ever.

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    To make it I need an entire 6mm clear and 3mm black sheet, 48 magnets and over 3 hours of fabrication (still going...)

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    When working with a CNC you can make really tight tolerances!


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    These three combined make up the magnet holding mechanism.

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    Like so.

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    And then embedded into the side panel.

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    The side panel has a clear piece and a black piece ontop. The clear window sits flush so it looks completely seamless.

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    The magnetic holder is then attached onto the side panel.

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    And then this part is attached to the case allowing you screwless entry to your internals.

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    This is what it looks like inside the contraption. All the magnets are side by side and provide a huge amount of force to snap the panel into place.

    All the magnets are 12cm's minimum from any electronics in the case and these particular magnets hold a gauss of 3000 which means that after 4cm's their magnetic field doesn't affect electronics and after 5.5cm's the magnetic field doesn't exist at all. Magnetic fields drop off exponentially :)

    I need to polish the side panel and bond the magnetic holders onto the case. All of this will happen in the next few days so stay tuned! On another note, I am going to be entered into the MOTM competition tomorrow so vote for me if you think the case is deserving enough!
     
  4. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Really nice Dan, I like it :).
     
  5. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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  6. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don New Member

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    diz iz da shiznit !
     
  7. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Mega Tease, don't wanna blow my load all at once ^^

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    Side panel sitting flush. I wasted a hell of a lot of acrylic to do this, worth it.

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    BAM! Magnet power!
     
  8. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :D You know it's worth it, might be a minimal feature to some but it looks perfectly awesome to me & others :clap::thumb: think I'm hooked on flush fit windows now, yeah it's more difficult but well worth the effort :D.
     
  9. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    It's the little details that count in the end :p

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    The side panel was quite a work out. The mirror finish on the acrylic is quite nice and its really up to personal preference if you like it over the hairline polish. I will be offering both as options.


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    First pass over with the polish, some bits aren't quite done yet as you can see bottom right of the panel.


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    Side by side and ready for assembly.


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    It's quite a striking finish and in the right light it almost could be mistaken for polished metal.


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    Mr Sheen would be proud. For those of you not in Australia, Mr Sheen is a shine polish, the guy on the can looked like John Howard (former PM, again for those not in oz).

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    Once the panel goes on, this just stops it moving side to side or up and down.


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    Happy at how it has turned out if I must say so :)


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    Whilst it can be overlooked, its a flush panel, one that without a CNC, would have been very difficult to get to fit perfectly. The tolerance I was working with was .1mm give on the window and it fit!

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    Bam!

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    I wanted to do a reverse shot to show just how much room is inside the case. I also wanted to take motherboard construction in house so if anyone knows the SR2 form factor please reply to this thread or shoot me a PM. I have looked at formfactors.org and on google but to no avail....

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    Just a reminder, this is being held to the panel with 48 rare earth magnets.


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    Meet your maker!
     
  10. (FIH) The Don

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  11. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Thanks Don,

    I do wish more companies were like EKWB who actually give you tech drawings on the spec sheet of their products. I can't seem to find the HPTX form factor holes, thats all I really need. I already have the dimensions of the back IO all ready to go (its on the ATX spec v2.2) but dammit, I need those dimensions.

    It would be a shame if I couldnt find them because I have done the calculations and this case can fit that motherboard with plenty of room to spare.
     
  12. Waynio

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    Looking great :thumb: & we've had mr sheen since I was a kid here :hehe:.
     
  13. jeckulz

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    Want one. Plain and simple, I want one.
    Keep it up big man!
     
  14. xXSebaSXx

    xXSebaSXx Active Member

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    This is the best I've found so far... not technical drawings, but measurements done by actual owners of the board.

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=266361

    And there is also a sku model that Subtec made for all MoBo form factors... He says it is accurate for dimensions and hole locations.

    http://scc.jezmckean.com/cat/20 --> You want the first one on the list: Blank Motherboard & PCIe Card Models
     
  15. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    +rep, that was heaps useful! SKP to DXF in autocad and I am flying!
     
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    Heh... glad to be of assistance.

    This case is getting more epic with each update... I can't wait until this thing is finished; hell I can't wait until I am done with my move so I can start thinking about how to fund one of these babies for myself... :)
     
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  17. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    Looks fantastic... Well done CNC for that spectacular window you cut out, bless that little machine.

    Keep up the stunning works!!
     
  18. Torin

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    Looks awesome.
     
  19. petsli

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    Wow, thats really amazing work!:jawdrop:
     
  20. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    I got three days off from tomorrow, should get a heap done!


    Cheers :) http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=209232 - MOTM is up and you can vote for me if you so choose. Voting for me would be cool though, I wouldn't mind that at all!
     

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