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Scratch Build – In Progress GET A LIFE - COMPLETED

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by The_Gnu, 17 Nov 2010.

  1. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Thanks a lot for the sub

    Thanks, hopefully youll get acess to one someday, I love em since the possibilities are endless.

    D'OH!!!

    Thank you Leandro :thumb:


    See you soon with another update, just need to sort out the pics.
     
  2. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Today I fabricated some mountingpieces for the RJ45, Audio and Mic connectors. There is still some soldering to do obviously, but I think you get the idea.

    Since I don't have any pcb to fasten the connectors to I need to fabricate some sort of fastening. The plan with this one is that it will house the RJ45 while pushing the audio,mic connectors tight against the I/Opanel plate. Therefore I Will only need one screw at max to hold all three connectors, and hopefully they will stay in place.

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    Wohoo.. looks kind of messy.
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    That piece to the right will be the "lock" of the whole thing.
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    The connectors are pushed in place. I deliberatly made the groves for the 3,5mm connectors sligtly smaller to achieve a snugg fit. I wasn't shure how well this would work but it turn out way better than expected. The slight softness of the plastic allows for a realy tight fit, even the RJ45 connector snapped right into place with a click. Yay

    The small pocket behind the 3,5mm connectors are to add a little bit of distance to the 3,5mm pluggs incase they would happen to be inserted too long.
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    Here you can see the "lock" in its upper position. Tecnically it doesnt lock anything but the plan is to hav it pushed down to fill out the gap. There is a hole in the "lock" that is not perfectly aligned with a threaded hole in the connector part. This missalignment of the holes will try to push the pieces apart when a screw is inserted. That will hopefully make the whole piece wedge itself to the walls and not fall out. Atleast thats the theory. I might have to countersunk the hole to make it work.
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    Turns out this fit was really tight aswell and the whole piece is wedged pretty good only by pushing the lock piece down. I might not even need the screw.
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  3. Rygel Cumberbatch

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    The attention to detail and precision of your work is simply amazing.
     
  4. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Pure modding pr0n, this.
     
  5. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Hehe, thanks just don't get to exited :worried:





    EDIT* I updated the previus update with a more explaining text.
     
  6. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Wow GNU they are some intricate awesome pieces, you really know how to use a mill, pure excellence & it's awesome when you get something so right that you find it doesn't need bolting down :D:rock::). +rep
     
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  7. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Thanks for your constant support Waynio. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to milling but I learn something new for every piece. Yeah, push fittings are really nice..
     
  8. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    +1 +rep

    The attention to details are amazing! :thumb:
     
  9. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Those are just tiny! Amazing work.
     
  10. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    I can only say the same about you, master of cnc. Thank you:thumb:

    Thanks, yeah they are pretty small and for the last milling operation I had almost no good clamping surface left to secure the part to. I was pretty shure the whole piece would get loose and ripped apart by the cuttingforces but thankfully it survived.
     
  11. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Those small parts really are brilliant gnu. Great machining. And thinking. :thumb:
     
  12. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    I'm really enjoying this build so much. :thumb:
     
  13. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    I came....hard...
     
  14. Autti

    Autti New Member

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    what did you make the 4 tiny holes next to the ethernet for?
     
  15. dream1

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    Just beautiful metal art work :D
     
  16. Korvus

    Korvus May contain traces of sanity.

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    :jawdrop:

    That is amazing. Very clean and precise :D
     
  17. Zorndar

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    Simply amazing. Those connectors are really sweet!
     
  18. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Thanks a lot atilla.

    Thank you, I enjoy your builds aswell:thumb:


    well...:worried:...thanks

    Im glad you asked. They are for the satus LEDs, Power, hdd, network, and maybe bluetooth.

    Thank you verry much:thumb:

    Thanks, but sometimes I think I might spend a little too much time making things precise.

    And thanks to you too :)
     
  19. Karrek

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    Simply incredible! Very professional looking. I really enjoy following this project - I look forward to the next update...
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Awesome, but I'm holding my enthusiasm back until you manage the coming wire snarl.
     

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