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Scratch Build – In Progress Hades Project - The First Dry Fit - up 18/feb/2011

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Yemerich, 9 Mar 2010.

  1. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    Hello good people at BT. Here I am with another acrylic project.
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    LAST UPDATE

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    Past Updates:
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    [​IMG] 09/feb/2011 - Good Brass Inserts - Page 2
    [​IMG] 18/feb/2011 -First Dry-Fit - Page 2

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    SPONSORSHIP

    Master:
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    SmartData gave me all the computer parts but the mobo. Thank you guys!

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    All acrylic by "Macedo Plasticos".

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    BioStar gave me the TPower i55.

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    These guys provided me the brass inserts

    Once again i want to thank these peopl to help me achieve the first prize in extreme modding in the brazilian version of the Campus Party!

    About the project:
    Hades means "invisible" and it's the name of the greek god of the underworld. This name came to my mind because i used smoked acrylic and when the lights are turned off it looks like a complete black case.

    Just a Teaser:
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    Initially 78 acrylic pieces.

    AT THE CAMPUS PARTY FAIR:

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    Thanks (and credits) for the photographers:
    -Valds
    -Dead_Rabbit
    -mgyovani
    -Elisa Viali

    Master sponsorship:rock::
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    Cheers,
     
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  2. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    UPDATES

    Sad update...... Three entire days working in the dragon... And upon transportation this is what happened to the side panel:
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    And this was what happened to me:
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    I will be posting the worklog as I arrange the pictures. Stay tunned
     
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  3. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    Hardware

    Beforehand I wish to thank AGAIN SmartData for a very productive partnership.

    All hardware.
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    SSD
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    Zalman F3
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    3x 500Gb WD 32 cache
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    2x2Gb 1600 Mhz
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    i7 860 Quad Core
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    Zalman 600W modular
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    External CM HD enclosure
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    2x XFX Radeon HD 5770 1Gb DDR5
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    Biostar TPower i55
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    LG M237W + MS keyboard and mouse
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    Behind the monitor
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    Besides the motherboard, everything you see in here was Smartdata's "gift".


    Master sponsorship:thumb::
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    Cheers,
     
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  4. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    Very nice Case! I wish i could get that kind of sponsorship
     
  5. Mach

    Mach What's a Dremel?

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    Amazing acrylic work and the sculptures are phenomenal. :jawdrop: Sorry about the broken panel. That just makes me want to cry.
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    That first post was something of an emotional rollercoaster...
    -New log with heavy sponsoring.:D
    -Peek at finished rig.:D It looks fantastic, BTW.
    -Broke'd.FUUUUUU!:wallbash:
     
  7. ringo

    ringo What's a Dremel?

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    Your acrylic work is amazing. The broken side panel is not good, I also had a big accident with a acrylic part, i didn't find words at this moment.
     
  8. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    Thanks folks!

    Well, the broken dragon will be recovered... just not for this project. I am thinking in making a desk stand sculpture or somefing like that... not sure yet.

    Anyway, I willl put in this worklog. But for now, I replaced the side panel with a simple one.
     
  9. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o What's a Dremel?

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    Really great looking dragon, i would like to try something like that by myself too.
     
  10. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    I have some pictures on how I made it. I will post them when the time comes. Stay tuned.
     
  11. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    I know.. I have been a long time away. That's because my personal life was a mess last year.

    But here I am again with some nice updates that I think you guys will like

    And don't bother looking for the "beallstudio.com" link. It is dead for 6 months now.

    Stuctural Blocks

    To support the main structure I've made some acrylic blocks from a 20mm thick sheet. They are 20x20x60mm. Here they are rough:
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    Sand... Sand... Sand...
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    Here are they sanded with 120, 220 and 400. Although there are no example in this photo, they were sanded down to 800 grit before polishing.
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    This polishing wheel is 1/2 HP. The right disc (flanel) is where we use the polishing wax made of carnauba. The other one is made of cotton to take the wax out and give the final polishing.
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    Polishing... polishing... polishing...
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    Final result:
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    If you look very closely you will find some scratches. But these pieces are structural only and they are going to be inside the case, so theres not much need to be perfect.

    INSERTS MARK I

    Because the project was very different in the way it was to be supported I still didn't knew for sure how would the case behave. Because of this I could not glue it nor use screws directely on the acrylic.

    So I went for the first dry-fit.
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    I didn't want to risk the acrylic blocks, so I've made some out of alu with the same dimensions. This PVC sheet with the markings A and B (upside down) were used as templates for drilling the holes.
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    The problem was that even the best of the M3 tap drill they break a LOT in aluminun.

    Because I was really pissed of wasting so much money on that kind of drill the solution was to make my own brass inserts out of regular screws.
    First I drilled some holes in a hardwood, tapped with a 1/4in drill (if my memory doesn't fail me) and in each hole I made a slit.
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    Them inserted the screws...
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    "Beheaded" every screw, made slits on each one, punched the center and drilled a hole to use the M3 tap drill. Much easier in brass than in alu.
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    And this was the result:
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    I was happy with the test result... But I need 60 of them withou the losses. My problem wasn't the time consuming task, but the wasted material because of those terrible power tools I have to count on. The drill press have some hard time trying to keep the hole in the center of the piece even if the piece to be drilled was puched with the chrome vanadium puncher. This made me waste like 4 in each 10 pieces.

    That was making me crazy!

    But the solution came later from the guys in "Rudolph Fixações". Stay tunned.



    Master Sponsorship :rock:
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    Cheers all,
     
  12. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Simply wow!!! I dunno what else to say!! :)
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yay! Yemerich is back.:D
    I see part of the problem. From what little I know about brass... When you center punch it like that, it makes that spot harder than the surrounding brass. A drill bit will prefer to slip over it and dig into the softer material to one side.

    -But you got the problem fixed already.:D
     
  14. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    @Ang3l:
    Thanks! I Am a fan of your work as well, so it is good to know you liked it :D

    @Cheaps:
    It is good to be back :D
    If you look in the second picture botton up, you will seel the good insert that I used later on. It saved my life!...

    Well actually not, but it was a great help in the project :D

    Cheers all
     
  15. jprykov

    jprykov What's a Dremel?

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    the acrylic can be replaced but the dragon.... :(( anyway, just think that you can do better than the previous one :) really nice case by the way and i bet the version 2.0 is way hotter! :)
     
  16. voigts

    voigts What's a Dremel?

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    I've never even thought of making my own brass inserts. Interesting idea. I have just always bought mine from a local hardware store. I'm going to have to keep this idea in the back of my head.
     
  17. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    I actually already recovered the acrylic dragon. I am trying now to fix the problem that made its scales too "light". You see, this is "smoked" acrylic. If we hold it against the light we should be able to see through it. But unfortunately, this is a poor quality acrylic. It is much harder to give it a nice and clean polished look.

    I actually can´t recommend making them on your own. It is really time consuming and it doesn´t pay off. The industrialized ones are MUCH better. Too bad for me that at least here where I live is REALLY hard to get.

    NOW WITH THE GOOD NEWS!

    Nah it is not related to this mod.

    This year, there will be a Campus Party in San Francisco! There is a minimum chance for me to go there and meet some of our fellow modders at the event!

    Perhaps we can share a Heineken or better yet an Erdinger :D

    Cheers!
     
  18. jprykov

    jprykov What's a Dremel?

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    aw too far from where im from. want to meet and greet with you guys. anyway, enjoy and post pics :)
     
  19. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    Awesome work mate, the brass inserts are especially well done.
     
  20. ulysses Cazuquel

    ulysses Cazuquel Sex, Casemod & Rock'N Roll!!!

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