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HPRES III MEGA Complete, ty all.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Defyant Mods, 3 May 2005.

  1. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Multimodder

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    To hold the locking nut into positon and to stop it sliding back out a smaller holed rod is pressed fitted and glued.

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    The over hang will be trimmed away to sit flush.

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    Next it to make the outer "keyed" cylinder.

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    This outer cylinder will house the Spring, so it needs to be plugged and glued.

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    The spring can now sit inside of the outer cylinder

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    Using the long clear screw the assembly can be screwed togther.

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    The movement is smooth and slides very well. Next i'll add the Micro switch and attach the unit to the fron of the case.


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  2. GuardianStorm

    GuardianStorm Minimodder

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    thats such a cool idea!

    simple yet effective :)

    love the mod too!
     
  3. scifi3018

    scifi3018 Minimodder

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    kudos on the amazing ideas.
     
  4. JAxen

    JAxen What's a Dremel?

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    Amazing.. I really like that tree layer plexi you used..
     
  5. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Multimodder

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    thanx guys :) heres Part 2 of the Switch mod ")



    The CDROM switch mechanism needs to connect to a switch! i chose a micro switch, similar to the one CDROMS use!

    The joining switch connector needs to be a disconect-able from the main mech, Again using clear tube heres what i came up with.


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    Ive cut a castle device to hold the micro switch

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    The castle gets pressed into a larger tube and the 2 are glued as one.

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    An old HDD activity loom + plug are recycled and used.

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    The micro switch and wires are pressed in.


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    As can be seen the two units can be fitted togther as one!


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  6. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Multimodder

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    The unit needs to have a locking device! a doweled keyway design is used.... much like a press fit lightbulb.

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    The switch is hot glued secure


    Then it's a push

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    And a twist locks it all together!

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  7. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Multimodder

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    A simple soloution is used to connet to the CDROM


    Hard to see.. but a paper clip is cut into 2 small pins.

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    With the base of the cdrom removed to the cut pins are tinned and soldered directly to the eject pins on the board

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    The idea of this method rather than direct soldering is that i now can have a "removable" option .. much like on your motherboard.

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    the best can be secured again and the unit flipped over. The 2 connecting pins stick neatly out from the cdrom and can be easily connected to.

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    a final and action shot !

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  8. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    very very clever idea with the paperclip and the pins! awesome work!
     
  9. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    ......I'm speechless. I've never ever seen a modder who does that complicated mechanism just to open a CD-drive.
     
  10. MoOstick

    MoOstick What's a Dremel?

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    Every update is a pure pleasure with you. You have such a gift, it's incredible, I join Jipa in his speechlessness! And I think we're not the only ones to be so amazed by your work!
     
  11. jrs77

    jrs77 Modder

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    This is a very nice switch for the CD-drive :thumbs:
    But those switches you used in the base?!? They just look cheap :/
     
  12. Bullitdodger

    Bullitdodger If it ain't broke....Tweak it.

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    That is Whack.... :jawdrop:
     
  13. Jack

    Jack Minimodder

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    outstanding m8
     
  14. olle

    olle What's a Dremel?

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    Holy ****... Your work continues to amaze me!!
     
  15. jakeiswicked

    jakeiswicked What's a Dremel?

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    Wow ive just started reading this and wow some amazing work, bravo :hip:
     
  16. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Multimodder

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    Ty all again guys :)
    To keep the back of the panel tidy the inner feeds are covered with black techflex , heatshrinked and glued into place.

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    The end result are 4 outer runs of RED and BLUE lights :)

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    The Side blades will be channeled then glued into place over the EL wires!

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    A sneeky peek before all Blades are done for HP3's final shoot tomorrow.

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  17. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    wow this work is amazing :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  18. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    *drool* You ever think about selling some of these? Heck, I'd probably buy at least one myself...
     
  19. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    ummmmm, Althought it would have been pretty easy to setup the hdd activity like you wanted by just using a simple circuit... I am sure someone over in the electronics section could have dug up one someone has already made and after that it would have been just a matter of soldering the neccessary componets... But that is an interesting solution you came up with nonetheless


    I cant say anything but how Impressed I am with your work with the plexy, I am sure no person reading this thread can deny those skillz :rock: :rock: :rock:

    I love the work you have done with the plain old case. It is nice to see someone not taking an already good looking case like a Lian Li, very nice work man, cant wait to see it finished! :hip:
     
  20. Germonicus

    Germonicus What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome,looking forward to seeing the end result.

    Wasn't sure about the bronze paint job to begin with but it looks sweet :)
     

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