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Modding I took a dremel to my Shuttle case lid! *NEW PICS*

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Hippo, 9 Apr 2006.

  1. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    I decided to do a little modding on my Shuttle, its been a while since I've done any computer modding. Buying a house and renovating it can take its time.

    I wanted to cut a nice shape on the one side of the case lid, something a little different than a square hole, so I decided to do the Shuttle XPC logo.

    I got the logo from the Shuttle website, manipulated it to give me an outline and then printed it out. I then cut out the inside of the printed logo, masked off on the case and then transfered the design over with a pen.

    After a few hours of dremeling, filing, filing some more and more filing I ended up with something not looking too bad. The space will be filled with mesh instead of perspex. The middle part of the 'P' will be added once I cut another hole and I have some mesh behind it.

    Heres a little piccy, I had to put some paper behind the cut so it becomes visible on the picture.

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    Let me know what you think.
     
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  2. Cabe

    Cabe What's a Dremel?

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    I demand cold cathodes! :)

    thats some extreamly precise and slick work, great job.
     
  3. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    Thanks!

    Yeah I have a small CC ready to install for that glowing goodness :)
     
  4. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    That's pretty sweet, looks like you really took your time with it :thumb:

    Looking forward to seeing it finished :)
     
  5. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    I've taken another photo with a bit of backlighting thanks to my monitor

    [​IMG]
     
  6. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Looking good :)

    Can I ask what visual style that is? I had it, lost it, forgot what it was called and couldn't find it again :duh:

    I think it had a 4 in it :lol:
     
  7. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    WOW, as a shuttle owner for years now all I can say is, dang fine work there Hippo, cant wait to see this finished up nice with some mesh and backlit

    Very nice dremel work. :rock:
     
  8. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    Its acutally Vista Inspirat with a different background.
     
  9. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Damn, my search continues :D

    Thanks anyway :)
     
  10. The_Gimpy

    The_Gimpy What's a Dremel?

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    Wow.... you putting that over your monitor just gave me an amazing idea for a mod... thanks
     
  11. gbeeby

    gbeeby What's a Dremel?

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    nice job ! :dremel:
     
  12. ToiletGamer

    ToiletGamer What's a Dremel?

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    :clap: Looks very nice, backlighting would be awesome.
     
  13. Cabe

    Cabe What's a Dremel?

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    you gonna drill out those "missing holes" ?
     
  14. moddenmania

    moddenmania What's a Dremel?

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    likin it
     
  15. Charel

    Charel What's a Dremel?

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    cabe you do realise thats dark stuff on the monitor behind it?
     
  16. ebola_one

    ebola_one What's a Dremel?

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    I doubt s/he will. Cause they're not missing.
    They're just backed by something black on the LCD :p

    Nice work :thumb:
     
  17. ChriX

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    You're probably thinking of Luna Element 4?

    Very nice cut there Hippo!
     
  18. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Yes!
    Thank you! :thumb:

    *scurries off to google*
     
  19. scooby

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    Great cuts bro, nice job on that. I know what you went through I did a simple window the same way.... cut, file, file and filing some more. :thumb:
     

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