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Modding iBUS

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Dremel_Freak, 30 Sep 2001.

  1. Dremel_Freak

    Dremel_Freak What's a Dremel?

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    Not in Macroman's league but I try my best ...

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    iMAC style fanbus, which I call the iBUS! I'm going to do more experimentation with different stuff to get the best effect and diffuse the light more - anyone any ideas?

    I was thinking of spraying the inside of the box with the frosting spray used for Bit-Tech's etch idea - might work.

    See more at http://www.pcpowerzone.co.uk/clearbus.html
     
  2. Gordy

    Gordy Evil Teddy

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    I saw one of the boxes in maplins in the week and thought it would look wicked instead of that pink one rikk had :) I didnt get around to posting it though :D LED needs touching up as its not spreading enough light though :(
     
  3. slau

    slau What's a Dremel?

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    looks great! I'd build one if I had a window to see it through, but heh, I'm not a modder so I won't bother.

    Macroman - he's a nutter. I'd better pay attention during my electronics lecutres.
     
  4. Dremel_Freak

    Dremel_Freak What's a Dremel?

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    Any ideas on diffusing the light inside the box?
     
  5. Koolvin

    Koolvin The Modfather

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    Use an alternative light source and some accrylic acetate inside
     
  6. macroman

    macroman The One

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    Line the box with tissue or tracing paper and use diffused leds rather than clear. Leds don't get hot so there should be no problem. I've used this trick before. You may need to try different papers for the best effect.

    BTW it looks pretty cool to me. ;)
     
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  7. Dremel_Freak

    Dremel_Freak What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the tip Macroman, I've got a few ideas I'll try, hopefully I can achieve the look I'm after. Respect to u for your awesome work. ;)
     
  8. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    What about the glass frosting I used in the latest Sapphire article.. that should work a treat.
     
  9. [GiB] Spawny

    [GiB] Spawny Xqpack Lovin

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    Sweet

    Would look nice in the Juno case range.

    Oh I have one, I did see these over at Maplins the other day but have been a tad busy.

    Not sure on the impact with a cathode fitted, so that’s my only concern. If you have an LED lamp or a fluorescent lamp fitted it’s sure to stand out from a crowd.


    Good job and nicely done :)
     
  10. Dremel_Freak

    Dremel_Freak What's a Dremel?

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    I'm off out to buy some and try spraying the inside of the box lightly, see if that works. Nice etch BTW.
     
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    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    Duh.. sorry, I just read you first post saying about the frosting. BLIND, I'M BLIND.. and now I look dumb too.. :D
     
  12. Dremel_Freak

    Dremel_Freak What's a Dremel?

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    That's OK Johnny "Jackass" Knocksville KNA - It's Monday morning!
     
  13. Kevo

    Kevo 426F6C6C6F636B7300

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    Use some blue el-sheet that will give you a nice even glow.

    :)
     
  14. Dremel_Freak

    Dremel_Freak What's a Dremel?

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    EL sheet? Elaborate, is this available in the UK and from where and for how much and in what colours ???
     
  15. macroman

    macroman The One

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    EL sheet from RS Components

    code 267-8790

    Good but expensive.
     
  16. Kevo

    Kevo 426F6C6C6F636B7300

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    It is a tad exspensive, well the inverters are.

    But its still good :)

    Oh yer its a bitch to wire as well. My low watt soldering iron melted the stuff.
     
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  17. Kevo

    Kevo 426F6C6C6F636B7300

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    Heres all the RS codes etc...

    Sold Individually
    EL sheet stock no. price each
    1-4 5-24 25-99
    60x50mm high brightness

    blue-green 267-8706 £4.62 £4.43 £4.26
    white 267-8728 £4.62 £4.43 £4.26
    blue 267-8734 £4.62 £4.43 £4.26
    yellow-green 267-8740 £4.62 £4.43 £4.26
    orange 267-8756 £4.62 £4.43 £4.26
    red 267-8762 £4.62 £4.43 £4.26

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    Sold Individually
    1-4 5-9 10-24

    130x120mm high brightness

    blue-green 267-8778 £18.19 £16.65 £16.07
    white 267-8784 £18.19 £16.65 £16.07
    blue 267-8790 £18.19 £16.65 £16.07
    yellow-green 267-8807 £18.19 £16.65 £16.07
    orange 267-8813 £18.19 £16.65 £16.07
    red 267-8829 £18.19 £16.65 £16.07

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    inverter stock no. price each
    1-4 5-9 10-24
    5V, 175Hz 267-8835 £16.71 £15.30 £14.71
    5V, 400Hz 267-8841 £22.19 £20.31 £19.53
    12V, 400Hz 267-8857 £22.19 £20.31 £19.53
    12V, 400Hz 267-8863 £24.94 £22.83 £21.95

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    Done! God im bored ;)
     
  18. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    Blimey, Dyson should take some tips from RS components on Sucking.. their website registration certainly does.
     
  19. Dremel_Freak

    Dremel_Freak What's a Dremel?

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    The EL sheet looks nice but way too expensive for a £5 fanbus. I scoured all my local DIY shops today and no-one had the frosted glass spray - arse!

    KNA - any chance u could send me a can? I'll pay including the postage obviously.
     
  20. Forsaken

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    how about doin what Kna did to his mini borg handle, silver foil job, gave a nice glow, would prob look shat in the ibus thou
     

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