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Scratch Build – In Progress Limey ------> update: 14 nov. - more building progress

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by rambo, 4 Oct 2009.

  1. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hello,

    thanks for your reply's.

    About my hdd mount I decided to change the shape so I can mount my hdd's vertical. I will do this because I had a discussion with WD and they do not recommend the 20' angel, and the fact that I don't want to risk losing my hdd. I also have not enough money to buy a ssd disk to replays my 300gb velociraptor/ 1tb spinpoint f1.

    I will not have any mechanical/ hydrological things to make the curved shapes. How I will make it is a secret that you will find out when the time is there.

    The new design (not rendered):
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    Hope you like it, Julian
     
  2. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hello, here is a small but picture full update.

    I made the distance bolts for holding the motherboard and I finished the frame bars. To make the distance bolts I needed to make a small tool to hold the cone shaped bolts so I could make a m3 threat in it on a conventional lath. The cones are made on a cnc lath. The frame bars are drilled on a conventional mill.

    Making the small tool:
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    Making a saw cut on the lath with a small mill mounted on it :hip: :
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    After cutting it of I neded to turn the rear side so I put a plate of the correct size in the cut:
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    The cnc lath I used to make the cones:
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    Mounting it in the little tool I made:
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    Big mill to drill the holes on for the frame bars:
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    The frame is done and put together with tape:
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    Hope you like it so far.
    I will be beginning with the cnc mill parts soon, Julian:dremel::hip::D
     
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  3. Quavr

    Quavr Member

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    looks good so far
    i really like the curves in the design, they look really good:thumb:
     
  4. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    There's only one thing cooler than making unique stuff, and that's making your own tools to make unique stuff! Subscribed. :thumb:

    Obviously HDDs are mounted face-up and horizontal in normal configuration because the bearings are designed to support from below and to guide horizontally; I guess that those are unequal tasks? In 90-degree variations of that (sitting on side, vertical) I suppose the design is within acceptable limits because the disks are still spinning perpendicular to gravity; however, diagonally, presumable you get unequal stress as the disk tries to 'lie flat,' as it were?

    Ah, I dunno what I'm talking about either... :rolleyes:
     
  5. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hi thanks for the compliments.

    Yeh I think it also have something to do with the bearings but I don't mind because I just have made the new design hdd mount and I think it turn out great. :dremel:

    I had some time to work on a cnc mill for my self so I grabbed the change to make my hdd mounting components. :D

    Also I made the motherboard mount but that was done on conventional mill.:naughty:

    First is the making of motherboard mount:
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    1 motherboard mount finished and 2 with the distance cones:
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    Now the making of and the finished hdd mounting.
    The mill I used to mill these 2 parts was 2 mm in diameter:
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    The aluminium side things:
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    Now the perspex side holders, milled with a mill 4mm:
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    The making of the m3 mounting holes in the bottom perspex side's:
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    only the finished bottom plate and the noise dampers shortened before and after:
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    The finished product with 2 old hdd in it to fit it:
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    Let me now what you think of it. :hip:

    See you next time, Julian
     
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  6. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    That is stunning!
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    This is going to be soooooooo awesome!:D I approve of all the work you put into the motherboard standoffs.
    I didn't remember you until I saw the view with the bikes. :duh: Sorry. -Also, I KNOW this will be incredible now.
     
  8. sentek

    sentek New Member

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    omg, that looks so awesome :D

    +rep to you :p
     
  9. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hey thanks for your reply s .

    Yeh the bikes are typical Dutch every one owns a bike and some even 2 or 3. So thats alot of bikes:lol:
    I am buzzy making cnc programs so I can make things when the machine is free. Also I made a start with making a mould for putting the fibreglass in pictures soon.

    , julian
     
  10. DeltaFX

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    ***That's it, it definetely hate people with CNC toys.***

    I'm speechless, this is an amazing mod :D
     
  11. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    Amazing! I love CNC work.
     
  12. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    :eyebrow: Interesting - always a sucker for CNC'ed alu-work. Gotta follow this one.
     
  13. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hello,

    just a small update that I will do for the new dvd drive bay I made.

    Here is a render of the the new drive bay:
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    Here is a render of the new dvd drive bay and the hdd mounting in the pc case:
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    I hope that I will make it this week you never no.
    Hope you like it, Julian:hip:
     
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  14. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    Really nice work man, it must be an immense feeling fabricating your own parts, from to design to them doing their job :D

    +rep and wish i had access to the tools you do!
     
  15. jegerjon

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    This is AWESOME!! Very well planned. I'm too very exited to see how you will create those complex curves on the panels without using somekind of crazy bending-machine.

    Keep it up, I'll definitely keep myself close to this thread :thumb:
     
  16. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    That HDD holder is top-notch! Great Work!
     
  17. DragonONE

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    I want access to machines like that in my next life..

    Very nice details.. :) Looking forward to see more...
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    He slipped and mentioned fiberglass molds earlier. I'm thinking we are wrong about what the outsides will be made of.:D
     
  19. Prime

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    Its a ball bearing, not a bush :confused: I fail to see how it can wear unevenly. the disks are spinning so fast that angular momentum will override the effects of gravity as well. I can think that perhaps its a lubrication issue though or to do with the read and write heads. :confused:

    I have an uncle who works for WD, and who knows alot about the designs, i shall ask him. :D

    Looks interesting. Love the workshop. totally jealous. :blush:

    I watch :D
     
  20. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hello,

    The out side will be made of fibreglass that I will put in a mould and than shape to the correct size so I can put al the sides together.

    here are just some pictures of the making off and the finished dvd bay. Enjoy.

    The top plate:
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    the side plate's mounting way 1 so I could mill the outer side:
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    mounting way 2 so I could mill the inside:
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    Finished:
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    See you next time: Julian
     

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