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-Lunagen Labs- Project: Lunabox1

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MarcelloRupelli, 1 Mar 2004.

  1. MarcelloRupelli

    MarcelloRupelli New Member

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    I realised I haven't posted a work log on here yet, so here ya go.
    Goal: My own, built from scratch, factory-quality aluminum computer case.

    Design: Chassis based loosely on the PC-60. Reworked completely. Form follows function.

    Materials: Front bezel- 1/8" aluminum, everything else- 18 gage (0.049") aluminum.

    Engineering: Drawn completely in Rhino3D. 100% accurate. Currently a 65meg 3D file. Ready

    to be sent to the laser.

    Details: 92mm front intake fan with machined aluminum bezel/power switch
    Vertical hard drive mounting for easy wire hiding.
    All drive faces machined from aluminum for a stealth look with better function
    Led-lit aluminum/acrylic case feet.
    USB/audio ports hidden behind front door.
    Floppy drive hidden behind door.

    Status: CAD work 95% complete. One cd drive face 75% complete. Several pieces have been cut,

    but need to be finished and bent.

    CAD renderings:
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    CD-Drive face:
    Raw aluminum:
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    Milling:
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    Finished pieces:
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    Test fit on cd drive:
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    Laser cut pieces:
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    That's it for now. Next I need to work out a few final details of the chassis and outer panel construction and cut those. I'm also not 100% sure paint and finishes yet. I'd really like to engine-turn all the drive trays and faces.
     
  2. ishiii

    ishiii New Member

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    WOW
    That looks sweet so far.
    I think you will acomplish your goal, you have the tools to do it. Or your spending the money to get it done. Either way you will end up with a nice aluminum case
     
  3. tm36usa

    tm36usa New Member

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    That is soo cool. I know this case is gonna be great!
     
  4. SherKahn

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    That looks awesome :thumb:

    Got to keep an eye on this ;)
     
  5. Twernmilt

    Twernmilt New Member

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    OMFG? The amount of laser cut stuff is insane. Great job on the cd-rom.
     
  6. x3r0

    x3r0 New Member

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    very professional indeed :hip:
     
  7. Sinix

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    :jawdrop:

    I wish I had access to a nice laser cutter like that...

    Looking good, interesting hard drive setup you have (vertically) rendered.
     
  8. mcbeckel

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    I'm speechless, you have convinced me to get either CAD or 3D Studio Max and ditch sketchup.
     
  9. MarcelloRupelli

    MarcelloRupelli New Member

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    Thanks guys! :D

    ishiii: I really will have very little money into this project. At least as far as teh case goes. When it's done, I'd like to upgrade to a P4 3.2 or something a little faster than this AMD@1.55. Basically, I just have to buy the aluminum. Most of the pieces I'm machining are from the scrap pile.

    Twernmilt: Yeah, that's a fair bit of laser cutting, but it's only maybe a quarter of the parts. Still got the chassis and all the panels to go.

    mcbeckel: Rhino3D is my best friend :D Sketchup may be a good place to learn, but it seems kinda sloppy. And Max is amazing for visualization stuff like rendering and animation, but it's pretty much worthless for engineering/design.
     
  10. Xgamer

    Xgamer New Member

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    OMFG that is so awesome. ill be watching this one :rock:
     
  11. Lord Kordir

    Lord Kordir New Member

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    Well I'm subscribed to this thread! I love the look of that bezel. Looks incredibly professional.
     
  12. xrain

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    nice i just suscribed.
    whats your secret for ur grafic designs :eeek: , the most iv ever managed is a blob :sigh: :blush: .o well its lookin great cant wait to see more!!
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  13. Vo0Ds

    Vo0Ds Fake potato

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    Hmm nice, lotta work in it! I like the drive covers! ...and the back panels ......and the pretty much everything. Are you going to make the bezel out of alu too?
     
  14. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Dude, this looks sweet!! Subscribed, because I've got high expectations!! :clap:
     
  15. papeniglio

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    Wonderful!!!
    I really love those fan grills near the cut pieces..... Waiting to see the progress of your work..
     
  16. _frank`

    _frank` New Member

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    amazing pint-skills!
    great idea. i like it ;)
    heavy alu-parts.
     
  17. Gordy

    Gordy Evil Teddy

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    Looks great so far :)

    Keep it up :)
     
  18. JeffPH

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    awesome job on the cutting :)

    cant wait for more
     
  19. SeT

    SeT New Member

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    Dood, that is gonna be an awesome case. I love that drive bay cover. What're you planning on using for the buttons on them?
     
  20. bradford010

    bradford010 Bradon Frohman

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    Teh ownage = present in this thread.
     

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