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Modding Macro Black

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by macroman, 1 Jan 2002.

  1. Hi-TEK

    Hi-TEK What's a Dremel?

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    Part 3 looks great Macro and I like what you did in terms of redesigning the front bezel and using makeup containers for the feet. I'm wondering if the EL your using suffers from the annoying humm generated by most 12v interters? Its the reason why I have only used EL in one of my mods.
     
  2. Boggy

    Boggy What's a Dremel?

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    Sweeeeeet!
    i need to try those feet they look so sweet!
    <reaches for Avon catalogue>
    just think of all the other mods possible with these cases.
    we dont just want a load of macro-black case look-a-likes use your heads people.
    Inspiration! (that case is so sweet though i understand why people would copy it)
    :D
     
  3. Deebens

    Deebens What's a Dremel?

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    Allrighty then....
    my first plan for a semi-mod. i like this one cos if i screw up, it dont matter, and if i dont screw up, its pointless anyway!

    i will admit first that this is Macroblack inspired, but after seeing that, its hard to come up with anything original. the idea comes from the biohazard on the side of the case, and does involve some originality.

    Project Isotope:
    -Spray my case gloss black, and if possible, the trim (dunno if itll spray) matt black.
    -Print out a "Radioactive" symbol, and use it as a mask, get a friend of mine with a dremel & jigsaw to hack it out, smooth it off.
    -Respray around edges
    -Fit EL-Sheet to back of side-panel, over the logo
    -Wire up appropriate EL junk
    -Fit a tinted filter over ELSheet if too bright
    -Wire up so comes on with PC.
    -Turn off lights, sit and stare for a while

    i am considering having some of that "only seethru when lights behind it" stuff over it too, could look good but i dont want to push it.

    criticise away. macroman i could really use your opinion on this. PS i have an identical case to replace it if i screw up.
     
  4. macroman

    macroman The One

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    Sounds good to me but I would suggest doing all the cutting before spraying. That way you only do it once and will get a perfect finish.
     
  5. Deebens

    Deebens What's a Dremel?

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    Oops

    For some reason i just didnt see that one.
    <notices brain cell dying of lonliness>

    hmmm. thx for pointing that out. i probably would have gone straight on and done it that way otherwise! :rolleyes:

    just a few requests:
    • Paint recommendations for just a bog-standard biege case
    • should i sand it down first (get all the old paint off)
    • cutting the logo: dremel or jigsaw?
    • info on the light-filter stuff you used
    • anythin else i might wanna kno

    thx

    Project Isotope
    It WILL Hurt
     
  6. ramtech

    ramtech What's a Dremel?

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  7. BoilermakerFan

    BoilermakerFan What's a Dremel?

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    Makeup compacts for the feet! Looks like my wife will be getting some new makeup whether she needs it or not!
     
  8. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    lol, now thats dedication :D ;)
     
  9. macroman

    macroman The One

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    Hi-Tek - the inverter I used is silent in use although I have come across some noisey ones.
     
  10. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    just 1 question m8 - how did u do this?

    [​IMG]

    im sorry if uve answered it before but 8 pages are ALOT to sift thru :(
     
  11. macroman

    macroman The One

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    Covered in the next installment.
    If 8 pages is a lot to wade through imagine writing it ;)
     
  12. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    i meant of this thread.. and its 13 pages sorry :rolleyes:

    When's the next one due then???
     
  13. macroman

    macroman The One

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    workload permitting - by mid next week, before if poss. :D
     
  14. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    cool, as long as its not a month away :eek: hehe
     
  15. kastman

    kastman What's a Dremel?

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    yo absolutly wounderful case i give it a 11 of 10 possible :) got some small questions for you:

    1. were can i get neon string on the web?

    2. how thick is the plexi on the case(mm)?

    3. is it coming up how you did the mirror thing with the lcd?

    Thanks // Kastman
     
  16. JaKeN

    JaKeN What's a Dremel?

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    Rheobus

    I just gotta know how you did that Rheobus with the leds indicating the different Levels, cant anyone put up a schematic for that kind of rheobus
     
  17. Digitalblueshift

    Digitalblueshift What's a Dremel?

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    :eek: two words : OMFG OMFG!

    I love it, the mirror finish, the fibre optic lights, the.. well everything, I am so jealous and I bow to your modding skill.

    I joined here just to say that!

    After seeing this I now want to throw my new shiny black windowed athlon 1.4 into the trash and start something else.

    Iv'e always like the Mac G4 cube idea, and am thinking of doing that type of thing, now I know how I could do it but being out of cash it will have to wait.

    Again great job, an I am certain I will steal some of your Ideas.
     
  18. JaKeN

    JaKeN What's a Dremel?

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    Rheobus

    Well did you have a schematics for that Extremly Cool looking rheobus
     
  19. Boggy

    Boggy What's a Dremel?

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    so when is this article gonna be out?
    i am so impatient!!
     
  20. Wyzzord

    Wyzzord What's a Dremel?

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    When is the next installment of the article sagga gunna be posted!! & about how much more is left??
     
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