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Mk.6 EMP -Experimental Modular Project-

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Captain Slug, 20 Jun 2005.

  1. kickarse

    kickarse New Member

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    I'm glad that you're building that side panel quickly because the 2d drawing is hard to visualize the spring action of the locking mechanism.

    Congrat on the progress thus far! It's really grown into something different!
     
  2. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    I'm putting it all together in the morning. It will make sense then.
    It's actually very simple mechanically (only 2 moving parts), but not the easiest thing in the world to machine unless you have access to the variety of tools I do.
     
  3. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Really interesting work, and good skill with with lexan!
    Go on, I'm really amazed, the side panel looks so cool!
     
  4. Dustin

    Dustin New Member

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    Probably my 4th or 3th favorite mod so far.Exactly my taste,clean,black,plexi and custom built.

    You got both my two eyes on this one.

    Good luck :thumb:
     
  5. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Having two locking teeth wasn't working perfectly, but no matter because I had a plan B prepared. I also haven't added the springs yet because I forgot to rummage around in the junk drawers at work to find some.
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    Taking a break for lunch now. Should have more to show later tonight as well as tomorrow.
     
  6. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    beautiful.
     
  7. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    You gave me an idea...
    I'll make some experiment tonight! :-]
    BTW, real good looking, or good locking? :hehe:
     
  8. Okt

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    Absolutely astonishing! Great work, I would have never thought of something like that. Can't wait to see how the rest of the case fleshes out.
    *Subscribes
     
  9. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    I added threaded rods to the frame. The various trays now lock onto the frame using aluminum acorn nuts.

    The plastic is still pretty dirty. Way back in the thread I explained that all of the opaque black acrylic sheets will be sanded with 300 grit sandpaper to remove the gloss finish (I prefer a flat or satin for this project) and on the windows on the side panels will be left perfectly clear. I won't bother with cleaning anything until all of the parts are done.

    Tomorrow if it's not raining I need to put a barbeque together. I only have some tiny dimensional refinements to do tomorrow . The side panels are 1/8" too wide in both directions because I left wiggle room should I need to adjust for the fit on the motherboard tray and drive cages. I've already done everything I had on my list for this week except for the handles. Those I will get to in a week, along with adding the springs to the side panel mechanism.
     
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  10. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    The Capt. is "on a roll"
    good-stuff..
     
  11. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    So after you're done with this case you're going to start taking orders right??? *wink wink*
     
  12. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    No. Just No.
    However the plan for Mk.7 (an eventuality) is to make a simpler version of this case with publicly available plans utilizing a premade Lian-Li motherboard tray as the base.
    Got the barbeque put together. My hands are wrecked though so nothing more will be added to this thread until after Christmas.

    Edit: I just bought a Flowmeter, yay!
     
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  13. JazX101

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    Truly Excelent all the way through, and full of innovative ideas. Truly a mod where everything has been thought through first, then implemented flawlessly.
    Jaz_knos
     
  14. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Nothing doing this week. Had to get my work room cleaned up.
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    And get the tool chest I got for Christmas organized.
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  15. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    Wow comparing the clean room to the old pictures I'd say that was quite an undertaking.
     
  16. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    The side panel mechanism is completed. I was going to use springs, but couldn't find any suitable ones at work. So the backup option of rubber bands ended up working better.
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    Here's a video of the mechanism in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tfXGXkNMMQ
     
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  17. Fozzy

    Fozzy New Member

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    I just have to mention something. Case panels take a total of maybe 30 seconds to remove while yours takes around 2. So you've saved a total of 28 seconds. And you'll open this case maybe 20 times this year which means you've saved about 9 1/2minutes. How long did this take you to make?

    On the other hand it's a cool feature if not slightly impractical
     
  18. frodo

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    hows it impractical? if anything its more practical as it makes it easier to take the panel off :S

    takes me aroudn 4 minutes to get teh v300 sidepanel off, around 8 to get it back on (6 little fiddly screws that fight eachother constantly
     
  19. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Fantastic video! The mechanism works really well! It's amazing to see how fast the opening is! Good job!
     
  20. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    That is absolutly fantastic, great work. :thumb:
     

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