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Modding My little hover thingy for my computer

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Pygo, 15 Feb 2004.

  1. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    I must first say that this is pretty much a copy+paste of what I just added to my website...

    Well, here is the platform I wish to mod with a red cold cathode light to make it look like it is floating.
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    Here is a pic of them evil wheels that must be taken off to stealth the stands of the platform to make it appear it is actually floating.
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    Here is the wheel removed.
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    One of the stands decided to go along with the wheel.. I did not like this, and decided to take the pliers and dremel to it... To put it most un-graphically for those with a weak stomach, the wheel did not survive!!! I afixed the stand onto the platform with some steel epoxy.
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    Here is a pic with the cold cathode and the swicth and inverter duct taped to the under sider of the stand. Also shown is a molex connector inplace of the plug that was on the 9v ac adaptor. And yes, the duct tape will vanish and turn into glue once I fix my glue gun...
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    And the sadness... It for some reason does not work...
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    Just kidding!!!
    I just didn't flick the switch on, and yes, it is the same pic as the original... I just never took any pics of this before> I modded it. ;)
    Here are the final pics. As always, it looks much better in real life.
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    And there it is... pretty easy if you ask me.. only took like 5 mins. Minus the time to dremel up the remaining wheel. And no, I don't have pics for it. Why you ask. Because I threw away the wheel before I could get my gruby hands on me digi cam.
     
  2. RobbieGSM

    RobbieGSM Banned

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    Looks nice :D
     
  3. DaSuperFly

    DaSuperFly What's a Dremel?

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    Simple yet effective :thumb:
    It'd be nice to make a coffee table using the same method.
    Infact why not do it to all the furniture!? :dremel:
     
  4. Xiliqueirn

    Xiliqueirn What's a Dremel?

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    Nice job...it kinda does look like it's floating. And as the others said...I'm sure there are lots of things around that could use some CC's under them...beds, tables, cabinets, be creative!
     
  5. scifikg

    scifikg What's a Dremel?

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    I agree. Looks good. :thumb: Why did you use a 9V ac adapter? I thought all cold cathode kits normally run on 12V.
     
  6. Pha3dr0n

    Pha3dr0n Where's my Valium?

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    Looks good :rock: :thumb:

    Hmmm - just enough room under my chieftec scorpio for a cold cathode !!!

    /me scurries off to ebuyer for more cathodes :cooldude:
     
  7. r3Q

    r3Q Minimodder

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    heh, thats kinda cool, cuz my desk came with those little floater things, my monitor sits on one and i had a green one there for the longist time. but it hurt my eyes in the dark hours of the day =P :waah:

    so i put it in the trunk of my car :idea: AHHAHAH

    nice.
     
  8. Seal

    Seal What's a Dremel?

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    Nice! does steal epoxy really work just as well on other materials like wood?
     
  9. KONIJN

    KONIJN What's a Dremel?

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    nice idea and it looks good to

    you could paint the platform black or so
     
  10. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    I didn't have a 12V adaptor. and the circuit within the inverter is one of the simple ones (not one driven by an IC) so it will work just fine at 9V DC.

    I'm not sure... but seems to be holding just fine.

    I would paint it black, but it came with my desk.. and therefore matches the rest. It would look kinda odd sitting there with a black platform under a light oak desk. I could paint the desk black, but that would take a long time, and I don't have a temporary desk to put my computer on.
     

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