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Scratch Build - In Progress ⭐ NANO-TV : a gaming PC in a vintage TV

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kim, 22 Apr 2018.

  1. kim

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    This fragile part cracked again, I thought I could avoid to use fiberglass and resin, but I'm affraid it's necessary to strenghen it properly...:sigh:
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  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The materials are abs and plexi, right? You could fuse more layers to the join inside. -Or is there no room in there?
     
  3. kim

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    yes your totally right, abs is probably the basic material of the TV, and what I add is perhaps plexi...:idea:... hard to say as most materials that I use are picked out in a junkyard...:grin:
    I started to fuse several layers of glass fiber on the inside, to strenghen it, but I thought about applying only one layer on the outside, because I wanted to avoid creating a too important thickness...
     
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    little disappointment, I ordered a heat sink for my M2 SSD, I choosed the Icy box one a bit "too quickly" :duh:...basically, I liked the radiator shape more than the EK model, but the attachement system from Icy box is really not great :eyebrow:...2 small transparent rubber band...? if you let the band flat on radiator it's obviously ugly, and hiding it inside one radiator's groove isn't really better...
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    I will have to upgrade to the EK heat sink with the clips.
     
  5. kim

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    sun is going down,and I've spend whole afternoon sanding and secure the edge with glue and screws, and applied filler to hide the screws and irregularities...
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    tomorow will be more sanding :grin:
     
  6. kim

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    Today I worked on the continuation of the top window groove on the left side
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    the edge start to be a part of the case, there is still a big amount of work to make it clean and straight... though...I'm progressing :grin:
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    ...to be continued
     
  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Nice to see you back working on this Kim, as I said in another thread I love mods that repurpose other non-PC items. :thumb:
     
  8. kim

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    thank you for your words adidan, I had that TV for a long time, it was unfunctional but I kept it cuz that shell was nicely designed and the idea to put hardware inside was on my mind for long too :grin: . I am still a beginner in modding, so I learn on my mistakes, but I found so much inspiration here on Bittech, luckilly for me because modding is quite on a sluggish state in my country...:grin:
     
  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I'm not even that yet :)

    Hopefully after I move i'll have a bit more room and finally some time to getting around to doing one too.
     
  10. kim

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    there's no lack of room in my place, but that precious time is what missing the most so I commiserate...
     
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    Slow progress of a slow modder...today I could spare a few hours of sunlight and free time, wich wasn't so easy...:happy:
    I found a much thinner fiberglass (basically used for walls renovation :grin:) to strengthen some parts where tiny cracks appeared with time... as the first fiberglass I used was much too thick, I removed it all and did it again with the new one, but if it's thinner, it's a tad rigid too, and has a tendency to refuse the bending and take it's flattened form back, so I had to use clamps on small wooden chocks during drying, on the curved parts :grr:...but after drying, it was easyer to cover with filler.
    I still have a lot of work to make it straight everywhere, and a lot more on the other side, so I won't show it yet, but the left side is taking shape...slowly :happy:
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    :idea: I am actually asking myself a lot about the look of the outline of the shell with it's curved shape, and the inner rim of the square case inside that I must add to mount the hardware...regarding I want a window on this side, and cut another inner rim, painted with a shiny metal color like on the radio's picture...hope it will hide some of the square edge of the alu case :lol:
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    I ordered this to make a nice 140mm hole into aluminium sheets, a heavy and quality tool, but I first need to find and buy some kind of a fixing shaft with a drill to use it...
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    hope to find some more free time ASAP :grin:
     
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  12. kim

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    rain started to fall again here, and I can forget working on the case outside today :wallbash:
    I bring it back to my room and had a fun trying to place some of the hardware inside to see how it will look and where to put what...
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    even without the screen which is heavy too, the weight is so big that if I lift the case by the handle, the top part of the shell is twisting up dangerously :waah:, certainly I must make a metal part, like a ceiling, firmly fixed to the side panels, and screwed to the handle plate to reduce tension on the shell..
     
  13. Cheapskate

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    The rain has been messing with me too lately. I know how you feel. At least you weren't up on a ladder with a hammer trying to race a sudden thunderstorm.
     
  14. kim

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    thanks for empathize :grin:...and yes your right, I wasn't on a ladder with a hammer, I try to avoid very tough situations :hehe:
     
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    I managed to save a few hours to work on the top window groove again, and even rough around the edges still, I'm happy to reach that point...
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    with all the time I need to make it, every little step is pleasant :grin:
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    A free day is pretty short...and modding is the last thing I can do after house chores and garden maintenance :rollingeyes:
     
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    Same here. :lol: Spring has been ruthless this year.
     
  17. kim

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    pretty ruthless indeed :naughty:, I could work in the workshop if the sanding dust wasn't so unhealthful :rollingeyes:
     
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    It seems a great mod is coming to life :clap:
     
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    Thank you very much Dot_Kappa, I apreciate a lot, and I hope not to disappoint with the final result...:grin:
    I'm aware of my slowness and the poor quality of my pics (Iphone5:sad:) I'm thinking about a proper camera, but it seems there is nothing valuable under 400 euros :rollingeyes:...no doubt it would worth it :naughty:
     
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    :jawdrop:Good job man! :dremel:
     

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