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Scratch Build – In Progress O.A.C OpenAirCase

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by IVANICS Design, 16 Mar 2014.

  1. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    Hi to all!

    My name is Gergely Ivanics. I’m an Industrial Design Engineer, but I’m still at University in master class.
    My goal here to design and create an open-air style case. First I will make several 3D modells of my HW component (not just for the final render but for measuring and see the whole scale at once). After that I’ll draw cases in 3D then I’ll choose the best. And finally I’ll make the real thing.
    My father is carpenter and I’m studing at University which involved in Wood Sciences… so yes my material is wood. Not just because I know and love this material, but there is a laser-cutter machine here which I really like to use in this project.

    So stay tuned…

    Gergely
     
  2. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    Here is a little preview how my GigaByte motherboard NB cooler looks in 3D render:

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  3. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    Here comes the O.A.C Version 2 (the V1 looks bad you don't wanna see it believe me)

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    The main concept is in there. First of all the motherboard position has been rotated by 90°to the right. At the botton of the case you could see the covered HDD-rack and optical drive and next to that there is the power supply also covered (the PS's fan is up - I was thinking about changing the original fan to a LED one as you can see in the render).

    The concept was right, but I wasn't satisfied with the looks... so the V2 turned into V2.1:

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    In this time the MB is in its place. And the bottom of the case had changed a little - the two separated piece made into one. It looks better to me.

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    In the second render of the V2 you could see the back of it and a hole for carry the case, and it will be handy to cabel management.

    What about next time? The motherboard IO and cable covering, and the VGA fixing.
    So stay toned the V3 is coming soon...
     
  4. skyrip

    skyrip What's a Dremel?

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    looks good but the rules say that you have to show actual work done not just renders, at the moment this thread should be in the modding section.
     
  5. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    There will be wood-work too... a lot of wood-work. But I have to design it first.:rolleyes:
     
  6. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    Here is a sample for you:

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  7. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Don't be harsh on the guy. It is the beginning of a mod he is going to do. Give him some slack.

    Looks Original! Keep us updated.
     
  8. Falqoon

    Falqoon Minimodder

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    I think he will keep everybody updated, this project is already finished. Saw this on the Cooler Master Forums for the Casemod Compo
     
  9. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    Hukker: Thank you! I'll do!

    Falqoon: Yes, the project is finished. I just want to show many people as I could. ;)
     
  10. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    Quite an interesting shape / design, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
     
  11. skyrip

    skyrip What's a Dremel?

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    now i know where i saw it before:idea:
     
  12. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    As I promised here comes the O.A.C V3

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    The only difference is the GPU fixer at the top of the case.

    So the motherboard is fixed on a wooden plate which the user could get off from the main side of case:
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    GPU/PCI cards fixing without screws:
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    Summary: The idea of the GPU/PCI cards fixing is not bad, but the whole appearance not quite right. Looks unfinished.

    So next time I have to make it right. And my girlfriend mentioned that the motherboard should be cover plexiglas or something to protect any kind of impact. So I'll chech it out too.

    Stay tuned :wink:
     
  13. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    O.A.C - the Version 3.1

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    I had just played with the plexi... but it doesnt looks right again...

    I really must to think about the IO panel covering.

    Stay tuned.
     
  14. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    O.A.C - V3.2

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    So the upper vanes had been changed. Finally it cover the IO, and it's unified with the PCI covering. As you can see there is no Plexi sidepanel.

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    Next time I'll play with the plexi (again).

    Stay tuned!
     
  15. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    And here comes the O.A.C V3.3

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    So this time plexi shape is fine. And there are some little changes too. Do you see it? :D

    I think the design is (almost) done. Next time I'll make the structure of it.

    Stay tune the final version of the OpenAirCase is coming...
     
  16. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Impressive design mate, very interesting. I'll keep a close eye on this :thumb:
     
  17. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    I'm glad you like it.:thumb:

    The Final Version

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  18. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    The following pics lead you behind the scenes...

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    When my PC is rendering herself.

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    Easiest way to feel the scale.

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    Thumbs up!

    That's all folks!
     
  19. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    The case design looks really impressive and interesting! The multiple layers arranged like that give it a stylish but rugged look, kind of mean, but also sleek. A nice addition could be to make the lighting RGB, so that you can control the theme of the case, since the rest is all monochrome. Also nice incorporating a handle.
    Would like to see more.
     
  20. IVANICS Design

    IVANICS Design What's a Dremel?

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    Here comes more :D

    First day in the workshop of my university

    Laser cutting in progress:
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    There were two main problems with cutter.
    #1 – The machine only cuts 5mm thick laminated woods. So the 10mm thick parts need to be cut twice from 5mm thick wood plate.
    #2 – It’s too expensive to me. So my answer to this problem is leave straight lines untouched whitch I can saw later with other tool.

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    Because I didn’t cut all lines it’s made the polishing easier.

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    A nice tool in the workshop:
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    Gluing the two 5mm parts:
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    Fittings:
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    Testing:
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    The first mistake is turned up sooner than I thought:
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    Because I don’t have a vernier only ruler I measured it wrong. But I have now… so I'll make it right next time.

    Stay tuned!
     

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