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Case Mod - In Progress Official Star Trek Case Mod: "TRICORDER CHIC" Listed on Ebay by Winner for $8,000...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 2 Jun 2011.

  1. Shael

    Shael What's a Dremel?

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    I agree with Angel OD there Bill that is some very fine work for the CNC of the side panels. Im sort of used to big chunks of cnc'd billet :rock: from you ;) not complaining though :hehe:

    Those are some seriously large pieces of alu, i hate to see the raw material cost on this mod:eeek:
     
  2. mnpctech

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    @Angel, the enterprise design was cut with 1/16" bit :thumb:

    @IandW, I wonder if David wrote that episode? :eyebrow:

    @Shael, Material cost for both cases was just over $1200.

    Here is the entire front bezel assembly. The Silverstone FP34S Premium 3.5inch Bay Card Reader & Front I/O combo module mounts at 45 degree angle in the top panel. It's held in place with m3 set screws, inserted into countersunk holes on each side of the top panel. David chose this model mainly for it's card reader and headphone jack. It's from performance-pcs here It will be mounted in the new top panel.

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    Upper portion of the front bezel attaches to the top panel with "key" style fasteners for 8/32 machine screws..

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    David's signature name plate..

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  3. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    I actually thought is was made with an even smaller bit... But that just goes to show how small the things on my mod is this time! :lol:

    I would have recommended a motorized 7" indash screen instead of that Silverstone thingy! :naughty:
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    So... What's going in the big stash tray? Fritos?
     
  5. Gentleman_Dingo

    Gentleman_Dingo What's a Dremel?

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    A phaser set to stun. Duh.
     
  6. Gentleman_Dingo

    Gentleman_Dingo What's a Dremel?

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    Question, where do you get your case screws? (i didn't see them on your site)

    In other news,

    Hey Khan did you see Kirk's new casemod?

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    Khan toasts your case!

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  7. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    I've never seen this much additional alu on a case mod before, I'm having a bit of an epic overdose at the moment :D after seeing this again & some of the others I been checking out.
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  8. Guest-56605

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    It just gets better :jawdrop:
     
  9. k.3nny

    k.3nny Minimodder

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    Last day to get it up and running ?:D
     
  10. mnpctech

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    @Angel OD, no doubt about that :D

    @munkeyfun, PM me whatcha need :thumb: (btw: great captions! Khan rules!)

    @Cheapskate, they're furry and cause trouble! :worried:

    @Waynio, billet pron overkill :hehe:

    @23RO_UK, thanks bro!

    @k.3nny, they gave me an extension, but I'm planning to have it done tomorrow.
     
  11. barry99705

    barry99705 sudo rm -Rf /

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    Too bad the case has to be usable. You could make the container deeper, then add a spring out of one of those "peanut brittle" cans to push the little furry balls of fun out. :naughty:
     
  12. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Sorry Bill. That still is from "The Doomsday Machine" written by Norman Spinrad.

    David wrote "The Cloud Minders" & "The Trouble with Tribbles" for TOS, "More Tribbles, More Troubles" for TAS, "Trials & Tribble-ations" for DS9, & the 2-part "Blood & Fire" for ST:NV.
    (He has cameos in the last 2)

    How do I know all this without Wikipedia? I used to do tech support for UK scifi conventions between 1997 & 2007.
     
  13. Richardbmx

    Richardbmx What's a Dremel?

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    that good modding. friend bill. I really love it. I hope progress. greeting
     
  14. voigts

    voigts What's a Dremel?

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    I'm looking forward to seeing this bad boy finished.
     
  15. mnpctech

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    @barry99705, that would be Classic! :D

    @IanW, David really likes the Tribbles.. heh. Didn't realize more than one episode existed.

    @Richardbmx, Thank you Richard :thumb:

    @voights, soon! returning to the shop this afternoon.... have to paint intake grill before I can install it.

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    behind the latched door, is 2x 3.5" HD Hot Swap bays

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    Strongest 2 part epoxy available, ScotchWeld DP-190.

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    The grill will be painted Matte Black.

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  16. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    VERY VERY NICE.. very very very nice! AWESOME!!!
     
  17. mnpctech

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    Thank you dude! :thumb:


    How to Make a Tribble.... I think this means a trip to No Man's Land. (aka Joann Fabrics)


     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Vulcan Catholic school uniform? DOES NOT COMPUTE!

    -Also... Tribble stuffing! (That should generate a few more views.:lol:) That whole sequence could use some squeak toy sound effects in my opinion.


    Edit: I forgot to add: "ERROR! ERROR!"
     
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  19. mnpctech

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    LOL!!!!

    btw: Netflix has started streaming the entire catalog of Star Trek TV shows.
     
  20. BOBDBONE

    BOBDBONE Owner at BS Mods

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    This case is looking sooooo sexy.

    I would like to get friendly with it. :eyebrow:
     

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