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Scratch Build – In Progress Organic II - home linux server

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by awadon, 13 Jun 2011.

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Witch shape do you prefere:

Poll closed 23 Sep 2011.
  1. With the arm and "bud"

    7 vote(s)
    31.8%
  2. without it

    15 vote(s)
    68.2%
  1. Karrek

    Karrek Minimodder

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    INteresting. So to clarify: the arm is hollow (for the HDD cables) and the hard drives will be inside of an element attached to the end of that arm, but floating above the rest of the computer.

    hmmm, I don't know what I think about it. It definitely would look out of the ordinary (as does the whole case - not a bad thing), but I don't know if it flows with the rest of the case. Maybe if the arm split into a Y shape, with another element at the other end (optical drive? flower pot?)
     
  2. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    Hello again after a long break. Well, vacation is over and I'm home again. Today, only one shot of the progress of work.

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    So it will look roughly like this. "Bud," of course, will also be trimmed. Now I would like to ask you which shape do you prefer. With the arm, or without it ?

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  3. Andy Mc

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    Without, definately.


    Loving this build, nice to see an unusual wooden case for a change.
     
  4. j0rd

    j0rd FLOSS folder

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    with, but i could see it getting used as a grab handle, in which case it would need the strength to be able to take the weight of the whole build.
     
  5. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    It's strength enough to lift whole case. So it's not a problem :)

    But I've promised to model the end of the arm, and then ultimately decide if it fits. So yesterday I played around with a grinder. I think after the weekend it should be the final effect:)

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  6. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    As I've promised I'm grinding HDD arm.

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    And that pictures with one interested:)

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  7. Fuganater

    Fuganater What's a Dremel?

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    If I could give an award for "Best Outdoor Pictures".... You'd be the winner.
     
  8. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    :D Well. So that's a shame that there is no such category :D

    Small changes.

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    I've also finished one of the " hole covers". The only thing missing is a layer of clearcoat and final polish.

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  9. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    Nice looking Dog. If you turned it around it would look like its trying to scream "NO NOT THE FIRE" Nice job BTW not sure about the arm yet but i could get used to it.
     
  10. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    Ok. I've finished the first stage of build. I'm still waiting for some comments about hdd arm.

    And now pictures with matrix and keyboard.

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  11. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    Last few days I'd spent making "caps". This is not complicated, but very long process. Filling, waiting until it dry, then the next layer of filler, etc. The same story with paint. At this time, I did finally just one "cap". Then I thought long how to connect this elements together. I found that the easiest way would be to use Velcro strips.

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    When they can be used in the space, so it should fit my needs too. The test showed that I was right:) The solution is simple to do. A cap is easily removable.


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  12. Fuganater

    Fuganater What's a Dremel?

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    Is the back supposed to look like a ghost face?
     
  13. Chairboy

    Chairboy I want something good to die for...

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    I do like the arm. Make's it very interesting to look at :)
     
  14. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    Today, unfortunately I had to face reality. And that is why I have two messages. The bad is that almost a month of work on the "caps" is lost. While mounting I've scratch the surface and as it turned out clearcoat is not so immune. It is easy to understand my fury, because I was struggling over the painting, sanding and polishing this element for a good few hours.
    The good news is that I decided to do it again properly this time and use gelcoat again.

    It is not an easy task. Because making a forms is very time consuming. It's even bigger waste of time to make a form, which will be used only once! But as it turned out not as difficult.

    Now, I very briefly describe the methods that I used.

    First, we need a positive element that will serve to do the form. In my case, these are elements made of the foam. To give them proper smoothness I've put putty layer. I used regular acrylic, because durability does not matter.

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    Light sanding and I've applied a layer of spray filler.

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    Now we have to sand it good. For each inequality at this stage will be reflected in the form.
    At the end paint and a little polishing.

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    Now I've put some wax and do the form. In my case, it's single use of a form, so no point in doing it with resin. It was faster to make it from a building plaster. Just do not use other kind's of gypsum as I did before, because I had it in my hand. It was a total failure. That was the reason why I had to finish all "caps" with a putty. Building plaster dries much faster and is hard.

    After removing the positive element the form is ready. Small form problems I fill and sand.

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    It is time to use a gelcoat. I give a very thick layer. In some places above the centimeter, because then there is no problem with sanding and polishing.

    After removing the element looks like this:

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    And after grinding so:

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    Later I will show photos after polishing, because at the moment I do not have the right polish paste.

    The advantage of this method is that the resin is very hard and not easy to scratch. And even if it does it's the whole element stays in one colour.
     
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  15. AnG3L

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    I am in love with this mod. One of the best looking mods for me, I love the natural look and how different is from all the other mods. +rep for sure my friend keep on modding!! :)
     
  16. AnG3L

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    Oh I forgot to say that the olive tree idea rocks and you ve manage to make the mod look like it 100 %!!!
     
  17. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you once again :)

    And here is one more "plug".

    Model made ​​of foam and over treated.

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    The form just before flooding with gelcoat.

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    And laminate after removing from the form.

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    The same element during processing.

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    Still a little work on polishing and it will be finally ready.

    As you can see I've at once flooded with gelcoat power and lan sockets. In this module I should be able to put power supplies and access point.
     
  18. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    Flooding the power and LAN nests in the resin prompted me with the idea for the implementation of my communication LEDs.

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    I've decided to flood a piece of plexiglass in another module.

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    Then I sanded it a little.

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    And try it in place.

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    As you can see now, there are noticeable scratches and visible place of connection. But to sand it finally and polish it I have to wait . Because as I found out, gelcoat final hardness is achieved only after several hours. Probably this is my error resulting from inadequate amounts of hardener.
     
  19. awadon

    awadon What's a Dremel?

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    Another element which was cast.

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    As can be seen around the Plexiglas remains white rim. I managed to diagnose the cause. During gelation temeperatura is so high that it melts plexi! As it turns out I should use the glass. The only problem would be with drilling holes under the LEDs. Therefore, because I'm lazy I will only polish the surface and use acrylic to hyde the problem :)

    After placing "caps" this part of the case looks like this:

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  20. RedManc

    RedManc What's a Dremel?

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    Is it too late to make two of these ;)

    I love the complete console idea would be great in my imaginary workshop
     

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