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Pinky2 | Update 04/25 | Text Update

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by greywolf, 23 Oct 2004.

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What color for the Fan Guards? Help me Decide!

Poll closed 1 Dec 2004.
  1. [b]Shiny[/b]

    54.1%
  2. White

    11.5%
  3. Black

    34.4%
  1. greywolf

    greywolf New Member

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    I've borrowed this idea from MrBurritoMan's log, I thought it adds a nice convenience.


    UPDATES

    10/24 | PDU

    10/27 | Super Mini Update

    11/1 | DVD

    11/8 | Shiny

    11/11 | Little tiny quickie update (more shiny)

    11/16 | Buttons & Semi circular shapes

    11/21 | Fan Guards & Teddy Bears

    11/25 | Fan Guard "Paint Off"

    12/02 | Buttons & Watching Paint dry

    12/15 | Front Complete! (more or less)

    12/22 | Tear Down Complete

    1/05/05 | Text Only

    01/24 | Back in the Saddle Again!

    02/01 | Moving right along!

    02/14 | Still sort of moving along

    03/05 | New DigiCam! Back in action!

    03/21 | Even more Shiny!


    Back to my original Post: [/Edit]


    I've got a mod project going for some time now and thought it was time to share.

    Pinky2 is specifically "designed" for my soon to be 15 year old daughter. It's theme and name are from a teddy bear she's had since she was 6 months old. The design challenge for me has been to keep my audience (her) in mind and keep it "girly".

    The other challenges have been of course to actually build the darn thing. I think I overreached a bit, when I decided to build the case from scratch.

    Project is perhaps 3/4 complete(?), but don't believe me, I thought it would be done by now.

    My deadline was September 15th, when we picked up her advance copy of Sims 2...I've missed that by a wee bit. :D

    On to the pics:

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    3/4 view of the case so far, The pexi is actually Fluorescent Pink

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    Window side view (sans window)

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    Front view

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    Front view as the house tilts.

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    Right side view as the house tilts back

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    Rear view

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    Detail of wire management brackets

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    PSU goes here

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    Bottom inside, wire management in action.

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    "Hand Crafted" Front pexi in place.

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    The bottom panel is the "real" color of Pinky2.

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    CPU cooler

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    Work in Progress on power distribution panel.

    As you can see there is plenty more to do. I was working my way up from the bottom, and fitting it to the front benzel as I went along, but jumped ahead to my power panel.

    Comments, suggestions, advice all greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    greywolf
     
    Last edited: 26 Apr 2005
  2. renimatorius

    renimatorius New Member

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    Looks great :rock: Nice colour theme
     
  3. Leeum

    Leeum New Member

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    Excellent, i love the way you're exploring other themes of colour, especially pink :D
     
  4. greywolf

    greywolf New Member

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    Well, it is for a 15 year old girl after all, and her teddy bear at least started out pink.

    :hehe:
     
  5. Brubacker

    Brubacker New Member

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    woow , this mod looks awsome.
    good luck with the mod.
     
  6. drinn

    drinn New Member

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    I agree.

    Good luck. :clap:
     
  7. Cisko

    Cisko New Member

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    nice work :clap:
     
  8. greywolf

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    Update 10/24

    Thanks for all the positive responses!

    I finished up today with completing my power distribution unit (PDU).

    Here's the layout, from left to right.
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    Three large holes:
    Papa bear hole is reserved for the fiber optic strands of the "twinkle lights"
    Mama bear hole is to connect the two input fans from the LCD
    Baby Bear hole is for the tempature sensors.

    Next three stacked female molex plugs:
    Top is a pass through for the LCD
    Middle powers every thing to the right.
    Bottom is reserved for the "twinkle light" board.
    As an added bonus (and just to make my day more difficult) each molex lights up, when plugged in.

    Two "shiny" sockets (12v):
    Top-power for unswitched items in the case (40mm HD fan..so far)
    Bottom- switched power for misc lighting.

    Six indented sockets (12v): Each corresponds to a side of the 3 HD bay bars, for edge lighting, all are on the same switch as the bottom "shiny" socket.

    On to the pics:

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    First thing is to make the pexi "translucent" and put some white behind it.

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    The material is applied to the back.

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    Finished panel...looking much pinker and translucent. My I wonder what that mystery material was?

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    Next a little "clean-up" for my lack of skills.

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    A little test to see if it works, and covers my blemishes.

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    Both done, and it looks like I planned it that way.

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    This is how my wiring day started.

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    This (partially) is how it ended.

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    Final product.

    By the way the metal shell used, started out life as the back of a SCII based external HD (2 gig I think), baby bear hole already existed, and the pexi panel covers the rectangular hole for the SCII ports.

    That's it for now.

    Comments, Suggestions, Questions (like why 3 molex inputs, when one would do?) are always welcome.
     
    Last edited: 24 Oct 2004
  9. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Nice. It's different - which always makes a good read. Cookie cutter mods can get a bit much after a while (but kudos to one and all with the balls to attack their pc with power tools :naughty: - I know lots of peoples who wouldn't/couldn't)

    Keep up the good work. I hope your daughter likes it (very likely) and appreciates all the hard work you've put in (less likely) :D
     
  10. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    looks amazing lovely and clean. Although when I 1st was that front bit.. of the case I thought that would look awesum watercooled. Having the two pipe conntertors come up at the bottom on an angel.

    Nice job
     
  11. R@Mo

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    Lookin good! :thumb:
     
  12. Protius-X

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    Its almost a pink version of orac but without a perspex case! I like it so far.
     
  13. mrhanky

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    this looks so very good man
     
  14. taliban_raider

    taliban_raider Just some guy; you know

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    Looks different, and that is a good thing :thumb:
     
  15. Arne

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    Could be..........A really nice case. Pinky man :hip:
     
  16. greywolf

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    Thanks, Different is good, most of the time :D

    She is quite excited about it, and has been intersted enough to work with me on it a bit (but as a last resort-socially speaking). After our last session (the longest) she was heard to say "No wonder it's taking so long", so I have high hopes on the appreciation factor!
     
  17. greywolf

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    I think you need to look closer :) My skills are not as adept as I would like them to be. Water cooling was going to be too much for a first Mod, I'm planning to incorporate it in my 3rd project (I have 4 children) :wallbash:
     
  18. greywolf

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    Thanks, R@Mo


    Thanks, Protius-X. Now that's a high compliment! I would never consider this project anywhere in G-Nome's league!

    Thanks, mrhanky


    I'm hoping it will be! My biggest worry is....will it boot! Got awhile to stew on that one.
     
  19. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    That looks great. I wish my dad could make me something like that. :D

    Where did you get the clear CD drive?
     
  20. greywolf

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    I got it from mwave , that's were I got the majority of my components. It's an Artec "Diablo I" and has three blooo LED's lighting-up the front...I of course had to change them to red. BTW, am I going to have to void the warrenty on all my components before I even see them working? So much pressure....
     

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