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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Aerodyne

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by slipperyskip, 21 Nov 2011.

  1. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Specs:
    VIA Nano X2 dual core CPU at 1.4GHz
    VIA VE-900 mainboard w/VX900 graphics
    8GB Crucial DDR3 system memory
    256GB Crucial M4 SSD
    150W picoPSU power supply.

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    Intel Core i3-2105 CPU with HD3000 graphics.
    Intel H67 mainboard
    Scythe Kozuti HSF


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    Special thanks to my friends at Crucial, VIA and mini-box.com

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    Thanks for looking!

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    VIA is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the mini-ITX form factor (they created it) so they sent me one of their new boards to use in a project. I'm so glad to not have to build something for a contest. Compromises and deadlines suck. Let's go.

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    VIA VE-900 mini-ITX mainboard w/ attached picoPSU.

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    Standoffs screwed into small wooden blocks. This helps me position the board up or down by removing or adding material. The system's SSD will be mounted underneath the board. Once the proper height is set I can order the appropriate sized standoffs.

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    Frame for the I/O plate.

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    Seven pieces of wood come together to form this...

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    I like the curve on this sugar canister.

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    This is a separator/bracket I made for my "ribs". I'll need five or six more at least.

    My very first video. New camera so I'm playing around.



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    Thanks for looking. Comments are welcome.
     
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  2. Mosquito

    Mosquito Active Member

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    Will be watching this for sure :thumb:

    Your woodworking is always fantastic, and as I'm trying to get better at it, I enjoy seeing how others do things :D
    Also, my next project may be mini-ITX as well (unless hard drive prices come down in the next month or two)
     
  3. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    OK. I'm curious about why high hard drive prices would force you to use a mini-ITX or do I misunderstand you?
     
  4. Mosquito

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    Sorry, sometimes I get thoughts in my head that don't always make it to writing with all pieces attached :lol:

    My next project may be a Mini-ITX build because it would be a completely different project from what I wanted to do next. I wanted to rebuild my file server (with specific requirements such as a PCI-X slot and a PCIe slot at minimum) and stuffing a bunch of hard drives into a build isn't something I want to do when prices are where they're at currently... so the order of things might get shifted, and an ITX build may be next while I wait for Ivy-Bridge for my desktop rebuild

    Not sure if that was any more clear :lol:
     
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  5. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Good to see you back at it skip. I'll be following this as I do all your other builds..
     
  6. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Oh hi, skip. Love what you've done with the place. Mind if I park it on this seat and watch?
     
  7. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    looks intresting im subbed for sure :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  8. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX New Member

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    Yess, another fabulous wood pc by slipperyskip!
    I always learn so much from your builds !
    Thansk!
     
  9. OmightyOne

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    subbed keep it up!
     
  10. Canardwc

    Canardwc Gentel-Mod'R

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    Beautyful wood work!

    Looking after your scratch... :thumb:
     
  11. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Thanks everyone! Its good to be back in the saddle. :dremel:

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    Dry fitting for the camera.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
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  12. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    You always deliver:D I am anxious to see what you come up with! :)
     
  13. Blooddrunken

    Blooddrunken In Flames we Trust

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    nice start as always - sub'd. :thumb:
     
  14. voigts

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    The creativity and detail of your work never ceases to amaze me. I'll be watching this as well.
     
  15. quizz_kid

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    yessssss... finally another slippermod! you´re a true master, know that!!! btw, that´s some mighty fine carpentry skills you´re working there...
     
  16. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Agreed :).

    From the first update I learnt a sweet way of making curved pieces, that should work for acrylic too, maybe metal even, very nice way to use less.

    I'm very familiar with the grab a round object that works for a curve line though & good to see other people do that too :D.

    No compromises and deadlines :clap: keenly subbing :) (would anyway skip mods are excellent :)).
     
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  17. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    I'm anxious too! :) Thanks

    Thanks and welcome!

    Thanks voights! I represent the stone age of woodworking and you represent the cutting edge modern age. Hand me that rock please. :hehe:

    Thank you quizz_kid! Four projects in one year was rare for me. I'm better off doing one or two a year. Hopefully I can get my mojo back.

    I'm not sure that is the way you are suppose to do that. It seems to work for me and I find the work therapeutic. Those four simple curves took hours to make. I appreciate you tagging along for this ride Wayne!

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    Not knowing what the dimensions of the "motherboard tray" should be I just start building on one corner and work my way out. Wherever the work stops will be my edge.
     
  18. SunkiiSh

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    Very nice start Slipperyskip, count me in of the followers :D
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    +sub (first one ever @ bit-tech for me) :p

    //Erik / SunkiiSh
     
  19. slipperyskip

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    Finished adding material to framework.

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    Marked the five spots for the grilles' locator holes. Used a brad point drill bit to drill most of the way through the board.

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    Shaped the grilles' locator pegs to fit the holes.

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    The grille will always be a dry fitting. The locator holes/pegs are only meant to keep the grille
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    Square holes being made by first drilling pilot hole then carving out rough shape of square. Finished off with sandpaper wrapped around square rod.

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    Testing the square hole accuracy and fit.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  20. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Looking good :) looks like nail files in the last shot? they are very useful for some slim gap type work, used a few on my last when I got tired of pulling sand paper back & forth holding tight on each end :D.
     

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