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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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    Could call it an Involuntary Bank Sponsorship. :hehe:
     
  2. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Which would then end up with an Involuntary x-mas in jail! :lol:
     
  3. Dragonphreak

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    I was talking about both the side grill and the top design that was drawn in. And I guess its earlier than 50s :D Looks awesome either way!
     
  4. AxelAraatus

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    This looks amazing so far! I wish my woodwork skills were as good and as intricate as yours. Cannot wait to see the finished design. Keep it up :)
     
  5. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Very nice, keep it up :thumb:
     
  6. slipperyskip

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    Thanks. If I go with the design I'll have to tweak it some. The circle is a bit too large to be perfectly concentric to the curved outer edge.

    Thanks Axel! :thumb:

    Thank you.

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    In order to accurately locate the holes for the other side of my grill I made these two templates from thin basswood.

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    The slots line up with the pegs and the template is keyed to the panel edge.

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    Since the panels are the exact same size I can easily transfer the data over.

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    Confirmed the locations by measuring and placing the grill to compare it to the marks. Cut square holes for this side vice the round holes for the other. This will make it easier for the child labor to assemble it. Yes...I said that.

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    Trim away the excess panel material.

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    Assemble.

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    Hey wait a minute. That's starting to look familiar.

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  7. slipperyskip

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  8. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    looking :jawdrop: :jawdrop: mate keep up the good work :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  9. slipperyskip

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    Thanks peteski. I appreciate that.

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    New video. The novelty will wear off soon I hope. In this video I show-off an absurdly over-engineered front USB port cradle made from scrap wood and demonstrate how it fits into the box. I feel a Golden Globe nomination coming... or not. :D

     
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  10. RetroDude

    RetroDude New Member

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    I love that its overly engineered. Great work mate
     
  11. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Or +rep :D:clap: nice work skip, looking very nice :thumb:.
     
  12. slipperyskip

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    Anything worth doing...blah blah blah. Thanks mate!

    Glad you are liking it. Thanks for the rep. :thumb:

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    Located and cut a small square hole in the top of the USB support cradle.

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    The cradle will be pinched in place by the cover plate when it is eventually glued in place. The cradle is to remain "free" in case the ports need to be replaced.

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    The holes align with the grilles' location peg. When inserted the peg keys the USB cradle in place.

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    Spent about two hours with some hobby files rounding over the edges of the grilles' supports/separators. Minor detail but it is a dramatic improvement in the appearance. Might not be so dramatic in a photo.

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    Still picking that scab. These are templates for cutting the aluminum for the DE. The idea is the inlayed aluminum would be raised above the mahogany surrounding surface instead of flush fit. Also toying with the idea of coloring the lower hemisphere in something bright like red. Maybe brass?

    Still looking at other alternative designs while I'm waiting for the delivery of my stainless steel power push-button.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  13. slipperyskip

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    The I/O shield spans over a large portion of the case's width. Adjustments must be made. The idea of doing this step was a big breakthrough while designing this case in my head. I was stuck on trying to fit the mini-ITX board into one compartment or the other. Using the entire volume of the case interior meant eventually having to cut a notch. Note: The motherboard is mounted upside down (relative to this photo).

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    Most of the material is carved out using my razor knife.

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    Stainless steel power button that was originally intended to be a starter/horn button for a custom motorcycle.

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    Goodies from Crucial arrived. Continuing the theme of complete overkill, 8GB of DDR3 and a 256GB M4 SSD.

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    Brackets made from aluminum angle.

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    Wooden brackets for the aluminum brackets.

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    Something like this. I'm going to wait for the wiring phase to determine the exact location of the SSD.

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  14. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    There's some wonderful little touches going on , on this build, nice work dude.
     
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    Wow, I love the style of this build! makes me think about those 60's radio's and all that.
    Great work there!
     
  18. fractal arc modder

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    Love it man looks great
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Oh,oh. It looks like working with Cheeto fingers was a bad idea...
     
  20. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    ^:hehe:

    Missed an update on this, looking sweet :).
     

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