Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Dries, 4 May 2005.
will you update here aswell??
the guy made some sketchups
getting water in your mouth???
:: UPDATE ::
Yes, yes, update is in town!
I have to dissappoint you if you were expecting any metal works , because this thime around I'm still working out some concepts in my head.
This is what I came up with yesterday and today and I consider it to be very important in the overall design of the modification.
These designs (drawings, whatever ) concern 2 things:
One: The stealthing system for the LED's the will be put underneath the top lit of the casemod. On the pictures you can actually see the 'canals' through which the wiring of the LED's go, which -on their turn- are all connected onto a 10-channel 'running light' which is kinda neat ! Basic idea: simple to assemble, good looks
The downwards LED's also give a nice shine on the cylinders in the corners.
Two: The pneumatic cylinder to push up the lit of the casemod.
In the picture you see a schematic setup of the pneumatic pump and cylinder and all other pneumatic stuff.
Step-by-step look :
=> pneumatic pump which fuels the cylinder by delivering the necessary pressure of 8 bar
=> pressure-adjust valve to lower the delivered pressure of 16 bar to a safe level of 8 bar (with pressure gauige)
=> next is the dual electromagnetic valve to be able to lower or rise the central cylinder. The RED valve makes the cylinder rise, the BLUE one lowers it. It's as simple as that really !
Maybe the valve controls get wireless too...
If anything bothers you or if you don't understand something or if you have suggestion, again the rule is not to hesitate and reply !
P.S. The pictures might be viewable better if opened in a new window .
you have a really good ideas.
where do you buy all the materials for the pneumatic system????.
what type of tubing do you use????.
i want to see all that done. it rocks
ohh good lord, I could have sword I posted earlier, but I cant find it, in any case... You know a project is going to be filthy sexy when the entire first 4 pages are about a light outside the case ;~} KEEP IT UP!
go belgium !
:: UPDATE ::
It's been a jolly good day!
After months of physical inactivity, I've again started to work on my casemod...
I can tell you I reached an awesome silencing level. My pneumatic pump produced a deafening 70 dB (!), which was extremely irritating. But I achieved to lower it to a mere audible 25 dB (!).
More updating and picture taking later this evening or tomorrow!
That's a fairly sizable drop in noise....!
really good photos but can you explain how are you making the system because many of the pieces you use are new for me
i see you use an air pump but i dont know what is that other thing
where did you buy all the materials for the pneumatic system????.
So with 'pneumatic pump' you mean the cylindrical thing, right? (correct me if I'm wrong)
Actually that's the pneumatic cylinder. The pump is probably the 'other thing' you don't know .
The L shaped thing produces the pressure and thus the juice needed for the movement of the cylinder. Without it the cylinder wouldn't do much.
This pump is actually very small, but do not minimalize it's strength. Me, nor my father could stop the movement by pushing against it. Also the electrical current that flows through the pump is quite high with a rating of maximum 6A. That gives a whopping 72W of power as result at full pressure (17 bar).
You could ask yourself: how comes my big, fat air compressor at work only produces 10 bar with a pump of 2.5 hp? That's probably because mosqt compressors use a pressure tank with a maximum pressure of 10 bar (mostly). Of course the pump itself can deliver a lot more pressure, but when the pressure would surpass 10 bar, the tank would simply burst and that's not a pretty sight at all. At a level of 10 bar, the compressor turns off for safety.
Which is not the case with my set-up, because the pump directly powers my pneumatic cylinders, without using a tank.
So I totally rely upon the strength of the pump and cylinder themselves !
I hope I helped you by telling this...
If you got troubled with something else, just ask
it must just be me i cant see where u are going to use it in the modd, but maybe i will discover it later and see it in action
That's some great looking work there. The welds and bends on the compressor box look excellent.
The case mods that focus on detailed metalworking like yours always interest me the most. The planning and precision work and perseverence that go into getting everything "just so" so the whole thing actually works can't be expressed in a worklog but it definitely gets my respect.
the pump will be put exterior, thus outside the actual case, in another small casing. It will be joined with the transformator which transforms the ingoing current of 220V to a DC current of 12V on 5/6 amps.
I will be able to connect the exterior pump with the cylinder using some kind of valve. Putting the pump, noise isolated as it needed to be, inside the mod, was not possible at all!
:: UPDATE :: => 19 July 2005
It's modding time!
After a long day of modding yesterday, I went on drilling and welding today.
I spent half a day on the workfloor drilling some holes for the half/quarter inox cylinders through which go the ccfl- tubes.
Also I welded some of these inox parts, with positive result, as can be seen below this text...
That's it for today, folks!
I hope you enjoyed watching this stuff as much as I loved making it .
Sorry for the crappy quality of some of the pictures. My camera's battery was about to die. So I shot the pics without flash to safe battery time; that's why some pics are quite blurry...
Better battery next time!
:: UPDATE ::
Little teaser for tomorrow:
work to do:
*definitive bottom plate (square)
*finish all four of the cylindrical corners (with welded acrylic mounting inox)
*experiment with pneumatic pump & cylinder
*mount acrylic plates for both of the sides.
Damn, can't wait to see the final result of this...
Nice,, go on dude
New update coming up this evening !
Today I did a LOT of work...
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