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Case Mod - In Progress [project] Apple Cube - final photos !!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by thegyufi, 5 Mar 2012.

  1. leslie

    leslie Just me!

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    That is one tight little package, nice work!
     
  2. biojellywobbles

    biojellywobbles Minimodder

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    This looks amazing been following it and you certainly have a knack for making it look very sleek. Can't wait to see what you do with the outer shell!
     
  3. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    You'd never know unless told, looks very good.
     
  4. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    Hi!

    It's not a big update, just some photos of the assembly in the cube : it fits !

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    For the moment I'm working on the top of the case, I cut all isn't necessary to let the air circulate.

    Soon some news !
     
  5. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    That is looking great!

    I would happily have that in my house.
     
  6. SilveR_172

    SilveR_172 Minimodder

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    you painting the exteria love the work mate !
     
  7. Mr.Evil

    Mr.Evil What's a Dremel?

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    looks really nice!

    it is a shame that the case is not transparent to show all the work you've done inside :dremel:
     
  8. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    It's been a while now since my last update !

    I was really busy with my work, with this
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    to this :
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    Big pressure inside ! But now it's done so I can breath and post some news

    Ok, so now just a little update before a big one, I work on the mettalic part inside the plexi cube


    drawing:
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    As I cut many surface, I must re-rivet the part which serves to hold in place
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    finitions :
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    As I decided to keep the apple and illuminated in white, I cut the mettalic part, just behind the other apple on the plexi.
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    The holes to let in the jigsaw
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    and after a little filling
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    That's it ! So nothing really amazing, but just wait the big one about the work on the plexi part which I have totally modified !

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  9. pahoran

    pahoran What's a Dremel?

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    amazing work! this is by far THE best Cube mod I have ever seen!! :jawdrop:

    what kind of metal are you using to manufacture custom parts you've made? aluminum? link to where I can buy some?

    POw
     
  10. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    Tks a lot for the compliment !

    Yes this is aluminum, I use the alu of my FD Array case, so I think it's not the cheaper you can find :duh: :lol:
     
  11. Foregasm

    Foregasm What's a Dremel?

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    truly spectacular metalwork!:thumb:
    can't wait to see whats next!
     
  12. big F

    big F What's a Dremel?

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    Excellent work

    I love the designs of the apple cases and love modding existing cases.
    The thing is that with a modification build you are locked down to the design of the original case or what ever you are using be it a toaster or an Imac or old pc case. You have to make the hardware fit in, where as when making a scratch build you can make it to fit the hardware.


    Keep up the good work.
     
  13. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    teaser ...

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    soon !
     
  14. Mr.Evil

    Mr.Evil What's a Dremel?

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    very interesting :D
     
  15. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    Just gotta keep drawing it out dont ya? Imma find that Lawyer that Cheaps hired...
     
  16. kelmannen

    kelmannen What's a Dremel?

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    havent looked at this log for a while, nothing to see here... Kidding! looking REALLY good!! :roll:
     
  17. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    Hi !
    @ALL: I really appreciate that you appreciate my work :lol:

    End of the teaser (I think you've waited long enough)

    First, this is the cut I need to do to realise the entire assembly of the cube

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    dremel's cut
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    filling
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    (this two holes are used to fix the anti-vandal switch'support)

    And the chassis almost finish, just need to do some finishing and be painting
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    On the last we can an "accessorie" I create to fix the AC/DC entry of the picoPSU

    The next pictures arrives, the time to reduce and host !
     
  18. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    The next

    To broke this massive visual of the cube I cut the same existing cut on the bottom to let trought the cables, on each side

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    the first !

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    the second !

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    and the third !

    Then I cut this news feets a little too high

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    The I cut the top of the cube, I remove surfaces as much as possible to increase the convection power of the cube

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    Now the switch's emplacement
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    Easy system to fix this support, I drill 2mm holes and heat 3mm bars to be sealed in the plastic
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    The next with the paint arrives
     
  19. thegyufi

    thegyufi What's a Dremel?

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    the next and end with the paint !

    Aller suite et fin avec la peinture :

    the cube entirely sand with the P240 paper
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    Paint
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    Switch support
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    Mounted
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    The cube fully assembled
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    Need to do a little P1000 sanding and some polishing and this part will be finishing.

    That's it for today !! :dremel:
     
  20. SilveR_172

    SilveR_172 Minimodder

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    OH GOD , Why is this build soo HOT !!!!!!
     

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