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Project AquaLight - updated [23-2-2007] FINISHED!!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ssR, 16 Aug 2006.

  1. Raziekiel

    Raziekiel New Member

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    You're mod is amazing!!
    I love that blue color, can't wait to see the final results!
     
  2. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    thanks everyone!!!

    SIMSY: i got a central compressed air system at my work and the compressor itself is on the roof of the building so i really have no idea of how noisy it is. but i believe smaller compressors can be bought for personal use, dont know about the prices though

    and now for the update

    today i polished the front bezel and began the work on the drives area cover

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    mirror anyone? :D
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    the polishing compound i used for the job. on the left is the polish on the right is the finishing glaze. 3M for life!
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    almost completely assembled panel with bulgin switches and the drives cover (i still have to cut the holes for the CD/DVD bays and drill some for the zalman controller)
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    another reflection shot
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    eye candy anyone? :D
     
  3. gvblake22

    gvblake22 mmm, yep

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    :jawdrop: :clap: :rock: :thumb:


    (my words won't be able to describe that front panel)
     
  4. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    Fantastic! The front panel (and top) looks great, especially with the brushed alu/blue paint contrast.
     
  5. arkadur

    arkadur New Member

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    very good work, :)
    i love the blue color (and the great pulishe), waiting for the next update
     
  6. elliod

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    great paint finish man who did you wire those bulgins?
    keep up the good work
     
  7. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    thanks guys!

    elliod: i used the wires from the original switches that came with the case and soldered them to the bulgin switches according to the sketch that can be downloaded at bulgin website, 2 wires for the switch itself and 2 more for the leds, then heatshrinked it and finally sleeved it with vantec sleeving kit. on the final sleeving i used special heatshrinks that pollute a glue layer from the inside when heated and that secures them much better on the sleeve and doesnt let it spread out
     
  8. ZenX

    ZenX How are you gentlemen?

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    What's the name of your currency? The 10 looks almost like the 10 of Finnish marks from <2001 :D Nice case though :)
     
  9. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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  10. N.A.N.O.

    N.A.N.O. New Member

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    Nice paintjob
     
  11. pioneer1976

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    i love the blue, this is one sweet looking job. Cant wait to see it all done
     
  12. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    thanks guys :)

    i got 1 more update for you before the weekend.
    i kinda ruined the original drives cover plate i made 2 days ago, mostly cause of lack of experience with plexi. i drilled the holes for the fanbus at a very low RPM and that caused the drilling bit to get caught in the plexi and rip it apart

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    oh well... after 20 mins cooldown period i began the work on the new panel and this time it came out pretty good.

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    of course all the edges are to be polished but its about 95% done

    other than that i got my hexagon mesh from EBAY today. its identical to the mesh mnpctech is selling at his website only this 1 is made from aluminium. very easy to work with

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    along with the mesh came about 2m of rubber U-molding

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    well thats about it for today, ill put that mesh to use in my next update, stay tuned and have a nice weekend :cooldude:
     
  13. Guest-23315

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    that front bezel, is simply perfect.
     
  14. ZenX

    ZenX How are you gentlemen?

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    Whoa, very good indeed :)
     
  15. hujambo_Bwana

    hujambo_Bwana New Member

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    Very nice indeed ssR, been following this project for a while, as always good work and attention to detail. I'll be keeping a eye on this Log.

    Jimbo
     
  16. N.A.N.O.

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    Nice front panel,,

    Keep it up like this
     
  17. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    thanks guys.
    the only thing missing at this panel atm is the lcd screen. at 1st i wanted to make a parralel to usb converter since i dont have a parallel port on my mobo but then Starbuck37337 told me about pci to parallel cards, so i ordered one, hopefully it will arrive shortly so i can solder everything and finally call the front bezel complete
     
  18. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    time for another update. i painted the side panel today. here are the pics

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    please coment :hip:
     
  19. PA!N

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    Looking great so far. Clean job to the maxXxz :rock:
     
  20. Solaris

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    You've got skills. Great paint job mate. :)
     

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