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Case Mod - In Progress Project : Azure - A Rack Server Mod -Complete

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by wastedtime, 22 Jun 2008.

  1. wastedtime

    wastedtime Case Modder

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    Thank you Sir :thumb:

    Update Update.

    I've been working on this for a couple of days but nothing worth posting was actually done. (If you guys dont remember I am doing a monitor mod :p)

    I finally got the LED's sleeved with the Drain cleaner. This was tricky. The drain cleaner has a 1/8" ID. The wires are 26 gauge wires and 2 of them approximately account for all of the diameter. So when the LED's are soldered and the heatshrink added the whole thing is a tight fit.
    The soldering had to be spot on.. A small extra solder here and there.. and the LED wouldnt fit into sleeve (aka drain cleaner :p)


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    This is how the acrylic rods will be lit . The LED's are not stuck into the rod. They just seamlessly fit in :).

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    With all the wires in. This gives it an industrial look.. something that I was aiming for .. This sometimes looks a little excessive to me. but I am hoping that the monitor and all the wires will blend in once the monitor is painted black.

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    We have light :D
    The side of the rod is not scratched. Its the residue left by the masking tape that I used.

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    Some more light

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    When its turned around

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    Thanks for looking,
    wasted :)
     
  2. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Looks cool with all the cables coming from the back. Reminds me of those machines from the Matrix.
     
  3. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r Minimodder

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    Yeah indeed. It's a little weird to have all those extra lights on a monitor, but it looks cool :)
     
  4. wastedtime

    wastedtime Case Modder

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    Thanks, the idea was to give it an industrial look . Although not perfect I have seem to have gotten close.

    Thanks brinkz :)
     
  5. wastedtime

    wastedtime Case Modder

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    Yehhhh I got the painting done :D

    Rustoleum & Speed painting ....

    The base...

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    The monitor chassis

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    My duster reflecting off the surface of the chassis :)

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    I also visited the hardware store today and picked up some Fusion Metallic Shimmer. This is the closest I could get to chrome. The paint is silvery and has a nice shine to it.

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    I did 2 coats for each of the drain cleaners aka sleeving. The look pretty slick now.

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    The plan for tomorrow is to sand and polish the acrylic pieces.

    Thanks for Looking,
    - wasted :)
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Looks a lot better in black.
     
  7. .Fatality.

    .Fatality. What's a Dremel?

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    nice painting!
     
  8. patrickking04

    patrickking04 What's a Dremel?

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    I just it from the begining. and i got to say i love it. cant wait for the next update.
     
  9. wastedtime

    wastedtime Case Modder

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    Yes mate, It surely looks better in black :)

    Thanks Fatality

    Thank you Sir. I pulled an all nighter to complete this yesterday.. Here are the completed pictures


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    The rack with the CCFL's on..

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    In full glory

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    The monitor

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    No pictures of putting it together. But here is the finished monitor .


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    I broke the switch for the LED's. So no night shots for now. I will update it once I come back from vacation

    Thanks for Looking
    -wasted
     
  10. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    They look great mate, turned out beautifully. Fantastic job.
     
  11. yeknom

    yeknom What's a Dremel?

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    Man that looks amazing. Great job with the lighting.
     
  12. Nooby4Ever

    Nooby4Ever 2 left hands

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    Very nice casemod, i love your styl... xD
     
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