Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Edvuld, 19 Nov 2006.
Thats insanly awsome dude watchin closly supurb work.
Darn, that looks sweet!
Btw that workshop makes me jeallous
I guess I'm starting to get spoiled. I'm too used to that workshop to be able to do anything at home ><
Only downside is that I have to drive for 45min to get there...
I really like the toppanel, and the rest of the case also offcourse . The crazy shapes make it great.
Update #08 [Front 01] [2007-04-22]
So I started with the front yesterday. It's starting to shape up and the progress actually makes some visible difference.
First thing on the schedule was to saw out the holes for 4x12mm fans and the DVD/front panel. I started by drilling 4mm holes for the fanscrews. For the first four ones I tried to measure and drill, but that didn't really turn out perfect, so for the next 3x4 holes I used a 4mm drill to mark the positions by placing the fan on the acrylic, and drilling slowly a bit by hand. Perfect.
After that I took my trusty saw and made all the big holes. I'm using a particle board underneath the acrylic, that I've taped the acrylic to. This way it should be virtually impossible for the acrylic to crackle while I'm sawing in it.
^ Wee, it's tight, but the tray can move out with at least 1mm headroom on all sides. (Ok Ok, I did some minor readjustments before it fit :3 )
I'm placing 2mm aluminium sheet to cover up the holes at the bottom.
Sorry for the non-existant sharpness, guess the autofocus didn't like the hole...
I'm going to use this 3.5" unit to supply some front connectivity. (Haven't had front USB ever, so gief >< )
wow man great work so far, keep it up.
Thanks for the featuring in the Project Log Update 10!
I'm going to be perfectly honest here, I didn't even know these things existed pre-made until I checked the Secret of the Ooze project log.
I definitively need to lurk more =D
congrats how needs pre-made if you can make it yourself
nice dude, will be watching this one
Thanks for the support!
I think I'll have/take time next weekend to work some more on it.
Gettin busy with my new gaming rig, I can actually play games on the best settings for the first time in 4 years
My father gave me some chainsaw duty as well that takes some time on the weekends...
As always nice work.
Really like the shape of the dvd and usb-plates, keep on going
Update #09 [Front 02] [2007-05-02]
So, yesterday I finished up pretty much with the CD-cover and USB holes, and also made the CD-Tray cover. I might change the shape of the upper side of this part lateron depending on how it looks through the acrylic.
After that I remembered that I forgot to drill a hole on the upper acrylic to fasten the mb alu sheet in, but I also needed to make a washer since I was 2mm short at that spot after I made som adjustments to other parts of the case earlier.
Easy said and done.
Some better shapes than the old ones can't hurt either.
So, this is where we're at now...
It's time for some fun stuff
Mmm, starting to look good =D
I taped both parts together so they got the same shape when I sawed them. 2 more bits are going to the upper part, but that's due next update.
Thanks for reading!
great work on the metal
ya real nice and clean.
sweet! nice detail.
great work! i like the unusual design.
really nice man keep it up
Update #10 [Hmm] [2007-05-03]
Thanks for the support
This saturday I'm probably going to finish up with the front, two more sheets of alu cut for the upper part of the alu grid front, and an acrylic cross in front, with small bits and pieces of alu on top of it.
Better late than never. I decided to redo the design of the cross on the front.
A few explanatory pics to start with:
This is the front as I had originally planned it: (v1.0)
This is the original design with some small adjustments to the lower part of the alu grid covering the acrylic. (v1.1)
The big thing in the middle is supposed to look like a cross, but it's more like a + at the moment.
The reson I did it this big was because I wanted it to be centered in the middle between the four 110mm fan holes. I guess I was too obsessed with that way of thinking to realize it looks a bit to cluttery and not really that good.
So, basically I've decided to shrink the size of the cross, so it doesn't cover the whole front of the case any more.
The only problem I have now is if I'm going to go by original idea to still have the cross centered between the fan holes, or don't care about that any more. If I go for the 2nd alternative I think it looks better since the cross can be a few cm longer on the lower part. The cross will be fitted with ~20mm spacers from the front, so it shouldn't restrict airflow to much with either placement.
On this pic you can see the acrylic front, and half of the alu grid on top of it.
I hope you can see what I'm trying to do if you compare this pic with the sketches below.
What do you think looks best?
Another question as well. I don't have any IEEE1394 cables lying around, so I can't test it myself. I was wondering if I place the female connector behind a 2mm alu sheet, will I be able to insert a FireWire cable fully into the socket without this 2mm alu interfering with the plastic casing? I know for a fact this is no problem with USB since I have about 1mm clearance between the alu sheet, and the plastic casing of the male connector. Anyone that can verify this?
I would go for (2.0) i like the way its in the middle of the fans, great project by the way
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