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Case Mod - In Progress Project Black Rain: RIP 2008

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 14 Sep 2006.

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What to do...

Poll closed 30 Jun 2007.
  1. Finish the machine entirely:

    87 vote(s)
    91.6%
  2. Finish the case mods only:

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. Just go away:

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. mario_cell

    mario_cell New Member

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    Hey guys
    And specially modsquad

    How much did the chroming cost u?
    It looks great.

    btw
    Keep upt the good work :rock: :thumb: :dremel:
     
  2. Fozzy

    Fozzy New Member

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    Hey MS. I just got done filling my loop for hellgate and if your loop is anything like mine then you'll be pleased to hear it was ridiculously easy to fill. Took about 10 minutes and only 2 fills. Runs great as well. Also nice work on the cover that plexi is very elite.
     
  3. elliod

    elliod New Member

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    great work so far seen last project and know what you can do so one more time amaze us
     
  4. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    That is great-news Foz. Revive your project-thread and post-us some pictures.. My divider-plate cover is sheet aluminum (1mm) not plexi. Hence the update title.. Very little plexi (acrlyic) will find it's way into this project..

    @MC: The price for the chrome-plating was $200US for the pictured items.

    EDIT: (10-8-06)
    tested both the DVD drive and PSU..no-problems to report.. :thumb:
    I also had the opportunity to spend a few hours with the Optimus mini-3

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    I had visions of integrating one into the design of this project. I must say, I am glad I did not have to spend any cash on one..
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    the hardware is quite good..
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    but the software... HOORRENDOUS...
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    the "never-ending hourglass of death"....@ computer shutdown, program not responding was the recurring theme.. (using 1.0.27B software)..
    The software renders the mini-3 all but useless.. :waah:
    IMO, this product should not have been released. It is not ready (not even close) for prime-time.. A shame, I feel the O-mini3 has potential.. BUT, put your wallet back into your pocket..Wait for real (non-beta) software... "the problem with cutting-edge is the mess the blood makes"..
     
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  5. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    Write your own? Or use some other LED device software and then use a command prompt code to assign commands.
     
  6. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    For the asking-price, it should be "plug-n-play"....
    Not willing to jump-through-hoops........
     
  7. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    What software do the makers of the buttons offer?
    That is a shame about the software because its kill the hardware.
     
  8. Darkened

    Darkened New Member

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    Dang those chrome parts look good (wondering if I should also... :hehe:). Also great job with the divider plate, I couldn't stand the original one either.

    For the Optimus "keyboard", think about the pain if they had made this one http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/. A good idea and all, but would be a real pain in the a** to conf all the buttons on that baby :D

    Keep up the always good work.

    Janne
     
  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    That cable should have been black like on all the merchandising, the silver braid makes it look like one of the cheap ones you get as Extension cables.

    Let us know how you get on with it :p
     
  10. midnightoil

    midnightoil New Member

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    Inspirational is all I can say this mod will be to myself and a lot of others there Modquad....btw love you Location there bud
     
  11. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    It's a shame about the Optimus. IMO, it should not have been released with beta-software. I will say Art. Lebedev Studio's has been updating that software quite frequently. Sooner/later they will get it right.
    With the weekend upon us, I will get back to work. The good-news is I am on vacation next-week, which should translate into afew updates in the coming week.
    I also wanted to show you what will become a vent on the MB-cover for this project:
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    I saw it and had to have it.. It is a HD carb air-cleaner from West Coast Choppers
    It measures 170x100x50mm high. Yes, more biker-parts.. :hehe:
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    made from polished billet-Alu.
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    This unit is soo "me"..Perfect for the project. It will become a focal-point of the case interior..
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    It will just be a matter of making a mounting-bracket to match-up with the backside of the unit. Perhaps work an 80mm fan inside.
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    As for work this up-coming week. My plan is to work from the bottom-up.
    Need to fab a PSU mounting plate to get the unit bolted in, also relocate the support/base for the over-sized PSU. Get the dual120mm Innovatek radiator installed (bottom-case-cut). Fab some support-pillars for the divider plate. Then a sheet metal (ALu) cover-plate for that area. Fab a mounting bracket for the two AC aquatubes, which will be mounted above the PSU inside the case. The top-mount AC aquatubes also need a custom mount. They will end-up about 7mm (recessed) lower that stock..
    Stay-Tuned..this should be a productive-week..
    MS
     
  12. Guest-23315

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    thats sexy...!
     
  13. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    thats a very cool... shiny... thingy u got there. cant wait to see where it will end up
     
  14. Raymus

    Raymus New Member

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    Your gonna find a way to get rid of the Choppers logo right? Looking good once again Modsquad :thumb:
     
  15. Bbq.of.DooM

    Bbq.of.DooM Custom User Title

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    of course. And putting in a nice big Modsquad logo right in there...
     
  16. Thomas3D

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    The chrome coffin is cool, its hard to tell how big it is in those pics, tho :rock:
     
  17. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    I like the West Coast Choppers logo..These custom-bike builders are a great inspiration to me...I feel these guys are doing to bikes what we are doing to computers (I see a parallel)..Won't change a thing..

    @T3D : the oblong-box measures 170X100X50mm

    after afew more beers, followed by afew hours sleep work will commence.
    I should have the first update posted Sunday. Then, with the aid of vacation there should be at least two more (perhaps three) next-week..
    Black Rain will fall......
    MS
     
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  18. PA!N

    PA!N New Member

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    Now thats kick a** using an aircleaner on a pc case, escpecially if it's a west coast choppers one! :rock:
     
  19. elliod

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    really good work MS, and that coffin ,sexy .
    keep up the good work and give us more pics :)
     
  20. Bbq.of.DooM

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    it appears to be sunday, and no update :lol: :(

    It's still really nice. Can I touch it? :p
     
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