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Project Blacklight Demons (plexi fulltower)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by [WP@]WOLVERINE, 11 Dec 2003.

  1. Bildonia

    Bildonia New Member

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    THAT CASE IS SO SATANIC...I LOVE IT...keep up the good work!! :rock: :rock:
     
  2. Shoobie

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    :thumb:

    While I'm not really a fan of demons and whatnot, that drawing/etching is top-notch. If you make the insides really pretty, you could give G-Gnome a run for his money. :D

    I hate to thread hijack, but at what speed do you cut acrylic with a jigsaw?
     
  3. STellY

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    this case is damn flawless right now....

    unbelievable work.... keep it up!!

    just make sure you dont mess it up like most clear cases do by having messy wiring.... but i have faith that you wont do that ;)

    but amazing etching, keep the work up :)
     
  4. [WP@]WOLVERINE

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    I tried at first to go slow with low speed but that seemed to make the edge a bit to rough so i used the jigsaw on full BLAST :D but pushed it forward very slowly that way i got a smooth edge that didnt require much sanding and since i hate sanding thats a Gooooood thang :hip:
     
  5. Wicked Li'l Bender

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    People who say, "Idle hands are the Devil's workshop." will have to edit it a bit...

    Nice etching! try filling the plexi tube with sand.... It will hold the shape quite nicely!
     
  6. Thunder_return

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    WOW! That is a big case, verry cool to.
    Nice etching. :eeek:

    How tall is that case?

    "Välkomna, Svenskar!"
     
  7. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE New Member

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    The case is a whopping 76cm tall :D
     
  8. Thunder_return

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    Hehe, that´s big.
    I thought my case was big, only 64 cm tall. :rolleyes:
     
  9. -Xp-

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    76cm....nice! But couldn't you have got a bit further and broken the 1m mark? Yeah, I know it would have probably meant another 50 or so holes to be drilled, but then it would probably take about 20 hard drives :lol:.
     
  10. borumas

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    Just curious as to what kind of lighting you used to light that etch up in the pic, was is a laser LED kit or just multiple LED's- I ask because I'm trying to light my etches up and apparently putting EL wire all around the window doesn't do the job well enough.
     
  11. at_b

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    he used a hacked up laser led as i remeber
    but also said he will use glowing uv paint in the final version
    can t wait :brrr:
     
  12. Reason_no1

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    Ehhh hummmm...
    Lost the words........
    This is Sweet....Keep the good work up...

    :jawdrop:
     
  13. [WP@]WOLVERINE

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    Hehe actually the light comes from a hacked up bicycle rear light the new bicyclelights have very bright leds in them so i used them to light it all up. But i will be lighting everyting up with uv when the case is done.

    As for breaking the one meter mark i didnt feel that i needed more than 13 drives and also the acrylic sheets came in 70cm pieces so i went with that. :)
    I have also been working on some little details on the case and there will be a small update later on lonight so stay tuned :D
     
  14. bsodmike

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    The last time I cut plexi ( not too well for many reasons ) the edges got quite hot (on full blast) and the shavings melted to the edges (not very nice!) :wallbash: :wallbash:
     
  15. [WP@]WOLVERINE

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    I think there are many types of acrylic/plexi some more or less heat resistant because i havent noticed any problems at all with melting i just cut away full blast and it works (dont ask me why) :D

    And now for some new pictures!!

    As i was sitting down today with a cup of coffe i noticed that all those holes in the drive bay sides (196 of them) were not wery nice to look at
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    So i began thinking of a way to get rid of them and all the screwheads that would be sticking out later when the drives were mounted. I looked over to the big pile of plexi pieces that were thrown in a corner and all of a sudden it hit me :D why not make a few plexibars to hide both the holes and screws for the drives. So i grabbed the jigsaw and went to work! After about an hour of cutting sanding and painting this is what i came up with.
    I made them of the same 8mm plexi that ive been using all along and painted the backsides black.

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    And finally a layed them out where they evetually will be mounted . I will use some small spacers to make enough room for the screwheads. The bars will be monted with two brass screws in each bar.

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    i think the result came out really nice and with som UV paint on the edges later on they will glow to :D :D This was a really simple sollution but very effective.
     
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  16. Thunder_return

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    Nice idea!
     
  17. bsodmike

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    looks like your going for screwed in brass bolts and just wedging em into the holes in the hdd rack... ;)
     
  18. [WP@]WOLVERINE

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    Now its time for yet another small update. Ive finished the drivebay now and it turned out really nice so heres some pictures

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    And heres a closeup. Sorry for all the dust and crap on the glass but it is work in progress :D

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    Im not sure about the wingnuts i will try a few other types of bolts to see what looks best. But the wingnuts are kinda cool :D so i might just keep them but ill probably paint them black.
     
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  19. blip1882

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    <neo>
    Woah!
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    Beautiful man... simply beautiful!
     
  20. HardModd

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    nice * total brain progress * :rock:
     

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