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Project: BlakIce

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by -Xp-, 4 Aug 2004.

  1. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Arena_08, please don't insult my intelligence!

    I explicitly said that I was after white sleeving kits.

    Of course I know that Ebuyer exists, in fact I believe that I mentioned it previously (when I explained that I would be buying some £1.44 cathodes). Hell, pretty much all my stuff came from that place!

    Sorry if I sound rude, but I often find it hard to get my point across.
     
  2. Arena_08

    Arena_08 What's a Dremel?

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    I was to lazy this morning to read the whole thread. Sorry for being a dumbass :p
     
  3. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Well, you're forgiven if I'm forgiven.
     
  4. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    Never even saw this thread until today when you posted in my log. I love it so far :rock:

    I just ordered me a gluegun from www.screwfix.com (since I was getting screws from there) but maplin have one at the moment for £4.99 and you get 10 sticks of glue free. How kind :p
     
  5. bjones247

    bjones247 What's a Dremel?

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    Noticed the thread tonight - very cool. Subscribed. :thumb:
     
  6. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    So, I've been away and i tlooks like I've abandoned this project? Not at al!! I've merely been really busy with other things. However I am now workign at it pretty much every day, and can promise you a daily update on the situation.

    The first thing on the agenda is the reservoir. Four holes are drilled in the base and LED’s are inserted to act as lighting for the water and the top section of the case.

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    One of the four LEDs in place.

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    A quick test with only one of the LEDs to check the effect. In real life the light is pure white and not blue as in this picture.

    PS, a quick note, yes I'm sorry about picture sizes! I'll get the resized as soon as I get a decent image editor on here (Paint doesn't like it).
     
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  7. J_Webmaster

    J_Webmaster What's a Dremel?

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    Just a quick travel back to the lighting under the Mobo.... :wallbash:
    Just read this one for the first time.....

    You used a peice of plexi when you attempted to "diffuse" the light from the two cathodes....
    Now that you have four, what stops you from still using the plexi to spread the light out a little bit... since you removed them from the tubes, then you can drill some tunnels through a peice of plexi and run the cathodes at equal intervals so the light is more "filling".....
    :dremel: just a thought.... :dremel:

    The box is looking ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!
    :rock: Keep up the wonderful MODDING!! :rock:
     
  8. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Yeah I have already decided to do this and have marked out the plexi for cutting at a later date.

    I'll ahve some more stuff to post later today. I'm currently working on th elighting for the case.
     
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    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Now I have to do the same thing with the hard drives. The plates that they are mounted on will be lit underneath. This will hopefully light both the shelf and the area below it.

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    First, some holes are drilled for the diodes and channels are dug to take the cables.

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    This picture shows a close-up of the channels.

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    The LEDs sit in the holes and are soldered in series.

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    The LEDs are then soldered to the wires which then run through a separate hole.

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    When the plate is bolted on, all that can be seen are the LED’s and the wires.
     
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    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Next up is the front panel

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    This is the USB and IEEE-1394 connector for an Abit NF7-S. I have cut down the plastic and added screws so it can be installed on my front IO panel.

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    Here is the panel with all the holes cut and most of the components fitted in place. The large vandal switches are missing from this shot; however they do fit and are ready to be installed later.

    Back to LEDs, this time the ones that will go under the PSU. Again, two LEDs are put in series and wires travel through to the underside of the shelf.

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    Here are two of the LEDs in place, all soldered up.
     
  11. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    wow cool. Show us more. This is a nice project but updates take a long time kinda like in my project logs.
     
  12. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Sorry, but I've been so busy recently that I havn't ahd a chance to post them. I've got a load of pictures ready but it's just finding the time to write about them!
     
  13. 2800@2.5ghz

    2800@2.5ghz What's a Dremel?

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    don't write, just post pics, we need to seeeeeeeee.........
     
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    The motherboard lighting needs to be constructed. It will be formed from four cold cathode fluorescent lamps.

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    The 4 cathodes that will light the motherboard are taken from their tubes and the wires are de-soldered.

    The cathodes have new wires soldered to them

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    Here is a cathode being tested with an inverter.

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    All the cathodes are given the same treatment.
     
  15. Agamer

    Agamer Minimodder

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    Just finished reading through all of this page and must say I am liking it alot can't wait till the next update. So that this post of mine has particular meaning I will add that I really like the cold cathode idea
     
  16. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Thanks. I'll get on posting those updates in between revision.
     
  17. Dezjay

    Dezjay What's a Dremel?

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    I have done it in my shuttle mod.. moboglow (tm) :p

    great job.. looks really nice
     
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    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Where are my royalties, damnit?! :D
     
  19. tm36usa

    tm36usa What's a Dremel?

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    Looking sweet. That res is really cool. Keep it up

    Also, be careful with those cathode tubes. My first cathode I had (seems like ages ago) blew up on me sending hot shards of glass all over me. Not a very good feeling as Im sure you could guess. Just remember that those bare bulbs are easily snaped. Just a word of warning.
     
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  20. MrMacomouto

    MrMacomouto What's a Dremel?

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    Nice man! Giving me some insperation!
     

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