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Project: BlakIce

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

  1. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Damn straight! I must have killed 10+ in my time.

    Teh best place for putting cathodes is around the edge fo your case. However when you go to pick up the case to turn it over (with the side panel off), 90% of the time the cathode is where you want to hold on to and *SNAP*.

    I'll get another update done today! Promise!
     
  2. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Next up, cutting down the bolts to fit the case. These ones have already been cut down and some parts have been constructed to demonstrate.

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    One beam in place

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    Two panels constructed using cut-down bolts.

    Unfortunately, when removing the tape for this panel, some glue was left behind from when it got wet. The panel shattered when I tried to use white spirit to take the gunk off.

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    To replace it, I'm making a new and much improved motherboard tray!
     
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    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Cut out with a jigsaw.

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    New holes for standoffs drilled.

    I decided to mount the cathodes inside the motherboard tray, to save space, improve backlighting, and make cable routing easier.

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    Grooves marked out.

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    The grooves are cut out with a jigsaw.

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    They are then filed down with needle files

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    The ends get filed down.

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    Time for a test fit...all good!
     
  4. frodo

    frodo What's a Dremel?

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    Looks awesome man, keep up the good work!
     
  5. Arkuden

    Arkuden mow?

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    agreed. Im a big fan of custom cases. Loving what i see so far.
     
  6. pc-modd.dk

    pc-modd.dk What's a Dremel?

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    Its looking very good. i esp. like the idea with the catoeds under the mainboard.

    - be carefull you dont smash the entire projekt with your hammer :) anger management :)
     
  7. csharp

    csharp What's a Dremel?

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    Looking cool so far, keep it high :D
     
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    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Thanks for all the feedback. Now for the next installement. I need to get the shelf ready. First off, getting it frosted. The tape is removed and I take a power sander to it.

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    Half sanded.

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    This is what it will look like.

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    Once it's all done, I go over it with sandpaper to give it a "brushed" look.

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    You can only make out details that are near by.

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    Things that are further away don't show up.
     
  9. 1e8o

    1e8o What's a Dremel?

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    This is a nice looking case over there:)
     
  10. MoOstick

    MoOstick What's a Dremel?

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    Damn, how could I miss this one, subscribed...
     
  11. -Xp-

    -Xp- Minimodder

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    Just a quick note (sicne you guys ressurected the topic!), I finished the case a while back but just havn't had the time to post the updates!! I think I'll get to it in future, after I read the rules regarding continuing an old log that's not split up into the two parts.
     

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