Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by PhatMatt, 15 Nov 2003.
that s better like this keep good work
New window idea, motherboard on the way, and hidden wires?
Short update though, I'm at work.
I did a little work on the front bezel last night, primered that baby up and got it ready for some painting. I'll sand it tonight, but I'm not sure what grit to use. Anyone? I'll pick up the sandpaper on my way home from work.
Anyway, here's how its lookin so far:
and I moved the holes for the cathode wires, turns out the drive cage came right in front of them.
and here is a little teaser as to what the inside might look like:
Hrm berry interesting.
Sand primer with 400 grit, assuming that you sanded the plastic to get rid of the orange peel before you primed it.
Remember that tutorial I linked you to on IM...
www.pc-workshop.net -- you want the paiting 101, or 102 depending on your color choice. I know that's a lot of stuff to find, but as you saw with my PSU, its worth it!
I was gonna make a uber cool update and do a bunch of cool things tonight, but I lost interest. I think I'm going to take a short medical leave.. Owwwww..
On a lighter note, I do believe I have the coolest computer related injury ever.
So I'm workin on BrotherPC and testing out the cathode lighting cause the light wasnt lighting up completley.. So I was switching out inverters and trying different things.. All the sudden, POP! One of the caps exploded on the inverter and hit me square in the forehead and caused my vision to blur for about 2 minutes. Wasnt a fun experience at the time.
And here is a picture of the damage done. Yea, good times. Oh yea... Ow...
So it turns out my tester power supply is bad. If anyone is willing to ship me a power supply (THAT WORKS) that has the power button in it, I'll pay shipping if someone wants to donate. Until next time, this is all I've got to say
What have I told you about playing around with electronics?
Wow..that injury is..werid? lol
if u need a switching or test power supply just go to,
www.allelectronics.com then scroll down to power supplies. they have a good selection with good prices
Owwww. That looks like it hurt, get well soon.
That brings a new meaning to
"I'll pop a cap in ya arse"
looks painfull hope there is no permanat damage.
Wow, you are lucky you did not loose an eye. Hope that heels OK.
Even when your PS is unplugged from your computer, ALWAYS push the power button once or twice to discharge the capacitors. You will see what I mean if you try this. Turn off a computer, Unplug it from the wall, then push the power button. You will see the fans turn slightly. This is what can pop memory modules etc. when removing them.
We hate to see a fellow modder hurt.
Phattmatt> is your ccfl supplies a sunbeam? because i got the same accident with sunbeam supplie when i plug the sunbeam cables onto another supplie
in fact the red and black power cables are inverted on sunbeams, but it s in a little box and then I havent pay attention
fortunately I have not been hurt by the "bullet"
what did we have learned ?
you could have learned that the power cables from sunbeam ccfl are inverted and that it isnt good idea to plug another supplie with these cables without change the polarity... hope it's clear with my bad english
Small update today, didnt do too much over the last few days.
I did get to cutting the window though. I mentioned that I had a new idea for a window, and I'm liking how it turned out. And am I using the wrong cutoff wheels? I went through about 10 wheels on just the straight cuts, and oddly many less around the design.
The second picture isnt up to date- I did a bit more cutting and sanding on it, and the cutout is almost done. Instead of doing the little mini holes idea, I've decided to go with stealthed fans and such.
As far as my injury goes, I'm better. Looks like a small zit on my forehead now, rather than a friggin mesa. Man that hurt like crazy.
Question: are there any dremel bits (not cutting wheels) for cutting metal?
Nice Window design, and great placement for the CCFL.
looking forward to see what else you do...
that bullet-cap hurt you, but what about that gun? - is it real, and why have you got it?
There are dremel bits for metal cutting. I think the # is 4035, but its called 'high speed carbide cutter'.
very nice design
women in the wind yeah - very cool
It's a high-powered BB gun, hurts like hell from 30 yards away.
Its in there in case anyone wants to get cute
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