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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by arsenala13, 7 Feb 2003.

  1. arsenala13

    arsenala13 What's a Dremel?

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    A friend of mine and I are working on a new computer for him. Starting from scratch, modding it, and even getting it to count as a school project!

    First, here's the case...
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    Plans so far:

    PC Tachometer Install
    LCD Screen on the doord (Following msobik's HOWTO guide)
    A window
    Whatever else we think of (I want to paint Knives Millions from Trigun on the other side...)

    To coolest bit so far is going to be the window. We are going to paint it completely black. Then, using the dremel's etching bit, we are going to etch away the paint (and probably a layer of the window) into the shape of the Punisher Skull (hence the name of the project). And to top it off, my friend is working on a circuit of LEDs to fit around the skull and flash upwards in a strobing fashion.

    Aside from my own case, this will be my(our) first major modding operation. This is also his cry for help to replace his old Compaq desktop rig....

    What do you think, sirs?
     
  2. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    Looking forward to the modding!
     
  3. arsenala13

    arsenala13 What's a Dremel?

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    Me too :baby:

    My friend's even worse about it than I am. I just keep staring at my Dremel....
     
  4. daydreamingknight

    daydreamingknight What's a Dremel?

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    Looking forward to it! Keep us updated!!!



    DDK
     
  5. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Good luck and don't be afraid to try new things.
     
  6. zackerouac

    zackerouac bring it

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    put some bullet holes in it :rock:
     
  7. penski

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    A better idea for the window may be to etch the skull and then use masking fluid to fill up the etch before spraying the black paint on. Then remove the masking fluid, leaving a clear etched area (which you can light with edge-mounted LEDs ;):D).

    *n
     
  8. arsenala13

    arsenala13 What's a Dremel?

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    I didn't think about that...I'lll have to run it by John, my firends.

    As for the bullet holes....we're saving THAT mod for his Compaq :naughty:
     
  9. Altron

    Altron Minimodder

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    hehe :naughty:
     
  10. hydrogen18

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    talk is cheap...lets see something done
     
  11. arsenala13

    arsenala13 What's a Dremel?

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    It's very much in progress. I just got to pry my friends camera out of my little brother's hands.

    Currently sheathing all the power cables. Need to buy more sheathing tho...:sigh:
     
  12. daydreamingknight

    daydreamingknight What's a Dremel?

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    UPDATE!!!??????



    DDK
     
  13. arsenala13

    arsenala13 What's a Dremel?

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    Ok....:sigh:

    We hit a fundage snafu. We both work pretty horrid jobs, so the funds have halted until recently.

    The motherboard's in (Asus A7V333 w/RAID) and a nice little AMD 2200+ should be hitting my mailbox by the end of the week.

    The only real thing that sux about this is that I merely follow orders. I have to wait until the funds come in for parts before I can do jack...

    If we don't finish it by the time I turn 21 (March 16) I will be upset. Drunk, but upset. :waah:
     
  14. the_secret

    the_secret What's a Dremel?

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    -> don't worry about it ... that when i get good ideas for mods, when i'm drunk. ;)
     
  15. arsenala13

    arsenala13 What's a Dremel?

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    :rock: :rock: ALRIGHT!!! SPRING BREAK WILL BE INTERESTING NOW!!! :rock: :rock:

    Small update: Our AMD 2200+ Processor come in today!

    WOOHOO!

    *gasp*

    Anyone recommend a good fan? or is the AMD brand a good one to start. I'll grab some artic silver this weekend!:rock:
     
  16. Dredog

    Dredog What's a Dremel?

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    Looking foreward to seeing some pics on the circuitry for the LEDs that will light up the skull!!!:lol:
     
  17. arsenala13

    arsenala13 What's a Dremel?

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    me too. From what I hear, John's working on it rigth now with all my Radio Shack parts I gave him
     
  18. Penguin4x4

    Penguin4x4 What's a Dremel?

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    They're called speed holes. They make the computer go faster, :idea: :idea: :idea: :worried: :eyebrow: :idea: :baby: :baby: :rolleyes:
     
  19. daydreamingknight

    daydreamingknight What's a Dremel?

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    lol@Penguin4x4,

    I remember my older brother telling me when I was a kid that if you chromed you engine you car would go faster....:D :D


    I wanna see some pics!!!


    DDK
     
  20. daDJ

    daDJ What's a Dremel?

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    Why not tell your "friend" to come post here as well so we know a little bit more from his side of what is actually going on? :worried: :p
     

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