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Project : Clear Blue ---Update 24-07-2004---

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Da Bull, 4 Jul 2004.

  1. Da Bull

    Da Bull What's a Dremel?

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    Hi fellow modders,

    When I first saw the projects on this forum I was literally blown away. There are some really sick cases here ( In a good way :hip: )
    Also saw that the members on this forum are really helpful. And that's why I'm gonna hold a log here.
    And don't look strange if you see some strange sentences or words or anything like that. I'm from the Netherlands so I will do my best to make it understandable :D

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    As you can see the case is just a little bit bigger as a midi-tower. But the width of the case is 40 cm. So there is plenty of room for the components. I tested this with a old pentium 2. And luckely for me everything fits perfectly :D
    I made a cardboard model just to be sure that I wouldn't make any mistakes.
    Because I hate unpleasent surprises :grr:
     
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  2. tmod

    tmod What's a Dremel?

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    Looking good, I'll be watching this one for sure. :thumb: Are the acrylic panels you ordered UV-reactive?
     
  3. Da Bull

    Da Bull What's a Dremel?

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    Yea they are UV reactive so that will give a nice effect I'll hope :D
     
  4. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    Kickass
     
  5. Dean_j2001

    Dean_j2001 What's a Dremel?

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    just wondering where i could get myself some uv blue acrylic? i dont mind ordering and paying for shipping from the US
     
  6. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    looks like an exciting project. are you going for a specific theme besides the uv reactive? looks kind of like an arcade machine to me. :D
     
  7. Tech-Daddy

    Tech-Daddy What's a Dremel?

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    Nice plans!!!

    Pre execution construction looks nice!
    Looking forward to the construction and completion of this project!

    /me subscribed!
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  8. Da Bull

    Da Bull What's a Dremel?

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    As promised a little update

    After making the rheobus I started to make the housing for the rheobus.
    I looked around in my room and found a old PSU. I stripped the top of it and dremeled it. Well here is what I made from it :)



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    Here is the top of the PSU already been cut with a jigsaw. And I also drilled the holes for the rheobus.

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    Prints mounted.

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    Picca from behind.

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    Here I used tape to isolate the print from the alluminium.

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    Again a picca from behind.


    So after mounting it all I noticed that the rheobus where a little bit hot.
    I mounted a little pentium cooler right next to the prints. To cool the prints.

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    Rheobus is finished :D

    After that I cut the MDF board.

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    The whole thing mounted at the back.

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    And here a picca how it looks like at front.

    I also found some early picca's I took when I sawed the MDF.

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  9. y_N_e_M_a

    y_N_e_M_a What's a Dremel?

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    looking pretty good there mate. :thumb:

    cant wait to see the finished product. :D

    wered did you get those short cathodes from?

    maybe have a master switch to control all the lights at once, as well as switchs to control individual lights
     
  10. papeniglio

    papeniglio Minimodder

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    Why not to use a TO220 heatsink? More silent and better heat dissipation: remember that the heatsink on the LM317 is very small, so maybe the fan you've placed is not enough for a good dissipation... Take a look at this:

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    This is just my 2c....

    Let's see the final result!
     
  11. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    Doesn't look to be enough room...
     
  12. Uno1_

    Uno1_ What's a Dremel?

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    This is looking slick so far, very interested in how the internals are mounted!
     
  13. papeniglio

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    I think he could fit them (not like mine, obviously).
     
  14. Da Bull

    Da Bull What's a Dremel?

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    UPDATE

    Again I've been working on the front of the case. I mounted the led holders on the right en left side of the rheobus.

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    Here can you see the led's and the rheobus.

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    Another picca

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    And a picca of the back.

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    Here can you see that the rheobus is quite small.

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    Here can you see that I cut the blowholes with the jigsaw.

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    Here is the MDF plate where the CD-rom etc are mounted. Again I used a jigsaw to make the blowholes. It took me a while to get them this round :D

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    And here a overview of today's work.

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    Well tomorrow my order will be delivered. So I can start on the finishing touch of the MDF plates.
    I'm gonna do that with...........alluminium :hip:

    Stay tuned !! :thumb:
     
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  15. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    whoo thats looking rather grovey, keep the work up dude :thumb:
     
  16. henson0115

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    this is a good mod keep up the good work
     
  17. Da Bull

    Da Bull What's a Dremel?

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    I understand your 2c :thumb:
    But I dont need a TO220 heatsink because I tested the rheobus with the fan. And the temperature of the LM317 is quite normal.
    So I dont think it's necessary to put a larger heatsink on the LM317.
     
  18. Da Bull

    Da Bull What's a Dremel?

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    Ok you guys,

    I just recieved my order.
    Here is what I recieved :

    AcrylPanel 3mm - 480x480mm UVBlue / 2x
    BlackMagic UVpaint UVBlue 30ml
    AC Ryan UVwire 10 meter Blauw
    AC Ryan Blackfire4 UV LEDFan - UVBlue / 4x
    TWIN-30 CCFL Light 2x30cm UV & UV
    FlexSleeve Kit UVblue


    So tomorrow I will continue my mod :D

    Saturday or Sunday I will post a update.
     
  19. Da Bull

    Da Bull What's a Dremel?

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    UPDATE

    Well here is a little update 4 you guys.
    There is a big update coming soon.

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    Here's the stuff I ordered.

    I've been working on the main MDF plate again. I've cut a nice window out of it. As you can see on the picture below

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    I totally stripped down the front, because I dind't want to damage my leds.
    I fraised (Don't know the word. We call it Freezen in Dutch) the back of the front. I did this to mount my acryl on. You can see that on the picture.

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    Taping the acryl

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    Almost done.

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    Here can you see that the acryl is not frayed.

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    Here can you see I putted a black towel. I did this to protect my acryl for any scratches.

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    It's very blurry but here can you see the window against the front. I already maked a better picture of this.

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    The window at night with blacklight against it.

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    Fuzzy picture of one of my fans. Better picture is already taken.

    Well that's it. Very soon there will be a big update.

    So stay tuned :D

    Also I will be doing something with this picture :hip:
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  20. nicke

    nicke What's a Dremel?

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    looking really good :eeek: ! i'll be watching this poject
     

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