Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Mr. Red, 31 Oct 2003.
Once agiain, that s*** is the bomb!
looks great dude
Gotta add my 2 bits. Freakin' A! The Marathon logos are the brilliant finishing touch to quite a nice PC. I'd be scared to try some of the electro-work you're doing as just another wee bit of a mod. Well done! Oh, btw, what've you got written under the right-hand symbol? Your headphones were in the way...
I have to say that this post is so awsome...
I am already thinking that my next project maybe an apple II replica after seeing this case, that is if I do not do the MacBox... we will see.
Good Work. I wish I could have ZAP's help sometimes..
You could try doing the keys on the keyboard as well, might take alot of time and work, but it will fit in with the design.
(Or maybe colour them)
Part 8: Look at all the pretty colors......
I wanted to be able to show Deja at TXGF, so I needed something to go in the panel where I cut the hole for the LCD. So after some planning, this is what came out:
It is a Texas flag lit up with LEDs. To isolate each color, we made a complete cut through the plexi and put a piece of black tape in the cut.
After TXGF, I added lighting to the AMD logo.
This is what it looks like all lit up.
The next step was to get the audio amp working again (don't know what happended to it to begin with.) The left channel worked, but no matter what I did, I couldn't get the right channel to come on. After messing with it about an hour, I decided to just make my own. After searching the net a bit, I went with a simple LM386 design to minimize cost.
Testing out the circuit. Not the best, but price/performance, it will still get me what I want. Besides, I will most likely be using headphones most of the time.
Building it was fun. Only took me eight hours! I will try to post a schematic later (cant seem to find it right now). Basicly it is two lm386 chips with 2 digital pots for volume control. There is also a relay and a flipflop for push-button power on/off.
I was having major problems with the on/off switch. Found I needed to debounce the signal first. Since had to do this on a seperate board, I decided to add the lighting on/off relay and relays for speaker switching.
Not very organized here, but it worked! When the power to the audio amp comes on, two relays flip the audio from the rear connector to the front speakers with a satisfying click.
This one only took me 6 hours to build.
Circuit in place. Nice snug fit.
UNSC - Military forces in Halo. I thought this was thier logo, but looks like it might just be an easter-egg. You can find the logo on the ship and on Capt. Keys's uniform.
I am still considering this, but right now I am kinda burnt out on the project. Think I may take a break and come back to that later. I am looking for a clear kb (preferably with the same layout as mine); however, I havent had much luck in locating one. The only ones I can find have clear cases and solid keys, or they are the roll-up kind, which I dont care for. Zap just reviewed a KB from Zippy that might work, but I would have to change the bule. Zippy Electro-Luminescent Keyboard
noice....this is just so awsome...this project is so awsome..still, and i believe that you have earned a break Mr. Red. The comp is sweet, now sit in a nice comfy chair and play some halo.........l......l.........l.....ll..l.l
and wonder about how the hell those burglars got into your house? and i appologize for dredging up the bad memorys....
yer this is a sweeeeeet case. will be waiting for you when you come bak
Part 9: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words......
Or a gif is anyway.
360 view of Deja (pretty big file)
I painted my mouse!
Some random shots:
And a high res shot:
So final system specs (for now anyway):
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ CPU
MSI KT3 Ultra Motherboard
ATI Radeon 9600 128MB Video
Stealthed DVD-ROM Drive
14" LCD Display
40GB Seagate Hard-drive
Digital Speaker Controls
Custom lighting effects
All bundeled in a single package weighing 17 pounds. Box dimensions are 12 in x 19.5 in x 3.5 in and demensions including handle feet and hindges are 18.5 in x 19.5 in x 5.25 in. Sorry, no drop test has been preformed yet.
My work here is done! Well untill I decide to mode another part of it anyway!
Sweet rig, cool *.gif...nuff said
Very very nice,
That came out realy nice... great work.
what are the dimensions on this case
its prolly in the thread somewhere
Yeah, it is, about 5 posts before yours. Geeze
First thing I thought was, "Wow.. looks just like my old Amiga 1200"
And yet, another great MOD made by an ultimate-modder. Nice job dude . I like the wood! . You're planning more mods in the future???
LOL Yeah well sometimes things just get cluttered.
And before you ask, yes I am going to stain it! had that one asked a lot also.
Once you MOD, you cant stop! ...but I will probably take a month or two off. Got to gets tools before I start anything esle. Kinda want to build a CNC machine next, but not sure.
very nice, i saw this at TXGF but it wastnt finished then. its a very nice mod! exelent work. Probably the first mod ive seen that had some texas theme to it.
Looks great. It turned out really good.
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