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Project: Deja - Wooden Lugable

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Mr. Red, 31 Oct 2003.

  1. Skutbag

    Skutbag What's a Dremel?

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    Once agiain, that s*** is the bomb! :rock:
     
  2. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    looks great dude
     
  3. Mouse

    Mouse What's a Dremel?

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    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...
     
  4. my58vw

    my58vw Plexi Expert

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    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.. :baby:
     
  5. Michael10642

    Michael10642 What's a Dremel?

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    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)
     
  6. Mr. Red

    Mr. Red Minimodder

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    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:
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    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.

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    After TXGF, I added lighting to the AMD logo.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    This one only took me 6 hours to build.

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    Circuit in place. Nice snug fit. :D
     
  7. Mr. Red

    Mr. Red Minimodder

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    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
     
  8. Cereal

    Cereal What's a Dremel?

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    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.... :eek:
     
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  9. y_N_e_M_a

    y_N_e_M_a What's a Dremel?

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    yer this is a sweeeeeet case. :rock: will be waiting for you when you come bak:D:D
     
  10. Mr. Red

    Mr. Red Minimodder

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    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! :D
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    Some random shots:
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    And a high res shot:
    Deja's close-up

    So final system specs (for now anyway):
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ CPU
    MSI KT3 Ultra Motherboard
    ATI Radeon 9600 128MB Video
    512MB DDR333
    Stealthed DVD-ROM Drive
    14" LCD Display
    40GB Seagate Hard-drive
    250W Powersupply
    Integrated Speakers
    Integrated Keyboard
    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. :lol:

    My work here is done! Well untill I decide to mode another part of it anyway! :D :D :D
     
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  11. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    Sweet rig, cool *.gif...nuff said
     
  12. Höken

    Höken What's a Dremel?

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    Very very nice, :D
     
  13. Gedron

    Gedron What's a Dremel?

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    That came out realy nice... great work.
     
  14. f U z ! o N

    f U z ! o N What's a Dremel?

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    what are the dimensions on this case
    its prolly in the thread somewhere
     
  15. technomancer

    technomancer What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, it is, about 5 posts before yours. Geeze :read:
     
  16. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    First thing I thought was, "Wow.. looks just like my old Amiga 1200" :rock:
     
  17. Xeno

    Xeno What's a Dremel?

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    And yet, another great MOD made by an ultimate-modder. Nice job dude :lol:. I like the wood! :thumb:. You're planning more mods in the future??? :worried:
     
  18. Mr. Red

    Mr. Red Minimodder

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    Thanks everyone!

    LOL Yeah well sometimes things just get cluttered.

    And before you ask, yes I am going to stain it! :D had that one asked a lot also.

    Once you MOD, you cant stop! :dremel: ...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.
     
  19. kestrel

    kestrel What's a Dremel?

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    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. :clap:
     
  20. isisfreak

    isisfreak What's a Dremel?

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    :rock: Looks great. It turned out really good.
     

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