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Project Essential Machine

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by hu$tla, 19 Jun 2007.

  1. hu$tla

    hu$tla New Member

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    hi!

    I started this case several months ago. As basis I used a Chieftech mesh Case which u can see on this picture:

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    My First Idea was, to replace the grill in the front door with a piece of MDF and cut a hole into it to see the aquatube as shown in this sketch:

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    Later I figured out to laminate the piece of MDF with carbon but i aint done yet because i'm not yet familiar with the material...

    But here are sum pics of the piece as worked on it in the past:

    First of all i had to do the outer reliefs of the piece. I did that with a dremel and a file:
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    I marked the hole and cut it out with a saw
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    then i started milling out the relief:
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    Then i sanded it with 180 paper
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    Then I assigned the holes for the screws
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    And Finale mounted it
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    then I grounded the plate and looked for unproper roughness
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    and corrected it with sum spachtel

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    Then I grounded it again and wetsanded it with 800paper

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    So thats it :D

    Afterwards I build a "selfmade melvin pipe" for my aquatube. Cuz its rev 1.0 I couldn't use the aquajet. I took a G 1/8 push-in anglepiece, cut the winding a bit shorter and mounted it from inside. I had to cut the winding cuz otherwise the other piece wouldnt fit. After that I put a Plexiglas tube into the anglepiece.

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    so thats done.

    Here is actually what the front looked like before:

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    pretty ugla, eh?

    So ic cut ut a matchin piece of MDF:
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    and milled another few reliefs for that piece:
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    and it matched :D
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    So then I started tp spachtel
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    and this is what it looked like after a lot more hours of grounding and spachteling:
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    so far....

    I had the idea of creating a selfmade plugn'energy powersupply but then i got the idea to make an external one, witch means that there will be a piece (MDF) which Ill mount in the back of the case were originally a 120mm fan should be mounted. (I hope ya'll understand this :worried: )

    And this is what my first try looked like:
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    But then i decided to do sum more sketching for that one and here they are:

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    and an animation :D

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    Thats all my work for now, hope ya'll like it :D
    Im forced to stop working until friday next week cuz i have to take care of my turkish exchange student :cooldude:

    mfg, hu$tla
     
  2. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    nice man!

    Love it...

    What do you mean by schapnell or whatever you said? is it pudy-ing?

    and when you say mill, are you using a engraving bit on the dremel?
     
  3. Nsonic

    Nsonic New Member

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    Lovely project, Following this one!

    And Nice sketchups also!

    Nsonic
     
  4. hu$tla

    hu$tla New Member

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    thanks guys :D

    yeah with mill i mean using the dremel with this:
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    i don't really know the right for that :worried:
    I think I meant spachtel thats the white paste I used for the roughness, I don't know the right expression for that one, too :D

    mfg, hu$tla
     
  5. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    Spackle, or Spackling compound.

    This project is off to a good start. I like the sketch of the fan/power setup.
     
  6. tolis86

    tolis86 New Member

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    thumbs up!!!
     
  7. Colossous

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    Looking well tasty !! :rock:
     
  8. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    So the top MDF plate is solid, but is the one below it hollow, to cover the wiring? Love the idea anyway!!
     
  9. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    Looks realy nice !
     
  10. Particle Man

    Particle Man New Member

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    Whats the point of the external power supply plugs? Seems like a cool concept and it looks good, but what exactly do you plan to power?
     
  11. Mr. Oizo

    Mr. Oizo That yellow furry animal-thingy

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    Looking good so far!
    Keep it up!
     
  12. ice-tea

    ice-tea Mr.PC-Max

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    ... my daily view at the bit-tech.net forum and what did I see? the essential machine from my friend hu$tla from germany :D
    but nice to see the worklog here ;)

    (so und jetzt auf deutsch^^ - in wirklichkeit postest du doch nur hier um die gewinne abzustauben, von denen ich auf exclaim in der news bereichtet habe oder? :D naja wird dir mit dem case auch sicher gelingen)

    keep on modding hu$tla :thumb:
     
  13. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    What paint was used for this? (colour code, if possible, please) Thanks.
     
  14. widmod

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    nice case idea

    german: ja wie wo was gibts hier zu gewinnen, erst mal des case fertigmachen :idea:
     
  15. Dead Ghost

    Dead Ghost New Member

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    @Amon: I think that's just a primer.


    Anyway, intersting project, good luck.
     
  16. derbaum

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    @wid ... einmal in die monatsworklogs reicht fuer nen gewinn ...
     
  17. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    maxk shnell!

    ich monatsworkslog reich ICH!

    SHOQUA LA EINMAL!!!

    lol i have no idea what i just said. all you germans: watch this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpRqvCps_MQ
    sorry for being off topic. Lookin forwards to the next update!

    en engles porfavor.
    Hago razon!
     
  18. hu$tla

    hu$tla New Member

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    hmm, I don't know which one u mean?

    I haven't planned yet what i'll connect to those plugs. The plugs are primary for a good look :D

    ja, in die logs zu kommen, wäre schon nicht schlecht und ich muss gestehen dass ich durch die news erst auf die Idee kam, auch hier mein TB zu posten.
    Aber in erster Linie will will ich den Mod populär machen :D

    it's just primer, but i'll look for a code (if there is one)

    and thanks for the propz :D

    mfg, hu$tla
     
  19. exitus

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    @ Hu$tla: lass ihn doch wenn er will ;-)

    on topic: nice work there, i like that red/black theme, very dark and evil at the same time :)
     
  20. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Hey hu$tla, here's a little explanation.

    You're trying to make kind of a power supply from the two mdf plates. The top plate (1) is solid as far as I can see, but how about the bottom (2) plate? If you're using it to hide wiring, will the bottom plate be hollow?

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