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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: GALLUZZO-I < 2 Aug. update: Swithes >

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by L1U, 1 Sep 2011.

  1. L1U

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    update 6 - the 3½ drives slot (list of all updates)

    like the update title said, today's i'm dealing with the 3½ drives slot. I plan to use 2 slots in there: one for the fan controller and the other for the usb/audio interface.

    enough talknig, let's get some modding action in there :dremel:

    first: cutting the wood top panel

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    guidelines for the steel backplate

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    and dremel power

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    putting the panel back in place before drilling the mounting screw holes

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    screws in place with the bolt fitted in the wood itself

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    some super-glue to hold the bolt in place (will be helpful when mounting things from the inside of the case)

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    dremeling the side-supports from a chunk of 1mm steel

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    the bending

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    the result

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    fast test with a spare floppy-drive

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    view from behind

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    acrylic cover cutting

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    and finalyy in place (note that the butterbly bolts are momentary, will be replaced with something better)

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    the case up-to-date

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    that's it, i think i'm not going to update soon the case (at least not this week) i got some exams coming and i really have to focus on those :wallbash:
     
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  2. L1U

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    update 7 - the case feet and cover-support (list of all updates)

    the exam went pretty well, so i have some time today for another woodworking update!

    cut out some more silver fir pieces

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    L-joints to fix them to the bottom of the case

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    in place already!

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    preparing for the rear joint

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    there it is (these will fix the feet to the back of the case)

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    view of the bottom of the case, with a little front panel added

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    all mounted

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    cut some wood bar in 45° angles

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    pretty good joint result

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    added a couple of hinges for the top.grill and filter

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    up to date!

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  3. L1U

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    update 8 - the intake grill and dust filter (list of all updates)

    I started with a sheet of 1.5mm german silver kindly offered by Picchiani e Barlacchi (many thanks :clap:), in which i dremeled the hole for the grill and the dust filter

    sorry for the bad pictures quality, dad took the camera today and i had to manage with my phone's camera that is not really good
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    then i cut the alu grill

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    first impression

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    then i cut and bent some other metal parts

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    a nice and thick piece of white foam (approx 6-8 mm)

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    white adhesive sheet to cover the metal support

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    the result

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    the result after fixing everything with rivets

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    the back of the filter

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    in place, flipped view of the bottom of the case

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    and the view from inside the case trough the fan holes (only the foam is visible)

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  4. craig - toyoracer

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    L1U case is getting some style with those ribs added. Good job on the base and filter. Keep having fun :)
     
  5. L1U

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    thank you! the ribs are the support for the final cover (that will be metal covered with white adhesive tape)
     
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  6. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has finished Blue Horizon

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    Nice mesh panel :thumb:
     
  7. Herodj95

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    Very good job! I like the desing of this case!

    PS: i'm italian too :D
     
  8. L1U

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    thanks riekmaharg2! I'll use the same system for the exhaust grill :D

    piacere di conoscerti Herodj95, io sono di Firenze! :clap:
     
  9. Herodj95

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    io invece sono del sud italia... vengo da catanzaro :)
     
  10. L1U

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    update 9 - case fans and front panel (list of all updates)

    today I'll be installing the 5 case fans, 3 intake and 2 exhaust, the front usb and audio panel and the fan controller.

    let's start with the fans, I purchased some Bitfenix SPECTRE fans from caseking with my own founds

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    I started pulling away the ugly rear sticker and replacing it with white adhesive tape

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    then I went to the top wood frame and painted it white

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    Then I disassembled the base of the case and the steel sheet

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    mounted fans and grills

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    I used 2 Y splitters to power all the base fans with a single 3-pin cable, I should not have any power issues as long as the total amperage of the fans is less then 3 A

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    fans in place, view from the bottom of the case

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    sliding the fan grill in place

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    view from the inside of the case

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    then I went to the top exhaust panel, mounted it very straightforward with no difference from the bottom panel

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    again, I used a Y splitter to power the fans together

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    in place, view from the back (top of the case)

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    the adapter coming out from the panel

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    I purchased also a fan controller and an audio/usb panel with my own founds

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    the top panel in place with the 2 front panels mounted too

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    the panel open

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    the top

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    the bottom

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    more details

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    full view of the case with the side panels off (I'll have to work on them soon enough)

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    that's it!

    I hope you enjoyed the update!
     
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  11. Herodj95

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    fantastic! :D :clap:
     
  12. AnG3L

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    Really nice mod my friend keep up the good work!! :)
     
  13. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    use of a gentleman's saw = uber win.

    Not seen one since I was a school boy, well done sir.
     
  14. L1U

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    thanks again herodj95!

    Thank you AnG3L I will!

    haha, I used a gentleman's saw because I don't have a circular saw, the cut isn't actually very very precise :p

    Unfortunately, I can only work with the tools I have, hoping I'll be able to do better with my next mods :thumb:
     
  15. L1U

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    update 10 - top grill and fans test (list of all updates)

    out of a bigger slate I did cut the structure of the grill

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    cut the grill

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    drilled holes for rivets

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    parts ready to be assembled

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    putting the white adhesive on the structure and fixing everything with rivets

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    detail of the joint (the rivets excess has been cut before mounting everything on the case)

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    and finally in place

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    for the testing i made a little video with some annotations



    sorry fot the terribad video quality... but you get the idea :D
     
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  16. RedManc

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    Im liking this more and more the top and bottom panels are nice cant wait to see the next few updates
     
  17. L1U

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    you are served my friend, I had some time this afternoon so I kept going with dremel and drill :D this is what came out

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    update 11 - the front panel and power button (list of all updates)

    the front panel will be german silver (got it from my sponsor Picchiani e Barlacchi) covered with white adhesive tape as the rest of the external structure

    started bending and dremeling to an appropriate size the metal

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    hold it in place for the guide holes

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    drilled a hole for the power button (I didn't have a 16mm drill so I used a smaller one and used a round file to enlarge it to the appropriate size)

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    detail of the hole (don't bother the scratches they'll be covered)

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    the power button coming out from behind

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    and there it is, held in place by 10 little screws, perfectly matching the rest of the case!

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    that's it for today (I swear :p) hope you enjoyed the update!
     
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  18. Herodj95

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    Gooooooood! :clap:
     
  19. Travel'Ed

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    Hi,
    i like sthe wood structure, with white painted metal.
    look great, go on :thumb:
     
  20. mat0tam

    mat0tam Mr I Dont Know What I Want

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    Gorgeous, glad i subscribed to this :)
     

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