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Project Graffiti | Completed June 27

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Geqxon, 27 Mar 2004.

  1. Geqxon

    Geqxon New Member

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    I bougth the hardware in November, and my parents kept whining that I didn't use this stuff, so I picked up the project again :)


    The idea
    Lets start with the main goal: Make a "dope" pc casing to play divx on the pc. And have to be portable to hide in the closet. And housewife friendly. First I tryed a aluminium dj-suitcase. To much used (you can see it in some of the pictures). After that, I found this cool graffiti plate that a friend of my brother made in 1999:
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    I dont have robotic legs, thats a camera tripod ;)

    I was thinking of making a wooden box with this graffiti tag (triplex), so the tag is all over the box :lol:

    The stuffs
    Optical, Motherboard + PSU and HDD
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    Optical: 52x samsung cdrom drive
    Motherboard: Compaq with P3 550mhz CPU, Ati Radeon 7000 for the TV-Out. No ethernet because of IRQ Problems.
    PSU: Again Compaq
    HDD: Western Digital 80gb

    Audio-Video cabeling
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    I only wanted the input/output plugs I needed, so it was housewife friendly. I solderded a 10pins tv-out plug to a composite plug, and a 3.5mm jackplug to a red/white audio plug, in order to hide only have 3 cables, audio/video cable and a power plug. I am also making a design so you can still acces the rest of the mother I/O plugs

    Remote and Powerleds
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    These stuff will be placed in the front of the case, behind a black plexiglass plate (wich will be 2" by 2"). Forgot the place the remote on the picture, but I have it somewhere.

    The prototype
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    The case is on his side on this picture, but you have to picture it standing.
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    What you see in the pink circle is the only thing you'll be seeing at the back of the box.
    This all is gonna be fitted in this box:
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    This is the box in carton. The cd-rom will be placed inside, and in this picture it just sits on top for size-comparisation.

    The name
    At the moment I dont have a name next to something like "Media-PC" or "Graffiti". Does anybody have a good name, like graffiti in latin?

    Wish me luck :)
     
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  2. curme

    curme New Member

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    HERE is an interesting page on the origins of graffiti, pretty interesting. And pretty interesting case! Can't wait to see what happens, good luck!
     
  3. Geqxon

    Geqxon New Member

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    Thats an intresting page you got there :). But should I make the graffiti so the side goes througth in the top, or should I make 5 sepparet styles, one for every side?
     
  4. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Nice ideas for the case. I'm studying latin at the moment at school so if you'd like any help with translating a name into latin then give me an email.

    ferox65@msn.com

    :thumb:

    -Nathan
     
  5. Geqxon

    Geqxon New Member

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    You've got mail :)

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    Sawing through 25mm thick wood aint fun. I am gonna try to do it the electrical way :dremel:
     
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  6. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    I'm looking for a good title as i'm typing this so ill update this post soon with some names
     
  7. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    Aah, graffiti one of my first loves...remember Subway Art, SEEN...
    Interesting to see how this one turns out :thumb:
     
  8. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    OK I've had a look if I can find anything remotely related but obviously because latin's a dead language there's nothing about electronics. I'll have another look right now and see if i can find something to do with graffiti because i'm sure there's a word for it.
    Thanks for the patience! :thumb:
    -Nathan
     
  9. Incorpirate

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    jus a lil note
    "whack" means crap lol :hehe:
     
  10. Geqxon

    Geqxon New Member

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    Thanks Nathan :) Great proces :thumb:

    Crap. I thougth whack meant something like cool :D Stupid little dutchboy.
    I just got the idea for adding some nice NYC street culture stuff in it, or some "police line / crime scene do not cross" marks :D
     
  11. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    Hey im from NY city. So what there are more murders than parking tickets here and muggers have more rites than victms and ppl are on permanent pms. :hehe:

    But seriosly Wack does mean bad, crap, no good, POS, etc etc. LOL
     
  12. Geqxon

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    Got some stuff
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    Some pre-sawed wood
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    Nice firmly handle you got there ;) 17cm wide :jawdrop:
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    How its looking attached to the hardware :)

    You migth ask yourself why the IO ports and the PSU arn't at the end of MDF plate. Well, I am gonna make 2 backs. One back with all the normal IO ports, and 1 back with al my custom audio/video port ;)
     
  13. Cereal

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    ....where will that grafitti come in.........
     
  14. JEEVES

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    sorry couldnt resist showing you my divx box. I too wanted the same things you did and did something almost identical (well to your first idea of dj suitcase.
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    yours is turning out quite nice. Just make sure it gets good airflow, otherwise your divx will start running choppy.

    JEEVES
     
  15. Geqxon

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    The graffiti will come next, it will cover that MDF plate :)

    Nice suitecase you got there, although yours a little big bigger and not anymore a challange ;) J/K High blingbling case you got there :).
     
  16. Geqxon

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    [​IMG]
    The clock on the front is nice, its a LCD clock with no background, meaning it will have graffiti on the back of the display :D
     
  17. r3Q

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    dude. that clock is SCREAMING for a LED. go buy some www.lsdiodes.com and put on behind it. wow. i want it!
     
  18. Geqxon

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    Well, I am putting the power/hdd led behind it, and the 3 keyboard leds. Is this enough???

    I also have a nice ledfan wich I may put behind it :thumb:
     
  19. JavaDog

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    Have you drawn up any ideas for the Theme behind your Graffiti for this case?

    Pretty cool and artistic idea!! :thumb:
     
  20. Geqxon

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    I have small ideas, like the clock being a fanguard, and the double back, stealthing and so, but I dont have any ideas next to that :)

    I want to add stuff like "police line do not cross" lines all over it, but that would make it all look messy :(.

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    Nice clock with a 60w lamp glowing behind it :)
     

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