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Project: Hangar 101 [Updated 4/2 *Final update - Final pics*]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Sleepstreamer, 24 Jul 2006.

  1. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    This is the first project I've put on Bit-tech, and it's a case built completely from scratch... I call it Hangar 101... Now, let's get building!
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    The frame i made from 20x10mm square tubing. I welded the entire thing myself, and im very proud :D
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    The mobo tray... Made of 3mm opaque black plexi.
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    As I said... Opaque.
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    I made the HDD-rack out of 3mm makrolon, since you don't have to apply heat to bend it. One bad thing is that it's very easy to scratch.
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    After some bending.
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    Two parts of toned plexiglass will eventually become the cd-rack.
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    This will be welded onto the rest of case eventually. I just could'nt get to all the crewes with it attached.
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    This will be mounted underneath the HDD-rack.
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    ... and giving it some support. :)
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    There...
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    I will mount this piece behind the HDD and cd-rom racks. It's made of 3mm orange flourescent plexi. It's only job is to look good. :D
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    Mounted.
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    Two extra HDD-racks will be mounted standning, so you can with ease just swap disks if you need more space.
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    Mill here, Mill there...
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    The parts.
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    Put together (with tape at the moment)
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    More will come

    //Sleepstreamer
     
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  2. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    I told you more will come :D

    Placed into the chassie
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    Now, let's address the looks of the case. For starters, I built everything in Plexi, but I later realizer that it would'nt look wery nice. I'll swap it for 3mm aluminium. I decided to still keep it in the log so you guy's can see how everything fits together.

    Let's get busy.
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    Some cutting work.
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    the top put into place.
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    And bolted on with the rest of the panels..
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    Now some detailwork. I'm making some nifty intakes on the side of the case.
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    A nice effect...
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    And now I have to make three more *boring*.
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  3. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Yup, even more

    Some engraving work.
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    This is where I realized that I was using way too much plastic, but I think I did the right thing swapping all the outer panels. A sick waste of expensive plexi though...

    So, back to square one. No, not quite, but nearly.

    Holy crap what a pain it was to saw your way though all this aluminium! But looks awesome according to me.
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    As I said... 3mm Aluminium.
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    masked, and ready for some cutting.
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    A pretty decent cut according to me.
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    Doh! I have to redo the holes for the intakes...PAIN!
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    Just brushing up on my alu :D :D
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    Time for some mounting of the "grill" (hmm) at the top of the case. For this I used two MASSIVE M12 bolts.
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    Everything is put into place, now I just have to fix the plexi to the Alu.
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    Some drilling and threading.
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    yup... M6 is the **** :D
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    very, very pleased with that!
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  4. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    looks cool........

    nice work with the acrylic
     
  5. GuardianStorm

    GuardianStorm Minimodder

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    looking good :thumb:
     
  6. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    OMG (sorry noob moment0 wow that nice looking already.
     
  7. Archtronics

    Archtronics Minimodder

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    looks mint keep at it
     
  8. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

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    nice work, when i first saw the pic with 101 engraved in it i thought it was LOL upside down :worried:
     
  9. huren

    huren What's a Dremel?

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    Nice work dude.
    But i dont like the larger hex bolts in the center tbh. The design looks great for the grill, but, I think you should have keep with the smaller m4.
     
  10. GT40_GearHead

    GT40_GearHead What's a Dremel?

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    love the orange acrylic


    i also see you did a lot of welding

    i'm gonna use 20x20mm square tube fore my build, can you giv eme anu tips that I could/need use
    (is steel, not alu)
     
  11. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    B-E-A-Utiful, absolutely loving the case :thumb:
     
  12. Klekkus

    Klekkus What's a Dremel?

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    Nice, i love your work with the acryl ;)
     
  13. PA!N

    PA!N What's a Dremel?

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    Looking very sweet so far! Awesome design...keep it comin'
     
  14. scifi3018

    scifi3018 Minimodder

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    This is very nice. I like the all the very uneccesary little pieces that hold other peices and such :)
    I like this one a lot.
     
  15. Muon

    Muon What's a Dremel?

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    Top Notch!! I'm looking forward to this project, any concept sketches of the finished project?
     
  16. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    great start on this like to see whats coming next
     
  17. Moriquendi

    Moriquendi Bit Tech Biker

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    I like the whole ring/stack thing on top, very original.

    Moriquendi
     
  18. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    Thanks for all the comments. The reason why I used such large bolts for the grill, is bacause I want it to look really solid (larger bolts:more attitude). And since that part of the case is meant to be an eye-cather, I thought it'd be a nice complement to all the small details..

    About the welding: Never rush a weld. I you do it too quickly, it'll probably snap later on in the build when you drill, or apply pessure to it, and WHO wants that? Be generous.

    Time for the front:

    The front will consist of many layers of acrylic, and aluminium (brushed...)The first one: Grey acrylic. The second: Black opaque.
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    I started off by testing different combinations and setups, and after that, chose which one was the best. Here's one that I partially scrapped...
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    Since the top of the chassie had a somewhat Sci-fi like appearance, with many round shapes, the front had to have similar lines to blend in nicely. These round pieces of alu would create those lines.
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    At first I wanted to put an 40mm fan in the front, to create another "level" (more depth), but then I found this steel socket (or whatever it is...)Which I wanted to force down a round piece of orange acrylic into. The start button will eventually be built into this.
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    This is when I came up with a suitable design for the front. I cut out a piece of alu, and drilled a couple of holes inte the outer "ring".
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    There, let's cut bigtime... And put on more layers of alu, and acrylic to gain some depth.
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    ...and some acrylic.
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    This is what the brushed aluminium looks like.
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    There...
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    Damn, that looks nice as hell... But it's not quite done yet. A front is never complete without some kind of mesh. :)
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    BUT, when i removed the protective film, i was'nt satisfied. The grey acrylic did'nt fit at all with the alu. So, I made a new one, in aluminium.
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    Next stop, the start button...

    //Sleepstreamer
     
  19. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    Really nice job! Impressive Acrylic work.
     
  20. scifi3018

    scifi3018 Minimodder

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    That front looks amazing, however what are you going to do for the dvd eject button?
    I hope if there is one it looks as amazing as the power button does now :)
     

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