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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Intel "Ice" Video added 07/24/10 liquid resin case

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by jj_sky5000, 11 Jun 2010.

  1. jj_sky5000

    jj_sky5000 Member

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    Well after a long break I am back at doing some modding projects, I have 4 total that I wanted to have completed by the end of the year.

    The first Mod is called Intel Ice, Featuring a Intel® Desktop Board D945GSEJT Atom CPU mini itx Board Sponsored by Intel, Looking to make it my Home Media Server. I t will set in a a Custom fake arclyic ice case. Let Begin

    Parts List

    Plexi Glass
    Plastic Resin
    Vandal Switch
    DC power adapter ( on order)
    Intel® Desktop Board D945GSEJT Mother Board Sponsored by Intel!!!!
    PCi min express wireless Card ( on order)
    Wireless Logitech Keyboard and mouse
    Western Digital hard drive
    Win 7
    2 80 mm Blue led fans
    mixing bowl /wood spoon
    aluminium foil
    2 boxs one slightly bigger than the other!!!

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    The mold Not much Card Board and aluminum foil

    Lets Begin

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    64 fl oz of Plastic resin 1/2 oz of catalyst hardner
    Mixed it it for 60 sec


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    Poured the top of the case in the moldto about 1/2 inch deep. Then waited 30 min till it start to gel then I put a second box on top to make inside walls. pour the remaining resin in to make the walls.

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    I had to apply a little weight on top of the inside box to keep from floating up.

    This will set overnite to cure and make sure you are in a well ventilated area.
     
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  2. StEm

    StEm New Member

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    That is such a clever idea to get the ice effect with the foil giving it the creases and shapes, I have a good feeling about this one!!!

    Why cant I think of clever stuff like this?? lol
     
  3. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I've seen this affect before but never actually seen any 1 do it, looks like it's off to a good start
     
  4. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    That's a great idea and it makes the process of resin-cating so much more easier.

    I'm trying to cast a case for an mITX-system aswell, but I was more thinking of something with an even and polished finish and I've troubles to make the moulds... resin-casting with 0.5mm clearance isn't particularily easy, if you don't have a CNC to mill the moulds :D
     
  5. Nicksen

    Nicksen Danish Kid :D

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    Looks interesting. Keep working! Wanna see where this is going :)
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    What are you using to keep the mold from leaking? I've always wanted to try doing this stuff.
     
  7. jj_sky5000

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    @cheapskate, that was one of my biggest worries. But by far this is the cheapest mold you can make (lol). I though of using clay or latax molds, but that gets costly. It did leak a little out of the almumin and box, The resin gets thick and gels in about 30 minutes. its just very minor. i watch it stop before my very eyes
     
  8. jj_sky5000

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    Time to un wrap

    I did spray a resin release agent before i poured the mold so it would stick too bad.


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    To square it up I did a little cutting with a dremal & hack saw!!!
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    Ok took a few shots to see how it looks on different surfaces

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    a little more work on the cover and then i will start on the base
     
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  9. Monsta

    Monsta Dremel Blades in ma head!

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    :jawdrop:

    wow, that really looks like a block of ice :idea:
     
  10. Anubus

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    This is going to be interesting.
    I can't wait to see the end. :thumb:
     
  11. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    that's an awesome effect right there. Very impressive ! :thumb:
     
  12. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Great idea with the resin/aluminum foil. Now I really want to try casting something :)
     
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  13. SuicideNeil

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    ^Careful, you might get chemical burns... :worried: :naughty:

    Does look just like a giant chunk of ice, so, perfect so far. :)
     
  14. Bakes

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    Having spent a lot of time working with polyester casting resin in the past six months, I'd like to tell you to watch out as a safety point. The catalyst itself is not nice, and whilst the clear resin is slightly more benign, it can still cause problems, even when hardened if you're touching it a lot. I'm not trying to make you think it's deadly or whatever, but if you're touching it a lot and have sensitive skin, it can be an irritant.
     
  15. oliverw92

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    Oooo that looks awesome! Nice job!
     
  16. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    Sweet! very creative casting technique and the result is perfect. I'm watching :D
     
  17. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Looks pretty sweet, I can't wait to see who this turns out
     
  18. Fabou

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    As everyone I'm impressed. It's look's like a giant ice cube.
     
  19. speeDs_

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    Wow nice idea, and very creative ! I will follow this for sure. :)
     
  20. Monkey Puzzle

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    ah very interesting - good effect with the resin. :) What's the name of the release agent spray?
     

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