1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Scratch Build – In Progress Project :: Kaiten X [08-17] Light Port Madness

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Breach, 3 Jan 2008.

  1. Azayles

    Azayles Member

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    399
    Likes Received:
    6
    I have one of those exact same screens I'm using in a current project :D
    I managed to power mine from the 12 volt rail, feeding through a few diodes to drop the voltage to about 8 volts - and that worked fine :thumb:
     
  2. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    396
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks StEm! I will try, as always :cooldude:

    Yeah? I would love to know what you used if you wouldn't mind PMing me. I always prefer building it myself over buying :) In the end of things I am going to try and get as many of the electronics onto the same board as possible, that will definitely help. Thanks Azayles!
     
  3. Azayles

    Azayles Member

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    399
    Likes Received:
    6
    The screen's currently going in a scratch build I'm doing. Only reason I not posted it yet is 'cause I'm waiting on new parts and there was a four week lead time on the new mobo I ordered from mini-itx.com :waah:
    Once I get it powered up I'll let you know :D:thumb:
    Alternatively, an adjustable voltage regulator, such as an LM317, will give you a more accurate voltage for the screen. :)
     
  4. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    396
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ouch, that is a long wait! Thanks for the tips, I will look into it further to power my screen :)


    I finally got some better cap screws-

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I countersunk the holes so the screws lay flat on the outside panels. There is a reason for this that we will see later :baby:

    Mobo Chamber Floor

    [​IMG]

    I started out using the tray that was leftover from my other project

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Using the ol' portable workbench and a hammer as the poorest man's bend brake :hehe: The bend will need some hammering to straighten out the dents.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    To make it fit, the motherboard plate itself was notched on both ends so the bottom plate would wrap around the back

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Using some of those nifty tapered cap screws to attach it to the mobo tray and backplate. The front of the plate was not quite right, I will need to think about how to correct it. I might remake this part when I get a real bend brake eventually.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    :dremel:
     
  5. Azayles

    Azayles Member

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    399
    Likes Received:
    6
    Long wait indeed... And I'm still waiting! :waah:
    Gonna have to email them or something :(
    This build's coming along brilliantly :D Nice work!
     
  6. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    396
    Likes Received:
    1
    Kaiten X was nominated for Mod of the Month!! :jawdrop:

    I want to say thank you to the Bit-Tech staff, and all of you for watching my log.
    Even if Kaiten X doesn't claim ultimate victory, it is still an honor to be nominated, thank you everyone!:clap::clap::clap:

    Work continues, though slowly because of work, hopefully I should have some new updates coming soon!:cooldude:
     
  7. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    396
    Likes Received:
    1
    How about an update? It has been longer than I would have liked:sigh:

    First thing is first, I have gone back and put some polish on the whole long with new graphics, just to tidy it up a bit. Still working on some of the pics but I think it is looking a whole lot more unified.

    Now, on to more of the Kaiten X Saga!

    It was time to tackle a part that I had been dreading a bit, simply because it was a complex one: the drive pod.

    If you remember, originally I designed it like this with only 2 drives in a diagonal orientation-

    [​IMG]

    I was not happy with this as it seemed like it was wasting a lot of usable space. When I rebuilt the front and back plates I actually made Kaiten X just a little bigger, so I decided to redesign it.

    [​IMG]

    A paper template of what I was thinking

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I chopped both rails out of a Lian Li V2000 side panel

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Drives mounted with rubber O rings for vibration control

    [​IMG]

    Marked out where the laptop CD/DVD drive will go between the rails

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Through the rails

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I fabbed up a little bracket to hold it in place, it still needs a hole cut out for the drives cables

    Work continues on affixing the new drive pod rails to the rest of the chassis, but so far so good! There is still a cover piece in development as well. This arrangement allows Kaiten X to be fully functional instead of without a CD drive. There should be room there as well for an SSD drive down the road as well.

    And, a little teaser for next time ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Azayles

    Azayles Member

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    399
    Likes Received:
    6
    Nice updates! :D :thumb:
     
  9. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    396
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thank you Azayles as always!
     
  10. Azayles

    Azayles Member

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    399
    Likes Received:
    6
    No no, thank YOU :D
     
  11. St3ph

    St3ph Member

    Joined:
    8 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    84
    Likes Received:
    1
    Nice mod =)

    but what about sata-hdds?
     
  12. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    396
    Likes Received:
    1
    Right you are St3ph! These are just some old IDE drives I keep for mockup purposes, the real drives will be SATA drives, preferably WD VeliciRaptor's in RAID 0 :)
     
  13. shakka65

    shakka65 New Member

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Awesome mod so far. I really like your design for this mod. Besides the coping saw and dremel. What other tool(s) are you using to cut your aluminum with mainly the larger cuts?
     
  14. Azayles

    Azayles Member

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    399
    Likes Received:
    6
    I have Imaginary RAID on my machine. RAID √-1
     
  15. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

    Joined:
    2 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    250
    Likes Received:
    7
    looking good


    wolfie
     
  16. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    396
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks shakka65! Aside my coping saw and dremel, I have used a normal hand drill, a bandsaw for the bigger cuts, and about 20 files of different size.

    lol, it sounds like it would be fast, where can I get that?

    Thanks WolfandAngel!
     
    Last edited: 27 Feb 2010
  17. Azayles

    Azayles Member

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    399
    Likes Received:
    6
    PC World had an offer on. I wanted Raid Π but the guy though I was being irrational.
     
  18. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

    Joined:
    6 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    964
    Likes Received:
    5
    RAID i? (Complex numbers)
     
  19. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

    Joined:
    20 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    396
    Likes Received:
    1
    :hehe: Now I am starting to feel irrational

    Look what I got in the mail! What could all of these be for?

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Azayles

    Azayles Member

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    399
    Likes Received:
    6
    Oh hawt! CCFLs or LEDs?
     

Share This Page