Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by DeadP1xels, 19 Jan 2010.
Yep and while camping (I-series) no worrys because its watertight
Have'nt got much done lately trying to find a good piece of acrylic thats not super massive and super expensive saw a piece of a3 polycarbonate on a greenhouse plastics seller for like £5 not sure its big enough though with the tabs off the monitor thats it can't use it in the bezel again so im kinda little bit skeptical on cutting them off (i think the plates could hold it down enough but still not secure)
so will probebly go ahead and bend them in once i dremel a hole for the vga i can place it in and maybe cover it with plexi for protection
not really into locking it in so i can never use it again so i may use industrial velcro to hold in in because on the slant it will sit gravity will be pulling in back on itself so no worry of walling out same with transport its sitting on its back facing up
Monitor mods 2
Monitor Mods 2
Done some work on the monitor today while i had some time got some emery cloth so went ahead and scuffed and prepped the metal for matte black
sanded a little
top and bottom done a little bit
and some more
then took a cloth thats a little damp and cleaned the dust off if you do this only have it a little bit damp else it will just wet it instead of picking up the dust
while i left them outside to dry i went and started prepping the monitor
completely forgot about cutting holes for cables so had to make sure it was all working first
considered removing the mains power board but without any proper insulation underneith it would'nt work
cable management to get it all working right
the power and reset needed to be mounted internally and with a spare rocker switch i could just extend them but before it needed to be properlly insulated with proffesional equipment
what is this wonderess material i speak of?
plastic insulation posistioned
pro tape job (temporary)
need a slot for the vga and a hole for the new switch here
and a hole for power here
by the time i got this done my neice was falling asleep with her head on the carpet so no drilling for me tonight
More to come i will probebly be painting tommorow and drilling so we should get the basics done.
Thinking up ideas for the keyboard and mouse im running thin on ideas
maybe some sort of vinyl film job?
not really in to painting it at the moment because im not really skilled enough as i would have hoped any ideas are welcomed
You dont have to be skilled mate, you have to work it out, grab some pieces of steel or aluminum or I dunno something, and start painting!
You can also check my worklogs and see various techniques, also I have some videos with various tricks you can do!
Check my youtube channel : http://www.youtube.com/user/chinoangel1
If you decide not to paint, there are a lot of vinyls you can choose, check out Bills site :
Yeh i guess, paint is expensive where i live and they have very little variety i was thinking maybe spraying camo
i would like to order some vinyl from mnpctech but i can't really afford the shipping
Im delighted to introduce my first sponsor to this project, Mnpctech.com! They will be sponsoring me with the following
a sheet of 12" x 12" Round hole modders mesh
Mnpctech U channel Moulding
6ft of Mnpctech U channel moulding
"Overkill" 120mm Fan Grills
An "Overkill" Sniper fan grill
Big thanks to Bill for this!
Thats some great new buddy! Way to go buddy and viva to Bill for his generosity!
Congrats on the sponsorship.
Have you thought about sandblasting instead of hand sanding?
Package shipped out yesterday
Thanks AnG3L yeh im really excited to get my hands on the stuff!
I went in search of a sandblaster i search around some garages thinking they might have one to clean rust of stuff or something but couldn't find anyone i was going to pay aswell just to borrow it for 20minutes we'll see if anything turns up
when i asked a garage they looked at me kinda crazy when i said "Do you have like a sandblaster im trying to get some paint of a steel ammo box carrier" maybe not the best way to word it
Thanks Bill! im totally syked to get hold of the grill! im going to have to set up my camera for that one with some decent lighting this time
This is a very nice mod, i love it when people think outside the box, looking forward to the finished article.
Mini Update to all forums i have this on
The package from Bill turned up sadly i was out when it did and now its been sent back to the office.
luckily thats only a 5minute walk but i have to wait till monday now as i need to give them 24 hours for it to be sorted again will post a video on a very first unboxing of the stuff.
Just trying to keep this alive as i know i've been slacking ALOT! since around christmas time
Everything arrived Ok then?
Looking very cool.
Hope so bill picking it up tommorow can't wait
Done some work on the Machine and Monitor today so here it is!
reinforced the back panel that snapped with a piece of angled metal riveted
back panel mounted on standoff nuts
sadly the cold cathodes i got didn't fit so it they'll go in the pile for "Lanmunition V2" instead we used this light
Hd activity mounted on a standoff behind fan so you can see it nicely when its spinning
got all new bolts in the fan and grill
added a reset switch and soldered some stuff up
heres the back so far hoping to add some grill for ventilation this will be sprayed black and cleaned up a little
most of the front soldered on just need some cleaning and tidying up not permanent because we still need to finish the front panel and paint
finally time to see if we have killed anything in the process so it was time to hook up some stuff and switch it on!
booted fine everything seemed to work except the light it had a mercury switch that thought to have caused the problem but was later found out to be the terminal in the socket which was easily fixed just solder straight to the bottom of the lamp
remeber the monitor? well atlast we had the time to cut all the holes we needed
video and switch
connected and boom it works!
temporarily sitting on top
you can see the light behind the fan
so far with the monitor
all i have for now im hoping to get most of it finished in the next 2-3 updates
Thanks for reading!
I figured i should post this before i forget
something finally arrived
sorry for lighting it was evening time i got it
Heres some images of the stuff for the people not willing to click a link
Mnpctechs products are truely amazing they are amazing quality my pictures are pretty crappy but every angle on the grill is chamfered perfectly smooth
If you have the money buy one! a perfect addition to anyones case 1/2" aircraft aluminum no need to paint it the finish is pure brilliance. possibly the most extreme fan grill on the planet!
not sure if i'll use the overkill grill on this build or the V2 build i think V2 because i have no room on V1 and its just to wasteful for this one
Nice progress so far buddy and nice goodies you got there!!!!
Mod on man!
Congrats on the sponsor man. This is simply beautiful and real old school modding. I really love how the monitor turned out. Excellent job!
AnG3L! my favourite modder thanks for your comment man im loving how your build is coming along pure brilliance
Yeh its where my budget takes me im more ghetto mods/ old school than anything else hopefully my next one will be a bit cleaner
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