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project: LN23 *** last pic : 22/09 ***

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by tortuegeniale, 7 Mar 2004.

  1. tortuegeniale

    tortuegeniale What's a Dremel?

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    tiny elec update

    I used this cable to insert the amperemter :
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    I inserted the amperemeter on the brown cable (brown: phase, blue:neutral, yellow/green: ground), solder it a little bit and protect it
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    test on my main rig (psu 350w, XP2400+), 0.6A on idle, 0.75A when running 3D mark2003
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    I will design a new background with ampere and watt graph once I found the general look of the mod
     
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  2. tortuegeniale

    tortuegeniale What's a Dremel?

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    not a lot of real update but few changes

    thoughts about how to make a cool cover

    some wood ?
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    some plexy ?
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    an integrated light for "deluxe" version ?
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    I start playing with plexy.. and this is what u got when u mix drilling machine ,eagerness and plexyglass :duh: :
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    I've also blow my amperemeter by being too abrupt when removing its cover..
    my local electronic shop don't and will not have other rounded amperemeters :waah:
    so I took two squared amperemeters (one for power, other for hdd or dvd)
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    continuation with plexy
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    but finally I insert the amperemeter directly on the case
    so until my next mood change, main style guidelines are chrome, black and some metal if I can't find chromed pieces
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    this is what I will use for airduct (it's used usually for drying machine)
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    To be continued...
    In the next episodes :
    - green liquid effect cold cathode
    - numeric vu-meter 2 * 10 leds
    - mixing vandal swith with fan grill
    - and other things...
     
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  3. dirtbiker

    dirtbiker What's a Dremel?

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    So, with your ammeters, they're just wired in where the hdd activty led would be? :hip:

    Looks good...
     
  4. tortuegeniale

    tortuegeniale What's a Dremel?

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    for the hdd-activity-meter, I will add a resistor to tune the max variation
     
  5. dirtbiker

    dirtbiker What's a Dremel?

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    What sort of current do you get? Nice idea you got going! :hip:
     
  6. tortuegeniale

    tortuegeniale What's a Dremel?

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    naelq What's a Dremel?

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  8. tortuegeniale

    tortuegeniale What's a Dremel?

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    I got today the neon and 3 fans papst 120mm

    The 80mm fan grill will become a sight for the power button
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    power button integrated
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    the neon
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    and night picture.. hard to take a nice pic mais this is really cool with the liquid effect (a little bit like plasma globe when u look at the neon directly)
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  9. tortuegeniale

    tortuegeniale What's a Dremel?

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    Update

    cpu fan in 5v: not enough cooling so i'm gonna change and put the fan nearer
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    psu main cable was too short so i high up the psu with some wood
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    first test, it works...
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    I started to make output, in this pic u can see vga and line out, i will make also usb and tv-out
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    inside view of the output (if u can see these hidden with psu cables), it's just basic extensions (easier than making them myself :rolleyes: )
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    cpu fan nearest, it's better, 43°C in idle with cpu fan at 5V.. i've also underclocked the cpu at 667MHz so it's make less heat..
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    little cleanup and changing thermic paste with artic silver
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    a P4 heatsink on the P3 for passive cooling ? maybe if i found a simple way to attach it..
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    first tests ok.. without the rack fan and with the psu and cpu fan @ 5v it's the world of silence.. i have to shutdown other source of noise and concentrate to hear a little noise.. i will try to sleep with this computer next to my bed to appreciate the noise...
     
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  10. Cecil-San

    Cecil-San What's a Dremel?

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    Looking good so far! Might I suggest what I am using in my "tube" go to walmart and pickup some wire clips (holds wires in place and has sticky stuff on back) you can adhear the cables to the wall to prevent fans from sucking them in or to make it cleaner...

    Good work tho

    Thumbs up to us tube modders! :thumb: :D
     
  11. JavaDog

    JavaDog What's a Dremel?

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    What would happen if you taped up to outside (so nothing gets on the nice finish) and painted the whole inside with a UV-Reactive Paint, then put in like 2 UV-CCFL's?? I'm just thinking it may Glow better that just the lone CCFL in the middle...

    Just an idea, FWIW... :cooldude:
     
  12. luvbug

    luvbug What's a Dremel?

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    cool project!
     
  13. tortuegeniale

    tortuegeniale What's a Dremel?

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    yup i see what u'r talking.. good idea, i will use it when I will not have to move the mobo tray and other things everyday :D


    Good idea :thumb: I think it would be not so good visually because there is the mobo tray on the middle that would hide a lot of uv paint.. it's a good idea but i will not use it as i already have my cold cathode.
     
  14. TMM

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    got any socket A coolers around? i found that they fit almost perfect on P3, just use the old P3 retension clip! (the athlon clips almost crush them! :eeek: )
     
  15. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    looks amazing! how to attach? Make a bracket off the fan bracket to push down on the sink.
     
  16. tortuegeniale

    tortuegeniale What's a Dremel?

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    I dun have a spare socket A cooler
    Anyway, as it's silent enought to mislead the maniac members of my family who want to shutdown everything in order to save electricity, I will keep it with the original heatsink :D
     
  17. tortuegeniale

    tortuegeniale What's a Dremel?

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    inside view with the new fixation of cpu fan
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    galvanometer for hdd activity.. I did a new picture for it but I finally dun like it in gothic letters, it will have to be redone
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    insertion of second galvanometer (first for power, second for hdd)
    I also added little chromed balls (normal use: door handles) that remind me electrods (like very high voltage experiences)
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    lcd display 2x40characters from my first project that I disassembled (mp3 player project), mythtv works with a lcd display normally..
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    I will add a few shower hoses (g-gnome inspiration)
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  18. Xeno

    Xeno What's a Dremel?

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    I like it! But be sure your wife / mom won't use it for linen. Expecially wet is bad. :D Great job so far dude! :thumb:
     
  19. calnen

    calnen moo!!

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    looking good!
    I'm not too sure about the shower hoses though - why not keep the outside nice and simple?
     
  20. Mr. Red

    Mr. Red Minimodder

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    I like your ideas so far! Have you considered using something besides plexi to go behind your meters? I think it would help to break up some of the holes and help the meters and button to stand out a bit more. Keep up the good work.
     

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