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Project Mercury By Snakez Last update 14/02

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Snakez, 17 Nov 2006.

  1. Snakez

    Snakez What's a Dremel?

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    The company where i work on the chromingjob is closed for christmas & newyear. So can't work on it till 2nd of januari :waah:
    But i hope to have chromingjob finished around 15th of januari.
    So for now gathering all supplies needed , and when i have the parts back home it will go fast. Have to make up for the lost time then :D
    Hope to get my order from ACryan in soon , that way i can start doing some little things in advance .
     
  2. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Ah, no worries! I'll be waiting; at least I'll be uncapped by then. :duh:
     
  3. Snakez

    Snakez What's a Dremel?

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    Finnaly got the package i was waiting for.
    Not all is there yet what ACryan is sending me, but is a start.
    And now i can continue :)

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    Thnx for sponsoring me ACryan :)

    The chromingjob should be done in a week orso.
    Then finally i can start working more on this project :D
     
  4. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Thats a hell of alot of free stuff :p Im intrigued as I am doing a stacker build (non modded i hasten to add) soon :)
     
  5. Snakez

    Snakez What's a Dremel?

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    Did do a few small things today.
    First attach the coolers to the rad.

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    Then lets work on Corsair's Dominator coolingunit.
    Made a blue uvplexi cover for it.

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    Let's see the effect when we put some uvlight on it :)

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    Thats it for today , more to come tommorow.
     
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  6. Darkened

    Darkened What's a Dremel?

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    All the parts are looking really good and I think the case will blow our minds when it's chromed.

    A request for when the case parts arrive from the chrome factory, could you put up a tad bigger pictures, say 640x480 or even 800x600 for us to see that chrome better :thumb:

    Also, you're used to using leds in your mods, how do you wire them, one at a time or say 3 in series with smaller resistor? I guess 4 would be also possible with 0 or 1 ohm resistor, but it would be a bit dimmer though. If you could answer that, since I'm looking into using leds for my Orange Monster, now I still need a place to order them from (could you include that for me also), thanks in advance.

    Then a quick tip, I saw that you de-riveted the case with your dremel, don't actually know how that works, but I've used a normal cordless drill with say 6-10mm drillbit (depending on the size of the rivet) with success. Just saying, give it a try, you might be surprised :hehe:

    Keep up the fantastic work.

    Janne
     
  7. Snakez

    Snakez What's a Dremel?

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    Thnx for the compliments :) I will put some bigger pics for you. Tomorrow i pick up the chrome parts :p The leds all get their own wire and own resistor ,think thats the best. I always order them at www.ledsee.com . It's a Belgian guy living in China. The price is very good there.
    And i will sureley try with a cordless drill nexttime , it's a f**ked up job to get them all out with a :dremel: , thnx for the tip.
     
  8. Darkened

    Darkened What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks a lot for the info.

    So if I'm not wrong, these are the right kind "10x 5mm UV 200mcd, Low nm"? And is that price right, 10 pcs for about 1,5€, cause if it is, that's damn cheap :hehe:

    Also, for wiring the leds one by one, is there a reason for that (easier to replace maybe?) cause at least I'd think that putting them in series would cut down the wire clutter a lot. I might be wrong here, since I haven't worked with leds that much.

    Janne
     
  9. flatsix02

    flatsix02 What's a Dremel?

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    This is going to turn out awesome, can't wait to see it finished!

    I havnt worked with LED's, but i want to. Say you wire each one individually, what do you wire them to? Is there some sort of on/off switch that they all go into?
     
  10. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    For a normal 3-3.2mm (or so) rivet that most cases use, it's easiest to use a 4mm drillbit to get the head off, then you can just grab pliers and pull the other end out. If you're having trouble pulling the other end out, just drill the other side a bit more, because there could be a flare there.

    I was taking about my case for my mod yesterday, so it's all quite fresh in my mind. :p
     
  11. thingamajig

    thingamajig What's a Dremel?

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    Here is a couple of good links to an LED calculator. It will draw up a wiring schematic and tell you what size of resistor is needed.

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  12. marauder16

    marauder16 What's a Dremel?

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    I also just drilled through the rivet, it's very fast, and you don't have to pull anything, it just pops out :D

    great work Snakez, it must be nice to be sponsored by ACRyan :hip:
     
  13. Snakez

    Snakez What's a Dremel?

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    Just picked up the chrome parts :D

    Here is a little preview , more pics will follow later.

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    I love it :rock:
     
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  14. elliod

    elliod What's a Dremel?

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    we love it , lol it really looks amazing .
    keep up the good work.
     
  15. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    sexy as!!!!!, im really pikcing up vibes of blue plexi accents around the drive bays ;)
     
  16. Snakez

    Snakez What's a Dremel?

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    And some more pics.

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    And start rebuilding & modding the case :)
     
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    wow, that chrome is beautiful....

    you're gonna have to spend along time polishing it up though to get rid of all the finger prints....
     
  18. Snakez

    Snakez What's a Dremel?

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    Nope , the prints come of very easy , much better then when you have them on polished allu. :D
     
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    ohh... nice...
     
  20. Darkened

    Darkened What's a Dremel?

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    Looks great, but even though fingerprints come off easily, it's still going to be a b***h to keep clean :hehe:

    Anyways, I think this is going to be one of the cases you can call BLING!

    Janne
     

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