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Project: Metal Slug - [Hardware @ Dec. 1st]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Captain Slug, 5 Jan 2007.

  1. Naberius

    Naberius What's a Dremel?

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    Theres nothing a cake can't solve.
     
  2. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    stomache problems ??
     
  3. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    3rd degree differential equations ??
     
  4. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Just doing wiring odd-and-ends tonight. I'm waiting for some supplies to arrived in the mail tomorrow so I can machine the last few parts.
    It's not something I've researched before, but I know there's no base material that does that, it requires a coating or specific mix. Vinyl welding curtain material might work.
    Polycarbonate naturally filters out most of the ultraviolet spectrum, but not infrared.
     
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  5. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Did all the boring stuff today. Made a few tailed LEDs. Made the power cable for the video card.
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    Made a low-profile molex for the pump relay by clipping the length of its pins before crimping them onto the wire, then cutting off the excess length from its shell.
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    And a peek at what the Power supply area is going to look like.
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    More supplies should come tomorrow so I can make the last part.
     
  6. JazX101

    JazX101 What's a Dremel?

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    uber mini molex thingie, looks class.
    Jaz_knos
     
  7. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    Looking good as always Slug, this looks like something you would take to war :D
     
  8. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Yay! The small 5.4" LCD unit is finished. This was adapted from a cheap gamecube LCD unit that I bought on eBay long ago.

    It's displaying in black and white at the moment because I don't have the right dongle for the video card on my current machine so it's getting the S-Video driver setting instead of the composite one. But I just wanted to make sure my wiring was correct.
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    On the back there's a molex power input, two composite video inputs, and a toggle switch that allows you to toggle between off, or either of the video inputs. Since this will be powered from the computer itself it's not a good idea to have the toggle switch controlling the 12vdc+. That might lead to the 12v line on the PSU shifting in either direction when the unit is turned on or off. So instead the toggle switch simply disconnects the video signal, and the screen backlight automatically turns itself off. This is also preferable because even if the switch is in the off position the display still gets recognized as being connected by the computer thanks to the grounded shielding.
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    The rear leg is slide adjustable to allow for different viewing angles.

    Tomorrow I work on the handles. Then it will be time to clean up after myself and get the case parts sent off to be powder-coated.
     
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  9. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Awesome slug, just awesome.
     
  10. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    you just keep amazing me ................
    keep it up, just subcribe to this thread.....
     
  11. marauder16

    marauder16 What's a Dremel?

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    very nice stuff you got there Slug, great work :thumb:
     
  12. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r Minimodder

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    Looking very good so far :) When I saw that you had a new worklog, I had to read it. Other ones could only be worse ;)

    And damn you're quick, most times I only get to update once a month.
     
  13. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Nothing happened today except cleaning up the rather large mess that resulted from several days of constant progress. I'm waiting for supplies to make the new handle design to come in the mail. The frame pieces will be grey PVC, while the handles themselves will be solid black Acetal/Delrin.
     
  14. itsjustacompaq

    itsjustacompaq Minimodder

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    slug, that looks awesome, but why is there a handle coming out of the back of the screen? is that just temporary for the picture, or will it be used somehow?
     
  15. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    That's the rear foot, which slides up and down to allow for different viewing angles. I chose to use a cabinet handle for it because
    1. I had it lying around doing nothing
    2. It's shiny
    3. It weighs enough to provide a decent amount of stability
     
  16. JazX101

    JazX101 What's a Dremel?

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    Lo!
    Had a thought, If you were after a unique look, you could use conrods out of a small engine to make the supports for the handle??
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    Jaz_knos
     
  17. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Your moving quickly on this project Capt..
    Looking great..!!
     
  18. Evenge

    Evenge Minimodder

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    That LCD looks great! :thumb:
     
  19. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Nothing doin' today. My hands aren't working.
    Some materials and the fan filters arrived in the mail though.
     
  20. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Looking forward to your next update..
     

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