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Project Metaversa: LCD goodness (small update 17/07/05)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Nexxo, 11 Apr 2003.

  1. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Doesn't work with all software. :D
     
  2. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    I suppose it depends what you're using. I hardly ever use audio CDs.
     
  3. Seal

    Seal What's a Dremel?

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    how do you do that?
     
  4. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    Bring up the properties of your optical drive either from my computer or device manager. In the properties tab check the box that says "Enable digital CD audio extraction for this CD-ROM device" and click ok.
     
  5. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    Why not just mix them? Seems to me like a simple op-amp mixer would be cheap to produce...

    But ouija is right, why use audio cables period when there is digital ;)

    I like the way this case is turning out, very cool :thumb:
     
  6. Nexxo

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    Yeah, but exactly how is that a simpler solution than the Audio-CD Adder?

    CD Digital Audio Extraction is neat for ripping, but if you just want to play a CD from your drive, it does have its drawbacks: it is resource hungry as PCI traffic is very high. Many drives will try to perform the DAE as fast as they can, resulting in a very noisy drive (just try this on a Pioneer 106 and hear it cancel out all the noise reduction you achieved in watercooling. OK, there's software to throttle back drive speed, but that's yet another complication). In straightforward playback (not ripping) it is best to use the conventional method, as for the ears at least this presents similar sound quality without eating resources.
     
  7. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    Seems to me like a circuit that switches between inputs would be much more complex than a simple op-amp mixer (iirc, one op-amp, a few resistors) for the mfg to produce, but that is just me ;)

    I usualy don't use my computer to listen to audio CDs, I just rip my music and use the computer to play it back :p
     
  8. ChriX

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    And losing all the quality that comes from a CD :p
     
  9. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Losing all the quality? Never heard of FLAC etc? :p

    Anyway, this is totally off-topic, let's give Nexxo his thread back :)
     
  10. Nexxo

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    Jeez, never thought a five quid piece of cable could cause so much controversy! :p

    "...And now for our next hot debating topic: case screws: Phillip, or Thumb?" :D
     
  11. Risky

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    Ebuyer are now stocking nice thumbscrews at 94p per packet of 10 (inc VAT). The "Silver" ones are unpainted and thus recommended. I have a stack at home if anyone needs a photo for evidence.
     
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  12. Nexxo

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    Sorry Risky, I was just being facecious... :lol: I just wanted to pick a really trivial topic for heated debate! :D

    But back to the thread now. Ahem. :eyebrow:
     
  13. phaSe

    phaSe What's a Dremel?

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    :lol: :lol:

    trivial topic for heated debate ehhhhh :lol:

    Back on topic! Great work Nexxo! Ive been meeaning to post for ages! sorry its taken such a silly thing for me to congratulate you on nice work! :blush:

    ALthough, it was either that or noticing its Metaversa rather than Metaserva, which is what i was reading the title as! :lol:

    anyways, keep up the lovely work!

    Rob
     
  14. auspex

    auspex What's a Dremel?

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    any updates for us Nexxo? :lol:
     
  15. ArsoN

    ArsoN What's a Dremel?

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    Who is Phillip? Does he make nice screws? Are they expensive? Any pictures? Are they available in the UK? Where can I buy them?






    :p

    Nice modding dude!
     
  16. Nexxo

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    The pressure, the pressure... I haven't been updating much, I know... So much to do, so little time. My job is going through a rather demanding phase... :grr:

    I'm currently brading the PSU (only three cables to go). I also bought a Shuttle PN21 bluetooth module (basically a small rectangle that connects to a mobo USB header) which I'm mounting hidden behind the front bezel of the case (you can only do this with plastic front bezels, of course, as metal will obstruct the signal!). I'm hiding the Antec Truecontrol bits also, rather than using the supplied mounting. Zerex racing coolant has arrived today. Next week I hope to test-run the cooling loop. But I still got some electronic details to do... and the cables to lay in the case. I got lots of cable clips. Lots and lots. And some nice little ideas... :naughty:

    Pics in a few days, honest.

    No, really.

    And then there's the case prettyfication --I haven't had the time to place my commission for laser cutter and jewellery designer yet... :( But I'll show some sketches.

    And then later there's the software setup :sigh: More detail. I mean, I got 240Gbyte of HDD... I have to plan how to partition the lot (there's going to be about ten or more partitions), persuade the slot-loading Panasonic Laptop DVD/CD-RWs to function as Slaves (can be done but is somewhat tricky, I hear), seriously customize the hell out of Windows so even Bill wouldn't recognise it as his demonic spawn anymore...

    Phillip, by the way, is a wisened old man who lives high up in a tower in a castle deep in a forest. There, he lovingly hand-crafts screws mined from the very ore of the earth by magical dwarves, delicately carving the thread with the thorns of white roses he grows himself in the garden of moonlight, and polishing them with pixie dust mixed with the tears he weeps for all unmodded PCs, that incarcerated in their soulless grey boxes, and abused by incompetent IT staff must do their relentless duty in offices everywhere. :p
     
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  17. auspex

    auspex What's a Dremel?

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    godspeed :D
     
  18. Altron

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    Sarcasm? :confused:
     
  19. Arkangyl

    Arkangyl What's a Dremel?

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    Wow... just read through this whole thread and just... wow....


    :jawdrop:


    Love your work Nexxo, can't wait to see the finished product...


    just one question; anyone know the numbers on those Panaflo fans? CFM, dbA?
     
  20. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    ... no, just off-the-wall humour. :p

    @ Arkangyl: thanks for the compliment. As for the fans:

    The 80mm Panaflos are: Model Number FBA08A12L.

    80 x 25.5 mm,
    Hydro Wave (sleeve) bearings,
    12V DC
    0.1A.

    Manufacturer's Performance Ratings:
    Speed @ 12 v 1900 RPM,
    Noise 21.0 dB(A),
    Flow 24 CFM,
    Operating Voltage 7-13.8 Volts

    The 120mm aluminium one is an FBA12G12L. They don't make them in aluminium anymore, but occasionally they pop up on eBay.

    120 x 38mm
    Hydro Wave (sleeve) bearings
    12V DC
    0.18A.

    Manufacturer's Performance Ratings:
    Speed @ 12 v 1700 RPM
    Noise 30.0 dB(A),
    Flow 68.9 CFM
    Operating Voltage 7-13.8 Volts
     

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