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

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

  1. Madyeti

    Madyeti Supermodder & sig shrinking victim

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    Great cable work there! That's what I call attention to detail! David
     
  2. The_Sub

    The_Sub What's a Dremel?

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    As stated by others---- "Great attention to detail!!" This is coming along great.. Keep it up.. I can't wait to see how the cooling sys. works out. I got myself one of those pump control cicuits from bsodmike aswell.. The problem that I have is that I don't have a water cooled rig to try it on.. :waah: .... That will be coming. I hope soon. stupid bills holding back my modding dreams.. :D
     
  3. [GiB] Spawny

    [GiB] Spawny Xqpack Lovin

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    Glad the images are back and boy was it worth the effort, nice job Nexxo :rock:
     
  4. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    Great work there on the PSU and great cable management as well. :thumb: What exactly are you going to use the always on 5V for?
     
  5. MechWarrior

    MechWarrior What's a Dremel?

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    Beenawhile since ive posted nexxo, but your mod is still awe inspiring. However, your spice between the card reader and bluetooth module is confusing to me as to what you actually did to make them both work. Maybe I missed it (infact I probably did, dont hurt me!) but could you explain why you had to splice both of them together or whatnot? Or am I just thinking its overly confusing and you just shortened the cardreaders wire to the bare minimum and used what you took off as the bluetooth wire since you didnt have one.
     
  6. The_Sub

    The_Sub What's a Dremel?

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    One thing that I know he will be using the +5Vsb for is stated in this post. It is basically a pump control circuit.
     
  7. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    Oh right. Cool idea :dremel:
     
  8. Nexxo

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

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    The_Sub is right: the always-on 5V is to supply the pumpcontrol PCB. Besides monitoring pump flow, it also monitors whether the PC is on or off (in off mode, it makes the power LED strobe (blue). Therefore it needs juice even when the PC itself is off. When the PC is on, the LED is a continuous blue. If the pump fails, the LED turns red and the PC is told to shut down).

    @ Mechwarrior: always happy to answer questions. I think I did mention it, but I was probably rather vague and unclear about it. It's like this: The Shuttle Bluetooth module comes with a tiny PCB, which has two white sockets. One connects to the Bluetooth module. The other is left free, but I suspect was designed to accommodate an optional Shuttle 802.11b WiFi module (looks much the same as the Bluetooth module, and comes with the same PCB, for those who didn't buy the Bluetooth module). Also in the box is a double USB cable, which connects to this PCB on one end, and a bouble USB mobo header at the other. Therefore I thought that, given the layout of the case and mobo etc. it would be really handy if the spare USB connection (normally for the WiFi module) would in fact be used by the card reader... Problem was the 5 pin white socket and plug. I cannot identify it, although it is quite common in PC bits and cables (the white socket on a CD-ROM audio cable is the 4 pin version). Luckily the card reader had a 5 pin white plug at least at its cardreader end, so I turned the cable around to use the plug to connect to the small PCB, and since I had to now solder the other end to the cardreader (having removed the plug), I shortened it to reduce cable clutter. I hope that makes thing more clear. Er. :worried:

    Metaversa will have WiFi by the way (since I already have the network here it would be just wrong not to... :D ), but I think I will settle for a more conventional PCI solution.
     
  9. bsodmike

    bsodmike Banned

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    When you say 'always-on 5V', I think the correct term would be '5Vsb', where 'sb' means Stand-by. Don't forget the 5V supply from the molex (only on when the system is on :p) as the PIC uses this to monitor the power-state of the system. Nice work there Rob, it's looking sweeter by the update :D
     
  10. fillip

    fillip What's a Dremel?

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    Wow!

    Nexxo, this is one of the best projects i've seen around at the moment, but ofcourse you and everyone else already knew that!! :thumb:

    ...even more impressive as it's from a fellow brummie, anyways, i digress.

    I have one question, what do you intend to use the 'always on' 5v line for, i've probably just missed it in the thread somewhere, so sorry if you've already answered this one.

    Keep up the good work, looking foward to completed project along with Gnomes Orac3 :rock:

    .: fillip :.
     
  11. fillip

    fillip What's a Dremel?

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    wow!

    nevermind, just read it further up post :D

    .: fillip :.
     
  12. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    hehe. Very nice work, dude, nice and clean

    May I ask what ram sinks they are, on yr agp card. And what did you use to stick them on...Or was the card like it when u bought it...
     
  13. Butch

    Butch What's a Dremel?

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    Dam f@kking b00diful :jawdrop: just absoloutly amazing work there nexxo, youve inspired me with so many ideas!!!!!
     
  14. Providence

    Providence What's a Dremel?

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    lol, glad to see the pics are back up, I went to show a friend and he was like "That's definitely impressive. I've never seen so many red X's" :p
     
  15. Fyberwire

    Fyberwire What's a Dremel?

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    I'll answer on Nexxo's behalf.

    NOTE: I'll talk in nexxo's point of view :D

    "The card I am using, the ATI Radeon 9800PRO 256MB comes with the aluminum ramsinks you see on the card. They came on the card stock."
     
  16. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    hmmp. I need some ram sink sticky stuff. I used tape. it jsut didnt work for me
     
  17. Nexxo

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

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    That's right. :D

    BTW, just to have something to show: here's a test-run of the EL-badge light.

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    Oooh, shiny! :D

    And here's my picture host's latest apology: :eyebrow:

    "Try again in a few minutes. Thenagain it may take 30. Thenagain, who knows?" :blah:
     
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  18. bee2643

    bee2643 What's a Dremel?

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    looking good :D :D :thumb:
     
  19. bsodmike

    bsodmike Banned

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    Nice EL badge heh. I'm still waiting to see what you did with the mobo rear, or have I missed that?

    YGM, no. You got a truck load of mail bro XD There are 81 squids swimming your way, you should have gotten 'em already. Please PayPal that guy asap. Thanks :D
     
  20. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    It's nice to see people putting their Obsessive Compulsive DIsorder to good use. :hehe:
    Lovely work so far.
     

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