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Project: mk.V (a UV circuitry theme) -=[FINISHED]=-

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Captain Slug, 29 Oct 2004.

  1. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Exactly what I did. That's why there are 6 wires inside the hose instead of 3. two strands of 18awg should be the equivalent of 10awg or 8awg. I asked the electrical supply store about it to be sure. All of the standard 3-prong AC adapter cables I took apart were using 14awg wire or 12awg
     
  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    As I said near the very start, this should look good and by george it looks the business.

    You must be chuffed to bits with it :thumb:
     
  3. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    I love eeeet! And even more fun is the amount of practice and experience I'm getting as an amateur machinist.

    The mouse is now 100% complete.
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    I carved new windows and filled them with UV blue acrylic just like the side windows. These were particularly difficult to machine because of the heat-warping needed to mirror the rounded shape of the mouse itself. The end effect is quite spooky because depending on the angle and direction you view it from, the different color light sources change the color of the large "sunroof" window. The finishing touch was using black vinyl dye to change the color of the buttons.
    I'm not sure I like the glossy look right now. I might sand it down to a matte finish depending on how the dye dries after a few days (it takes that long to cure all the way).
     
  4. Fr0z3n

    Fr0z3n What's a Dremel?

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    Wow that mouse looks awesome, I've never seen anything like that before.
     
  5. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    My processor arrived today so I managed to finish benchtesting and now I'm working on final assembly. Everything is checking out just fine and it's progressing smoothly. I did however run into some problems yesterday with the ATX power cable. The pin removal tool broke on me while trying to fix it so I'll have to wait for the replacement to show up before I can get that done. I'm also still waiting for the other connector that will allow me to finish the AC Power cable.

    Here are some pictures of the finished case front.
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    The LCD is working great
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    The bottom half of the case is nice and clean
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    The RAM looks killer
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    The top half of the case is a work-in-progress
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    The IDE cables are a tad cumbersome so I will be replacing one of them with a single device cable and wiring the two-device cable with another Pin-39 extension. This should help to unclutter the top of the case somewhat. So I am currently left with only 3 remaining items to tackle.

    + Fix ATX Power cable
    + Redo IDE cables
    + Finish AC Power cable

    I should be finished before the weekend hits.
     
  6. Wrigley1

    Wrigley1 What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, this'll be a sight once you assemble it. :jawdrop: :thumb:
     
  7. Tanaban

    Tanaban What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice UV look, I thought it would look a little over done but it really doesn't look over done to me. Me likey.
     
  8. striker289

    striker289 What's a Dremel?

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    wow i really like the look you mod has. keep up the good work!
     
  9. the_secret

    the_secret What's a Dremel?

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    been watching your log for a bit...
    just have to say
    WOW :jawdrop:
    excellent job on the wiring and lighting
     
  10. Shadowcaster

    Shadowcaster What's a Dremel?

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    You need to put something else on there besides a basic windows xp setup. At least a double boot with, hmm, Gentoo Linux.
     
  11. Silenced`

    Silenced` What's a Dremel?

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    looking good but don't go to far overkill is not nice !i!i!i!
     
  12. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    I don't enjoy debugging operating systems or compiling drivers. I'll be using Windows XP SP1 VLK with a hardware firewall and firefox.
    I use alot of content creation software that doesn't emulate very well in Linux anyways.
     
  13. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

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    well, I've just read through the log and think it's great, very innovative wiring, and great attention to detail.
    that sounds like a long suck-up, but it's all true.
     
  14. ehrnam45

    ehrnam45 What's a Dremel?

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    All I can say is... WOW! :eeek:

    I've got the same "Type A" personality (i.e. attention to detail) but I lack the workshop and free time to devote to a project like that. I've got a few workshop tools (table saw, drill press, routers, sanders, etc.) but no real workshop to speak of, and to boot I'm overseas for a few months on business. Perhaps once I get back home and can make space to properly set up my workshop I can join the eliete few that can pull off a mod of this caliber.

    Keep up the great work! I'd like to see this one on the front page alongside Orac3 and the rest.
     
  15. Xoddoza

    Xoddoza What's a Dremel?

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    Looks very very nice. Congrats on such a good job.
     
  16. bootupbuddha

    bootupbuddha grunge modder

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    Great mod. You gave me a few idea's for a future mod I have in the planning stages. :rock:

    Mother board covers and the designs on them were great.
     
  17. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    My compliment of tools is comparable to yours
    + TableSaw w/ OBS/Plastic blade
    + Drillpress w/ two drill bit sets
    + 2 power drills
    + JigSaw Mounted to a shelfboard
    + Sanding wheel attachment for drill press (I may need a belt sander eventually)
    and I have the usual small tools plus a few specific for working with plastics
    + Caliper
    + Small Heat Gun
    + Needle files
    + Dental hooks
    + Deburring tool
    + X-Acto knife set w/ 15 blades
    + Sanding sponges

    The one tool that I think would make my life a little easier is a bandsaw. But I haven't cleared space in my workroom of my bank account for one yet. :rolleyes:

    I'm pleased and honored to be a source of inspiration. I'm available if anyone needs a sounding board for mod ideas.
     
  18. Anthony

    Anthony What's a Dremel?

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    Oh yes, its looking veeeery cool!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
    And even I dont personally like these shining things, I like this!! Good Job!!! Go on as the samy way as now!!
     
  19. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash:
    I haev managed to break my second P4ATX pin removal tool and I'm completely fed up with how impossible it is to remove the damn things. At this point it's easier to simply clip the wires and solder on new pins.
    And that's just what I'll have to do, which means I have to wait for MORE parts to come in the mail.
    :grr:
     
  20. Tech-Daddy

    Tech-Daddy What's a Dremel?

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    Apologies...
    ... but it is good to know I am not the only one who hates working on those things!

    Right tools, but I guess i have the wrong execution...

    Chin up! This thing looks SMASHING! :thumb:
     

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