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Project: Modu-Li

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by shplade, 15 Feb 2006.

  1. Franklin

    Franklin What's a Dremel?

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    Nice to see you are still working on the case. For a moment I thought you were not coming back to update the worklog. Glad you're back again.
     
  2. shplade

    shplade What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for all the comments :)

    Razor_cut, I'm kinda confused too. This is the biggest modding forum I've posted my worklog on, but I don't really get much of a response :confused:

    As long as people are reading the log it doesn't matter I guess.

    And Franklin, its good to be back ;)
     
  3. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    Very nice organisation!

    I've currently got about 6 plastic/cardboard boxes stuffed under and around our dining room table, full of components and modding bits and pieces. Seeing your tool trolley neatly organised is an inspiration! It must cut down on the amount of time you spend looking for a particular bolt, or LED etc.

    Keep us up-to-date, as you've got nearly 20k views!
     
  4. shplade

    shplade What's a Dremel?

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    Like I didn't promise, I did some work :p

    I left you with this pic last time:

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    Today I made a start on it, I wasn't sure how it'd come out so I didn't bother with progress pics.

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    Here's a more detailed view of the underside:

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    This is the first time I used the allen buttonhead bolts and they look quite sexy IMO:

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    And this is its mounting orientation:

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    As can be seen its the same idea as before, just much simpler, easier to remove and more solid. The whole assembly will sit flush with the rear of the mobo tray, I just haven't drilled holes for the M5 bolts yet, I'll probably do that next weekend and get the watercooling installed all in one go :)

    Until next time.
     
  5. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    very neat work, i like every thing u did, very well planned out. what software did u use for that LCD? im getting 1 that looks exactly the same for my mod and i was wondering which program to use.

    keep it up :thumb:
     
  6. shplade

    shplade What's a Dremel?

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    Cheers ssR :)

    For the Matrix Orbital LCD I'm using LCDC, which is exclusively compatible with Matrix Orbital displays, however on the LCDC website it says that a few users have other displays working fine.

    http://www.lcdc.cc/

    It does cost US $19.50, but its well worth it IMO, however there are many free alternatives. This thread should come in handy in that regard:

    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=44604
     
  7. shplade

    shplade What's a Dremel?

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    I couldn't sleep last night. My dog woke me up at 7:30 thismorning, crying, because my dad had gone out. :tired:

    I got to work around 8:30 or so, here's what I did.

    An overall shot.

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    I added the 'top' section to the rad mount to act as more of a duct, and cut a hole for the 120mm fan. Everything still needs a good file/sand to look nice.

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    You may have also noticed some sockets mounted on the side. They're just standard 3.5mm audio sockets which are going to act as extensions for the soundcard I/O.

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    I need to get a fifth socket and also replace the standard jacks that I was originally using with right angle ones to save space under the duct. I mis-aligned the the centre socket by about 0.5mm so it looks a little off centre. I might work out some labels for the sockets, but who knows.
     
  8. shplade

    shplade What's a Dremel?

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    Ok I'm going to clear it up the audio situation, as some of you are a little confuzzled.

    This is the rear of the motherboard tray, showing where the sound card I/O sockets are:

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    As can be seen below, the rad mount/duct is going to get in the way of any attempts to plug speakers/headphones in.

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    An easy solution is to make extensions for the soundcard, so that's what the audio sockets are for.

    I swung the rad mount around so you can see the inside, and where the extensions sockets are mounted.

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    So they'll be on the right side of the case.

    I'll take some shots of the other side next weekend along with shots of the installed watercooling :D
     
  9. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    Be careful not to let the fan eat the wires. But cool idea.
     
  10. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Nice clean-work..Fella..
    you are correct, this is an "under-viewed" project..
    5-star vote from me...
     
  11. shplade

    shplade What's a Dremel?

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    hydro_electric_655, I'm still working out exactly how I'm going to implement the wiring, I'm thinking I'll afix it to the inside walls of the rad mount so it doesn't get stuck in the fan like you said.

    and woot for modsquad approval, I really look up to your work :)
     
  12. OldY

    OldY What's a Dremel?

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    Alot of work has gone into this :thumb:
    Keep it up :thumb:
     
  13. JAxen

    JAxen What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome work and craftmanship you've put into this :thumb:
     
  14. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    I need to say-thanks..
    U-Rock On.............fella............... :thumb:
     
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  15. shplade

    shplade What's a Dremel?

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    Heh, read your post before you edited it, just didn't reply as I was saving it for the update :p

    Thanks again for the comments.



    I came home to a very nice surprise sitting on my desk :)

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    Excellently packaged :)

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    Inside was my new 320x240 CCFL backlit graphic LCD :D

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    For reference the PCB is ~110x170mm, big enough to fill 3x 5.25" bays :)

    I'm going to have to modify the bay covers that I'm mounting it behind because the PCB is 20mm wider than a 5.25" bay, destroying any chance to mount the covers as Lian Li intended.

    I don't have everything together for the LCD yet, but I did a quick test of the backlight and its working fine:

    [​IMG]

    Woot!
     
  16. ZenX

    ZenX How are you gentlemen?

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    Totally 1337! Nice work :cooldude:
     
  17. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    :OMG: at the display. It has the same resolution as my celly's display but damn that looks cooler :D
     
  18. yahooadam

    yahooadam <span style="color:#f00;font-weight:bold">Ultra cs

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    wow that looks cool

    /me waits for moar pics !
     
  19. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    Maybe be a little less than uber graphics but thats a swanky looking screen nice.
     
  20. allforcarrie

    allforcarrie Banned

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    LOL you own VHS tapes.
     

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