Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by x06jsp, 4 Jul 2008.
Gorgeous work, mate! I'm guessing a bulgin for the switch mounted up on top of the custom rise?
Yer jeremy im using a black bulgin with a green ring mounted on the front of the mobo housing
nice details and amazing work done with the plexi
I subscribe great works
Great work! That said, I'd like to make a comment about the DVD mount. The Drive part is excellent as is/are the external laminated mounts to the horizontal plate that connects the modules. Here's my thoughts. The horizontal rods are cool but the big flat plate the DVD sits on doesn't seen open enough to match the rest of the mod. Maybe just use enough of the plate to secure the DVD 'legs' to the connecting rods. Doesn't seem to 'float' enough. Minimize the flat plate to smaller separate mounts and let the module just rest on the rods. Seriously cool the way it is but my $0.02. What do I know.
I'll add $0.02 to that comment, exactly my thoughts.
i think i mentioned the same thing in the design phase. I've been following this mod closely, and i'll be damned if you don't make a killer digg article when done, but i completely agree on the DVD mount: it needs rework into a more open format.
Ok thanks for the comments guys ill take it on board and work on that today And also thanks for the encouragement and if it does get a digg article that would be awesome
this thing is amazing! very cool to see it take shape from your sketch up's.
wireing this thing is going to be a bitch, but so worth it!
Thanks mate and wiring shouldnt be too bad im just needing ridiculously long cables....
Next update in a few mins
lots and lots of soldering or making new cabels with molex ends and spools of wires
Well on with yet another update
I took on board some suggestions about making the mounting plate of the dvd drive smaller and got on with that today.
First i had to cut some longer bolts to go in place of shorter ones that were holding the green and black bits to the rods as the short ones were now too short. and i removed the protective wrapping that was on the rods
I then shortened one side of the dvd mount
And then i did the other one and mounted the dvd housing notice how now you can hardly see the mounts compared to the massive sheet
I then removed the protective bits that were on the mounts
My tubing hasnt arrived today so hopefully it will arrive tomorrow....
And thats it
oh wow, this is MUCH better
I hardly understood what was going on untill i saw the last picture. Great cleanup on design there!
Thanks mate and yer it now looks alot more floaty and i love how polished the rods look
That's the idea - floaty!
Lol thanks mate
are we making up words again?
It would be good design challenge: a PC of which all the elements appear to float in thin air
Lol floaty is so a word..... but yer that would be kl to do
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