1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Modding Project: Mondrian

Discussion in 'Modding' started by slipperyskip, 22 May 2012.

  1. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    1,135
    Likes Received:
    87
    I'm posting this here as part of a bet. Provide comments as deemed necessary. Smack talk is allowed but will be graded on a curve.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. improprietary

    improprietary FT03 is a bitch to watercool

    Joined:
    13 May 2011
    Posts:
    305
    Likes Received:
    9
    ... ps2 meets art deco.
    Still a nice job though :)
     
  3. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

    Joined:
    2 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    8,403
    Likes Received:
    634
    That's exactly what I was thinking
     
  4. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    1,135
    Likes Received:
    87
    I'm pretty sure you can't see through a PS2 and that is far, far from Art Deco. Next contestant please. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  5. ArgOs

    ArgOs New Member

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    55
    Likes Received:
    9
    :thumb: Very good job, simple, clean, elegant. Congratulations!!!.
     
  6. Nanosec

    Nanosec absit iniuria verbis

    Joined:
    28 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    267
    Likes Received:
    9
    Holy CRAP, when did the Partridge Family start designing PC's?

    It looks good, but the colors/pattern remind me of the bus from that old TV show the Partridge Family.
     
  7. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    1,135
    Likes Received:
    87
  8. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    1,135
    Likes Received:
    87
    Or...it might remind you of the La Vie Claire bicycle racing team. The common thread is the name of the project.
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,041
    Likes Received:
    1,060
    My memory of art history is trashed. I don't think it was Kandinsky that did the famous pattern you used, but I know vaguely where you got the color scheme. Nice use of plexiglas. I've been cludging bits of scrap together to make a stained glass-thing for some time now but you beat me to the "did it first" position.
    -Anyway, looks great.

    Smack talk: Yo mama so fat...

    Edit: Right. I'm also not reading the project title.:lol:
     
  10. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

    Joined:
    9 Sep 2003
    Posts:
    3,422
    Likes Received:
    126
    have to say i love it, all it needs is Gerrit Reitveld's red and blue chair
    [​IMG]
    and a suitable De Stijl table
    [​IMG]
    and you'd have an awesome office setup!!
     
    Last edited: 22 May 2012
  11. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    1,135
    Likes Received:
    87
    Past winners are disqualified. I try to stay away from the word plexiglas and use acrylic instead. Is it true that all plexiglas is extruded? You're the Prince of Plastic that's why I'm asking. I spent a tremendous amount of time sanding edges to get a perfect fit. I don't have to tell you about time and sanding acrylic do I? :D

    [​IMG]

    @13eightyfour I've seen that chair. Not sure I'm a fan. My butt sure isn't. Could use it to torture people and make meetings end real soon.
     
    Last edited: 22 May 2012
  12. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    7,749
    Likes Received:
    288
    The exposed heatsink fins do it for me. :thumb:
     
  13. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    1,135
    Likes Received:
    87
    And we have a winner! Congrats! I lose the bet because I said no one would ever notice. The idea was the Mondrian design was a way to diminish/integrate the otherwise obvious hole in the side of the case. I bet that no one would ever get past the form to see the actual function. Congrats my friend.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

    Joined:
    13 May 2007
    Posts:
    11,041
    Likes Received:
    1,060
    The thing about smack talk threw me off what you were looking to hear. I thought you wanted hate. -Wait. From Bit? Never! Save that for Gizmodo.
     
  15. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    7,749
    Likes Received:
    288
    :thumb:

    I've been planning a slim full (or mid) tower with an exposed CPU heatsink and generally quiet cooling for a while now, so that design element sort of stood out to me. Very nicely done.
     
  16. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    1,135
    Likes Received:
    87
  17. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

    Joined:
    26 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    2,957
    Likes Received:
    68
    No smack-talk at all, as it's gorgeous and expertly executed as usual, man.

    The word "Plexiglas" is actually the brand-name for it but plexiglass is available in extruded as well as cast. Extruded is poop; cast non-poop. Higher melting temp, stronger, etc. Best for lasercutting. Cast acrylic has a better weight to it. If you route it for instance, the shavings will flake off instead of melt and become this pile of...stuff. Cheaps knows as all about that, as his shop tends to look like a White Christmas when he's working. :hehe:

    I see Chemcast brand sheets in the pile there; best in the business as far as I'm concerned; been using their stuff for years! :thumb:
     
  18. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    1,135
    Likes Received:
    87
    Thanks Jeremy. I was referred to a company called TAP Plastics and decided to use them. Expensive shipping to Florida but I'm satisfied. The whole Plexiglas/Perspex thing was confusing at first but I'm glad most everyone is using the term acrylic now. Mo' betta :thumb:
     
  19. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil New Member

    Joined:
    17 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    5,983
    Likes Received:
    345
    Aw, too slow to play- the exposed heatsink was one of the first things I noticed, very inspired design choice and works perfectly with the Mondrian style. Now you have to make a version using transparent coloured acrylic & internally light it... :) :thumb:
     
  20. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    1,135
    Likes Received:
    87
    Thanks. It actually is transparent...I think....they call it sign grade....I believe. You don't notice it when it is backed up against something. I suppose I could drill a hole from the backside and mount an LED. I don't think that would add much to it. I'm sure the individual squares wouldn't be evenly lit. Interesting thought though.
     

Share This Page