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Project: NAS Box

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Guest-16, 29 Apr 2006.

  1. z4114

    z4114 FACE!

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    Is the socket that you plug in your AC-DC adpater isolated from the case? Whatever is hitting you shouldn't be volts striaght from the socket. Plug your multimeter into the earthed prong of a power socket and put it on the case to see what voltage is going through it. Then you might get a better idea of where to look.

    :EDIT: If you're not strapped for cash, you could pick up a picoPSU to eliminate the larger exposed PSU. I hope that the 120W it can supply is enough to run the 2 HDDs, board, and processor you have. Plus it's one less thing that will need adequate cooling since those picos are crazy efficient (95% IIRC). You might need a 1 male -> 2 female molex adapter though because I think the pico only has 1 molex plug in it.
     
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  2. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    I bought a 16mm holesaw from Rapid for connectors (£4.11 without arbor) but it's a bit nasty on thin aluminium. I'm wishing I'd paid an extra 82p for a hole punch, they make much cleaner holes.
     
  3. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    I bought that 16mm, it's not that bad as long as you drill a pilot hole.

    The PSU plug IS isolated from the case and I just tested it and it is reading 0. :confused: must be the vibrations of the fans.

    If anyone know's where I can get some "industrial" metal buckles, the sort they have on pushchairs or suitcases, I'd like to know.
     
  4. z4114

    z4114 FACE!

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    Buckles kind of like these?

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  5. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    1st or 2nd one :)
     
  6. z4114

    z4114 FACE!

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    [​IMG]

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    (you'll have to scroll down a little)

    Click on each picture for the place I found them, but I believe these are US located stores.
     
  7. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    In which case, check with G-gnome, he might have some spare :D
     
  8. olly_lewis

    olly_lewis What's a Dremel?

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    The Silver one, musch better, the metal is cool and sleek while the gild looks like it came from a saxophone case.
     
  9. Guest-16

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    Ahh, at "latch".

    So many english words for very similar things.
     
  10. sk8ter646

    sk8ter646 Minimodder

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    this little mod here is bloody good keep it coming
     
  11. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Pretty sweet bindi, i still dont understand the push switch on the front that isnt the power button, the little black one. What does it do? I do like the plug for the network in the back though, very innovative!!
     
  12. Guest-16

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    That's on the back, and that's the power plug, CH.

    Or if you mean the hole underneath the push switch, that's just a hole that was already there. You're meant to screw in a, well, screw to hold the lid on.
     
  13. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Ok, so wheres the ethernet come in and the power, im missing soemthing.
     
  14. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    does this help?

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    You might need to ctrl+f5

    For my next trick, I want to get some of those latches for the edge to hold the top down, and cut a hole in the RHS for ventilation. Perhaps using something like this: http://www.mnpctech.com/VGAVent.html
     
  15. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    Wow, that looks nice there bindi :]
     
  16. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Wasnt there a small black in the back?
     
  17. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Nice collection of fingerprints you have there ;) Bare metal looks cool but is terrible in terms of keeping it clean.
     
  18. MrSomeone

    MrSomeone What's a Dremel?

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    Looks great.

    Anyone know where I could get an aluminium box like this in the US? I've been looking for a while and can't seem to find anything that's the correct size.
     
  19. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

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    best trick for that is to give it a good clean then spray on some clear coat.
     

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