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Case Mod - In Progress Project: NLM. FINISHED 11.08.07

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by jegerjon, 6 Feb 2007.

  1. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    cK @ Thank you, you are always welcome in my threat, I like your courage dude :)
    500mph @ thank you :)
    dacust @ dude, you're missing something, I'm not finished yet :hehe: - and I need to get rid of the dots, I just DON'T like them, I think I have a idea (read in the end of this replay)
    Teyber @ Thank you, and yeah I'm only 16, not old in here (I'm like a child for some of you :hehe:) If you wan't to learn how to soldering leds, you could do it like me. I used google all the best I could, and the I just tried things off, and I saw how things worked and I got a lot of experience. I'm just like that with every thing, if I would like to learn something, I keep trying and trying, I can tell you I've done that with both my lathe, mill etc. Just have some patience and every thing will come to you :)
    Dean MF @ Thank you :)
    davidbacsik @ omg, I won't do that :hehe: hate removing things I've spend a lot of time on. Just need to work out from what I have.
    Soulmage @ dude, first - thank you! Then second - you idea with the smoked plexi, I tried it, and the effect got way better! Still not as good at I want it, but I'll go for it if the other idea won't work. There's one of negative thing about the plexi: the edges light up, and it doesn't look too good. But maybe I can fix it some how. Let's get back to the idea:

    A nice guy on a Danish forum told me that I could file off the top of the led, I'll try that tomorrow, and I actually think it'll might work! The plan is to fill down the "bobble" so it's plan, and how the light will wall out different! I cross my fingers, and hope it'll work!

    Thanks to all for replying and helping me out!
     
  2. elbarto241

    elbarto241 What's a Dremel?

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    there is a limit to how much you can sand down the top of the LED before it stops working, i would sand little by little with moderation and carefulness [dont think thats a word] :D
     
  3. Soulmage

    Soulmage Minimodder

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    jegerjon, for your edges, flat black paint. for the plexi, think of a fresnal lens. Another thing you can do is Make a sheet of plexi the exact size of the case bottom. then make the edges mirror like quality. Take some tin foil, and glue it to the edges of the plexi. Paint the outside of the foil black (so it doesn't stand out against the rest of the case) and then put two rows of leds about 10 mm on either side of the center of the plexi. Sand the face of the plexi in an orbital pattern out from center. I am willing to bet the end result will be exactly what you are looking for.

    Edit: basically even if you file the top the the led down, your problem is you have the led pointing straight down with not enough room for the light to "fan out"
     
  4. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    Update 30 – Light part 2 @ Friday the 6th of July 2007.

    Intro
    The light in the bottom looks AWESOME now!! It just have such a great effect and it’s awesome irl! ;) The idea with filing some of the leds worked out perfect!.
    Beside the light in the bottom I also added some light to the tubing holders, it looks great to if you ask me ;) Now I do only need to fix the light in the back, and for this I’ve orderd some “glowwire” from America. I can’t wait to get my fingers in it. I would love to find out how it works :hehe: It’s no option to add leds in the back, it’s just milled out wrong, but the glowwire should do the job!

    Well, back to this update. On the pictures the light-sources looks kinda yellow, I don’t know why, but irl. The light is ONLY orange. It looks very good :)
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    Looks great! Just sad the yellow destroy the look :(

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    And this is how the leds looked after some filling ;)

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    I LOVE IT!!! I seriously love this effect, it’s just perfect in person.

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    Awesome (IMO) Let me hear what you think :)
     
  5. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    looking veryvery good:thumb:
     
  6. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    nice very nice.
     
  7. Frido

    Frido Minimodder

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    Totally cool! Reminds me of a warm fireplace in the winter :) Sweet!
    Keep 'em coming dude!

    /Frido
     
  8. Koradhil

    Koradhil What's a Dremel?

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    I have to agree it looks very nice :)
     
  9. Evenge

    Evenge Minimodder

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    That's hot! ;)
     
  10. elbarto241

    elbarto241 What's a Dremel?

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    wow. who would of thought lights and simple mesh would of made an amazing shadow! sweet mod.
     
  11. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    wooot

    man that is bad sexy lighting! wow I love the orange now :D man well done well done
     
  12. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    very nice light effects you have there. Great work!
     
  13. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks to you all. I'm really happy for your comments :) And wee more thank 80.000 views :clap:

    Update 31 – The screen part 1 @ Monday the 9th July 2007.

    Intro
    I’m still waiting for my package with glowwire, coming all the way from usa. ;) I’m started on the screen. Thanks to bass for the sketch, for you who haven’t seen it, here it is, the ting I’m working threw:
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    But lets start the real update.

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    But first something funny :D I want to show you the funniest thing I’ve ever done. Try to look at the rat, I’ve added two gear wheels, which make the wheel go the opposite way than the wheel. It’s really hard to run on it. But I also added pedals and a wheel from a smaller bike to make it even funnier. Hehe some funny hours I had there. Lets go seriously!

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    Here’s the screen we’ll work with, a 17” dell widescreen.

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    Without the border.

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    From behind, I’m going to use the small pipes sticking up, when I attack the whole thing together.

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    Then I cut out two slices of 3mm alu.

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    In my bender I did some 90degreeds corners. But kids, watch out this machine! It has a pressure at 60 tons! Maaan that’s a lot.

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    Done.

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    I’ll place them on the screen like this.

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    The when they are cut out, fit’s perfect.
     
  14. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    Then I cut some more 3mm alu out, those will be used as angles and hold the hole thing together.

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    Drawn and ready for holes.

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    Like this :p

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    Bended and ready to use!

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    Here’s all the parts.

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    The last thing that’s left on those is some holes to hold the angels.

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    The screen from behind with the angels in place.

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    And the last thing in this update: the back plate. It’ll hold the all in place.

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    Damn, that’s nice. Next step is to connect the plate with the rest, and make the foot for the screen.
    Next update will hopefully be in the end of the week, if I get my glowwire!

    Cya guys :)
     
  15. Koradhil

    Koradhil What's a Dremel?

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    Looks good man :thumb:
     
  16. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    wow that is pro !!!! man you working very dam well on that screeen!!! I love it... OWOWO ;)

    damm this is soo cool I love every project in bit-tech :wallbash:
     
  17. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    Keep it dude! This is amazing work!!
     
  18. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    Well, I said I liked the dots, but:

    1) It's your mod so you are the one to make the decisions.

    2) Besides, it looks SO much better the way you have it now. The mesh pattern is very cool.

    All the lights you have done work well, but it's not overboard. I hate it when people think a poor design can be made better with more lights. Or worse, when they have a great design but then think it will be even beter the more lights they add. You did it JUST right (IMHO). The glow wire sounds good, too.

    And NOW, the monitor! I'm liking it!
     
  19. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    dacust @ bet we have the same kind of taste :) I can follow all what you're mention there.

    all @ Thank you very much :) You comments are always welcome.

    The monitor should be finished tomorrow! An awesome update will arrive there :p Also the computer it self are close to be finished, but more of that later.
     
  20. Guest-23315

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    Nice work on that screen!
     
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