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Scratch Build – In Progress Project - OBSIDIA-Shiro - UPDATE:Project Completed, finished the laser cut madness

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by KryptiK, 10 Aug 2012.

  1. KryptiK

    KryptiK New Member

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    Hehehe thanks guys :blush:

    Part of the design was inspired by the Audi R8, so i guess that's where the sporty and part comes from. I love its subtle aggressive look.

    I'll give it a try.

    :lol: the solvent looks very dericious and tempting if you want to quench your thirst
     
  2. KryptiK

    KryptiK New Member

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    Update!
    Don't have much time to work on the project today. Studying for exam tomorrow morning :(
    Will have a bunch of updates on Monday. Some really neat things are going to be done, so stay tuned.

    Attached and bonded the inner cover for the PSU. It was difficult to install those long struts that hold the rectangular panels together as the most of the leg assembly had to be disassembled.

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    The back legs are raised by a few scrap acrylic pieces, will add the HDD bay in soon.

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    Still need to glue two more panels to the inner cover. They're on angles so the edges of the panels need to be filed to a point in order for it to fit snugly.

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    Sneaky peaky at the hard drive caddy (which still hasn't been glued together)

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  3. jeckulz

    jeckulz New Member

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    You have my attention sir :)
     
  4. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Seriously cool! subbed :D
     
  5. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Agreed, this is looking really good
     
  6. rwb97

    rwb97 Addicted to modding

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    WOW man, u got some incredible designs there, and then actually being able to make them real is astonishing!:thumb::rock::jawdrop: (true laser cutter helps but still)

    sub'd + rep, cant wait to see more
     
  7. mindfulone

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    kind of reminds me of good 'ole Robotech, definitely sub'd :thumb:
     
  8. KryptiK

    KryptiK New Member

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    Update!

    Back for some more modding :rock:

    Firstly I bought some 10mm diameter alu rods and 20mm tube extrusions.
    Got a pretty good discount by Ullrich Aluminum :D

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    Only problem rods weren't 10mm diameter, were 12mm :(
    not a big deal, going back to sort it out
     
  9. KryptiK

    KryptiK New Member

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    So I called the fabrication guys at Ullrich when I got there they already had the correct diameter rods cut. :D

    Fitting the rods to the connecting brackets that are glued to the front legs. This greatly increased the strength of the front fan mount area.

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    Also caused some bowing of the red truss frames. Need to sort that out.

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    Tired inserting the rods into the HDD cage support, it was an extremely tight fit. Only managed to get to half way through (possibly because I glued two 6mm sheets to make each part, they weren't aligned perfectly - to the 0.01mm)
    The accuracy of the laser cutter is 0.001mm, I'm not sure about the tolerance of the extruded rod.
    Going to sand those holes so it fits snugly.

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    Meanwhile, the 20mm tubes also were a very tight fit. Had to do some light sanding.

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    Only inserted a few fins but you get the jist of it if you saw the CAD drawing.
    Reason why the columns aren't touching the ground is it's going to be supported.

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    They are going to be polished so have that picture in your mind.


    Said I was going to do some bending and bending I did. :thumb:
    Was heating it with a heat gun, problem was that it didn't turn out picture perfect. :(

    There is obviously some distortion like the part had shrunk during the heating/cooling.

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    This is how perfectly the unbent part sits on the leg.

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    Damn. :waah:
    I can't rely on skills with electric hand tools :lol:

    :idea:
    I'll redesign these parts so it doesn't require any bending (probably just gluing)
     
  10. Redd13

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    very nice design mate... great to see the solidworks model...
     
  11. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    get our SupaRods now! if You call us in 20 minutes You'll get 2 mm plus for every product :D
     
  12. PabloFunky

    PabloFunky New Member

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    I think that thats not unusual.

    You would usually buy with a +2mm tolerance to allow for machining. (metal ON condition)

    This project is really nice, although im not a big plastic fan.

    Will look ace with them rods polished up.
     
  13. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    agree'd.. oh and he updates on regular basis ...(rolls eyes) :eyebrow:
     
  14. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Innovative design. I like the industrial/layered look. Keep up the good work!
     
  15. KryptiK

    KryptiK New Member

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    Oh found out that the actually completion date is 27th of August...

    Was freaking out that I had to finish in a few days :eeek:
    but now I can pace my self, so will put an update soon on the redesigned bends :)
     
  16. alonso_bistro

    alonso_bistro I'm just looking

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    impressive! keep up the good work.
     
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    I'm in love with the use of the three colors :) Great design, looks like you know what you are doing :)
     
  18. alfredshuryan

    alfredshuryan New Member

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    AMAZING! I would buy this case in a heartbeat if manufactured. Awesome Craftsmanship and attention to detail is fantastic! I love this case man. Hope it gets picked up for the masses.
    ^5
     
  19. KryptiK

    KryptiK New Member

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    @Redd13
    Vetalar
    PabloFunky
    Blarte
    craigbru
    alonso_bistro
    dngerdave
    alfredshuryan

    Thanks guys :D

    Small update.

    Laser cut some more stuff. Red accents on the rear legs.
    hehehe corvette

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    Also chamfered some the missing panels for the inner cover

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    It was getting dark... could get any more done for today
     
  20. daletur328

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    Lookin good,Love the seamless accents, sub'd.
     

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