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Project:PipBoy 8000 PICS FIXED! 56K warn|big (?) update 06/28|*vfd help needed!!!!!*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by EdHunTer, 10 May 2004.

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What fangrill to use for the front fan?

  1. origi fan grill as seen on the first pics

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  2. a piece of the mesh in front on the vacuum tubes

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  1. Garbach

    Garbach What's a Dremel?

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    Prob a noobish question, but what is the difference between a VFD and a LCD?
     
  2. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    well there are several majod differences

    main thing is that lcds are completely invisble in the dark unless they have a good backlighting VFDs again are in them selves made up of very small lights if we can put it that way (if you look at the pics you can see that the sign is actually what is glowing not the background) so it's basically much more visible much fancier and has many many more options then an lcd. Also it draws images much faster making it possible to draw "movie sequences". altho it is more expensive it looks much better and is programmable in many more ways.

    basically that's it as for controlling interfaces there are also many options jut like in LCDs

    so if you need something that fits in with old and new technologies aswell (in the means of looks) go with a vfd module...

    if you want more details look @ here: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=44604 this faq details both lcds and vfds
     
  3. Garbach

    Garbach What's a Dremel?

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    Thnaks for the answer. Also the FAQ was most usefull. And indeed.. a VFD looks a lot cooler.. :D

    Good luck moddin' can't wait too see it finished!!
     
  4. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    well i PM-ed Cheese about the LCDC definition files but no luck he told me that it was locked now so you couldn't add new def files so ....

    ... SOMEONE PLEASE HELP MEEEE!!!!!!

    thanks :D
     
  5. Xenocide

    Xenocide What's a Dremel?

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    Just spent an hour looking through this, Amazing, good work :thumb:

    Keep it up mate, I'll be watching :D
     
  6. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    well my dremel decided it's okay to loosen up now. It was about time after soaking in screw loosener for more than a 100 hours...
    ...so i made the cut-out for the vfd which came out acceptable but a little rough on the edges.
    Unfortunately the bad weather thought i shouldn't do anything else today so that's where i had to stop but i'm makin progress at least.

    i'm still filing some edges and stuff pics will be up in a few hours...
     
  7. WaZzUp115

    WaZzUp115 What's a Dremel?

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    wow that VFD looks awesome!
    also the case is really great.. though it doesnt look that good without any proper coloring.. though im looking forward to more updates :rock:
     
  8. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    update time

    so here are the pics as promised

    [​IMG]

    okay so here you can see i installed the fvd module to the hidden plate under the removable front plate, and to prevent shorts and overtightening the screws of the vfd i put a thick layer of sponge-like foam under it

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    here's the foam i put under it it's the stuff used in graphics card and other packaging

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    here's the front plate installed vith the viewing hole for the vfd cut out
    i will put some kind of shaded plexi in front of it so don't complain about it not beeing 100% accurate, also a green colouring film will be there so it looks like the pipboy texts

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    this is the mesh that i'm going to put the vacuum tubes behind

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    it will look something like this

    and that concludes today's update

    don't complain about the colours as i said many times before the paintjob will be the last thing

    happy moddin all :dremel: :hip:
     
  9. Garbach

    Garbach What's a Dremel?

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    Keep em coming!! I hope you have more luck with your tubes than I had with mine, I couldn't get them to glow. So I'm goin with the ones I drilled holes in and put some leds in there for some bright light
     
  10. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    then they are probably dud if you have an old tube radio that lights up or someone who has'em but doesn't need'em anymore you could pull the tubes and use those otherwise yes you should go with the "led tubes" good luck with it...

    btw are you gonna start a project log? i'd be interested
     
  11. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    the weather is getting better so i was able to do some more moddin unfortunately i ran out of glass-fiber reinforced cutting disks so i have to continue with the "heavy-duty" ones which are a pain in the ass.
    They wear out too fast and have a much harder frip so they1re harder to control.
    All that's left is to cut out the slot for the dvd drive. I'm considering doing this with the heavy duty wheels but they are simply too much of a pain.
    Also i ran out of the sanding rings so i can't finish the vent hole...

    i'll sink of something pics will be @ nite
     
  12. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    ok another small update

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    finally cut out the hole under the vent cover
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    the hole that will be behind the mesh that will house the vacuum tubes
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    a test view of the mesh
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    here the mesh is installed & i put a tue behind it to see how it will look
    conclusion i definitely have to paint that mesh to a dark colour
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    a mockup of the front plate

    i actually have that cut out but since i don't have any more sanding rings the cutout of the fan looks terrible.

    If all goes well tomorrow afternoon i'll go buy some sanding rings have the paintshop mix some military paint for me and possibly even finish the front plate!
     
  13. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    just 2 more pix

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    starting to look like something eh ? :D
     
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  14. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    umm no comments ?

    this lack of comments makes me feel that my skillz suck or i'm doing the wrong kinda mod ...
     
  15. ErrOnReq

    ErrOnReq What's a Dremel?

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    A lot more people just watch than comment. I like what you have done so far. Just waiting to see how it will turn out. :)
     
  16. Gedron

    Gedron What's a Dremel?

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    I love these type mods... keep up the good work, and of course keep the pictures coming.
     
  17. R@Mo

    R@Mo What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, you should paint the mesh a darker colour, but not black. Maybe a gray or a rusted brown/green.

    Can't wait to see how this turns out! :rock:
     
  18. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    Well...

    ... you remember i had an unlucky streak few weeks back and it seems to be returning...

    Just held a party yesterday and the pc i played the music from (my main rig) just refuses to boot since then. No we didn't spill anything in it or stuff like that it just keeps bitching about dram timings (tried it with 2 diff rams). If you have any ideas how i might be able to bring it back to life i'd be grateful. (RMA not possible since i've replaced the NB heatsink with a zalman and the retention clips for the original broke)

    If i can't fix this the project gets another big delay...

    I was about to buy the paint tomorrow but if i can't do anything with this POS then i'm screwed.

    OK i don't knw how to make a poll here so i'm just gonna ask what you think:
    should i put the original fan grill on the front plate (as seen in the pics) or should i put some mesh there like the ones that will be in front of the tubes ?

    :sigh: keep on moddin fellas
     
  19. EdHunTer

    EdHunTer What's a Dremel?

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    0:41 AM Friday morning...


    ...MUHHHHAHAAAHAHAHAHAAAAAA IT'S ALLIIIIIIIIVEE!!!

    well thank's to the "blatantly obvious fault that you will probably never look for only when you realize that you've acted like a complete idiot because of the panic that took hold of you when you realized your expensive mobo might be dead" i feel like a complete moron. yup you guessed it (or no?) i've managed the get my sys up and running and the "blatantly obvious fault..." you ask? well of course it was an IRQ thing...

    laugh all you want...

    i really feel like an utter and complete idiot... but at least my rig is ok :D

    well painting should be done next week

    (friggin holidays... no time for moddin)
     
  20. jaguarking11

    jaguarking11 Peterbilt-strong

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    Dude ur doing some gr8 work here. Dont let ppl not posting discurage you. I have the same problem with my project and all I do is wonder if I should continue or not to post. Well I say f**K it, continue the posting.


    Good luck.
     

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