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Project Red HL2 [UPDATED DEC 24 - 100% COMPLETE]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MrWillyWonka, 5 Aug 2005.

  1. CaPs_On

    CaPs_On What's a Dremel?

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    Looks awsome m8. Great work so far. you actually given me some good ideas.
     
  2. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Becasue the slot DVD-ROM tray would be too far forward for the plexi to sit comfortably over it, I had to modify the holding plates slightly, so that it goes further back when you slide the drive in (All drives in the CM Stacker are able to be pulled in and out of the case).
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    From this

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    To this, not entirely neat but this will cannot be seen in the case anyway, and it does the job!

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    Now the plexi sits comfortably over the front panel

    Now, the exciting part - the mechanical draw!

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    The motor ripped from the old cd-drive and cut up nicely around the edges.

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    Wired it up to DPDT switch, thanks to OmegaX, nleahcim and ARM for helping me out on this!

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    Came across this little critter whilst soldering, don't know what it is, but it's got a hard shell on it, and its not a spider, it has only 6 legs

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    The motor boxed up nicely

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    And stuck to this. This won't be seen, it is in a spare space next to the memory card reader and in front of the on/off switch for the computer
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    The tray in the making
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    The mess of cutting!

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    Unfortunatly, I put sellotape onto the plastic to stop the scrathes as the original cover came off. Bad idea, the sticky part of the cheap sellotape seem to have stuck onto the plexi
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    Nothing a good old soapy wash won't take off!

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    Better! And the rails stuck to the tray
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    A little bit of plexi to allow the drive to move smoothly

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    And here it is (minus the bezel), ignore the red tape!

    The tray is far from complete, I'm gonna add some lube to quieten it down and polish the plexi. Here is a movie of the tray in action! Clicky - using a friend's server here.
     
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  3. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    good work so far on this one. i like the idea with the drawer. have to try this also. have a dozen of old drives around so a lot to mess up :D . keep up the good work
     
  4. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Looks sweet so far, but i think i'll do mine so i can eject her with explorer
     
  5. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Nice! If you are an electronics person then that could be done, would be cool too! Be sure to post that in this thread!

    If I get my slot loading DVD-RW tomorrow and get the 400g sandpaper I may be able to finish the front panel with the finished edges, by tomorrow evening!
     
  6. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    PSOne screen implemented!

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    Bit of threading to help the scews go in straight

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    And some sanding with 400g then 150g sandpaper, then some polish, the plastic edges for the PSOne screen comes out nice and shiney, not sure if you can see the shineyness with this camera :(
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    Using some heavy dute double sided tape

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    And looks like a TV!

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    Cutting the tape for the mounting brackets with a 35 year old knife - jeez, its older than me!

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    Brackets in

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    And screen mounted! The masking tape is just to hold the protector for the screen for now

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    Wired up to a hole at the back (already there, a perfect fit!)

    Now, I assume this would be safe to do:
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    Wiring the PSOne screen to the 12v and the mechanical draw to the 5v, on the same molex?
     
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  7. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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  8. tm36usa

    tm36usa What's a Dremel?

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    yeah having them on the same molex is fine, just dont forget the the psone screen takes 7.5 volts through a voltage regulator and wont like getting the full 12 volts. Im sure you allready knew this, but i just want to be sure
     
  9. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    I've got the PSOne car adaptor sorted! It's hidden at the bottom of the case!

    Does anyone know if they get hot? Cos it's gonna be right under the HDD cage.

    EDIT: Decided there were too many pics, so put the less important ones into a link.
     
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  10. G4m3R_X3r0

    G4m3R_X3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    Looks good so far, I like your casewraps, i like number 2 personaly.
     
  11. Marquee

    Marquee Mac Pro Modder

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    well I am a noob when it comes to wireing but isn't the yellow the 5v and red 12v?? your pic shows otherwise.
     
  12. mobius9

    mobius9 Minimodder

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    nope marquee its the other way around. you're probably thinking of the fan headers on the motherboard, but thats not exactly it either.
     
  13. X_VADER_X

    X_VADER_X What's a Dremel?

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    I am gonna like this mod!!! :D
     
  14. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    So I get my new slot loading dual layer DVD-RW yesterday, and its real nice! Works beautifully too!
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    I got the memory card reader today. So hopefully I should be able to finish the front of the case by tomoorw. :)

    Now..
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    This is the HSF I ordered a while ago on reccomondation of this article I really like this HSF, however it is BLOO. The rest of my case is red and black with some silver. I think blue will just look out of place. This heatsink seems to be really good (paid nearly £30 for it) but do you think it should go and I should get a different one?

    If I do sell it, it'll be for about £30 inc as its never been used and is only a few weeks old!
     
  15. MikeK

    MikeK What's a Dremel?

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    Impressive, that looks really great!
     
  16. MrMan

    MrMan What's a Dremel?

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    looks kool mate! i wasnt keen on the idea at firdt tbh! but now that its al coming together it looks great!... what and how are you making the graphics!
     
  17. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    You mean the case skin? Some photoshopping with precise measurements, then this will be sent off to polygfx in America to be printed. However their site has been down for about 6 weeks, the guy keeps saying it will be up soon, but it ain't. So I've emailed again yesterday.

    I can't really mount the fans until the case skin is put on, likewise I cannot cut the side panel until I get the case skin. :(

    What do you think about the HSF, get rid of it?

    EDIT:

    On second thoughts, I wonder if it would be possible for me to get rid of the blue plastic - vinyl dye? And replace the blue LEDs with red ones?
     
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  18. GuardianStorm

    GuardianStorm Minimodder

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    that would be feasable :)
     
  19. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Keep the HS and put a different fan on it :)

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  20. Jokkocze

    Jokkocze What's a Dremel?

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    as A88 said, Put a different fan on the HS
     

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