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Project:Rise Lord Vader (FKA RLV) Update 12/7/06

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by best49erfan, 2 Sep 2006.

  1. best49erfan

    best49erfan New Member

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    No
    Wrong again.

    Another clue
    1. The case was made in 1980
    2. It is black


    More work has been done....
    Just some minor work. The ethernet extension has been completed and some minor cable management.

    Ethernet extension:
    This was done with a premade 3ft leviton patch cable, a single port leviton quickport wallplate, and a leviton Cat5e quickport jack. First thing to do was

    to cut down the wall plate and mount it inside the case. After that, the hole was cutout.

    Wallplate installed
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    Next was to cut the cable to length and terminate it using a 110 punchdown tool.

    Terminated in jack
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    Then the Jack was inserted into the wallplate

    Jack installed
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    That is pretty much it for the ethernet extension.

    Cable Management:

    I did some more cutting to allow cables to go under the mobo adapters. this freed up some more room on one side to allow the VGA cable to pass under the

    mobo also. this makes the cables look much nicer also.

    Here is where the ethernet was run under the adapter
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    And here is the firewire and USB cables running under the adapter
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    Here are said connectors hooked up to the motherboard.

    Ethernet
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    Firewire
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    USB
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    Well this is all I can do until more parts arrive!
     
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  2. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Well, at least it's not originally a computer case, otherwise you wouldn't have had to cut out small bits out of the bottom... I guess.
     
  3. Bentos

    Bentos New Member

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    gonna have to say some sort of console, so like an atari or something.

    was orig thinking a mastersystem, but that wasnt out til 1985/6.

    so yes, ye olde console perhaps ?
     
  4. gebrek

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    Seems to me that the last atari I took apart didn't have anything that would have needed to be cut out...
    Anyway, I saw someone do that mod to an Atari 800 (one of the computers) and that was a tight fit. Let alone one of the consoles.

    [edit] I did some quick checking and found the Mattel Intellivision which was released in 1980. It looks to be a little more grey than black though...
     
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  5. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Colecovision?
     
  6. best49erfan

    best49erfan New Member

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    Still wrong 3rd clue

    Another clue
    1. The case was made in 1980
    2. It is black
    3. it is about 15" tall
     
  7. Lazarus Dark

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    Its like a treasure hunt in the project logs!
    actually its kinda entertaining.
    I need to get a life...

    anyways my turn, uhhhh.....
    is it a monkey?
     
  8. DRxAndy

    DRxAndy New Member

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    sneaky sneaky
    interesting to see how this pans out eheh
    oh i cant wait to find out what the case is
     
  9. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    Right as I read the monkey part the guys on the radio for an early messs around show yelled BS. I thought it was funny.
     
  10. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    :idea:
    Is it home entertainment, storage or computer related?
    It looks like a tray.
    Damn i sooo hate you now !:nono: :grr:i know what it is but i cant rember what its called.:wallbash:
     
  11. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Playstation 2!!! :D
     
  12. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    How about a vectrex? Age would be about right, height is close, it's black. My $0.02 worth. I had several they were cool vector graphics game consoles, but really had a tendency to overheat if they got dusty.
    John
     
  13. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    ROFL way too young.
    something from 1980.
     
  14. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Yeah well, who know's how long Sony's been keeping it a secret from us, trying to perfect the system? :p
     
  15. best49erfan

    best49erfan New Member

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    It IS storage related.

    Thanks Doc!

    Never heard of a vectrex......so no

    New Clue!

    1. The case was made in 1980
    2. It is black
    3. it is about 15" tall
    4. Storage related
     
  16. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    I dunno why im bothering because i was born just before 79 turned 80 but it looks soooo familure.
     
  17. Abom

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    I think its a toy carrier, either the star wars darth vader one for action figures or something close to it.

    Was there a prize? :D

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. best49erfan

    best49erfan New Member

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    thats it....

    no prize, just thought it would be fun.

    future project????
    [​IMG]
     
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  19. best49erfan

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    small update!

    Fan work has been completed.

    The top fan blows out of the case. This should work best since heat rises. The bottom fan sucks the air in. To minimize dust getting in the case, cut some

    some screen door screen and covered up the intakes of the fans with them.

    Top Fan inside
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    Top Fan outside
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    Bottom Fan Inside
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    Bottom Fan Outside
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    I also got some help soldering the switches. I melted one and my friend Dwayne showed me the right way to do them.

    Switches soldered
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    I found this at Wal-Mart today. I plan to use it for audio!

    Vader toy
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    Here is a video of it in action. It says a bunch of phrases.
    Vader!
    The audio sounds better than that. I used my digicam to do the video.

    One disaster so far. I wasted $30. I ordered a VGA extension cable, but it was too short. I will order another soon.
     
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  20. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    Awesome!

    I had that exact same thing when I was 8, but mine was a piggy bank that when you put in a coin it completed a circuit and made him move and say stuff. It was awesome.
     

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