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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Simodd - 6 September

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Fifas, 6 Sep 2012.

  1. jay2

    jay2 Indonesian Modder

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    Awesome.. are you planning to put your PC under your seat?
    Aaaaand, a blue coolant will be great..

    never say sorry for your english dude.. :)
     
  2. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Lol :D Thanks :)

    Yes, the Hardware will go under the seat. Today I'll take some pics
     
  3. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    After a really busy weekend, did some more work on the base


    Starting by disassembling the PSU. Because I didn't have much space inside the case, I've decided to remove the connector from the PSU and solder the "new" connector directly inside
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    Connector out
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    Soldering...
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    Don't forget the heatshrink tubing
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    And last, installed the "quick swap" connector (I will explain this :D)
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    And assembled everything back
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    Finnaly, I received new MDF for the base!
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    Started cutting
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    And started assembling the pieces that will fix the base in the outside case
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    fixing the PSU
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    And this is for the rad
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    Next, started painting, and while the paint didn't dry, started working in the CPU's Block LEDs
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    Some sleeving :thumb:
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    And here, almost painted!
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    The screws for the seat rails
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    Next, did a little clean to my graphics card
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    And started assembling the hardware in the "inside box" (Random photos :p)
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    After the paint dried, I've started assembling the hardware in the "outside box". Starting with the rad
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    Rad Placed...
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    Here the extension's connectors
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    And last, started assembling the watercooling....Need some more tubing and curves, but for now this will work :blush:
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    And that's it for today..More news tomorrow :thumb:

    Edit: Just found out that got a mod of the month nomination.. wasn't expecting that. Don't know what to say...Thank you very much guys! :thumb:
     
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  4. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Nice fun project Fifas & it fits in nicely with your setup. :rock::dremel:

    I think I wouldn't be able to resist doing similar if I bought a wheel & pedals. :D
    Stars & rep
     
  5. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Thank you Waynio! :)
     
  6. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    One more time, thanks all of you for the MOTM nomination. It really means a lot to me.

    And here's a very small update!

    The front/top structure is almost ready. Missing the cover from the Monitor :D
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    Received this today...
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    Turn it on for testing and.....GEEEZ, that's a lot of light! :D I never though this will had so many light. I need to control it in some way... :dremel:
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    So I start building this! This is connected to an Arduino, and will control the FANs and LEDs. It is still a prototype, so it's kinda ugly. After testing I'll make a nice PCB :thumb:
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    Next filled the watercooling and started searching for leaks...
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    And some random shots.

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    Back to work now :D
     
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  7. Guest-23315

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    Such an awesome mod, love it and genuinely want one.
     
  8. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Thanks Mankz! :thumb:

    Because I'm really busy, here's a very very small update :D

    (...or maybe just a photo :D)

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    Almost ready! :thumb:

    Going to start designing the new "extras"... (Handbrake, RPM and Shift Lights, and a button box) :dremel:
     
  9. spigs_rex

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    wow i am so impressed by that! Its original and looks amazing
    looking forward to seeing the watercooling finished!
     
  10. Waynio

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    Sounds like very nice additions. :dremel:
     
  11. Editor22

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    I dont really play racing games but damn.. I really want to looking at this!!
     
  12. Fifas

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    Thanks guys!

    Really love your feedback :thumb:


    And here's another small update!

    Assembled the case
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    LEDs ON
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    And testing one of the FANs connected to the controller
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    Placed the plexi. Still not fixed
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    More updates later :thumb:
     
  13. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Some more pics :D

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    FAN
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    Case assembled :thumb:
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    Assembled the FANs in the grill too
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    And more pics
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    LEDs at Full Power...
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    Thanks! :thumb:
     
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  14. Editor22

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    Epic.. really cool job man
     
  15. Waynio

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    Really awesome job on this Fifas, congrats mate. :hip::clap::rock::dremel:
     
  16. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Thanks guys :)
     
  17. Fifas

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    So, first let me say I'm sorry because I don't have any new photos or updates, but I want to tell you some stuff about what I'm working

    The "mod project" itself it's practically done. Now I just need to finish the little "extras" I've already talk about...I will make a Handbrake (Rally/Drift style, next to the Gearbox), a Gear and RPM light, and a Button Box, for extra buttons.

    Maybe later a better hardware, but not for now.

    Another thing that people ask me about it's the monitor stand. I have a new project for a better monitor stand, with VESA mounting. That way, I can have different monitors. And this will allow me to have triple monitors too. But I will not build that for now. Need to find a job first :blush:

    Meanwhile, I've been working on another "toy". A homemade CNC, and will use it to make some small stuff for this project :D

    And one more time, Thank you all for your feedback! :thumb:
     
  18. Fifas

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    Hey Guys!

    Sorry for the lack of updates, but finnaly found a temporary job, and had no time for the project :blush:

    Meanwhile, had a problem with the FAN Controller. The problem is that my Cooler Master Fans don't like the PWM control at all, and they make a really loud buzz.

    So, after a little messing with PWM frequencies in the Arduino, ended with this:



    Still not perfect, so I need to change it to work without PWM, and still need to make the program to controll it without need to type the values all the time :thumb:
     
  19. that_du^de

    that_du^de give your head a wobble

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    wow! very nice indeed. can i have a shot of the keys when its done????
     
  20. Fifas

    Fifas New Member

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    Thanks! :)


    Sorry but I didn't understand what 'keys' :blush:
     

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