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Case Mod - In Progress Project: SteamTurbine PC

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Gur_man, 21 Oct 2010.

  1. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

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    WOOOOOOW!!! You´re a genious!! Great design and fine craftmanship... This is one of a few steampunk projects that I accutally find really interesting. Most of the steam mods out there are just gearwheels clymsy glued onto a painted chassis. This one rocks!!! Looove the dial!
     
  2. Sarakon

    Sarakon The German

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    Very very nice :D The attention to detail is Awesome!!
     
  3. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Very cool idea with the resin :thumb:


    Keep it up
     
  4. GLA-58

    GLA-58 What's a Dremel?

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    :clap: this dial thangamaging is absolute friggin' awesome :clap:
     
  5. Gur_man

    Gur_man What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks to everybody for your warm comments! It even gives me more inspiration to carry on with my project! :)
     
  6. Gur_man

    Gur_man What's a Dremel?

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    Now I want to show a little bit the work with a front panel.
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    The button Start will be situated in the centre of the decorative lattice.
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    As you know that chrome is not acceptable in steampunk I decided to clean it off.
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    After cleaning I covered it with 6 layers of vanish and cut out the frame of lattice.
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    Then I made the main part of the front panel.
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    Then I did sanding, drilling, sawing, and connected everything together.
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    The work with a front panel is to be continued...
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    Here is one of the main part of this mod - THE TURBINE!
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    As the blue backlight and low fan speed didn't satisfied me I desided to replace the blades onto different fan and make new backlight.
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    The replacement turned out well and everything works!
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    The backlight;
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    That's how the TURBINE looks like with a blowhole.
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    Hopefully to see you soon! :dremel:
     
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  7. AK71

    AK71 What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice so far! I love steampunk and this is showing a lot of original ideas. I also can't remember how long ago I saw a motherboard like in the early pictures, slot mount CPU and ISA slots!!
     
  8. NoobNeb

    NoobNeb Enthusiastic Lurker

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    This a super duper fantastic amazing mind-blowing mod :jawdrop:
     
  9. Throbbi

    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    Holy **** that looks awesome! :jawdrop:
     
  10. quizz_kid

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    It looks really good... The turbine and button panel looks perfect. I don´t know what I think about those organic plates(copperplates?) but that´s just my taste. Keep on punkin'!
     
  11. Xye

    Xye What's a Dremel?

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    I'm intrigued by the indicator does the needle actually move when the HDD is active?
     
  12. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    hdd led pinout on MB send aprox. 3-3.5v (AFAIK) when hdd active so replacing led with simple analog voltmeter (5-10v max) are easiest way adding some "tech" style :) and getting "old" (from 60's) voltmeter is direct way to steampunk or retrofuturistic mod ;)
     
  13. Korvus

    Korvus May contain traces of sanity.

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    I'm liking this. Very steampunk. Nice alternative to the "crisp clean" look too. :D Keep it up!
     
  14. Knighthammer

    Knighthammer What's a Dremel?

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    Subb'n to this build for sure! Keep up the outstanding work.
     
  15. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    LOVE STEAMPUNK.
    I want this case! Love it!
     
  16. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    This just looks so good.
     
  17. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Soooo tasty :D:rock:.
     
  18. PR1ME

    PR1ME More ideas than talent or money.

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    AWESOME stuff in here. Sub'd for sure!
     
  19. MrBean

    MrBean Minimodder

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    Beautiful work, old-style modding just can't be beaten.

    Creativity at it's best.

    Kiitos hyvin paljon, you're an inspiration.

    I see your case is from Valkeakoski- do you live there? But, anyway, coming from an Industrial background, more specifically a 6x 630MW Power Station, I am really enjoying this :)
     
  20. Gur_man

    Gur_man What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you to everybody for the uplifting comments!
    MrBean, I don't live in Finland. I simply found the case in the garage and the print of Valkeakoski was on the frontpanel.

    Xye, yes, the needle will move then the HDD is active.
     

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