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Scratch Build – In Progress ProtoHype - (paused)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by The_Gnu, 13 Aug 2009.

  1. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Thx cheap .Nice to hear you like the random circels, I do to and I'm actually thinking of changing it back. Regarding the foot, I updated post #1 with a new sketch of a foot idea I had laying around. Was it something like that you was thinking but placed further back?.

    this one I mean

     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Something like the (If I remember right,) HP blackbird was what I was thinking.
     
  3. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    aah okay, yeah that would be cool, and its a nice case. But I can see some similaritys with the front of my case also and a foot of that kind might make it look like some kind of rip of. But I think it would be one of the easiest foot solutions to my case since the whole chassi weight is supported from below and not on one side. I assume this thing might turn out quite heavy.
     
  4. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I absolutely love the design. I really envy you for having that brand new lathe lol, lucky you hahaha. The DVD drive is looking plain awesome, I can already tell that this will be a MOTM nomination quick smart, excellent work so far.
     
  5. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Thanks a lot, nice to hear you like the DVD drive. Yeah felt like christmas for a 5yo when I had that lathe delivered. Stay tuned this evening for some action pics of it in and the progress of the dvd drive.
     
  6. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    You defiantly have my attention!
     
  7. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    What a great start! This will be awesome!
     
  8. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    :thumb:


    Thx, I hope you'll like the rest as much as I like your Rouge.
     
  9. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Ok
    Time for an update of the DVD progress. This update is about the center ring that will hide the magnetic holder of the disk drive that is needed. It will also contain the Activity LED of the DVD drive. This is also the first real part created by the lathe. Since I yet have to by some aluminium material I had to use what whas laying around.

    In this case. It was an old heatsink
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    Finished product.
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    Milled two slots for the LEDs. These slots will not be visible and therefore I didn't put too much effort in the finish, as you can see. Also M3 holes are drilled and taped for mounting
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    The middle disk.
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    This is the acrylic LED ring to distribute the light. Some of the parts look rough but this part won't be vissible.
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    All parts in there orders. The "wires" are the two red LEDs that will fit in the acrylic ring.
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    Here you can see the LEDs mounted in the two slots with some hot glue. The wires are along the sides of the outer aluminium ring.
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    This is a piece of difuser plastic and black paper added to help even out the light from the LEDs and make the background colour black when the LEDs are turned of.
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    Finished LED ring
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    This is the magnetic ring that will be placed on the inside of the plexi window and backside of the LED ring.
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    more to come
     
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  10. Kumo

    Kumo New Member

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    Impressive work with the lathe. Nice idea and finish.
     
  11. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    really like how you turned that old heatsink into such a cool mod accessory!
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  12. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Yes, very nice work on the lathe, switch looks beautiful.
     
  13. Claas M

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    Subscibe.
    Looks fine.
     
  14. Top Nurse

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    I m so jealous that you scored the lathe and mill! Very nice metal cutting and the DVD looks like the 240Z: AWESOME
     
  15. The Twisted One

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    Hi , had i sign up to say that this look well impressive and will be watching closely . I'm impressed with the skills of some of you guys ( with likes of phinix & SNiiPE_DoGG to name a few ) .
     
  16. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    Subscribed'd! Those r some tools I want on my bench!
     
  17. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Excellent work on that DVD drive. Can't wait to see it finished.
     
  18. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Very nice :thumb:.
     
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  19. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Wow, thanks to all you guys for all the nice comments. These kind of responses is what makes me wanna keep on building.

    @The Twisted One, feels good to get your first post and inspire you to join the community. Welcome to bit-tech :thumb:
     
  20. disturbed13

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    and now its getting good :D
    i love the HDD covers
     

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