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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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    thank you,
    HDD covers? You mean the ones in the first sketches?
     
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  2. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Since im of for a week of vacation in tunisia I won't be able to post for a while. But I thought I will atleast give you a mini-update. This is the internal LEDs that is supposed to light up the interior of the drive. The LEDs are 10mm 800 000 mcd white leads and puts out quite a lot of light. Not the optimal lightsource since I will use a red window that block a lot of the light. Bt these where the ones laying around at the moment. I might change them later if I feel the need.

    I trimmed them down in the mill to be able to fit them on the inside.

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    This is the wiring taking power from the backside of the sata-power connector. Not vissible from the front.
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    Let there be light
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    Not much of an update but atleast its something.
    see ya in a week.
     
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  3. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    looking great man! have fun on vacation :D
     
  4. disturbed13

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    holy flying cow batman!
    those are massive
    i want to see the covers on them with the LEDs working :D
     
  5. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Hello

    Thanks for the nice comments sixfootsideburns and disturbed13.
    I'm back from vacation and its about time to finish this DVD drive so I can continue with the rest of the case.

    Here is the LED ring again if you forgotten about it.
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    It is mounted to the outside of the drive window with the magnetic disc holder on the inside. All the taped holes are lined up and screwed together in place using three hex screws.
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    The wire for the LED ring is feed along a cut channel in the plastic on the internal case (red circle) and feed through to the other side of the case where it is soldered to the original LED connections.
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    The whole case is assembled and the dvd drive is finaly done.
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    Yay it works...
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    Doing a testspinn with a disk.. and it works fine.
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    As you can see the red plexi blocks out some of the light from the White led's, but that was expected. These photos where taken in bright daylight with sun shining in to the room. Therefore it was hard to get a fair picture of the light. The LED ring light is much more evenly lit in reality. Next time I'm at the workshop I will try to get a couple of nightshots to show the lighting better..

    There you have it, the result of way to much time spent on a DVD drive. But anyway I'm satisfied with the result and I hope you like it.

    Time for the rest of the case..
     
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  6. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Damn, that looks amazing!
     
  7. Reverse

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    The.Best.Looking.DVD.Drive.ON.Earth.com
     
  8. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Thanks..


    Haha gonna have to take a look at that site ;) Thanks
     
  9. sixfootsideburns

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    hawwwwttttt :hehe:
     
  10. Dragonphreak

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    Impressive. With this level of detail, I can't wait to see the rest of it finished.
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That is the best CD drive I have EVER seen. I would love something like that as an external drive. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it roughly cost to get the drive like that?
     
  12. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    :thumb:


    thanks, then I hope you will like the HD window aswell :naughty:

    About the cost.. its hard to tell, but counting only the material added, and not the drive itself, 30-50$. I don't even wanna think about the cost in workinghours.
     
  13. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Do you think you would ever make drives like this to sell? AS external drives? If so I would be very interested.
     
  14. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    It's Realy Nice to hear you would like one but because of the time and effort it took to make, I don't have any plans on building more. I don't think the overall proffit would be that great since it was kind of a complex build. But you never know what the future holds. But you'll be the first to know for sure :thumb:.
     
  15. Richh999

    Richh999 Small Time Modder

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    Woooooooooow, well erm, I think amazing would be an understatement.. I'm in love with it... Please can you make some to sell!! That is true craftmanship and originality as I've never seen one like it.. I cannot wait to see the rest of your work if this is just a taster...
     
  16. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Thanks, comments like that one that keep me going. I really appreciate it. About the selling...we'll se when the case is finished, but don't be too enthustiatic about it. I still got three other projects in line of fabrication. One of them will appear in the modding thread soon along with this one.
     
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  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Ah ok, well if you ever decide to sell them I would be very very interested :D.
     
  18. Ficky Pucker

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    what paint did you use for the DVD ? (did you use primer ?)
     
  19. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Reps and stars for that downright SEXY drive :D
     
  20. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    MOTM material.
     

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