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-= R.Y.C. : Recycle Your Computer =-

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by BeWize, 24 Feb 2005.

  1. BeWize

    BeWize New Member

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    Hi! My name is BeWize, I'm from Moscow, Russia (a small country on a map where we usually drink Vodka with white bears :D ).

    First of all I wanted to show respect to all bit-tech community - you've gathered "the best of the best".

    I'll show you the work-log of my latest project - RYC: Recycle Your Computer.

    This is what it looks like.

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    And here is the 1/4 part of work-log. I'll post the other parts one in 2-3 days.

    -= R.Y.C. : Recycle Your Computer =-

    Intro


    It's dead certain than everyone of you at least once in lifetime said someting like "It's time to put this rig in garbage can". Such burst of anger could be caused by some kind of hang-up or maybe your archaic hardware is too slow for up-to-day software. After this you realy want to recycle your computer.

    It's a pity that we have garbage containers for glass, paper, organic but not for computers. So the only way to solve the problem is by your own strength: reinstall Windows and/or make an upgrade.

    ProModz studio which always aims at innovations and interesting tendencies decided to help those emotional users and created Recycle Your Computer project.

    P.S. Special thanks to Y@m@k@si for such brilliant idea and for help with hardware.


    Stage1. Idea, Sketches, Stuff



    For sure Moscow citizens and metropolis guests visited one of IKEA stores and probably came across grid trash bin.



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    The idea of the project is to pack all the hardware inside of this trash bin. Available space inside is to put it mildly "limited", so the only possible way to place all the hardware is to put it in several "levels". But even then not any mobo will fit inside because diameter of the level that is assigned for it is about 23cm (9"). To be specific the only type of mobo we could use is mini-ITX. We didn't want to use VIA Epia because of lack of perfomance and expansibility. So we choose Insight P4-ITX mobo.

    It combines small size and good expansibility. We could use fast P4 CPU (up to 3.06 GHz) and a PCI slot, where Radeon 9200 was planned to be installed, because integrated video interface was not convinient to us.

    Once we dealed with stumbling block which was the mobo it was the right time to work out all the levels. We wanted to build it up so that it would be as easy as possible to manage with hardware at any time.



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    You can see that we have 4 levels here that are joined by tacks 8mm (1/3") thick.



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    The first level - the botom one. It is at the left of the sketch. It's as simple as brick - 4 holes for tacks and PSU.

    The second level - mobo and video. Above and below there is some extra space for PSU wires that will go to the upper levels. On the left and right there are grooves for vertical red neon lights. Also there are 4 holes for tacks.



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    On the third level you can see 8 holes instead of 4. This is the place where 4 bottom levels tacks end and begin other 4 for top levels. Again some extra space below for wires. on this level we have a bookshelf for 5.25" and 3.5" devices that is detailed in the right bottom corner of the sketch.



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    On the top plexi "pancake" we placed the VFD that is covered with red plexi so the color of characters on the display is red-orange instead of light-green. On the right of the display you can see holes for 2 LEDs and RESET button, on the left - POWER button.



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    Next stage is first trial assemble of the stuff inside the trash bin...
     
  2. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    Wow. That's extrmely cool. Nice Job! :thumb:
     
  3. Herbicide

    Herbicide Lurktacular

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    Come on! More!

    - H.

    PS: Welcome to Bit-Tech!
     
  4. Anthony

    Anthony New Member

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    I wouldnt throw any garbage on that garbage :D :D
    Looking good!
     
  5. Murdoc

    Murdoc Gas Mask..ZOMG

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    Very very nice, two thumbs fresh!
    :thumb: :thumb:

    'doc
     
  6. Isuo

    Isuo New Member

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    Really original man. Good work!
     
  7. Hackjedi

    Hackjedi New Member

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    I have such a bin next to me, but to turn it into such a beauty :jawdrop:

    You have made me think about it :thumb:

    keep on the good work,

    greez,

    hackjedi
     
  8. T-MINUS 10

    T-MINUS 10 Banned

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    wow! tht is awesome, i have the same bin but in black. :naughty:
     
  9. Hackjedi

    Hackjedi New Member

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    do you have more pics from other dimensions?
    e.g. the back?
     
  10. deadly-app

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    thats an amazing job. Cant wait for the rest of the worklog.
     
  11. BeWize

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    Sure I have :D
    But not so fast :D

    To say the truth the back of RYC is the thing i like the less is this project. I'll post it a bit later :D
     
  12. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    That looks awesome! Very well done :thumb:
     
  13. btk100

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    Very original and awesome work. :thumb:
     
  14. uwannabigmak

    uwannabigmak New Member

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    WOW! :jawdrop:
    great job. personally, i would have gone with green to go with the recycling theme, but it looks great anyway.
     
  15. BeWize

    BeWize New Member

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    Firstly I also thought of green, but I like RED+CHROME a LOT :D
    Anyway it looks vwry nice with red I think :)
     
  16. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    teh awesum!!11

    Are you modding a keyboard/mouse/monitor in the same style?
     
  17. BeWize

    BeWize New Member

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    No, the project is finished and I already don't posses it :D But I didn't want to mod the perepherial devices anyway, maybe because I think that modding of these devices would brake the overall minimalistic style of the project.
     
  18. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    great job with the bin. love comps in unusual "cases". sorry to say but this is a finished mod so not a project log. think it has to be moved. sorry to say that. anyway keep it coming :dremel:
     
  19. BeWize

    BeWize New Member

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    Quote from rules

     
  20. Bak Modder

    Bak Modder New Member

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    That's one hell of a casemod. Looks extremely gorgeous :thumb: :thumb:
    I can't get my eyes of my own bin now, think I mod it one time :hip:
    MOD ON, and show me thge rest of the proces.
     

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