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Scratch Build – In Progress Raspberry Pi Competition - The 'Golden' Wet Pi. *Finished with final Pictures*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Phame, 19 Feb 2013.

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Coolant colour?

  1. Blue

    10.9%
  2. Green

    6.9%
  3. Yellow

    5.0%
  4. Pink (Raspberry Colour)

    60.4%
  5. Red

    16.8%
  6. Purple

    6.9%
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  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: "roughing" with a 2mm bit. -Oh, man!
     
  2. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Ha! I totally couldn't help myself...

    Nice thinking! I bet it will look fantastic.
     
  3. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! :D Thats what I was going for..

    It has a Rad ie a Pi sized waterblock on the back of it! Should take away all that heat! :thumb:
    The pump is on page 1 next to a penny!

    This man knows, what a boss..! :D

    I know man, the 1mm was worse.. The flute length is only 3mm.. :D

    Thankyou matey! I hope it will too! Im eager to get the block plated as I wanna see how the gold takes to it..
     
  4. Asouter

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    I've been waiting for this one to start, the shear lunacy of it ........sir you are a genius :lol:
     
  5. biojellywobbles

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    You are the best kind of nutter, great project. Temperature will certainly not be a bottleneck for you :thumb:
     
  6. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    UPDATE 2 - 15/03/13

    Hello guys been to long since an update, I have been working my socks off to keep a new customer of ours happy. Some of the deadlines have been extreme! :wallbash:
    I had alittle time last night to get the base of the radiator done.

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    I know some of you will not like the size of the photos due to downloading and shizz so I apologize for that!

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    Here are some photos, as they say.. A picture speaks a thousand words. :blush:

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    This was an old 0.4mm drill bit that I broke, it still has two flutes on so I gave it ago on engraving the Raspberry Pi logo and project name. :D

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    Things to be done to radiator block

    1. Machine the base to 10.0mm (Currently at 12.7mm)
    2. Tap the 8 holes to M3
    3. Take of the burrs with some P1000
    4. Gold plate it.

    The design did change for the layout of the radiator and RPi, so I thought this design would be more apparent. You will see when it all comes together!

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    I have been thinking of a plan for this, but for now I have to work on the acrylic top for the radiator! :thumb:

    Thanks guys and hope this keeps your interest in this project alive!

    Phame :)
     
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  7. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Thanks Asouter :thumb:

    Cheers Bio, I can't see the temps being a problem for this Pi! :D
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You nut!:rock:
     
  9. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Update 3 - 15/03/13

    I have been working on the top for the res/rad this afternoon, got some pictures for you.

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    Again sorry for the size of them :wallbash:

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    I taped the base plate with the M3 tap.​

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    Spent an hour polishing the block with some 600 and 1200 grit wet and dry.
    I have ordered some 1500, 2000, 2500 grit so will need some more hours spent on it.​

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    The acrylic will be polished also.​

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    Hopefully have another update for you tomorrow at some point.

    Phame :)
     
  10. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    No you! :D :thumb: Thanks dude!
     
  11. Asouter

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    Freakin Awesome :lol: you're definitely my kinda loon
     
  12. faxiij

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    So very, very early christmas then? Love it :thumb:

    I don't even care if you finish in time (for the comp), I just want to see this project done & finished. Just seeing someone pull this off will make me one very happy kid (my inner kid, that is) :D:hehe:
     
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  13. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    This is uber awesome. :D
     
  14. Floyd

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    Love it!
    Although the missing lines on the engraved text is driving me insane! :wallbash:
     
  15. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Yessssss! :D Im happy being that dude..

    Santa will be on his way tomorrow dude, going to smash it and try and get alot done! :D
    I will finish it! PROMISEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

    Thankyou kind sir! :D

    Floyd thats my font dude, I love single lined text! :(
    Glad you like the rest! :D
     
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  16. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Update 4 - 16/03/13​


    Todays update consists of the following work being done, screws for the res/rad and the new designed waterblock.

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    I have spent some time re sizing the photos for you guys.

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    The chuck on my lathe doesn't close tight enough for the M3 screw so I had to make a little holder for it.

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    The screws were to long so I need to cut them down to size.

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    The problem I had was the head of the screw was to big and as a result when I countersunk the acrylic top for the res/rad it would have cut through the side. So this is the why I turned the head down to 5.0mm.

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    I tested a scrap piece of acrylic, I drilled down 1.8mm with a 5.0mm drill bit so the head would sit flush.

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    Started with the new designed waterblock.

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    Bandsawed the excess stock off.

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    While that was cutting I spent alittle time sanding the acrylic with some 1200 grit.

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    That was all I got done today, shame because I wanted to machine some other bits and laser some RPi holders.. Not enough hours in the day! :wallbash:

    Thankyou again for you encouragement guys.

    Phame :)


     
  17. tekonivel

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    Cant wait for the first first assembly. Really good work. keep them updates coming. Love it.
     
  18. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Yeah nor can I dude.. Thankyou dude! :)

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    Update 5 - 19/03/13

    On this update I finished up the waterblock (re design) and the RPi holders.

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    The Pi Holders

    The holder for the Pi board also holds the pump, I had to tap the holder with a M1.6 tap so that the gap would clamp the pump body in place.

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    I had lasered these out, stupidly not thinking about the connectors on the back of the Pi, I had to machine slots in to clear the solder on the back of the Pi.

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    The WaterBlock

    This was the second attempt at the block, as the first one was not really what I wanted in design aspect.

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    The Block and the Pi

    I finally gave in and bought one, I thought it would be better if I had it and could check it all fitted.

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    The block is not yet fixed on the the RPi as I need to tap the back of it to M3

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    The last to shots are just teasers, I still need to spend yet more hours on the polishing blocks.

    Next update should have it nearly finished! :D
    (The last will be the plating)

    Thanks guys

    Phame :)
     
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  19. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    I really, really like the look of this! Very exciting project!
     
  20. biojellywobbles

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    Looking absolutely amazing! Wonderfully intricate machining.

    For comparison my pi sits shoved under my desk, completely bare next to the extension lead running 24/7. I might have to make a case for it soon :rolleyes:
     

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