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Scratch Build – In Progress REDELUX (18/1 Final pictures and video)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by quizz_kid, 19 Aug 2012.

  1. metalglasses

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    Hey, I wanna know about the sticker template that you used, how can I get that stuff? I could try that on some of my projects.
     
  2. quizz_kid

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    Yeah, the grill looks kinda good rough. Thanks Waynio!

    I might add some of those red hot dogs aswell...

    I´ll have to quote myself here just for the fun of it: "Check my old "R-Kaid-6" thread for more info about it."
     
  3. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I really do genuinely hate you because this is so good...lol. I love the colours and the pattern on the top panel. Top modding dude, looking forward to seeing it finished
     
  4. quizz_kid

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    Thank you mate! Glad you like the pattern... I like when I get a chance to add graphic elements to a build.
     
  5. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Just wish I didn't fear home anodising to see how creative I could get with masking for the dye process after anodising, be so awesome to do stuff like that on aluminium maintaining the surface detail. :jawdrop::D

    Feel I should look into it again but deeper, still a bit scary though with not being science minded, need a teacher on the subject really. :)

    It's the disposal of the chemicals I'm not keen on the thought of, well that & some health risks, but if fully researched it should be all good, don't need none of that with wood though which is very nice. :)
     
  6. FatPandas

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    Nice job man. All the cuts look really clean and sharp which is a hard thing to achieve in woodwork like this.
    Gonna keep an eye on this :thumb:
     
  7. quizz_kid

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    I think it´s a good thing to fear home anodising. Chemicals are tricky... But yeah, what you could do with a surface if you did though :dremel::dremel::dremel:

    Thank you. How nice of you to notice the clean cuts... I am a perfectionist :lol:
     
  8. quizz_kid

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    So, when starting on the final assembly I begun to feel that something was really really wrong... Took some seconds, but then I noticed it. During re-veneering, I glued two of the sides mirrored. FAIL, FAIL, FAIL!!!

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    This is the order the fan/speaker is supposed to be, but opposite...

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    The fan should be close to the front, on the left, cooling the projector, not to the right!!
    I don´t know how to fix this, but I guess I´ll manage somehow. I feel soooo stupid :wallbash:

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    I started to glue some stuff anyway. Heres the front with grill and lens protector.

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    Lens protector detail.

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    Also glued the frames to the chassi

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    Close up.

    Blah!! :sigh:
     
  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Crapper, all fixed together too. :waah::wallbash:

    Only thing I can think of is cut the wrongly done panel out with a lot of care & remake that panel & then fix back in place, hope that's doable. :dremel:

    Massive "oh sheet" moment though :( but I think you have had worse modding nightmare moments like when the case fell on the ground & you fixed that. :dremel::rock:
     
  10. quizz_kid

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    Yeah, i thought about that... But I don´t think I´ll be able to make that look nice. I came up with a solution today though, just by cutting the metal of the speakers. So I´m good to go again!

    Today I attached the brass fitting to the projector

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    The projector, with the metal fittings

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    The moment of fear. Epoxy on the tiny lens of a $700 worth of equipment.

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    Almost no margins to work with there.

    Later!
     
  11. quizz_kid

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    Todays work:

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    Cut som mesh pieces today and sprayed them in gold... The mesh is not that fine, so I´m putting them in layers by two crossed over each other for less transparency.

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    Some dust filter for intakes, my girlfriend might get mad at me for this :cooldude:

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    Glued with epoxy

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    It will look better later, against darker background.

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    Same procedure for the intakes on front sides. Looks good with the frame I think.

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    Also welded outtake and projector adaptor into one piece.

    Laterz!
     
  12. quizz_kid

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    When playing around with the controller pads today one of the audio plugs broke. I didn´t knew they were so fragile... So I´m going to change docking system and use magnets instead. More about that later.

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    Started on the assembly a bit... Just a test really, to see if everything fitted. It did :lol:

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    ... and got a first glimt of the front with projector in place. I´m very satisfied!

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  13. Pranja

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    Look really nice. Good job,mate.
     
  14. Waynio

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    Looks gorgeous & is packed with awesomeness. :rock::dremel::clap:
     
  15. quizz_kid

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    Thank you Pranja!

    Awesomeness it izzzz! ... I´ve got some days of soldering in front of me. Not as fun as wood working, but is good for variation.
     
  16. AnG3L

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    Wow now thats the kind of modding I wanted to see! This is original, awesome, functional, innovative, just woooow!!!! Mod on bro, you are really good at it for SURE!!!! :)
     
  17. quizz_kid

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    Thank you AnG3L! Much appreciated... Let's just hope it works.


    Right now I'm waiting for some parts, next week I'll continue
     
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    Here´s a small update:

    Been focusing on the soldering a bit. I´ll spare you of soldering pictures, but I think a actually used 3m of tin today. Shorten cables, extending cables... Ah, all these cables!!

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    Here´s one of the USB cables

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    And here´s a strange looking chain of comand. Amplifier and such.

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    Attached to the bottom piece, with more cable work. I´m trying to hide most of the cables under the mobo. I´ll have to order a 50cm IDE cable to hide that aswell.

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    And here´s the mobo with the amp on top, secured by a mount attached to the CPU cooler

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    Here´s a pic of the I/O panel... Cables everywhere!

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    The tiniest VGA cable I´ve made so far... It has an angle aslo, so that was tricky ricky.

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    In position...

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    I also made a lot of strange looking cables today. Here´s one of them. 12v to the amp.

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    I´m going to have a small VGA cable under the console for switching from beamer to external source(monitor, tv etc). I ordered two d-sub connector shells in black plastic, but they were from another planet I guess... That really didn´t fit :confused::confused::confused:

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    So I decided to make them out of walnut instead :D:D:D Took a piece, cut it in two halves and started milling.

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    This is after milling. Better than that plastic sh*t.

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    This is after gluing, sanding and some minor shampfering.

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    The screws are just temp. Now I have to make a nice fitting cable too. More to come...



    Laterz! / Quizz
     
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  19. quizz_kid

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    A small update... The VGA cable´s done. Hope you´ll like it!

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    Bought a small 10-pin cable and put a silicon tube over it for smoother flexibility.

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    Sleeved it with a nice brown shoe lace

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    I made a "minimalistic" connection, only using 8 pins. 5 GNDs soldered together like this.

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    FInal cable... Cute!!

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    Another shot.

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    This is where it´ll be placed.

    Laterz!! :lol:
     
  20. dreps

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    mister you have some nice skills i must say :D
     

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