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Small Form Factor Redwood Version 1.0 Gallery

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ZapWizard, 2 Mar 2005.

  1. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    First off, some images are links, some are using IMG tags, this is just to lower the bandwith on my server.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/shuttle/01_big.jpg

    This is version 1.0 of Project Redwood:
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=82060

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Events/ATI_LAN/cases/01.jpg

    http://www.zapwizard.com/Events/ATI_LAN/stuff/01.jpg

    Version 1.0 was built specificly for show at the ATI Ultimate LAN.

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    The final shots:

    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/shuttle/02.jpg
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/shuttle/02_big.jpg

    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/shuttle/03.jpg
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/shuttle/03_big.jpg

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    Specifications of project Redwood Version 1.0:

    Exotic African Padauk Hardwood
    AMD Athlon 64 4000+
    ATI Radeon X700 PCI-Express card
    Shuttle ST20G5 Pre-release sample
    (Sent specificly to demo at the ATI Ultimage LAN)
    ATI Readeon Express 200 Chipset
    1GB Kington HyperX 533Mhz DDR
    Pioneer 120S Slot-load DVD Drive
    Logitech MX1000 Laser Mouse
    Logitech diNovo wireless keyboard set
    120GB Segate Harddrive

    The above LCD was on loan to me by shuttle, it is their 17" LCD, and is awesome to play games on. I will be buying one very soon.
     
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  2. ZapWizard

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    The Faceplate

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/01.jpg
    The faceplate was laser cut and etched.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/02.jpg
    Then sanded back to a smooth finish.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/03.jpg
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/04.jpg
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/05.jpg

    Plexiglas rings were cut out to make back-lit buttons that also acted as activity indicators. (inverted mode = off when active)

    Four fiber optics were cut and melted into holes to create decorative points ot light.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/06.jpg

    The faceplate and other components were treated with envirotex lite
    (You can get it a craft stores)

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/07.jpg

    Dremeling off the excess envirotex is slow going and messy.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/10.jpg
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/11.jpg

    But the results from the envirotex lite is awsome.
    It is mirror smooth, solid, chemical/flame resistant, and self-healing from scratches and dents.

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    Beauty shot.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/13.jpg
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/14.jpg

    The plexiglas rings back-light perfectly after some sanding on the backside.

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    The rings are actual solid state function buttons using Qprox.com sensors.
    Left is DVD Eject and activity
    Center is System Power On and Hybernate mode (Flashes)
    Right is a toggle that runs a relay, I didn't have time to wire it, but it was going to power some 4" cold cathodes inside.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Faceplate/18.jpg

    Here you can see the four points of light each lit with a LED behind the fiber-optic.
     
  3. ZapWizard

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    The Mousepad

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    The mouse pad started it's life as a single peice of 1/4" thick wood.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/02.jpg
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/03.jpg
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/04.jpg

    The AMD Crop circle image was laser eched out of the wood.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/05.jpg

    A smooth edge was created by using a dremel with router attachment.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/07.jpg
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/09.jpg

    After another session of sanding the wood was VERY smooth.

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    The mousepad turned out exactly as planned.
    On the left is the real mousepad, on the right is the 3D rendering.

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    Here you can see the awsome finish of the wood.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/10.jpg
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Mousepad/11.jpg

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    Envirotex Lite was applied as a surface to the mousepad.
    The final result was too glossy even for the MX1000, so it was buffed using Mona Lisa Super-film, which left a hazy look but is still beautiful.
     
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    The Keyboard

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/01.jpg

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    The keyboard is the Logitech diNovo Cordless Desktop.
    I choose the non-bluetooth version, as Fast RF is MUCH better for gaming, and also has no connection issues.

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    The bonus is that the tiny USB reciever also works seemlessly with my existing MX1000 mouse.

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    I bought 10 sq/ft of real wood veneer, this stuff is just as nice as the 1/4" wood.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/06.jpg

    I wet the wood and clamped it to the keyboard to pre-shape it.
    This ended up not being nessicary, as the keyboard's curves are very gentle.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/07.jpg
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/08.jpg

    The entire keyboard was covered in a thin double-sided tape that I had lying around. It actualy sticks better to the wood then the plastic, and worked very well to hold the veneer on This also means if I mess up, I can pull it off without damange.

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    The holes for the extra function keys were cut out using a dremel, and the edges sanded smooth.

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    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/13.jpg
    http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/14.jpg

    The process was repeated for the keypad. Which was slightly harder with it's LCD screen.

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    The final results are beautiful

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    Detail shot.

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    Before: http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/04.jpg
    After: http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/Wood/Keyboard/20.jpg
     
  5. Mr. Red

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    Dude you must tell them of the awsumness of that monitor! Gots to convince Shuttle to let you keep it as well! Put some of those woodworking skills to use on it and it would be the perfect touch to this project. The rest looks great as well. Gonna have to get with you so that I may appy that to Deja!
     
  6. automagsrock

    automagsrock What's a Dremel?

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    Once again Zap a very nice project by a true crafstman. I really like the look of the wood. And that mirro finish is very nice.

    And yes, Shuttle monitors are nice, I have one in black! Very nice for gaming, no blurriness or fading. I love it
     
  7. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    good mooding there zap.

    Nice work

    - S
     
  8. walker

    walker What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome work, ZapWizard! Your work never seems to amaze me. I wasn't expecting to see anything from you for a while, so i was pleasantly surprised upon opening the thread.

    The finished redwood looks great, almost luxurious. (definately not like the tacky stuff you find in luxury cars)

    the etching in the wood finishes it off nicely. I'm glad you put that lazer cutter to good use and not let it go to waste.

    well done.

    walker
     
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    can we get some more specs of that shuttle that you have got on pre-release or are you not allowwed to say??

    nice work by the way, im liking all the use of the wood.
     
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    I did get premission to say the specs, it is still pre-release though:

    The Shuttle is a ST20G5
    That is a PCI-Express, ATI Radeon Express 200 Chipset (Dual port with DVI output integrated)
    The chassis is a G5 Chassis, which I prefer over the P Chassis that the nForce4 shuttle uses. (Better for modding, not so many air holes)

    It now has a ATI Radeon X850 XT 512MB card.
    -Modded for single slot: http://www.zapwizard.com/Projects/wood/x850/

    Rest of the specs:
    AMD Athlon 64 4000+
    1GB Kingston HyperX DDR533
    Pioneer 120S Slot load DVD
    -To be replaced with a Slim-line DVD Dual Layer burner I already have.
    120GB Seagate Baracuda Harddrive
    Broadcom Gigabit LAN
    ULI 1573 Southbridge with HD Audio

    I will be getting to keep the LCD screen, and have already taken it apart and started to add wood accents to the bezel.
     
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    thats awsome news zapwizard and thanks for the heads up on that.

    i dont like the p-chassis either but i was really liking the idea of a 64bit shuttle so i may have to wait around and read some reviews of this cheers!!

    and we wanna see some pics of the modded monitor!
     
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    cysus What's a Dremel?

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    ZapWizard continues to amaze!
     
  14. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    graet work Zap. just like always. this is so clean and simple but pure luxurie. keep it up. :clap:
     
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    The LCD is done:

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    There is absolutly no way to photograph how bright this LCD is, it is on par with any CRT I have ever used.

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    The envirotex took three coats. You can see the gloss from the flash reflection on the case next to the LCD.

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    The back-lit Shuttle Logo came our great.
    (The LCD comes with this already)

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    I will be showing off Version 1.0 at AMD Day on the UT Campus March 30th.
    The event will be by the science buildings.
     
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