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Scratch Build – In Progress Revelation (2/12 Final photos and video!)

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  1. quizz_kid

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    Revelation

    While the R-Kaid-R project is on hold, I must have something to do. Sooooo I decided to start my biggest project ever. The concept of the Revelation is basically a huge game archive. This is truly my biggest project so far, and it’s going to be one hell of a machine. Some features:

    - A dual gaming system with two boot options. One with a more classic approach containing all the game systems pre 5th generation, with a customized version of the frontend Maximus Arcade. The other boot is for modern and more demanding PC games.

    - An intergrated 500 ANSI LED projector

    - A transparent 22” LCD that will, while having the function of a regular monitor, also display a beautiful water cooled PC system underneath.

    - A decent soundsystem

    - A turning foot stand

    - Two wireless joystick gamepads, stored and intergraded into the main console like pulling drawers in the front.

    - A modified wireless wooden keyboard/mouse setup that will rest upside down on top of the chassis when not in use.





    The color concept will be black stained walnut, black and copper, so there´ll be a lot of wood working and some finer copper processing.


    Here is a very rough low res sketch:
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    Planning:

    There's a lot of stuff going into this build, so the construction have to be optimal. It was a real pain to design it, and took me over 3 months. The case will be divided into two segments, vertically.

    PC Specs:
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k
    Motherboard: MSI mitx Z77IA-S01 Inet Edition
    PSU: Be Quiet! 550w
    RAM: Corsair Dominators 2x4GB
    SSD: 2x Corsair 240gb disks
    GPU: ZOTAC GTX670 AMP! 2GB

    Water cooling:
    CPU: Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light - Acetal Edition
    GPU: Alphacool NexXxoS NVXP Nvidia GTX680
    Pump: Alphacool DC-LT Ceramic - 12V DC Pro with plexi top
    Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 360mm
    Res: Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex Pro 10 - Copper Edition
    Fittings: Alphacool shiny copper

    Fan cooling: 7x Be Quiet! Silent Wings 2

    Additional:
    Keyboard: Logitech K810
    Projector: LG PB60G
    LCD: Samsung transparent 22” display
    Joysticks: Ultimarc J-Stiks


    I'm gonna try to make this a quick one, since I only have access to the workshops til the 15th of July. We'll see...


    A big thank you to the sponsors:

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    Hope you’ll like it!
    //Quizz
     
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  2. quizz_kid

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    For more final pictures, see page 10.



    Video demonstration(Music credits: Turrican scores performed and supported by Chris Huelsbeck)


    Making of video
     
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  3. quizz_kid

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    So, let's get on with the processing.

    I started by cutting some walnut
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    Glued them together for the side panels
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    Some other pieces were made for the bezel of the LCD
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    Pieces planed and flush
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    This is after some cutting. You can see I've been using laser for some of the details here. Then I drilled three holes in each piece from below, using a long 5mm drill. After that, I had to seperate the panels in 3.5º angles, so I used a dimsaw. I will have m5 inserts in the upper segemet to secure it all together. More about that later.
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    Here is the start of a foot stand. I used MDF and made a 800mm long piece, about 30mm thick.
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    Some dimsaw cutting, and I had eight pieces of cake =)
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    Put some old veneer on those
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    Well, you’ll get the idea
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    Then I started on some laser cut detail pieces. The laser can only go about 4mm deep into solid wood, so removal of material is a must.
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    You can see the fancy stuff in this picture, which means that I’m almost through.
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    Laser cut stuff in a pile
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    Close up. This piece right here is for ventilation in the lower case segment.
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    On to some metal work. To support the machine, the turning foot stand has to be very stable. I chose a simple solution for stability and weight, solid steel.
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    This is after some welding and turning.
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    And after some sanding… a perfect fit! This construction will be mounted under the wooden octagon later on.
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    Made some mountings for the radiator, which will be placed on the back of the console later on.
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    2mm steel bended in a 13º angle
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    Over to some copper processing and started on some knobs for fan control and other things.
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    The result.
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    This piece right here is for the projector. Sort of the eye of the console I guess.
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    For the water cooling I'll use 15mm copper piping, and these are the fittings.
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    I tried some pipe bending, but my pipes are too brittle, so I’ll just use pre-bent 90 fittings instead.
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    And here are some of the components going into this beast:


    Intel i5 3570k processor. Thank you Intel
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    MSI mitx Z77IA-S01 Inet Edition board. Thank you Inet.se
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    ZOTAC GTX670 AMP! 2GB. It’s a beauty. Almost a shame to put a block onto that one. Thank you ZOTAC
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    7x fans and 530W PSU. Thank you Be Quiet!
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    Water cooling goodies, more about these later. Thank you Aquatuning and Alphacool
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    8GB RAM and 2x256GB SSDs. Thank you Corsair
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    For the keyboard mod I’ll use a Logitechs Bluetooth illuminated K810
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    And this is the transparent 22” display. In order to function it’ll need light from behind, so I’ll work with that as well later on.
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    Hope you’ll like it!

    //Quizz
     
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  4. dipzy

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    i do like it, want to see more :D
    Congrats on the awesome sponsors by the way :)
     
  5. Sn00k3r

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    Yeah Baby! :rock:

    i love your Mods and your craftman skills, can't wait to see more..! :D
     
  6. LegendaryScott

    LegendaryScott Trying to live up to the name

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    SCRATCH BUILD PORN!!

    Cant wait to see more
     
  7. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    You are a boss!
     
  8. dombooth

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    Should look great. :)

    Dom
     
  9. Asouter

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    Thanks Quiz Kid, it's a breath of fresh air to see that you have got the sponsorship, Looking forward to seeing this progress
     
  10. Overminde

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    me likey :D im in for some more :p
     
  11. hairyknacker

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    Quizz

    I just luuuuurve you stuff and will be watching intensely
    Will u be using emulators for the 360 software- would be most interested if you are:jawdrop::jawdrop:
     
  12. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    excellent! 5 stars from me
     
  13. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    Looks great. I guess you're becoming famous as a modder; those sponsors are quite impressive.

    I did like your sputnik 0667 mod with all the integrated keyboard and monitor so it'd be nice to see how your skills have progressed since that one.
     
  14. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    Seems the spring flood of noobs is coming in.

    Looking real good, quiz. Nice Idea with the transparent lcd. :thumb:
     
  15. Pranja

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    Another spectacular project from quizz. :)
     
  16. Glyph

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    I can't begin to say how much admiration I have for all your work! Just incredible! :O
     
  17. quizz_kid

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    THank you guys, much appreciated!

    Thank you. Well, I'm not sure if I can emulate 360, but this machine will have most of the systems out there, that's for sure =)

    Thanks Wisdom! Yes, the references to my first build are many, glad you noticed. I'm also very curious how this one'll turn out.

    Thanks Silicon! Transparent LCD, that's from the future, right???
     
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    This is the small projector I'll be using for Revelation. It's the LG PB60G, and it's a very bright little beamer with its 500 ANSI
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    ... and of course I had to open her up and see how she looks on the inside.
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    Because of the position of the lens, I won't have acess to the focus dial when centered. So I'll have to make some kind of extension. This is where LEGO technic comes very handy =) More about this later
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    Woodwork of today:

    Drilled a lot of holes today. Due to some sparse dimensions, I figured I had to use 4mm dowels connecting the differnet pieces.

    Here are the the parts for the lower section that'll house beamer and foot stand.
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    When drilling holes in the side panel parts, I made a simple 3,5º jig...
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    ... and just slided the pieces in there. Very efficient!
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    Here are the three ledges that'll keep the upper structure together for now. They are tiny, and might look simple from above...
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    But as you can see, I've put a lot of work into these looking at the profiles.
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    Then I used a router for some inner sliding tracks.
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    From above.
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    Then I dry fitted the construction with dowels, just to get an idea of how it'll look like later. This is the lower section.
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    Upper section.
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    Sections mounted together
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    Another angle.
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    More to come
     
  19. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Hot damn! Lovely work and beautiful timber kid.
     
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    Thank you Attila, appreciated! Yeah, these walnut pieces are really something.

    Todays work:


    Continued on the foot stand today. Started by removing a lot of material below...
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    Had to make some special tracks because of my n00b welding skills
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    Put the steel construction in there and drilled som holes for wood insert nuts later
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    Made a cove on top and a small chamfer below, for a nice touch,
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    Here it is... I'm quiet happy with the result. I will paint the lower steel construction later, black I think. Or copper perhaps.
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    Then I started on the framework of the LCD. Made these 12mm thin walnut pieces and started to cut.
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    I usually complicate things, for the fun of it, and this is no exeption. I wanted the bezel to follow the angle of the side panels, and then make it a bit curved for a retro touch. Here's a simple jig for the dim saw.
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    After a lot of trial and error I finally got it right. These small angles everywhere are a pain.
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    Then I draw some lines for the curves and started sanding.
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    The two side pieces have the same angles, so I just taped them together for the mirror effect.
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    Pieces with curves.
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    Used the router for some round overs and then added some dowels
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    Glued under pressure.
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    Put it through the sanding master and got it down to exactly 10mm. Framework complete. Here's a dry fit.
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    It's hard to capture the small angles in photos due to the lens effect, but here's the bezel illustrated for a better visual.
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    Bezel corner, close up.
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    Here's a picture from the back where you can see that the bezel fit right into the sliding track I made yesterday.
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    Laterz!
     
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