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Scratch Build – In Progress ROG Power mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by jones-965, 30 Aug 2021.

  1. jones-965

    jones-965 Modding & tuning

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    Hey guys!
    It's a new year again, and it means the beginning of a new project for me too. This time, with the help of my sons, I started to build the machine, for which the hardware support was provided by Asus Hungary and EKWB.
    The basics of the mod are provided by the following hardware:
    Asus maximus XII Hero
    Intel i9 10850K
    SuperFlower 1000W Platinum
    Watercooling: EKWB full component. Huge thanks for your repeated support! :rock:

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    Unusually, I did not start with the design of the house, but I will adapt the frame structure to the planned layout, and then I will create the various elements in 3D printing step by step.

    My plan was to make shutter slats for the radiators with 3D printing and a shaft sized for this.

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    I designed the shutter slats so that they stand straight when running out, while they roll up nicely on the shaft.

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    I treated the shutters surface, painted and then decorated them with the sponsor's logos.

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    This was followed by the construction of the shutter frame structure and the installation of a stepping motor rotating the shaft.

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    Plexiglass elements made with a laser cutter.
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    There are screws on both sides of the radiator that were ideal for me to mount the shutter.

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  2. jones-965

    jones-965 Modding & tuning

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    Fan cover shutter automation completed.
    The stepper motor is controlled by an arduino microcontroller and an A4988-M motor controller.

     
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    jones-965 Modding & tuning

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    I mentioned that the whole frame structure will be made with 3D printing. As the weight of the hardware to be installed will be significant, I chose ABS as the filament. However, printing this is not so easy at first, as this material is shrinking. I first made a lockable housing around the printer so the outside temperature didn’t affect the print quality. I glued a polymer tape to the stage, and I drew a thin layer of plastic adhesive film on it.

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    jones-965 Modding & tuning

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    I made the printed circuit board with the Eagle software. Due to the 2 motor controllers, the circuit could only be implemented on 2 sides, so implementation seemed a bit difficult, especially since this was my first such job. I printed the plan with a laser beam printer and then glued the photo paper to the properly prepared and cleaned sheet with an iron. After making both sides, I let it cool and then soaked the paper in a water bowl.
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    The sheet thus prepared was placed in a mixture of hydrochloric acid and hydrogen peroxide and diluted with water to reduce the intensity of the etching reaction.
    The use of rubber gloves and goggles is mandatory.

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    It didn’t become perfect, but the designed circuits are there.
    I then drilled the implantation points of the parts with a 0.8mm drill.

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    How sick is that??? :eeek::eeek::clap:
     
  6. kim

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    Isn't it :wallbash:
     
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    jones-965 Modding & tuning

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    I made another printed circuit board, I was not satisfied with the previous one. The components are in place and the control program for the arduino is written. In the first round, the control could only be operated via a USB connection, but the circuit has already been designed so that it can be operated from a phone with a Bluetooth connection via an application. It worked!

     
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    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    jones-965 Modding & tuning

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    Yes PIMP! ....and there will be more! :grin:
     
  10. Taritha

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    Insane! I've always thought about doing something like this, but I always thought it was too giga-brained for me :hehe:
     
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    jones-965 Modding & tuning

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    I try to accomplish things that no one else has. Somehow things that can be bought in the crowd aren’t appealing to me. There is still a lot of work to be done on this construction, nor is it certain that it will be completed this year, especially since a video card is not provided by the sponsor.
     

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