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Scratch Build – In Progress SA 360 - Shingart xbox 360 scratch build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Shingart, 17 May 2009.

  1. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I like the second pic best, keep it symmetrical. The first pics placement is a little to high.
     
  2. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Yeah, go for the second one. Looking good so far, I'll be watching this.
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Second one looks best!
     
  4. disturbed13

    disturbed13 New Member

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    i like the 3rd pic the best
    and there wouldnt be any chance that you could post a better pic of the soldering points for your extra power could you?
     
  5. Shingart

    Shingart Graphic Design & Customs

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    so its 2 or 3!!! more opinions please.
     
  6. MoRBiD

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    #2 is the better one out of the lot. ;)
     
  7. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    2 Seems to be the way to go.
     
  8. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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  9. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    I like the third placement. Also you can easily see them both at the same time.
     
  10. ringo

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    I also think that the second one is the best one.
     
  11. bagman

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    the second one or the first one

    like your ideas by the way
     
  12. Shingart

    Shingart Graphic Design & Customs

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    SH*T now I really dont have a clue. all leave it ti later and have a think!!!

    Since am still waiting for the feckin cnc machine I decided to cut the bottom and top panels out. this was very easy because my main enclosure is measured to fit in with A4 dimensions, so one cut along a pre-cut A3 sheet of acrylic and its done, twice! smoked black acrylic for top and a clear finish acrylic for the base/bottom plate.

    Am using TENSOL 12 to bond the pieces together. strong if done well... Av glued samples together and waited 24 hour befor befor breaking them apart again to see how strong the bond is... Its much stronger than you may think. am gonna be bonding most major parts with this as I really want a smooth seamless finish....
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    Bonding together with Tensol 12. using a true 90 angle ruler to check they are sitting true, its good cause you have 30 - 45 sec to play with befor it starts to grip in place. so can tap it here and there - change the angle slightly. cool!
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    Set in place Strong after 24 hours. I want a seamless join so gonna file down gently to blend smooth -
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  13. Shingart

    Shingart Graphic Design & Customs

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    Killing noise - Xbox 360 CD Drive

    Man the cd drive in the 360 is loud. tooooo loud. building a smaller enclosure for the Cd Drive alone.
    This will then attach inside the main enclosure.

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    Same deal with glue.
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    Gonna take some time now to file down and smooth out the enclosure.
     
  14. Shingart

    Shingart Graphic Design & Customs

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    Forgot to say the hole point in this is to try knock out some of the insane sounds that rush out of the beast... Using sound foam stuff I stole from uni. like a hard foam similar to what recording studios use.
     
  15. Shingart

    Shingart Graphic Design & Customs

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    Fits spot on. Remember spraying all of this so it looks messy at the moment but will hopefully come together when it gets round to putting the paint on! All the acrylic used for the Cd Drive was spare bit from old stuff and from uni. so as far as sticking to a budget goes, am on track.....
     
  16. haakon.t

    haakon.t :)

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    I like the second placement :) Symmetric all the way!

    ..and also, subscribed :D
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    You are doing some really nice plexi work. The CD drive cover looks really good. Have you considered buying a new PC drive that is HD enabled?
     
  18. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    I thought you couldn't do that, or MS would ban your console.
     
  19. Shingart

    Shingart Graphic Design & Customs

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    Microsoft! Ha

    Yeh MS wil def cancel your account as soon as you jump on xbox live. never try to run a different Drive. Unless you know how to flash a drive! Even simply replacing a broken drive for a replacement is a pain in the ass cause every xbox Motherboard and Drive are codded to work together. This is how they know if you been messin about. Would of loved to use a laptop drive. to make the case even thinner still. dimentions sit at 17cm Wide by 36 tall
     
  20. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    It's just Microsoft's way of insuring your soul.
     

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