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Scratch Build – In Progress "Sidewinder"-- x-mas Image heavy [21.12]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by WolfandAngel, 16 Feb 2010.

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What LED should I use?

  1. RED

    60 vote(s)
    37.0%
  2. BLUE

    38 vote(s)
    23.5%
  3. WHITE

    64 vote(s)
    39.5%
  1. Kylevdm

    Kylevdm The Mod Zoo Podcast Host

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    Dude I am honestly blown away! love the concept!
     
  2. khchan3501

    khchan3501 New Member

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    hey i wonder how does people get sponsored? coz i'm planning to mod a case from scratch and do water cooling on my awesome pc, but i dont have enough budget to do all them

    ALSO i think you can use all three colour led on your case but seperated by different colour, like red blue white red blue white red blue white, or different order (up to yourself).

    I REALLY LIKE YOUR MOD, IT LOOKS AWESOME:thumb::rock::clap::naughty:
     
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    I agree on the futuristic armour, its a beautiful design & perfect execution. On the LED front, I love the red & blue in equal measure, and the white is very nice too- if it were my build, and I was stuck for choice, I'd have some kind of simple controller or circuit that could alternate between the three + some form of manual selection- for whichever colour suits your mood at the time. Why be forced to choose one colour when you can all three?... :D
     
  5. khchan3501

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  6. TWeaK

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    +1 to using all 3 colours Wolfie!!
     
  7. Ampersand.

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    To me this looks like some kind of stealth something-or-other. Like it would be able to exceed the speed limit while being hard to detect.

    To keep with your original theme I would suggest a completely black exterior with red or blue LED's or both and a clean white interior.
    It would be best if you couldn't see the white through the fins though but from their angle I don't think you would be able to when it is sitting on the ground.
    I think the black exterior would make it look kind of vicious and mean so long as the LED's weren't too bright and the white interior would make it look professional and awesome.

    I can't wait to see where this goes, it is amazing. I love the fins.
    I wish I had the time and money to make something like this, it makes my computer look weak, and you haven't even finished putting it together...
    I'll be watching this closely.
     
  8. 0rbibital

    0rbibital What's a Dremel? Stop asking that!!

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    Very nice on motm

    I would suggest black side panels white interior and bare fins
     
  9. WolfandAngel

    WolfandAngel Got fins?

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    Project: "Sidewinder"--sidedoors [9.05]

    thank everybody for voting for me :thumb:



    well I've been real busy with school and life but I finally found a place where I can sandblast the "fins" so I have to take all the "fins" of the frame so I decided to put the sidedoors on the frame

    I managed to get a Matrix Orbital MX421 for 20 bucks
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    wolfie
     
  10. Monkey Puzzle

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    looks great! :thumb: and congrats on the motm nomination - thoroughly deserved.

    Would look great anodised black imo, and get rid of comparisons to plate armour. :)
     
  11. Monkey Puzzle

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    won't the fin bends get a bit mangled by the sandblasting? - bead-blasting on the gentlest setting they had distorted the copper of my project a fair bit, though i guess copper is a fair bit softer and more ductile than aluminium.... How thick in the aluminium you're using?
     
  12. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Bead-blasting is definitely harder on the material than sand-blasting. Regardless of the grit you use, sand-blasting should be OK on aluminum (seems like his thickness is 1/8" or 3/32"). Unless you use big honkin chunks of sand, of course.
     
  13. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

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    I wouldn't sandblast the aluminum. In welding you never sandblast aluminum because the sand will actually embed itself in the soft metal. I'd use a brass wire brush or a flap wheel to clean the aluminum, just my 2 cents.
     
  14. TotalGaos

    TotalGaos Stainless steel.. hmm..

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    In my personal experience sandblasting is perfectly fine, but I only have access to a tiny one for small parts (like your fins). Blasted alu stuff there, no problems.

    However, it would give you a mature flat finish. Maybe a bit of shine (like it is now) is nicer?
     
  15. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    great looking build
     
  16. Fabou

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    I looks more amazing at every updates!
    I love ythe idea of having screen and button on the side and not on the front.
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    The progress shots look awesome.
     
  18. StEm

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    I agree with Fabou.. looking better with every update... motm win for you I think.
     
  19. [ZiiP] NaloaC

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    The shots of the side and front remind me of Dead Space in some sense. Looking awesome!
     
  20. 0rbibital

    0rbibital What's a Dremel? Stop asking that!!

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    really?? I thought it was the other way, because the beads are round and the sand is chunky.

    I really like you're progress :thumb:
     

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