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Modding silly thought for a mod

Discussion in 'Modding' started by sobriquet, 10 Jan 2002.

  1. sobriquet

    sobriquet What's a Dremel?

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    I've seen etched windows, i've seen the water-filled windows...but here's a funny thing to think about

    an ant farm in between two pieces of glass for a window

    now, mind you, i would never do this...and i doubt anyone will, but it could work if you didn't move the comp around much
    just a silly thought that slid into my strange little head, it might be cool for a kid's computer though...kindof a 2 in 1 deal
     
  2. sTevE

    sTevE What's a Dremel?

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    LOL, that would be kinda cool. Once you said this an idea popped into my head. What about getting a clear case and putting a antfarm around the whole god damn thing. Wouldnt be sexy (lol) but would be interesting and funny.
     
  3. Warbear_nG

    Warbear_nG What's a Dremel?

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    as long as they didn't die - and the dirt would help cool it down some too...
     
  4. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    My case has been called a fish tank and I frequently think about actually making it one properly....

    but I think the noise and heat would make the fish ill...or dead
     
  5. HellFire

    HellFire What's a Dremel?

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    Heat is a problem.... Buy desert ants. ;) :p
     
  6. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    can they swim ?
     
  7. HellFire

    HellFire What's a Dremel?

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    He was talking about an ant farm, silly.
     
  8. Slink

    Slink B7

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    RofL:rofl:
     
  9. relix

    relix Minimodder

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    lol
    yeah, a farm would be cool
     
  10. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    Tropical fish :D
     
  11. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I wanted to do a fish tank mod or some sort of water filled window with bubbles floating up it .... anyway ...
     
  12. Slink

    Slink B7

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    LadyClocker over @ CCM actuly sugested something like that

    Fish tank pump, pumping air bubles thru water,

    Great idea methinks
     
  13. Warbear_nG

    Warbear_nG What's a Dremel?

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    actually that would rock - but instead - I would dio it in the front of the PC in the bezel - less chance of leakage onto computer bits

    fit the pump inside the case and run power out the back

    I might try that actually... put some nice ligting behind

    only thing would be an air vent

    so moving it might be hard
     
  14. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    buy a clear PC case, then buy some more acrylic/lexen and melt it together with a gap in between the 2 layers for water. Then glue in a tube with tiny holes in, seal it off, fill it up and pump air into it. Make the outer layer slightly slanted at the top so the air all forms in 1 place, then just put in a "blowhole" or a piece of surgical tubing so you have a chimney which air can escape, but water cant.
    Easy ;)
     
  15. Slink

    Slink B7

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    the idea was actualy for "e-star" case's,

    Theese case's have like a chrome looking plastic runing round the front,

    Removing that, place the tupe inplace and fill it with water, atach to a fish tank pump and viola,

    to hold it in place she sugested some silocon,
     
  16. UnLoadeD

    UnLoadeD What's a Dremel?

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    Heres a link for making a water window:

    http://www.gideontech.com/guides/water/

    If i was gonna make one, i would do a few things different, like sealing it from the inside and out, using aquarium sealant(wont cloud water), include check valves and shutoff valves on the air lines, run the vent line in top outside of the case.... also not sure about the actual frame maybe use plexiglass instead of the aluminum, also i wouldnt run the flexible hose thru the holes, i would put something rigid and acttach hose to both ends, you wouldnt want flex where your seals are and finally, petshops sell a thing called a bubble curtain, its a blue foam-like rod that makes very tiny bubbles, you cut to length and then cap it. Damn, the more i talk about this, the more want to do it, and tho the pics on the guide arent very good, you can tell it would look damn kewl wwith nice lighting behind it, maybe even put some UV dye in the water.

    peace.
    UnLoadeD

    PS: I would use distilled water and some anti-algae drops too 8)
     
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  17. brianpodskalny

    brianpodskalny ladies night!

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    MrBadidea What's a Dremel?

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    Now what would be cool is a Lava-lamp window... ;)
     
  19. tk421

    tk421 Idiot.

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    did you guys see pi? dont ants eat computers?
     
  20. pheonix

    pheonix Toot Toot!

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    we (ccm) have done it before
     

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