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Case Mod - In Progress ⭐ "Something wooden" watercooled a little now

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by P43YM, 30 Jun 2019.

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Oil or Stain+Oil?

  1. Oil

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  2. Stain

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  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Oh, boy. Saying that here is like being the pretty girl at a party that says, "I've never drank before." :lol:
    Abbas and I are the "square is bad," club. I'm also the "paper-thin metal is bad," guy.
    I like your friends. The wood available here is trash.
     
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  2. P43YM

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    Thanks.
    Dude, don't tempt me, I really want to make something useful out of this piece of metal. After all, I have already begun, I do not want to drop it. Especially since the next project I want to do as it should be: with good drawings, and the correction of all errors at the design stage (and i'm not really good at fusion360). And I make this case absolutely without a plan, I just started it and together with you I will see what happens at the end.
     
  3. P43YM

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    Yeah, I imagine.;)
    There is no more terrible crime in the world.When I made a side panel of 10 mm thick Hi-macs and tried it on the case ... Just perfect! Thickness and most importantly WEIGHT.
    Where are you from, dude?
    Thermowood - this stuff is just fantastic. It can be washed with water, thrown on the street in the rain and sunshine and nothing will happen to it. And I recently learned that not far from me there is a thermal chamber for its production. And I can bring my own boards, or buy from them. I really want to try something with this material.
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Houston. Wood is only available in national chain stores. It's common to get a supply of whatever was knocked over in the last hurricane. Anything not pine is oak, and warped from being leaned against a wall.
     
  5. P43YM

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    Good evening, everyone! Small update: Unfortunately I absolutely have no time lately. I changed my job a week ago ... So ... But my project is alive! There is 2019 outside. So what is the main thing in modding in our time? Yeah IoT integration! I decided to integrate my PC into my smart home system. What will I get from this? Well, at least some reaction from my home when I turn on / off the PC. PC can be turned on automatically when a particular scene is selected. And most importantly: You know when you have become bored as f*** from the PC and you decide to lie down on the sofa, and now you lie comfortably and then you realize that this piece of garbage should probably be turned off ...

    In a great time we live: When you come up with something, you need to google it first. Most likely it is either already available in open source or produced in large quantities in China for 1 cent apiece. So a big thanks to the letscontrolit community for their “espeasy mega” firmware.
    I took a nodemcu v3 board, ds18b20 temperature sensors, an oled screen on ssd1306 128 * 32, addressable ws2812b LEDs, and other stuff.
    With temperature sensors, I will measure the temperature in the case. The temperature will be on the screen, as well as additional information (I still do not know what yet, lol). I will turn the pc on and off with a transistor or an optocoupler in parallel to the standard button, I will receive a status based on the voltage on the pin for the power LED.
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    The board will be connected to the internal usb port, the firmware allows me to control it via the serial interface too, this is cool.

    And yes, the dumbest trend of recent years is rgb. So I did it too, because ... Because I can, I think. And I can blink it when something happens in the house.
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    Still need to configure the system itself. Create rules ... Damn, i need more time!
     
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  6. P43YM

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    I also wanted to measure the current flowing in the PC, maybe even separately for each line, but the ADC in esp is some kind of a joke, so I’ll probably use an external ADC for this

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  7. Dot_Kappa

    Dot_Kappa 100% Puppet

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    :thumb: Each piece of metal called pc should be modded :grin:
    Great work so far :clap:

    I voted for oil.
     
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  8. P43YM

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    Small update: While I was working with electronics, there were rains outside for several days and my wooden parts bent a little, but a little voodoo magic and prayers to God and everything was fixed (Actually it was a heatgun).
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    Done!
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    Preparing a case for primer now
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  9. P43YM

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    Light coat of primer for galvanized steel on opened galvanized steel parts, done.

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    Hm, i guess i need to repaint my home too.
     
  10. P43YM

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    Should be something like that
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    Or maybe Hulk smash!
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  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    NO HULK SMASH! NOOO.
    :lol:
    The oil did magic on that panel. It looks great.
    Your tongue and groove log house looks sturdy as hell.
     
  12. P43YM

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    Thanks, yeah this board looks great and oil enhanced it a lot

    It's funny that you mentioned my house in response to this particular message. For several weeks my wife and I selected the color of the house using the exact same method as with the case above.
    Here is how it looked right after painting
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  13. P43YM

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    Acrylic primer and matte black alcyd-urethane paint. The first time I paint is how real adults do. With air compressor and spray gun. Damn! Compared with spray can it is brutal! I made a lot of mistakes, but I hope that I can fix them later

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    The most difficult part of writing a project log is to pretend that you know what you are doing, lol. And now I'm a little stuck. A kind of dilemma: whether to continue with my old hardware or not to waste my energy on it and just buy a new hardware a little later, but the project will linger a bit. And also I'm not quite sure what I will do with the internals. I have several different ideas, but I will need to practice, I have never done this before.
     
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    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    You can't tell. You're doing a great job.
     
  17. P43YM

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    Thanks.
    I will probably go with the new hardware and this will give me time to work with the interior.
     
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    Disclaimer: don’t ask me why if I can buy it in China very cheaply these days, I don’t know. And not for that we are sitting here to buy things. A week ago, I was sorting out the old trash in the garage and stumbled upon a broken air conditioner
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    and was about to throw it away, but ... wait a minute ... What is it inside?
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    Hmm, copper tubes with a spiral notch inside and aluminum fins. It seems like a 17-18 FPI.

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    And ... I just can’t throw it away and I began to think how I can use it. Obviously, this is great for water cooling, but for this I need to modify it.

    The first choice of course is: buy copper plates and solder the chambers for the radiator. I went around a lot of shops in the city and did not find any copper plates at all ... Damn!
    The second option: acrylic sheets, which I will weld together and ... there is no acrylic glue in the stores ... ahhh
    Let's go from the other end: I have a lot of acetone, with it I can glue the abs plastic together, which means it's time to blow dust off my 3D printer

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    I dissolved pieces of old parts in acetone to make glue. I polished the tubes, treated the inside of the chambers with acetone and glued them to the radiator.

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    Since the size of the printer is less than the size of the necessary parts, I glued them together with my glue.

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    I painted the radiator with my favorite organic silicon paint

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    Now I need to paint the rest. And finish the logo backlight

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    And I'm sorry for the not-so-good photos, I did everything late at night in my free time

    And by the way, I bought a motherboard

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  19. Dr. Coin

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    been a while since I've seen custom rad work. Nice job. The painted steel and wood pair nicely.
     
  20. P43YM

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    Thanks dude. This radiator is more an experiment than a practical device. Still need to test it. At first glance, our main enemy here is the coefficient of thermal expansion, or rather its different value for abs and copper. Perhaps when heated, the abs will detach from the copper tubes and water will start to leak

    P.S. I still have an outdoor ac unit in the garage with a huge radiator inside. If everything goes well with this radiator, then I will probably use it later too.
     
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