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Scratch Build – In Progress Steam & Current - final photos.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by awadon, 22 Nov 2010.

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Should I change the color of the wood

Poll closed 2 Jan 2011.
  1. Don't change it.

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  2. change to mahogany

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  3. change to teak

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. change to dark brown

    2 vote(s)
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  1. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    I thought about this project about a year ago. Now I've started.

    I will use ash wood, some copper, and old electronic.

    Now I've prepared motherboard from old Thinkpad R51 with a docking station.

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    Below is left side with CD-Bay cutted and milled.

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    And first steampunk elements. I will use them in a front.

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  2. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    Going to be awesome i can tell!
     
  3. stn

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    Look promising!
     
  4. slipperyskip

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    Hmmm...Gears. :thumb:
     
  5. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    didn't see a steampunk build for a while, good luck!
     
  6. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Slowly, but forward.
    I've made right side of the case.
    Copper plate covers heat sink.
    Left and right side are glued together with a back.

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  7. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Another changes.

    Attaching the lamp display. I hope that I'll redirect to the display LEDs signals. The display will show a random value, important will be only the position of the diodes - power, network, battery charging, etc.

    I asked here for advice. Fix the lamp on one side only, or to perform a similar item from the other side.?

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    And below the general arrangement of elements - that is, what and where do I put.

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  8. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    As suggested I changed the lamp fitting.

    Version 1 - with one attachment

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    Version 2 - mount on both sides

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    The view from the side:

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  9. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    that looks great! I like the single mount more I think, but both look real sweet. Very interesting component to incorporate into a mod. It reminds me of a clock that was in one of the engineering buildings while I was at college. It was more or less a series of lights with multiple filaments in them in the shape of numbers 1-9 and a different one lit up depending on the time. I can't quite tell if that's what this is like but it certainly has a similar feel.

    Ultimately it just looks great man :hehe: can't wait to see more progress! :thumb:
     
  10. awadon

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    Additional pictures - double mount

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  11. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Several elements is under construction.
    "This" I was able to finish today. I've used: the door knob and the old gauge:)

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  13. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    I want to use it as a led indicator. Like in laptop - power, hdd, suspend, etc. Digits I think will by random. Only place will be important.
     
  14. jrs77

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    A typical LED uses 20-30mA and these tubes require 100+mA, so make sure that you've got enough current somehoaw, as I don't think that the motherboard-connectors will deliver that much.
     
  15. awadon

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    Of course. Even the voltage is very different. I will connect leds to electrical relay which will power on the bulb. Simple job.
     
  16. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Do you intend to stain the wood?

    Something to really bring out the grain would look great.

    Can't wait to see the next update!
     
  17. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    I will only use natural beeswax. I'm bored of my dark cases :)

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  18. NavidsonRecord

    NavidsonRecord Where the bloody hell are ya'?

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    make sure you know post some tutorial on how to make it into a temp sensor
     
  19. awadon

    awadon New Member

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    Yeap. I know I can use it us a clock, calendar, temperature meter etc. It's cool Russian bulb :D
    Maybe I use two of them.

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  20. awadon

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    I slowly finish cover of the gear.

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    And this is the LCD frame.

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