1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The ATI/AMD 64-Bit Shuttle PC by ZapWizard

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ZapWizard, 3 Apr 2004.

  1. kill_me_quick

    kill_me_quick Big and Blue

    Joined:
    7 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    941
    Likes Received:
    1
    I think think he means the left of this pic, is it a wall or something that gives it the effect?
     
  2. Malvolio

    Malvolio .

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2003
    Posts:
    4,632
    Likes Received:
    178
    The "smoke" type effect in This pic. Look at the bottom of the picture, looks like smoke (sorta). And as for placement of the smoke generator, I was thinking under the table, not in the case (as theres no way you would be able to integrate one lol). Just make a small hole in the table under the computer, and have the smoke billow out through that under the computer. Will make it look like it's levitating.
     
  3. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

    Joined:
    19 Sep 2002
    Posts:
    4,705
    Likes Received:
    5
    That is just the edge of my photo-booth.
    (A shelf lined with white-paper)

    Since you mentioned a smoke maker, I have tried to think of a few ideas.
    One is a small dry-ice and water add-on that would make mist flow out.
    This is safe for electronics, but would require constant re-filling, and there would be no way to make it totaly come out evenly from under the PC.

    Another idea, is a mist-maker, these use an ultra-sonic disk that generates mist from water. But it needs lots of water, and would be bad for electronics.

    A normal chemical or heat smoke generator would fog up the windows, and dull the paint job, so that is not an option.

    I may at least try dry-ice once though.
     
  4. NzC

    NzC What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2003
    Posts:
    490
    Likes Received:
    2
    From my technical theatre experience (which I have a good bit of) I would suggest the dry ice route. But if you want a lot of smoke quickly chop up the ice into lots of little bits (almost a powder) but if you want a slow release (I am thinking this is what you want) Use big chunks in hot water. But you will need to be continually actively heating the water because if you don't ice will form around the CO2 not allowing it to evaporate.

    Another fun thing at a LAN party to do with dry ice is to put it in an empty bottle and put the cap on. Shake it up until highly pressurized and take the cap off.... :D :D That will make a nice sound. BUT AIM AWAY FROM EVERYONE INCLUDING YOURSELF. (yeah i got myself in the stomach...I had a mark for a week to give you the idea of the force behind that.)

    Sorry for the OT rambling! Great project cant wait to see more.
     
  5. NoodleNogin

    NoodleNogin What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    11 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dude DO NOT play with dry ice. My mate and I ended up in hospital after playing with bottles and pressure. :miffed:
     
  6. Shoobie

    Shoobie What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    21 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow, I never thought we'd be talking about dry-ice bombs in one of Zap's project logs. :p

    Very nice work. Can't wait until you/ATi/AMD/Shuttle or whoever start touring with this PC. Zap, you're in somewhat of a high position, you should suggest bringing some events to Reno. Nothing cool ever comes to Reno (except Lynyrd Skynyrd).
     
  7. unclean

    unclean SMP obsessive

    Joined:
    30 Dec 2003
    Posts:
    1,194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Zap, the addition of LEDs to the 9800 looks great. How are they powered? Through a modification to the card, or...?
     
  8. LucSkyywalker

    LucSkyywalker What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    6 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    smokers rule

    I am actually going to put a small mister in my "hell" mod. going to have smoke come out of my "demon"'s nose....just wait
    :D
     
  9. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

    Joined:
    6 Dec 2002
    Posts:
    3,081
    Likes Received:
    0
    If it's inside the case, make sure its sealed off. I don't think it would be too good for the CPU ;).
     
  10. TheDon

    TheDon What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    21 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0
    It will most undoubtably be bad for the CPU
     
  11. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

    Joined:
    19 Sep 2002
    Posts:
    4,705
    Likes Received:
    5
    The LEDs in the card as powered off the graphics card molex connector.
    I hid the wire very well.

    I will be re-doing it for a X800 card though.
     
  12. khendar

    khendar What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    25 May 2004
    Posts:
    322
    Likes Received:
    0
    From my experience dry ice machines are dangerous, unweildy and need refilling often. Regular smoke machines leave an oilly residue on anything near it, which is very annoying as it gets on your hand when you are rolling up cables and stuff (ex roadie in me talking now). Also they generate quite a bit of heat. I thought about using a mini mister, but obviously water + electronics == bad :( Cannot really think of a solution thats both practical and safe.

    Now where was I..? Oh yeah. Looking good MORE PICTURES :D
     
    Last edited: 21 Jun 2004
  13. Bloodsmoke

    Bloodsmoke What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    20 Jan 2004
    Posts:
    193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Prolly a stupid question, but is the graphics card against the window actually plugged in to the motheboard, or is it just for show. It looks like its tight up against the glass, and i never saw a motherboard with the AGP that close to the edge.
     
  14. verse

    verse What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    28 Mar 2004
    Posts:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's how Shuttle AGP slots are bro.
     
  15. Go4t

    Go4t i

    Joined:
    13 Dec 2003
    Posts:
    939
    Likes Received:
    1
    the window is spaced out a ways outside the case
     
  16. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

    Joined:
    5 Sep 2001
    Posts:
    2,563
    Likes Received:
    23
    I seem to remember I dissed this case early on in its dev stages.

    Well having seen it, I have to take it back. Looks great, very well executed. I'll have more faith next time.

    :dremel:
     
  17. Spy246

    Spy246 What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    2 May 2004
    Posts:
    97
    Likes Received:
    0
  18. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

    Joined:
    6 Dec 2002
    Posts:
    3,081
    Likes Received:
    0
  19. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

    Joined:
    19 Sep 2002
    Posts:
    4,705
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ok it's been a while since the last update, but that is because the PC is nearly totaly done.

    Here is a teaser though:

    [​IMG]

    The top window has a Athlon 64 logo, and a real Athlon 64 CPU to show off.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [​IMG]

    Here is the prototype day shot.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [​IMG]

    And a night shot, this shot is very accurate as far as the LED colors.

    The plexi on the prototype cracked as I painted it too fast.
    There is also an etch error near the CPU.
    The actual LEDs won't be visible.

    The final parts for the security PCB are on the way, so not too long until this PC is done.
     
  20. Shadowspawn

    Shadowspawn Another hated American.

    Joined:
    1 Jul 2002
    Posts:
    1,867
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wait, theres an Athlon 64 chip sitting there just for looks?!? What a waste! Looks good though.
     

Share This Page