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Scratch Build – In Progress The Greatest Ghetto Mod Ever Told...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cheapskate, 26 Feb 2009.

  1. barry99705

    barry99705 sudo rm -Rf /

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    In the packaging business we call that corrugated. Card board is what spiral notebook covers are made from.
     
  2. Grimloon

    Grimloon What's a Dremel?

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    Ah, just what I've been missing - another Cheapskate mod! Cardboard too - hmm, interesting :thumb:
     
  3. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    I brought home a box from a car hood a few months ago to do a mock up of the case I may start this summer, dunno lol... Good luck!
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks. :hehe: Here we are... talking shop on a tech site about cardboard.

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    -I have a set of 60mm deltas lying around. You know I love to make ducts, even if I never get to use them.
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    -CHEEZIT! -ahem... Card stock is ready for the laying of the keel.
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    -Part retaining devices for when the material is too thick for clothespins. Did I say "clothespins"? I meant "wooden clamps."
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    -I made some notches in the frame.
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    -Tab A fits in slot B. The whole rig should disassemble into 3 parts, (if I don't let the glue drip into a critical area.) I started one side of the covers' edge.
     
  5. null_x86

    null_x86 Thread Closer

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    nice one cheaps
    subscribed!
     
  6. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    This looks it's going to be very *special* But so very, very awesome and I can't wait to see more!
     
  7. trucha

    trucha What's a Dremel?

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    haha very cool lookin mod.

    question: can you powder coat cardboard?
     
  8. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    Ah! Update as I was writing the post - It truly looks fantastic even now :thumb:
     
  9. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    You know you could get real technical with windows made from that clear thin plastic you put on house windows in the winter (maybe not in Texas) and shrink it tight with a hair dryer. Very upscale so far.

    I watch.

    john
     
  10. murtoz

    murtoz Busy procrastinating

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    Cheapskate cheesecake!
    (Now why did I never notice the similarities between those two words before?)
     
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  11. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    You take cardboard modding to a new level.
     
  12. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    OMG your actually doing it! and to think I thought you were joking over on the competition thread... more fool me!
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks guys.:D
    @John - Too fancy. If I do a window it will come from packaging from the recycle bin. -2liter bottle window? I have the back porch turned into a terrarium right now. At 78 degrees, it seems silly too. (It's going to be a hot year here...)
    @murtoz - A coincidence? -or planned along with the creation of the universe?:hehe:
     
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  14. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r What's a Dremel?

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    Normally I don't really look at the ghetto mods, but I'm glad I did :D Looking good cheapy!
     
  15. Fumduck

    Fumduck Have torch, will melt.

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    If it's made by cheaps it's not really ghetto. despite the materials he may use. :)
     
  16. slisgrinder

    slisgrinder Minimodder

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    Wow cheaps!!! You have gotten more work done than I do and that to with cardboard!!!
    1+ rep for productivity!!!
     
  17. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    The computer I'm on right now had it's humble beings in the home of a tomato box. But like you I wasn't a simpleton, I had chambers. The PSU was in it own box (main support for the mobo) and the HDD was in it's own wind tunnel (one intake and one exhaust). above both of that was the heart, the mobo, and again like you the CPU had it's own direct intake. It's power button was a screw driver touching the header. God that thing was loud as sin but it kept everything cool and fire free

    This mod is cool but it will never beat my old tomato box (it will always have a place in my heart)
     
  18. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    Powder coat = nice orange coating from the Cheez-its. ;)

    As far as the window, my first thought was the clear plastic from a baked goods box -- very clear and it's such a sacrifice emptying the box! heheh
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: Who the hell gave me 5 stars?:hehe:
     
  20. Jollemj

    Jollemj What's a Dremel?

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    Haha, well according to me and well...everyone that know an awesome mod when they see it rated this with 5* ;)

    and, I don't think you were sarcastic :rolleyes:
     

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