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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. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Heh, awesome build. Not ghetto, but definitely cool.

    Anyone who keeps jabbering on about it setting on fire needs to stow it. Cardboard has a typical ignition temperature of well over 200'C, if you get temps that hot, directly touching your case, you've got bigger problems! More info here.
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    -From Krikkit's link. There's my problem. I was going to use a model rocket engine for the HD activity indicator.:(
     
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  3. Stormeren

    Stormeren What's a Dremel?

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    Hehe....scratch build mod is allways nice to see. Finish....is.....kind of okey, can maybe not be better in this material, idea is great.
     
  4. pistol_pete

    pistol_pete Air Cooled Fool

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    Cardboard box mods are great fun, everyone should try it at some point in their modding career.

    When I did one, I ended up having to rest the PSU on top of the PCI slots to fit everything in!

    And no, it didn't catch fire. I wouldn't worry about that.
     
  5. Ninja_182

    Ninja_182 Enginerd!

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    YES! finally a full blown attempt at something I missed so much. I cant decide wether the complexity of it so far is pure win or blasphemy to all that is ghetto.
     
  6. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    Nice one Cheapskate :hehe:
     
  7. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    Too much text, not enough cardboard.

    No pics using tools such as a :dremel: on the cardboard?
     
  8. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Out of Order !!!!!

    This is a ghetto mod as such requires kitchen knives, scissors, push pins, white glue and a BUKKIT load of ingenuity. Takes a brave man to face BT with a project of this magnitude.

    Dremels are for us mortals. No electrical appliances allowed.

    john
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: Please tell which dremel bit is best for cutting cardboard. I think I'm better off shaving it with an insanely sharp knife. I have a few of those around here...
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    -The frame of the front panel is... Where did it go? It's in the pic somewhere. It's getting messy.
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    -I'm starting the back panel frame now. I need to make some slots for it to fit into.
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    -I have to use balls, and it's an unwritten rule that they come in pairs. These are salvaged from used roll-on deodorant bottles. They are also good for nearly indestructible ping pong balls, (they friggen hurt, though...)
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    -I'm gluing together another part here, Using my big n- oh, I almost forgot another unwritten rule: only one ball joke per post.:(
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    -This picture might give away my plans. If you figure out what I'm planning, please don't boo too loudly.
     
  10. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Let's see Texan - sharp knife - probably a Bowie Knife! Yeah that's it!

    I tried to tell these people NO DREMEL. Nobody listens to their elders anymore.

    No anatomical comments from me. Just watching this one.

    john
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    No Bowie knives here. They are a little thick for cutting, so not very practical to me. The current trend in oversized cutlery is cheesy cheap fake katanas.
     
  12. NysoO

    NysoO Handcrafted

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    Cheap, this is awesome! Keep it up :D
     
  13. PTModder

    PTModder What's a Dremel?

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    God...this is insane... please tell him to stop amaizing us poor mortals with no skills....(and give us the balls too Lord...)
     
  14. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    ::boos quietly, but congratulates Cheaps on his ingenuity::

    :thumb::thumb:

    I watch. :geek:
     
  15. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    So first you have blu-balls, and now you've got those massive nuts!
    I dunno what you are doing, but those nuts would be damn heavy for the cardboard. I'm looking forward to see what the heck you are gonna do :confused:
    I'm watching :eyebrow:
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The nuts are for mashing things together during gluing. I can't put them in the case. I use them too much!:hehe:
    The lumpy stuff is lead, I'm making a really good bowling ball.
     
  17. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    You got any melted down silver yet for the coming Zombie Hordes?

    john
     
  18. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    Gee Cheapskate, when you read the instructions on the side of the glue bottle, which said "..press firmly together..." you took that part pretty damn seriously!
     
  19. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Oh cool, the balls and nuts, with all the cardboard, the general shape looks as if it should resemble a frog or toad when finished?

    Am i right, do i win anything?
     
  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @John - The silver goes in my water loops, to fight the bacterial hordes.:p
    @burnout - No and no.:D I might just be that bad of an artist, though.
    @Mvagusta - The instructions say: 'Vid limming av pergo stryks riklight med lim i hela'~something. It has to be the only product left in the US without instructions in Spanish.:eyebrow:
     

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