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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. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    its communal, we all come and go.
     
  2. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    It's like when you did your hurricane exit. Just a reminder that we are here; A cardboard whatsit gets attention.

    john
     
  3. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    Still no updates?:waah:

    You tease!
     
  4. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Combo begging for an update! :D
     
  5. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER begging for an update!
     
  6. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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  7. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Cheaps this is such a sweet mod mate. If anything goes wrong with the cardboard you can just trace the pieces onto plexi or alu and make it again lol.
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol:

    @Boy4rm oz- I have wanted to use this technique with plexi, but the cost would be insane! The pieces will never come apart again.:D this thing is starting to resemble a bowling ball.
     
  9. ytrewq

    ytrewq TheBiggerTheJobThe BiggerTheHammer

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    Cheaps, you say: this thing is starting to resemble a bowling ball.

    But we can't see it!

    Dying for an update
     
  10. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Too many sticky out pieces to be a bowling ball! Is there a plan or just a Cheapskate whack you over the head with a dead fish when done? [​IMG]
    We are waiting here.
     
  11. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    You just wanted an excuse to use that smiley, didn't you?
     
  12. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Yep

    john
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Threatening me with aquatic life will not get you an update.:p
    It resembles a bowling ball both in it's roundness, and the fact that if I drop it, it might crush my toes.
     
  14. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    So how's your work on the house coming along Cheap's? Got much to go?
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    2 houses, actually...:( Which makes about an acre+ of yard to mow each week. I still have to install tile in the new one, and clean and fix rain gutters. The d*mn house has gutters all the way around it, -even the garage! All the damaged bits are over yucca cactus.
     
  16. dream caster

    dream caster just lurking from out there

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    You know, several times before (and also after) I asked you to use finer materials I had a kind of vision in my mind;

    I saw your mod done in plexi with no LED visible but with lighted edges shining.
    I think it begs for this.
    I see it something like Brake Line, the fan grill from brinkzOr, nominated for MOTM.
    (Pictures in that page show edges like those in my mind.)

    If you do it right and don't use glue you should also be able to put it together and take it apart as you wish.
     
  17. dream caster

    dream caster just lurking from out there

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    Just thought about your houses; just take your time!
     
  18. Stormeren

    Stormeren New Member

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    Yea, we wanna see some more of this build. Love unusual projects
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Thanks, guys. I have a little of an update, but most of it is off-topic. It's still kind of ghetto in my opinion.
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    -I made part of the inside to big to clear the other parts, so I had to cut it out. As I feared, the Dremel doesn't work very well here.
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    -After I turned off the smoke alarm, I decided I needed something with more bite for chewing.
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    -Here's where I'm currently at.
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    -The power cord will be coming out the front.

    Here's where I wander off and do something else. As you might know getting a portable hard drive enclosure that is quiet and keeps the drive cool is difficult. The quiet ones kill any hard drive you put in them, and cool ones often just have a fan slapped on the side. They make heat sinked external cases, but they cost a fortune.
    I decided to get this rig from Xoxide, and make an enclosure. :D
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    -They are packed better than most harddrives. I did away with the mounting grommets and thumb screws immediately.
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    -I comes with a huge thermal pad that you have to put on yourself. I'm warning you people- once it touches something, it's stuck! I nearly destroyed the pad getting it positioned.
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    -I pulled the logic board from a notoriously crappy enclosure. The donor no longer used it because it overheated several drives. (You used to be able to get $10 enclosures like this everywhere. Now you can only find the 'spensive stuff.) I won the drive from the MNPCTech Sketchup competition. It's a fantastic get, but it heats up like crazy because I like to do file transfer in huge batches.
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    -I speed-built a cage for it out of scrap. That's why the edges are all off. I had some extra holes that ended up holding screws too.
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    -Slides together...
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    -and fits together like a Jed Clampet masterpiece.
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    -I had to replace the big-*ss M4 thumbscrews on the back plate with something more petite.
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    -The exposed ends on the IDE cable were shorting out on the metal backplate. A bit of tape fixed that.
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    -After I got the short worked out, I could put the padding and baseplate on.
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    -All done. I might add some silicone feet someday, but the junk on my desk works just as well.
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    -My cost for everything: $25 and some shipping, (and I had to buy a plasma stick from them for my next build anyway.)

    Until next time... Be cheap!:p
     
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  20. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    :clap:

    Super-tight budget builds Cheesecake!
     

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