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Modding The pictures...........

Discussion in 'Modding' started by SuperScrubber, 7 Oct 2001.

  1. SuperScrubber

    SuperScrubber Mad Chemist.....buwahahaa

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    OK you lucky devils, think its about time to display the fruits of my efforts over the summer....................

    First the LCD enclosure............

    MO display in a simple alu enclosure from Maploids and a few other bits - cut and hacked to death, sprayed and laquered.

    The bay front was smaller than the box front so I used some Milliput to do the diagonal bits. Power is via a stereo jack on the back.

    BTW the electrical tape strips are to cover the edges of the paint so it doesnt chip off.......looking for something a bit neater if you have any ideas.........? In reality it blends in a lot better with the rest of the box but the flash really highlighted the matt/gloss difference.

    Check out the reflection of the wall behind it :D

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    (White line on this is dust BTW - cleaned it before the photos but overlooked it......!!)

    Might get some rubbing compound to get it a bit smoother - you can see in the last one the finish isnt perfect, thankfully with black this isnt very apparent !!
     
  2. Cheese

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    Kool :D :D

    r.
     
  3. SuperScrubber

    SuperScrubber Mad Chemist.....buwahahaa

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    Next the power thing...............

    The two on the right are power out sockets to supply external stuff like the LCD, the left socket plugs in to the mains and connects to a 6.35mm stereo in line socket in the case to power things when the computer is off (ie. lighting). LED was an extravagence BTW and lights up when theres an external source - also helps check the polarity of the input is correct !!

    Guess who was a muppet in not realising that not all of the blanking plate is visible from the back - hence the sliced up surrounds of the outputs........!!! Doh.....:eek:

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    The actual case........

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    How the side and top fans are attached...........

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    Will have another go at some night-time shots with the lights on some time as it does look cool...........need a cathode though !! (heres hoping Maplins mail order get more in as there isnt one anywhere near here :()

    Oh yeah heres a small (3mb) .avi of the LCD running LCDcenter........
    http://users.ox.ac.uk/~some0913/images/LCD Demo.avi

    More piccies to come but I think I'll leave that till tomorrow as I'm knackered!!! ;)
     
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  4. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    I hate you for stealing my mod ideas which I haven't done yet.. :D

    Nice mods though!
     
  5. Hi-TEK

    Hi-TEK What's a Dremel?

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    Very sweet, great work on the case and great work on the external LCD. Any reason why you prefered to do an external unit instead of internal?
     
  6. SuperScrubber

    SuperScrubber Mad Chemist.....buwahahaa

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    So I could see it !!!! ;)
    My case is on the floor and I wanted to be able to see the display at most times so I thought I'd make an enclosure - plus I have no space in the case. The HDD cooler is there as an extra 3.5" hole more than anything and as cool as an external CD drive would be I felt it was more the LCDs place..................:)
     
  7. Hi-TEK

    Hi-TEK What's a Dremel?

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    That LCD unit looks like a 16x2, it would be possible to mod it to fit into that spare 3.5" drive bay that you have which is not in use. I still like the look of the external unit though. It is possible that we can get a look inside the project box which is housing the LCD?
     
  8. Cheese

    Cheese Doc

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    We're taking some more piccies later... I'm sure it will.

    As for using a 3.5" bay... not sure, I think the lcd is too big and including into the equation the size of the pcb may rule this out.

    Cheers,

    r. :cool:
     
  9. SuperScrubber

    SuperScrubber Mad Chemist.....buwahahaa

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    Its a 20x2 display BUT it has the buttons which I wanted to keep and I didnt much fancy getting a different keypad so it was either a 5.25" or an enclosure. As rob says the pcb on the back would probably be too large PLUS I have all the 3.5" bays filled with HDDs and the floppy.
    I kind of like being able to just turn my head an inch to the right to see whats playing instead of craning my head to see it - makes it actually useful !!! :)
     
  10. Cheese

    Cheese Doc

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    :D :D You guys are talking to Super '4 HDD's' Scrubber I hope you realise.

    I wonder what he uses all that hdd space for *scratches chin*

    r. :D
     
  11. blueIce

    blueIce The ICE man

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    THE PAINT

    SuperScrubber where did you get that paint? and more imporantly - whats it called? I NEED some for may case!

    Cheers

    Blueice :D
     
  12. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    nice work scrubber!!

    apparently mrhaz is at oxford uni, we should all get together for a few pints at your local ;)
     
  13. Cheese

    Cheese Doc

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    As am I!! And so we should :D

    r.
     
  14. ChriX

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    Nice LCD, but then again I like all LCDs so thats not surprising...

    -c
     
  15. blueIce

    blueIce The ICE man

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    Photos of me and chrix's lcds comming soon!
     
  16. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    I really like the external power source thing, It's something I've been using for a while now but it's not quite as neat - can you supply a list of the parts you used for that part ?
     

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