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"THE RIG" A SoulsEnd project (update 1-25-04)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by SoulsEnd, 12 Jan 2004.

  1. SoulsEnd

    SoulsEnd What's a Dremel?

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    First lets get the name thing out of the way...THE RIG...

    After designing the front acrylic panel (which you will see in few) I realized that it resembles the front end of a large diesel rig. So it stuck with me…”RIG”
    The purpose of THE RIG is to be a small LAN game server. Incorporated into it will be a 16-port switch, 14 inch LCD monitor and a wireless keyboard/mouse combo. It will only have one cord in the back and that’s for its 110volts. All motherboard connections will be done inside the all-custom aluminum chassis. So with this in mind, lets start at my workshop and hack some aluminum.

    My tool box from the days of being a mechanic…
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    Miter saw with metal cutting wheel…Makes cutting so much easier.
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    Lots of aluminum pieces…Kinda like a jigsaw puzzle.
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    A shot of how the corners will join.
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    All corners getting drilled, tapped, countersunk ect….
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    A shot of one corner done, seven more to go…
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    Decided to tap some corners to see if my measure 3 times cut once idea worked…It did. I wont bore you with me connecting each corner…one was enough!!!
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    The only thing pre-fab about this cube was the panels. I managed to get my hands on some aluminum side panels that no longer had homes (how sad). Well they have a home now. I had to cut into the cube chassis for the panel lock tabs.
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    After all locking tab holes were cut, the panels were test fitted.
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    I Received a large amount of the goods needed to proceed with “THE RIG”

    Pictured below:::
    2 80mm rads
    2 UV 80mm fans (not sure if they will be used)
    16-port unmanaged switch
    Wireless keyboard/mouse combo
    14” LCD (already had that)
    Enermax PSU
    10ft of clearflex

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    Also received my solid black acrylic for the front panel. See why I picked the name now???
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    I have a good idea of how everything is going to lay out inside but because nothing is concrete at this point…its on a need-to-know basis. :D The LCD however is kind a self-explanatory.
    I decided to to a test fit of the LCD.
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    That’s all for now folks…Check back soon for more updates.
     
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  2. borumas

    borumas What's a Dremel?

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    :thumb: Lookin' real good so far man, keep it coming, I'll check the other forum to see if you posted there as well. :rock:
     
  3. A13n0rma1

    A13n0rma1 Wannabe

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    That sliding LCD is ****ing awesome. :rock:
     
  4. DETN8R

    DETN8R What's a Dremel?

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    This looks like a very cool project. Now, I just have to read the text instead of just looking at your pictures
     
  5. SoulsEnd

    SoulsEnd What's a Dremel?

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    I would be lying if I said I haven’t "skimmed" a thread before to look at pics. :worried:
     
  6. 3vil-Grin

    3vil-Grin What's a Dremel?

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    Wow...great idea for a case!!!!

    Well cant wait to see more!!!!

    Oh and what type of lcd is that?! Just curious...
     
  7. SoulsEnd

    SoulsEnd What's a Dremel?

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    Its a 14" mag I picked up from bestbuy during the day after Thanksgiving sale for $100 USD. Its like it was design for this app. :D
     
  8. Balder

    Balder Calmer than a monk on morphine

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    love qube's!
    the lcd looks sweet, kinda like the rack mounted we got at work! :rock:
    Cant wait to se the result!

    GL HF
     
  9. Fluba

    Fluba What's a Dremel?

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    :eek:

    wow wow wow wow :eeek: :eeek: :eeek:

    i LUB it

    have you thought of windowing the top side above the LCD so you can have it on without getting it outta the case? thatd rox :) :brrr:
     
  10. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    Excellent idea with the side panels :thumb:
     
  11. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

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    looks very nice - any etching/windows to come?
     
  12. SoulsEnd

    SoulsEnd What's a Dremel?

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    My plan is to do something like this (as seen on one of my previous cases) just on a much larger scale.
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  13. SoulsEnd

    SoulsEnd What's a Dremel?

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    I would like to have matching window designs on both the left and right side panels. The "jury" is still out on a design though. :sigh:
     
  14. Starbuck3733T

    Starbuck3733T Look out sugar, here it comes

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    OMG those LCD mods are craaaaaaaaaaazy sweet. Nice shop too, and the panels look awesome. Consider yourself subscribed!
     
  15. Fraggster

    Fraggster What's a Dremel?

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    details on how you did the small one in teh drive bay?
     
  16. t.n.

    t.n. What's a Dremel?

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    damn thats nice :jawdrop:

    anyway, where did you get the side panels?
     
  17. Incorpirate

    Incorpirate What's a Dremel?

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    wow looks like a nice project
    good work :rock:
     
  18. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    I covet your tool bench sir..... the quality in the construction so far is impressive... welcome to the boards! :rock:
     
  19. SoulsEnd

    SoulsEnd What's a Dremel?

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    How about I do you one better...SoulsEnd Drivebay LCD guide

    Thanks for the props guys...means alot coming from the bit-tek crew. Just got my casters and the hardware needed to finish the LCD portion of the mod. May have updates tonight. :thumb:
     
  20. SoulsEnd

    SoulsEnd What's a Dremel?

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    Im local to an online vendor and do some part time work for them. They had some spare panels and offered them to "THE RIG" project. :D It was either I take them or the dumpster.
     

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