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Scratch Build – In Progress The Thing 3D Printed Case

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by AV Case Mods, 12 Jan 2021.

  1. Karrek

    Karrek Minimodder

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    is it worth reprinting, or better to print the other part and glue the two parts together? What is the risk of the new print also having issues? I have never 3D printed, so I dont know the risks or best way...
     
  2. AV Case Mods

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    This is not the final version of the case just first prototype that i can use for test fit everything. I will print the final case with petg.
    Now i am doing video of test fitting watercooling parts.
     
  3. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Multimodder

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    Ahhhh it was the tiny fan holes that were putting me off. I couldn't work out how you printed triple 120's in one hit.

    310 x 33o :eeek: i just went to print a mando helmet and realised it cant be done in one print on my 210 x 210 :( i can see the advantages of the larger bed.

    Looks like a CR-10 is on order this week :)
     
  4. AV Case Mods

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    Little update, watercooling fits but its tight. i Have to do modifications to the pump mount but everything else looks nice.

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  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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  6. kim

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    lovely :thumb:
     
  7. Lambda

    Lambda What's a Dremel?

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    Looks great, the design is awesome. Really like the combination of exposing the mb and gpu but putting all the more uninteresting stuff in the middle with the radiator.
     
  8. AV Case Mods

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    Now i have all of the pieces to do proper test fit and little video about it.

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    New pump mount and test feet.

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    Front grill

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  9. AV Case Mods

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    Here is part 1 video:

     
  10. AV Case Mods

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    After test fitting parts i made some adjustments to the model.

    I added six magnet holes because four isn't enough to hold front panel.

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    Also added nut inserts for the mid panel and a hole for the pump cable that i forgot :grin:

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  11. AV Case Mods

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    Back part of the case is ready. I did little spacer between the parts because front part did not finish. But this way it looks good so i may have to keep it that way :grin:

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    Now i just need some hardware to test fit everything before i can print the final case :rock:
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yep. You need to keep that orange stripe now. :thumb:
     
  13. Jean R built

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    The added strip gives it more character :cooldude:
     
  14. Dr. Coin

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    Thumbs up for the orange strip. The seam is now a feature that you don't have to hide.
     
  15. Defyant Mods

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    Agreed on the orange gasket :grin: perfect choice :thumb:
     
  16. AV Case Mods

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    Final piece of the puzzle is coming. Soon i can start The Thing Part 2

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    This arrived today :grin:

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    This spool is so big i have to make holder because it is not going to fit in the printers original place:grin:

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  17. kim

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    The more I watch your thread, the more I like "the thing" :grin:, it is definitely eye catching :rock:, the design, the color sheme, it's obvious that your mastering your printer, and BTW, I really like also your previous printed case: RVZ03WC, you have a real talent for case design :clap:
     
  18. Mojo

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    Loving it!!!

    Love the strip :D
     
  19. AV Case Mods

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    Thanks :grin: Try to do my best :rock:

    The strip is here to stay :grin:
     
  20. Frode Bergeton Nilsen

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    Nice work. A joint in the middle, solves almost all usability issues of the build. A really nice touch. Love the use of colors, which is easy to transfer to PETG.

    To me, there is a slight imbalance in the design. If the orange strips are of the same thickness, and there was one in the front, middle, and back, that would be more balanced. As in symmetric. That is more my expression though. I really love how you play with colors, this is way above the level I am at. Pure inspiration.

    Also, you could run through and through rods, like m3 or even m2 steel rods. That way you could even keep the spacers in the middle, if you wanted to. Just fasten them with a nut on the outer part of the main white section. Not sure how you were going to join these, never mind, if you got a working solution for it.
     

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