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Case Mod - Complete ⭐ TPS-L2

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by thechoozen, 20 Nov 2016.

  1. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    Time for the next Update:


    At first a small video of the last metal works on the top and a short test of the motorized Sidepanel....




    As next we started to bring some light into the darkness....
    So we grabbed a piece of plastic and made a few cuts so that we got a first layer of a bottom plate.

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    After that we took a string of WS2812 LEDs and cutted it into pieces, which we placed on the bottom plate....

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    After that we prepared the connections to the arduino which will run the animations on the strip (the arduino will be connected to one of the internal USB Headers on the motherboards so that we can run more difficult animations directly from the PC)
    And then we made a first test.....

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    As next we cut out a layer of plexiglas with the same size like the bottom layer and covered one side with mirror foil. This 2nd layer will be placed over the LEDs so that they are not visible while their turned off....

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  2. thechoozen

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    Time for the next Update:

    As next step we mounted the first hardware components so that we could decide in which way to route the cables and also prepare the first bendings on the watercooling tubes....

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    We also add the inscribing on Front & Top of the Case so that only the letterings on the sidepanel is missing....

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    Then we fill the WC Loop with coolant for a quick leak test...and installed the LED Panel...

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  3. thechoozen

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    Today we have a bunch of smaller Updates....

    First....we gave the GPU a nice little silver accent...

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    Then we prepared the electronics for the Walkman functions so that we also could prepare the cables for those parts.....

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    After that we mounted the Front so that we could connect the volume slider with the belt system behind the front....

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    Then we mounted the GPU inside the Case....

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    and we mounted the sidepanels....

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    Beside that we started to build a Tape for our Walkman....

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  4. thechoozen

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    As next we build 2 mounting brackets for our Tape, the brackets will be mounted inside the sidepanel so that we could slide in the tape while the Sidepanel is open and still be able to close the sidepanel with the tape inside....

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    Beside that we prepared & printed a few fan grills to cover the open side of the Radiator....

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    And we also added the last letterings to the sidepanel ....

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  5. Dr. Coin

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    :clap: Great work.
    Question what did you use for the tape reals and magnetic tape?
     
  6. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    it looks like some video tape...very good job, and funny...great idea
     
  7. cucmag

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    oh yes!!!
    tape is quite done :)
    great job
     
  8. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    :clap::clap:Thanks a lot m8´s!!!:clap::clap:

    For that we used an old VHS Tape and took it apart....the magnetic tape is a bit out of scale and the tape reals are a bit too small ....but overall they work great for our project....


    Today i´ve got another Update:

    We prepared the Tape for the painting process...


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    then we finished the painting process of the Fan Grills....and mounted them for a quick test on the radiator....

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    We also painted the giant headphone plug with a first layer of laquer...

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    Beside that we also started the work on the Headphone itself. For that we grabbed the router and cut out a few pieces of wood from which we are going to build the speaker part of the headphones

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    As speaker we´re going to recycle an old logitech sound system which we already took apart...

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    and we already integrated the speaker in our headphones.....

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  9. thechoozen

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    It´s time for another update:

    In the last days we continued the painting process of the Awesome Mixtape....


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    As next we prepared everything so that we could mount the small Speakers from the Logitech sound system inside our Earpieces...

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    After that we prepared the holder for the earpieces which will connect them with the rest of the headphone....

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    As next we prepared the frame which will hold both earpieces....

    For that we took a sheet of thin wood and cut it into stripes. Then we took the first strip and mounted it onto the edges of another sheet of wood which had the right widht so that we could use it as a spacer to keep the right shape during the next step.

    Then we took all those other wood strips and glued them layer by layer on the bended ground layer. After that we fixed everything with a few clamps and let it dry till the other day....

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    Beside that we also painted the first parts of the earpieces...and finished the work on the Tape...

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    We also started to assemble the headphone but it will take another few days to really finish it....(gladly this isn´t a part of the main Concept so it hasn´t to be finished within the contest)

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    But for the Contest, our Time was now over so we had to take a few final pics.....more pics.....the last work on the Headphone and another video will follow.....


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  10. Vault-Tec

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    This is fantastic :D
     
  11. Dr. Coin

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    Great case.
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    OK, You won me over with the giant headphones. :clap: Awesome.
    I can see the art installation style setup with a 100 foot garden hose 'cord' strewn around the desk and floor.
     
  13. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    thx a lot m8´s:rock::thumb:



    We got some exciting good news!

    After a cruel long phase of waiting we finally got the results from the Jury: and it looks like our TPS-L2 gathered enough Points to take the crown of the hwluxx contest:thumb::rock::clap:

    Beside that we continued the work on the headphones while we were waiting for the results:

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