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TribalOVERKILL's, "Blackout"

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by tribaloverkill, 2 Jun 2007.

  1. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    i am speachless. I can't think of what to say!!


    speaking of which... can i see some porn of the back of the case?

    btw, what is being held in those crazy cool creations of yours,right to the left of the mobo?

    great work!
     
  2. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    16h straight! o_O yes, you Are a machine! Lemme guess what you'll say next: [german accent] I need your cloths, your boots and your motorcycle [/german accent] ;P

    As always, very nice!

    About the missaligned inner shield:
    Knowing how good you are at solving problems and comming up with your own fixes, you have probably allready come up with a sollution. If not, here's my $0.02: Is it possible to elongate the screw-holes in the tabs/flanges... if there isn't enough room for the nuts doing this, is it possible to flile a bit off one of the sides of the nuts? Is there some other obstacle that I'm missing? If filing the nuts isn't possible w/o filing all the way into the threads, then perhaps you could weld/solder some metal pieces on the inside of the tabs, drill and then make treads into them (perhaps biting into the inside wall of the bracket/shield a bit)?
     
  3. tribaloverkill

    tribaloverkill Who needs sleep,... bah.

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    Thats what I had planned. I'm going to file the holes in the center shield a bit so the inner shield can slide inwards. I can only file as much as the size of the bolt heads though. I do not want to see the holes from the top. There are no nuts. Im using thread-serts so yea,... thanks dude:)
     
  4. tribaloverkill

    tribaloverkill Who needs sleep,... bah.

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    Yet another satisfying update,...

    Aug-09-2007

    First,... I fixed the overhanging inner shield brackets. I just lengthened the holes a bit and thats all that was needed. No biggy.
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    I need front brackets now.
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    This is what I want.
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    Drawing it out. Made some mistakes, thats why all the excess lines:)
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    Hows that better?
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    A bug. Was going to the bathroom and in the hallway on the dark I ran into this big mofo! So I caught him and started taking pictures:) It's sooooooooooo COOL!
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    Look at the pattern on his wings.
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    Look at those rear legs!!! Holy crap man!
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    Chin up!
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    Smile for the camera! Disclaimer: By my using a razor to hold his chin up,... it does not imply that I used that razor to cut his head off. I actually let him go.
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    Where were we? Oh yea,... brackets. Ready to be cut!
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    Scroll saw skills,...
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    Cut.
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    Sanded and milled. Not going to polish these,... it's pointless.
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    Bending the tabs,... I had to bend these two tabs like so because the holes are very close to the joint. The tabs would bend at the radius of the holes inside of the joint. Thats because it's weaker there. Used a tack hammer and a piece or iron. I just keep tappnig at it until it folded over. I said this before,... aluminum is like really hard clay. I love banging at it like this because I can see it forming. Its great.
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    Almost done,...
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    All threads serts installed except for those last two. Reason being that I have to bend that portion first and then file the holes clean and then install the thread-sert. With the thread-sert installed it would be a lot harder to get it to bend the way I want.
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    There you go. They look like little ski's,...
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    I used the tack hammer and tapped this side of the thread-sert to mash it so that it contours this side of the bend. Also,... you can see how it mashed the two pieces of the thread-serts together so it looks like there only one piece. Thats and some sanding will do that. Like hard clay I tell ya:)
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    Re-tapping or cleaning out the thread-serts. I bang them together which messes up the threads on each side. Tapping them again fixes this nicely.
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    Look at that fit! Oh baby,... thats just sexy.
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    Now I will admit,... the holes are like 1/32" off for the side panels. Most of the time I'm always 1/32" off,... kinda. Well,.. this time that little 1/32" really f!@#$% me up! I had spent a good amount of time tweaking to get everything to fit together nicely. It's the nature of all this that had a big play with the holes being off. It all came together nicely though.
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    Awesome. Nice and even,...
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    Ok,.. max width for inside the case is 7 - 3/8". I saved 1/16"! From where though?!?!? LOL.
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    Spacers. I'm going to need these.
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    Boink.
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    Mobo tray is aligned nicely.
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    Look how that just runs along the mobo ever so nicely,... god. I just amaze myself!!
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    120mm fan clears nicely, plenty of room from the holes.
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    AND HE'S OUT FOR THE COUNT! OOOOOOOOOPS! LOL.
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    Reminds me of "The Wizard Of OZ",... Dennis used a forklift because he couldnt use a house, LOL.
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    Just to make sure he's dead,...
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    VIDEO-------> DIE DIE DIE!!!!

    Ahhhhhhhh S@#$! Why wont you DIE!!!! Run him over again!!!
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    Oh what,.... you going to run me over? You gonna drive that friggin lift through my screeeeen? Moron. Oh wait,... what about dennis? LOL. B@#$% you better run. LOL.
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    Yeah sponge bob,... tear the light off and chuck it at him, so manly man. ARGH,... yea a friggin light. Lets me get some bandaids now,...
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    Phew,... so yea. You guyz had a little bit of everything today. Blackout, Bugs, and Bob. Everything you need to keep your day moving forward:) PEACE!

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  5. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    :hehe: Poor Spongebob! :hehe:

    Great great work man! Its truly awesome!!! :thumb:
     
  6. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    My sons would cringe at such a display of Spongebob torture.......LOL.

    And I'm so glad you're not cocky or anything Tribal, some people have a Narcissus complex :rolleyes: ;)

    JK bro, the updates look fantastic. It must be great to have the time now to put your heart into the project. Keep up the good work.
     
  7. Ediejo

    Ediejo What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome work mate. :clap: :rock:

    You give me some inspiration. :thumb:
     
  8. tribaloverkill

    tribaloverkill Who needs sleep,... bah.

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    Thanks guyz.

    @ SPQQKY,... Im not cocky and I know what you mean about other people though. Now that I'm on vacation,... it's totally different in the studio. I'm that much more awake,... I am enjoying this much much more. I can see things I havent seen before, do things I couldnt do before. It's just so much better now. The idea's are just flowing now that I have had some sleep. lol.
     
  9. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    I know, I was bustin' yer ballz. Believe me, I've pulled a shoulder muscle or two patting myself on the back. You've gotta do it, if you're not confident with what you're doing and don't end up happy with the results, it would seem mute to continue. This mod is absolutely amazing, bro. Wish I had your talents (and tools!) I always look forward to the updates on this. :thumb:
     
  10. Evenge

    Evenge Minimodder

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    Nice work! :thumb:
     
  11. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    w00t.. One of the best in here right now. AWESOME :rock:
     
  12. JCBeastie

    JCBeastie What's a Dremel?

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    Soo many smilies and swear words I shouldn't really use so I'll settle with :O
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Slick as hell, man!
    -And the ADHD moments make it even more fun to read!
     
  14. tribaloverkill

    tribaloverkill Who needs sleep,... bah.

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    OMG. The last 22.5 hours in the studio sucked! At first I couldnt think to save my life! It wasn't like I was even tired. I dont know. Then,... when I could think I kept F'ing up!!! I mean it was kind of my fault but not?!?! I'll explian,... So yeah. This is a record, 22.5 hours in the studio. I slept like 4 or 5 hours in there but still!

    Aug-11-2007

    Bus bars. 12v, 5v, and ground. I dont need a 3v right? I dont think so but,... whatever. I hope not,... I'm not making this friggin thing again! Argh.
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    I want them layed out like this.
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    Ok,... right now your looking at my second attempt at making this part. The first one, the 1/4" holes were to close to each other. I spaced them apart by 1/16". I was not ok with that so I chucked it. This one will have 1/8" spacing. So,... this is number 2.
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    This is number 2. Very nice. I countersunk the holes. Countersinking is so nice.
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    Bus bars on 1/4" spacers.
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    Giving this part a frosted look to it. This is still attempt number 2.
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    This is 120grit we're looking at.
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    Bending attempt #2. This is the first bend.
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    Now,... this is attempt number 3. I messed up attempt #2 while bending. I'll explain, hold your horses. Same holes.
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    Same frosted appearance.
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    Ok,... this is attempt #3 after the first set of bends. I messed up attempt #2 with the next set of bends. Bending acrylic is very tricky and patience is needed. ESPECIALLY clear acrylic.
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    So,... this is the proper way to make the next bend. You see the wood with the tapered end inside the acrylic piece? For the second attempt I used the angle iron instead. I had the other board right where it is now. The problem was that I couldnt heat the VERY bend with the angle iron there. It was covering the acrylic at the bend. It was heating up. The wood has that tapered edge so I can heat the backside of the bend. THIS IS IMPORTANT!
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    The taper allows the heat from the heat gun to get to the bend. The acrylic at the bend will be nice an soft when heated making a perfect bend. Heat this clear arcylic up slowly. Keep the heat gun far from the clear arcylic too. This stuff burns quick!!!
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    There,.... you see that bend? How nice and shapely it is? Thats how you do it!
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    This is not how you do it! LOL. You see what I ended up with for my second attempt? OMG I was pissed. You see all the bubbles too? I forgot how quick this clear stuff heats up and burns. The colored acrylic is so much better! It doesnt heat up as fast and deosnt bubles as easily. I hate this clear acrylic. You see the other side of the messed up one? I did that side the right way. I practiced on that messed up piece. Anyways,... this is attempt #3.
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    Bus bars on attempt #3.
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    Just like this. Oh yea.
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    Taking apart the PSU enclosure. Look how nice these sides are. It's like a unit or something. so cool.
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    Drilled some mounting holes in the PSU acrylic. Tapered holes.
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    Very nice. Clean.
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    Tapered screws.
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    Flush.
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    Stealthed.
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    Almost done! Just have to drill the holes in the clear acrylic piece,...
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    DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! DOH! *KICKING AND SCREAMING* Literally,... thank god it's a weekend. I'm pretty sure someone would of called the cops on me:\ Attempt #3,... in the toilet.
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    Went out and bought another uni-bit because they are so fabulous! You see,... I was being so damn careful as to not have that happen. I cant believe it did, geez. I was using a small bit when it happened too! The clear acrlic is trick y to work with. It heats up and melts easily. This is what is happening. The drill bit wants to gouge and the acrylic doesnt like to be gouged. You have to scrap it to cut it. The uni-bits do just that. You know what? I think I missed an attempt? I remember breaking another hole before this hole. I slemmed it against the ground. Thats right! There are 4 attempts so far and now i'm on my fifth attempt. Hopefully with this uni-bit there wont be any other problems.
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    Ok,... the fifth attempt was a success. Here it is in all it's glory,...
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    Eye candy.
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    I have to figure out how to secure these hoses so they cant be pushed in or pulled out. Any suggestions? I was think about using cotter pins, maybe C or E clips?
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    Damn that looks crazy cool!
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    My connection to the internet has been screwy lately but i'm trying to get you updates asap.

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  15. Lupo_IM

    Lupo_IM ItaliaModding staff

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    wow!!!!! great work!!!! ;-)
     
  16. Dira

    Dira What's a Dremel?

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  17. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    Tribal, go to lowes or home depot. You should be able to get a quantity of couplings for electrical conduit. That should hold the hoses no problem.
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I think he's using shower hose instead of conduit hose...
    -but I'm drawing a blank for any other idea.
     
  19. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    Should still work though. About the same size, just don't have to torgue them down. Could also try some pressure fittings like plumbers use.
     
  20. IanJackson

    IanJackson Photographer & Modder

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    sweet job dude keep it up!!!:clap:
     

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