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Scratch Build – In Progress TRON Lightcycle - MotY 3rd Place!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Boddaker, 27 Feb 2011.

  1. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :D Amazing work on the ssd feature Bod +rep :clap::thumb:.
     
  2. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Thank you microsoftPerson, I have yet to RAID SSD drives together, but I will soon find out how fast they are! :naughty:

    Thanks Ferrero!

    Thanks Waynio for the rep. :thumb:

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    So I think I got the SSD Engine just about finished up this weekend. Got the parts masked off and painted today once the sun finally came out.

    I went with a dark gray hammered finish for the main parts of the engine, to add more of a texture to it and set it apart from the blue fins.
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    A closeup shot of the textured finish.
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    Demaskifying the drive covers to reveal the diffused blue acrylic. I primed the underside as well so you wouldn't be able to see through them.
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    All the pieces back together for a final mockup, and...........
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    .........the money shot!
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    I actually managed to get some paint on the tubes as well, so maybe I can finally get the basic frame assembled this week. Then it will all start coming together quickly after that.

    Cheers, and happy Easter! :)
     
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  3. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    Genious! Just... Wow! :jawdrop:
     
  4. smart201

    smart201 New Member

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    great work there ,should look the nuts when done ..
     
  5. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Ohh :jawdrop: Bod that is just absolutely cool mate :dremel::rock:, let's see if I can rep again :D.
    Ridiculasly awesome :D.
     
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  6. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Possibly the coolest ssd mount ever :rock::D.
    Whoops meant to edit :blush:.
     
  7. alain-s

    alain-s Active Member

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    This is just sick man never thought it would look this nice
     
  8. Dackman

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    Awesome, great work
     
  9. password

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    this is awesome, looks so nice :D
     
  10. microsoftPerson

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    I really like the additions, looking really cool. This guy has four drives, not three, but hits 1.3 GB/s.

    Check it out. Really cool project.
     
  11. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Thanks guys!

    O ye of little faith? :p :D

    Thanks.

    The guy in that vid is actually using 8 SSD drives hooked up to a dedicated RAID card in order to get that kind of read speeds. He does mention the stock on-board raid normally tops out at 600mb/s no matter how many drives you connect, so that may be closer to what I'll be getting since I won't be using a raid expansion card.
     
  12. matiss

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    WT....sick, amazing, genius...*cant find more words cause im just blown away*
     
  13. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Ok, more goodies! I couldn't resist getting Razer's TRON themed keyboard and mouse with mouse pad to go with the build. I usually mod the peripherals to fit the given theme of my projects anyway, so this was a bonus And I have to say that Razer did a great job with the TRON design. I doubt I could have done as good a job, or even come close to the level of awesomeness!
    Let me just show you with pics:
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    Even the packaging is cool! Opening the box revealed a thick smoked acrylic cover over the keyboard, with subtle TRON and Razer logos on it.
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    The keyboard is well-built with TRON style lettering that lights up, and a separate number keypad that can be mounted on either side of the keyboard with the provided connector piece.
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    Here it is lit up. There are audio connections on the keyboard as well, so I can plug my headphones in right there.
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    The mouse/pad kit came in the same killer box with protective smoked acrylic cover.
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    Pure TRON pr0n lol.
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    And the best part, the mouse pad has an electro-luminescent coating on it that reacts to a special led under the mouse, so it leaves a light trail as it moves across the pad, just like the lightcycle! :D
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  14. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ya I was wondering when I would see those show up :)
     
  15. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    are you going to mod a black LCD screen to have like a light blue glowing boarder and what not to tie it all together?
     
  16. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Yep, that's the plan. Not sure if I can pull it off by the contest deadline tho, but I will still do it to complete the system.
     
  17. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    great cant wait to see that
     
  18. Samaya

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    :rock: AWESOME!!!:jawdrop:AWESOME!!!:rock:
     
  19. ringo

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    cool ssd cover. It fits perfect to the keyboard and mouse.
     
  20. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    That is one awesome engine :thumb:
     

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