Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Pazu, 29 Apr 2011.
Heh. Thanks. I did take a lot of care into making sure the measurements are all millimeter perfect in drawings, so I'm glad that it did turn out fine too.
Sure, I've no probs sharing the files, the measurements are taken off my current Lian-li rig anyway. One problem though, I dunno if I can export out to Sketchup. Would STL files be fine?
Personally I think the disclaimers are just there for legal sake. For example, it stated the WSF material can only take about 80 deg Celsius but that's clearly not true. Many people have tested that it stays perfectly find in boiling water and other forms of torture. I'd say, give it a go, try them out, I'm sure you'll be amazed!
Co-incidence? LOL. Thanks!
what software did you create the model in
Even more parts! This is the last batch of parts to arrive.
Brass inserts for motherboard standoffs and 6mm standoffs.
I'm using all stainless steel 3mm bolt socket head screws.
And these... DA laser cut parts!
Finally I'll be able to do final assembly. Frankly, I feel a little nervous.. What if things go horribly wrong...
Wish me luck!
A flat pack mod but it's still cool since it's all the effort of meticulous design time, you're right though I should give it a go some time for some parts if I find it affordable enough, it's a handy site for bits I just can't make diy .
All the best in assembling it without hiccups .
Even if it doesn't fit perfectly and screws up your timeframe for the contest, the design is still very impressive. Allthough I'm confident, seeing how good the PCI-bracket was measured.
May I ask you, how much the printed parts did cost you? I'm allready thinking about doing a new case with printed parts for my mini-ITX-system currently housed in a Sugo05
jrs77: I've been pricing stuff from Shapeways, and while it seems expensive, I think I might be building the bulk of my next case with parts from there.
Pazu: What software did you use to make your models in? Sketchup is heavily used here so I just assumed, but whatever you use I'm sure I can make it work. and Thanks for sharing!
Depends on what you see as expensive really. If the parts there shown by Pazu are some €100, then it's not too expensive imho.
I'm thinking I could do a whole case for ~$150 USD. Of course, not all of it would be Shapeways stuff, some of it being mesh or aluminum
Just a quick update. I began assembly this morning and am I psyched!!
Quick snap with my phone camera.
Those twin 140mm fans sure looks huge in the case!
I'm using Inventor.
Thanks for the encouragement!
That's pretty much exactly what I have going on here.
Thanks! I spent about USD130-150 for the printed parts? I think? I did have to reprint some of the parts because of errors made in my drawing.
Really impressive work!
how strong would a 3D print 1mm thick be?
Looking good also is the GPU going to be using some kind of slot extender? I must have missed the info regarding that .
1mm? Hm.. I would say it's strong but not rigid. The material has very good flexibility.
Thanks! Ya I'm using a flexible PCI-E riser.
Rightttt... Assembly pictures!
This is a material called Transparent detail. I find the lines a bit disturbing. But for this case, it makes for a rather interesting texture. Also I think it'll diffuse the back light well.
Using this glue. Brilliant stuff.
LED module from Sparkfun.
IO panel I posted earlier attached.
Some of the other sub-assemblies.
Installing the brass inserts was nerve-racking. The only way to get it in was to push hard and all the while I was thinking I'm gonna crack the plastic.
That's all for now.
p.s. some of you bit-tech guys have emailed me regarding sharing my CAD files for the rear IO and PCI port. As I said earlier, I've no problem sharing those. But I'm a little pressed for time now the event date is closing. I'd like to clean up the CAD before I share them. So a little patience please.
Spotting familiar language in the packaging of the glue
It's a shame that the two fans are not the same model tbh. Looks a little bit messy this way.
Would look really cool with fully transparent fans I guess
The glue blew me away. Singapore is quite far from Finland.
Pazu, is the transparent logo also 3D printing???
I bet, but it turned out sweet .
Why the different fans though?
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