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Case Mod - In Progress Vento By Jwatt

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by DonT-FeaR, 28 Apr 2009.

  1. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    WIRES
    24 pin extender. Is the first contender.

    First I cut the wires at about 2cm from one end and striped them
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    I then soldered 20cm of extra wire to the ends to make it longer.
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    To stop heaps of confusion I did the top layer black and the bottom layer white so I could at least tell which was which
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    I then added some 4mm thick black tubing to the mix
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    Hey presto!

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    Rough look at it for a mock up..
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    Then once the tubing was on I soldered and heat shrinked all the wires
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    And done it looks like so.

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    So it will keep the shape I wanted I got some stainless steel and bent it to the desired shape. Taped it up. And then taped it to the tubing.. it sits inside like so,
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    And all done looks like this

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    Yeah I thought it turned out sweet.. a lot better than I thought.
     
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  2. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    And for those whom care..

    I cleaned up my desk and got 3 draws to put vento in.
    Well sorta cleaned
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    My parts draws

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    Draw 1
    To do list. And stuff that’s not nearly done… (couldn’t fit whole case in there tho)
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    Draw 2:
    Stuff nearly done.. 2 -3 jobs left on 1 piece

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    And draw 3 is for stuff with one job to go :p lost pic tho.
     
  3. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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  4. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice progress there buddy. You know what your desk needs?...my Gen 1 G15 lol:naughty:.
     
  5. TonyL

    TonyL modding on welfare

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    hehe, I have the exact same desk
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Hey Tony, you live near me lol.
     
  7. MIGUI

    MIGUI New Member

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    Good job my friend. :thumb:

    The desk, good idea. :D
     
  8. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    sigh... fine :D
    i would be honored... but remember where you saw it first ppl!


    @ jase...

    yeah i know... lol

    @tony

    snap!
    lol


    @migui

    cheers mate
     
  9. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    I love your panel designs Fear! Great to see another talented teenage modder too :thumb:
     
  10. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    :eek: thanks man. /\

    More soon idk what yet..
     
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  11. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Of course buddy, that's second idea what you have given to me. Thank you!:thumb:
     
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  12. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    That sleeving - magic.
    As was the idea to bend it to keep that U-shape.

    Amazing.
     
  13. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    Price of tubing $4
    Price of metal $0
    Price of tape $2
    Price of spending 4 hours to do it right and doing it backwards then spending 8 hours to do it right way....

    $priceless....
    Pissed me off tho lol
     
  14. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    HAHA, even the best of us make mistakes mate. I spent 1 hour swearing at my PC because it wouldn't allow me to select "Install OS" in the BIOS, I forgot you had to use a PS/2 keyboard to select it lol.
     
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    LOL! Jeff, this thing is looking GREAT!!!
    Keep up the excellent work bro!
    (love reading this log...)
     
  16. tame

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    I read through your log, mate, and really like what I saw. :thumb: Especially the HDD holder, cuz it's quite unique. The HDD-s don't mind being mounted horizontally?
    And how about the final paint? Are you going to do it yourself or have the pieces powdercoated instead?
     
  17. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    thats craig :)

    @tame. the hdds dont seem to mind.. i didnt even think of that...


    paint will be automotive grade spray gun paint... by me or my dad... if all else fails. ill get it pro done.
     
  18. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Hard drives can be mounted vertically or horizontally, basically any way, shouldn't make a difference.
     
  19. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    Once I re did this it looked like so,

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    Sanded these panels to give a flat scuffed surface so the paint sticks a bit better.. it is actually quite smooth.


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    Base.
    The base on Vento will house the CDROM and 2 120mm fans, I am unsure of what metal this is but It is stronger than aluminium to cut but as soft to bend. I believe it is intended to be used on fly screen doors. I spotted this out the back of a friends place and knew it was perfect for the base. He then gave me the metal. To start this base I Snapped the metal into rough lengths of what I need for the base, like so.

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    Here is the base lengths compared to the case.


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    Here are the lengths marked ready to be cut to size.


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    Here are the panels after I cut them on the bandsaw at school.


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    Here are the corner brackets before being cut these will hold the 4 sides of the base together.


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    Here they are after being cut to size


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    The brackets will fit into the C channel base like so.


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    For this base to work I needed to see if my CDROM will fit in the c channel. Here is the CD ROM
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    Here is the CDROM fitting into the C channel. It is a perfect fit and squeezes in for a tight fit.


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    This is the layout for the bottom panel of Vento. It will provide air to cool the graphics card, like so.


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    CD ROM on left which is the front.
    The next step was to mark out the fan holes and cut them out.


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    so after knowing that the fans and CDROM will fit into the base with ease i decided to mock up the base and see what kind of outcome i will get.


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    that was looking as planed so i decided to mark and cut out the CDROM faceplate so that the tray has somewhere to slide to :)



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    (this will be covered up later it is just to show where the tray will go through the base.)


    the next step was to make the CDROM stay in the base when connected. so i quickly cut up two of these. Drilled and mounted them to.


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    Re wired the cdrom button so I can wire it to a switch later.
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    Once the front was cut out. I drilled these 4 holes for leds. Also wired up leds and test fit.
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    Then marked out and cut out the vents for the sides.


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    What it will look like with the mech behind
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    Then drilled the holes for it to be mounted to the case.

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    Then finished filing the vents

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    Then to hold it all together I jammed it full of putty … dies as hard as a rock and sticks like glue.

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    Then for that little more strength.. some corner brackets and screwed in tight,.

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    got lost in where im up to so posted whole base bit. lol sorry
     
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  20. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    any1 watching this one? lol..

    theres an update up there /\ :)
     

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