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Scratch Build – In Progress WCC: ...a Present from GlaDOS [MotY Nominee!!]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by thechoozen, 16 May 2011.

  1. Karrek

    Karrek Member

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    ...and you make it all sound so easy and matter-of-fact...
    Wow, someday I might have half these skills (if I'm lucky)... Good job and keep it going!
     
  2. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    thx my friends!!!

    oh thats only because the most things aren´t that complicated when you have done them often enough :D
    And i can say that because when we started over with our first mods, we also had only left hands just see it as an endless learning process....:thumb:

    Today i´ve got another update for you:

    In the last days we started the painting process of the case....

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    Then we made a first test of all LED´s together (upper and lower part) to see where we have to add more of them :D

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    the hearts for the outside were also painted with the first coats of filler & basecoat

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    and we made a first short test video of the opening/closing function of the case

     
  3. BrokenJaw

    BrokenJaw Member

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    Those optical drive motors work so well.

    The quick open and close looks just like the mechanical objects in portal 1 & 2
     
  4. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    yeah, that was what we were hoping for

    In the last days we finished those little hearts for the outside....the first one is already mounted under the bottom of the case :D

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    beside that we also prepared the mainbase ...

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  5. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    time for a small update :D

    in the last days we finished the electronics....now all 4 motors were conrolled by an arduino.
    We already made a test if everything works as it should....and here is a short video of it :clap:

     
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  6. jeckulz

    jeckulz New Member

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    Sick. :D


    Love it mate.
    This was a triumph...
     
  7. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    The dancing cube :D:clap: +rep.
     
  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS!
     
  9. benjjamin

    benjjamin needs MORE POWER!

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    Genius, pure genius. great work :)
     
  10. c0ldfused

    c0ldfused What's a Dremel?

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    An awesome mod!
     
  11. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    thx a lot m8´s!!!

    And also a big Thank You for the MOTM nominee!!!!:clap:

    Next week the Gamescom 2011 will open it´s doors for the masses....(and the german Casemodding Mastership is just 1 week away)....so it was time to finish this build...

    First we finished the outside of the case: For that we had to mount/assemble the last parts (like the hearts) so that the outer shell was complete...

    Beside that we had to make a few changes in the programm for the arduino...just to ensure that everything works fine (while opening/closing the case)

    And last but not least we had to finish the paintjob.... so that our cube looks older and a bit rusty/weathered.....

    but now it´s time for the final pics.......(and a short video of the airbrush/ last electronic test)



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  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Awesome :D:clap: +rep :).
     
  13. dark4181

    dark4181 Ero-sennin-tebayo

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    I love the concept, I just wonder if the computer you build into it will actually run? Seems like there won't be much airflow inside this WCC?

    Watching, but only time will tell if this will be a triumph

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  14. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    Sure, why not :confused:

    we already used that board over a year in a nearly closed plexiglas case (Project Vibe), only with a few openings for ventilation (much smaller than those in the cube)....and had never any problems with heat....and also at the moment....@the Gamescom...it is running fine all day long....

    This week the annual 24 h live casemodding competition within the german casemodding mastership takes place....naturally we´re in and everybody is working on their cases...and here are the first pics ....

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    you can find more pics here
     
  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    24 Hour mod challenge :jawdrop::D bet everyone will be super knackered after that :D, nice coverage & some great looking projects cheers :thumb:.
     
  16. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    Woohoo, nominated for MotY!!
    That´s really a great honor to be nominated among such great projects and artist!
    GL to all of you!

    normally we need a few days with extra sleep....but this year was just pure fun!!:clap:

    i have a few "new" pictures which i made out of the pictures i already had :clap: (just played around a bit)... but if you like them feel free to download ...

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    and last but not least! we wish you all merry X-mas and happy holidays!!:clap:
     
  17. ljanbe

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    Hi,

    first post so dont be angry, i wondering how did you make the motors from an old cd drive go back and forward, i need just a simple solution

    thanks, and awesome bulit, love it
     
  18. thechoozen

    thechoozen Active Member

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    hi and thx a lot m8!!

    the answer to your question is relatively simple we used an arduino combined with a few motor H-Bridge´s, there are maybe easier/cheaper ways to solve it, if you´re an expert in electronics...(we´re not...so we had to find an easy way :D)

    To get a short introduction to this you can also read THIS tutorial from the arduino playground (it´s much better explained than i ever could) and if you need help with the code just let me know than i can send you our sketches :thumb:
     

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