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Modding What Material ?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by CharlieCat, 23 Jul 2003.

  1. CharlieCat

    CharlieCat What's a Dremel?

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    I want to make a small case to house an Epia M based media PC (MP3, DVD, DiVx etc) but what to contruct it from.

    I've done aluminium and perspex is a pain to work with and is getting too common.

    So does anyone have any realistic ideas as to what I could use and where to source it.

    Cheers, CC
     
  2. kong

    kong cnc-guy

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    As carbon fibre has been done also, what about kevlar? No, I'm serious, it's actually cheaper to buy than carbon. You can get it here and here
    If not, then you may be out of luck for original stuff.
     
  3. loply

    loply What's a Dremel?

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    I think the design is more important than the material... What it looks like should be decided before the name of the material.
     
  4. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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  5. CrOaKeR

    CrOaKeR Host warrior 4, Vengence!

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    How about a custom glass fibre case? You could make a nice smooth rounded mould. Would make a nice change from the sharp boxy designs of other cases. :dremel:
     
  6. JazzXP

    JazzXP Eh! Steve

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    How about a nice wooden one... I have seen a few, but they all tend to be lighter woods (pine, etc), so maybe go for a dark wood.
     
  7. Supercool

    Supercool Gone.

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    build it out of sugarcubes :D

    ok, maybe that was a stupid suggestion :rolleyes:
     
  8. Pflumingo

    Pflumingo givem the bird.

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    Cheese, You can never go wrong with cheese... The main rig from cheddar or colby, and the fan grilles out of swiss, to allow proper airflow...

    It comes in many colors, and if you get hungry, you can always grab a chunk off somewhere that noone ever sees, like unused drive cages etc...
     
  9. samcat

    samcat What's a Dremel?

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    Cardboard shoebox... Reinfoce the insides with fibreglass, varnish the outside and it will just look like a shoebox..
    :)

    Or cover it in fun fur or holographic paper.
    Make it from a tree stump, carve the insides out....

    Cya,
    Sam C
     
  10. JazzXP

    JazzXP Eh! Steve

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    Now that would be pretty cool... a garden PC :D
     
  11. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    How about Tantalum? Nice and heavy (for a quality feel), plus pretty scratch resistant :).

    Or maybe Beryllium if you want something lighter. 1/3 of the weight of Titanium, but stronger then steel. Brittle though like aluminium.

    Maybe for something a little cheaper Titanium might be a good option :idea:. Light and durable.

    Other ones you could try;

    Hafnium
    Rhenium
    Molybdenum
    Palladium
    Niobium
    Scandium
    Silver
    Gold
    Platinum
    Osmium

    Can pretty much gaurantee no one has yet made a computer case out of any of those ;)
     
  12. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    I suggest cardboard as it is very easy to work with, as well as being quite sturdy it is also very economical to use.

    Just pop down to the local Sainsburys and you will find an abundunce of said material available for you procurment.

    Or an alternative would be to use carbon fibre, not so cheap or readily available, but does produce a rather lovely effect.
     
  13. CharlieCat

    CharlieCat What's a Dremel?

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    Some good ideas there :thumb:

    I love the idea of using a tree stump

    It's only going to be a small case so I am thinkning that I will use some off-cuts of aluminium I have and then cover it with leather...maybe padded slightly.

    I've seen a fur clad machine but anyone seen leather ?

    Cheers, CC
     

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