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Modding WMD Part III

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 5 Jun 2006.

  1. blackf1ng3r

    blackf1ng3r What's a Dremel?

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    If James Bond walked in on that unawares, he'd get that dark brown feeling...

    Phenomenal fusion of vision, dedication and craftsmanship.

    Eagerly awaiting your next creation.
     
  2. gmarappledude

    gmarappledude What's a Dremel?

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    That is an amazing piece of work amazing. Personally I prefer Orac 3 but this takes nothing away from how great this is. I look forward to the next Rig.
     
  3. TMM

    TMM Modder

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    word :thumb:

    Any pics of this beauty in action?
     
  4. zoot2boot

    zoot2boot What's a Dremel?

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    wow. that must have been a lot of work... looks great but geez. was it worth it?

    after that i think i'd give up and start contributing to world peace ;)
     
  5. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    I cant add any words that have not already been said except....GET IT OUT OF STORAGE!
     
  6. Starbuck3733T

    Starbuck3733T Look out sugar, here it comes

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    Great article and writeup... many skills to be respected. One thing I found fault in - No powered up shots? no coolant in? no VIDEO??!?! :(
     
  7. 1337sauce

    1337sauce What's a Dremel?

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    my dream mod....*drools*
     
  8. HighWire

    HighWire What's a Dremel?

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    Dont drive around with it in the back of ur car... People might spontaniously jump away if they see that thing sitting at the back :)

    Great work otherwise, absolutly stunning job!
     
  9. AmmoCell

    AmmoCell What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you so much for posting Part III! Back in the Fall of '05, I remember reading Part I and thinking, "Ooh, I have to wait till December for the next part." And December came and went and there was no Part II :(

    But Parts II and III were posted in relatively short order, thus satisfying my WMD addiction... ;)

    Excellent. Excellent ^ 100.
     
  10. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    Very nice custom case.. Makes my own plans seem futile at least..
     
  11. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    To quote the AA ad "Very nice, man. Very, very nice, man". :jawdrop:

    And thanks for the heads up on the FrontX USB ports, I've been looking everywhere for something like that to add the 4 extra USB ports from the Motherboard header of my ASUS to the front of my case (as I don't want to tie up the expansion ports on the back of my case up with the 2x2 port cards that came with it).
    Kustom PC's didn't seem to stock them anymore though (or at least I couldn't find them), but I found you could order them direct from the FrontX website (with free shipping from the US - bargin)
     
  12. yahooadam

    yahooadam <span style="color:#f00;font-weight:bold">Ultra cs

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    frontx have a uk outlet as far as i can tell, i ordered some firewire cables to extend my DFI SLI-DR status light cable, and the firewire port on the front (both in a frontx module lol), very good company, and fast response, love their cables :)
     
  13. matrixx

    matrixx What's a Dremel?

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    Now that is an computer case :jawdrop: , To bad I would look at it the hole time and forget what I was doing. Just don't ship it in one piece to anywhere as you will be spending a lot of time at customs or in jail :D .
     
  14. speedfreek

    speedfreek What's a Dremel?

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    Nice work with the SS, I always liked the brushed look. I have tons of those slides that you used for the mb tray that I should put to similar use.
     
  15. low_violet

    low_violet What's a Dremel?

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    Absolutely amazing! :jawdrop:

    Orac 3 was what got me into case modding (after a mate told me about it)... :rock:

    Here's hoping that more people are inspired to start after reading this article! :clap:
     
  16. G-gnome

    G-gnome Peter Dickison

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    Thanks for all the kind words and feedback. Sorry it's taken so long to put a reply in here; been kinda tied up last couple of weeks and not been online much.

    Unfortunately the case is locked away in storage, and the pics I took, which you see in the article, were snapped in a hurry before the case went away (bit-tech editors = cracking whips & deadlines). TBH I can't see myself using WMD in the forseeable future - I simply haven't the space to set it up since I moved house in January. What to do....why, I'll just build another (smaller) case! :dremel:

    WMD was a challenge to build; I had to learn a lot about materials and tools I had never used before. Health problems and modding motivation problems meant the project dragged on much longer that I'd planned. Consequently I was thoroughly sick of it by the end; only finishing because of commitments to sponsors, not because I really wanted to. You guys see the project with fresh eyes and get excited: I see it and just want to move on - feeling like I could have done two projects in the time this one took. :sigh: I almost quit modding altogether over it; only an idea I've got for another project kept me inspired.

    I'm starting a full-time Engineering Production course in a few weeks. This course covers CAD, CNC machining, lathes, surface grinders, hand tools, mills, and everything else you'd find or do in a commercial engineering workshop. It goes for 6 months. The best part is the machinery I will have access too; once I learn and can prove I know how to use it. Of course, it'll take 6 months of hard work and learning to get there. I'll need most of that machinery for what I have planned for my next project.... :cooldude:

    Unlike WMD, I will be covering this project in the Project Logs section of the bit-tech forums. This should mean more frequent updates and more opportunity for discussion of what I'm doing. Keep an eye out for it in the second half of the year, and be prepared for something a little different!

    Thanks again for the feedback - I hope it has inspired some of you to go out and mod something. I like reading project logs as much as the next guy, so keep them coming!

    Pete D.
     
  17. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    :wallbash: :duh: :waah: [slaps G-nome with a wet trout repeatedly] How dare you consider giving up? You are a legend in the modding scene! You and a handful of other people have inspired a generation of modders (yours truly included). With every new mod you raise the bar and I really hope you stick around. Looking forward to at least ten more projects from you! :naughty: :D

    -ed out
     
  18. Nchalada

    Nchalada What's a Dremel?

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    man, the amount of work you put into your mods is insane!!

    great work on this one, loved Orac too

    keep on modding lol
     
  19. Mr.Nonflex

    Mr.Nonflex What's a Dremel?

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    Magnificent mod :naughty:

    You're decision to make youre next project a normal project log,
    makes me verry happy. I even couldnt find your part II on bittech,
    had to google. (verry bad :duh: )

    when you finish the cnc-class, will you be working somewhere with cnc machinery,
    or do you (plann to) own you're own equipment?
     
  20. G-gnome

    G-gnome Peter Dickison

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    Hi Mr.Nonflex. I'm doing engineering classes strictly as a hobby, so no plans on getting a job for an engineering company.

    As for machines: I'll try to use the college machines for most things in future, as I can pay a small fee and use their workshop long after I've finished formal lessons - my neighbour is a retired engineer and has his own workshop with lathes and milling machines, but has also been going to the college workshops for several years now as he reckons it's better to accidentally break college tools than his own! Once I get my new home workshop built (as in, build the actual building it's going in, lol), I'm looking at getting a small cnc mill for myself, possibly a cnc router table, and definitely a manual lathe (though fairly well tricked out with DROs, power feeds, etc). Until then, I can mod away quite happily at college. I'll be starting construction on my next modding project soon (plans drawn, currently sourcing materials) - hopefully next week; if the teachers deem I'm competant enough by now not to wreck the machines :naughty: .

    Once I get a decent amount of the project completed and written up, I'll start my new project log. :dremel:
     
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