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Scratch Build – Complete WOPR Casecon by RandomDesign

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by random2k4, 12 Dec 2017.

  1. Ianovski

    Ianovski Rawr!

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    Very nice PLA results! I always have a really hard time sanding that stuff and getting it to look clean.
     
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  2. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Next, I made the doors. I started with some layers of gray color and clear coat.

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    I designed and printed an opening mechanism. After processing it was painted silver.

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    And then the doors were done.

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    Also made a test if everything fits.

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    Also made a test together with the LED panels. Now only some small details are missing.

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  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Perfect. :D At that size, it looks like it should be cast in Bakelite. It has that old-timey radio feel to it.
     
  4. Mopsi

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    The LEDs look like a lot of work. How do you address them?
     
  5. random2k4

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    All APA106 LEDs, controlled by an arduino MEGA.
     
  6. Mopsi

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    Cool, thanks.
     
  7. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Finally another update on the WOPR

    For the LED panels I still needed to build a small shroud.
    I simply cut some acrylic into shape and painted in in the same
    color as the panels itself.

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    They were put into place just by some double sided tape.

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    If you know the movie, you know that the WOPR has some lables all around. At first, I wanted to
    make a stencil and spray it on, but watching the movie again, made me realize, they just
    used some vinyl to make the lables. So, I went over to my vinyl cutter and made my own.

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    And attached them already.

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    To start the computer and LEDs later, I needed some buttons. They should not be visible from the outside,
    So I put them behind the cover at the front.

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    Programming the LEDs was now the last step. Its really a bunch of code.
    Here you can see a picture from the work in progress, but it already shows the effect pretty good.

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    Now, I will install the LED panels and work on the cable management. And then its time for some final pictures and a video.
     
  8. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    And here are some final pics.

    The making of will follow shortly.

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  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Done! And it looks beautiful. :D
     
  10. random2k4

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    Thanks man! Now I am going to finish the X-Wing. Hopefully this year haha
     
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  11. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    That's absolutely fantastic. :rock:
     
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  12. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Amazing. Finally someone has completed a WOPR! They usually make it to the LED then go awful quiet :D

    Congrats man it looks incredible.
     
  13. Zenator

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  14. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Thanks! Yeah the LEDs were quite a challenge.
     
  15. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    The final result is flawless, remarkable work as usual, I am really impressed by the wide range of skills you're mastering, and the originality of your ideas.
     
  16. random2k4

    random2k4 Active Member

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    Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it.
    Always try to learn something new with each project.
     
  17. lowfat

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    Looks awesome.
     

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