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"Yuugou" Finished (1 Buy.com Lan pic)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by greensabbath, 23 Mar 2006.

  1. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Great-stuff..
    Opinions needed, I think-not...
    There is no-doubt U know what your doing...
    Don't second-guess yourself greeny..
    Your work is stellar..fella...
     
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  2. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Thanks a lot guys

    Thanks a lot MS, coming from you that means a lot and I need to trust myself more sometimes.

    I'm going back home today and I thought i'd write down my goals for the case for everyone to see so you guys can bug me if I don't get everything done. So here's my to-do list:
    1. cut fan holes (2 of them)
    2. cut alu for shroud
    3. route the alu for the interior
    4. bend the alu for interior
    5. make hdd holders
    6. mount slim dvd drive
    7. figure out and buy paint finish
    8. probly something else

    wow, winter break? i think not. I'll get started on this as soon as i get home, stay tuned.
     
  3. tkdwarrior

    tkdwarrior New Member

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    keep it going G-S, this is looking fantastic :thumb:

    P.S love to hear what you think of the designs i sent... ;)
     
  4. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Thank you. I'd love to see the designs you sent but my roomate didn't come through with the 2006 version of the software so i still can't see them. Could you possibly send them as jpegs or something (like you originally suggested) so i could at least give some feedback? I've been dying to see what you came up with.
     
  5. Darkened

    Darkened New Member

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    I'd have to agree with modsquad here, use the f.... well just believe in yourself :hehe:

    Great work there and btw, I have to get me one of those routers and a table to go with it, seems to do the job quite well.

    Okay, go mod! :D

    Janne
     
  6. Evenge

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    Looks nice! :thumb:

    Keep up the good work!

    Btw. that house model looks nice also :D
     
  7. tkdwarrior

    tkdwarrior New Member

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    sent away. you can still grab the software from that link i sent you though. enjoy man.
     
  8. ezland00

    ezland00 New Member

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    Mod rule #1 wear safty gear when you working around the machines. Where are the safty glasses?

    nice work
     
  9. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    The safety glasses issue has already been addressed and resolved. He learned his lesson without a hospital visit.

    Anyways, the progress looks great! :thumb:
     
  10. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    awesome work. beautiful. your work has inspired me to make my next case out of wood. i have always wanted to but never have. my case wont be anywhere as nice as yours but it will be ok
    edit: and i forgot to mention that the engineering shown in designing/inventing those joints is f'in fantastic
     
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  11. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Thanks a lot everyone

    @mvagusta: Thank you very much, its always great when your work inspires people. I've been inspired by many people on this site.

    @tdkwarrior: Sorry for being so slow in responding. I looked at all the pics and its looking good. Your solidworks skills are far better than ours. I'll analyze them a lot more and get back to you soon I hope.

    I finally have an update, a big one.

    First things first, there is no more important safety rule than to wear these, safety glasses:
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    I've been working on the interior a lot and I made this HDD cage out of some aluminum:
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    I put this in the case, and it was too big, and ugly. I did some thinking, a lot of thinking, and this crappy picture gave me some inspiration.
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    Being able to see the hdds from the inside with some sort of lighting in there would be really sweet. I know that didn't make much sense but i'll show you what i've come up with. What follows is the process I went through to get the final design.

    First off I started with this:
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    I'm going to make another plate and attach everything to it and center it off the front.

    I'll make a little craddle out of 1/2 inch aluminum:
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    Oh i forgot, this little beast is the dvd drive:
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    Then I tried this:
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    With a little curve:
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    Then I had a thought:
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    The brown piece would be made out of acrylic with the characters for Yuugou engraved. I've wanted to get those in this mod somehow without having them overpowering since putting characters on a case is somewhat cliche.

    Out of the case, this is what it looks like:
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    I already made the template for it out of hardboard:
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    And i'll cut this out today.


    In other news, I've been working on the side panel too.

    First I need another template:
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    after cutting the template and shaping it so the curves are perfect:
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    After the trusty router table again:
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    And its on:
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    And one last pic. This is the mesh that I will be using on the inside of the case:
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    I'll finish the alu for the hdd cages today and hopefully some other stuff. Stay tuned
     
  12. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    that mesh is dead sexy!!! and the idea with the HDD cover is also great. rock on! :rock:
     
  13. dutchcedar

    dutchcedar New Member

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    Aye, gotta keep a closer eye on you sabbath... :hip:

    This is sweet schtuff... router on the aluminum... :thumb:

    You're sculpture for the HDD's and optical drive... danged pretty. Its a pleasure watching the way you think... and work.
     
  14. tkdwarrior

    tkdwarrior New Member

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    nice nice nice... Yuugou is looking better by the update! :)

    those sketches were mainly just learning all the features - you cant tackle anything complex if you cant do something simple... :rock: if you have a different idea for anything then let me know. glad you liked them, i'll send some other case ideas when i think of something interesting :hehe:
     
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  15. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Thanks a lot guys.

    I have a dentist appointment today but after that i'll be going to an aluminum supplier so i can get cracking on this thing.

    Update later today, stay tuned.
     
  16. elliod

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    really great man I've been out for the holidays but you have done some really good stuff
    keep up the good work.
     
  17. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Happy New Years everyone. This should be a good year.

    I went to my local alu supplier today and got some new material to help finish this mod.

    First thing is to build the HDD cage. I made an MDF template again and used it to make a rough cut of the alu:
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    I did both of them at the same time to make sure they'd be perfect:
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    The screws were too long which means its time for some grinding.

    From this:
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    I took this pic with one hand while grinding with the other:
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    To this:
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    And a lot of sanding later, we end up with this:
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    Here is a teaser shot of something in the works when i get back to school, you'll get an idea of what i'm going for though. I picked up this hunk of aluminum today:
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    I also got this:
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    I decided to make the inner cutout panel thing out of one piece to minimize screws and such. To do that i needed a big piece of alu like the one above.

    The templates:
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    The shape drawn and ready to be cut with the jigsaw:
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    Being routed:
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    Finished:
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    This piece needs to be bent in the middle and curved in the oven. I can't do this until i get back to school though, my oven isn't big enough to curve it before its bent :duh:
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    Next up is getting the hdd cage ready to be mounted to the secondary front plate. More on that later. I also need to finalize a front design so I can get that out of the way. Stay tuned.
     
  18. tkdwarrior

    tkdwarrior New Member

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    top stuff. keep it up :thumb:

    have you got a machining sponsor for that lovely bit of alu? It wouldn't be complicated, granted, but machining can be real pricey (when you actually have to pay for it :D) BTW, that mount for the slot-load DVD looks top notch.
     
  19. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    dang so I didn't read any logs for a week, and I missed out on all the great work you did. I just LOVE what you're doing with the hd cage...amazing.
     
  20. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Thanks a lot guys. I'm really glad i didn't stay with the first version of the hdd cage, it just really really bothered me for some reason... well, not really some reason...it sucked... but I really like what's goin on now.

    @tdkwarrior: I'll be doing the machining myself with the same mill thats in the update where i'm not wearing safety glasses. Might me a little more crude than having it done professionally or using the darn cnc shop that i can't get into but it should turn out ok. I'll probably get some mill bits of my own because my shop's bits are crap.

    @jokkos: Thanks a lot man. I'm really excited to see what your project looks like put together. All the brushing is looking great.

    On the table today:
    -front design
    -random small stuff
    -maybe some bending with a blow torch
    -more hdd cage/dvd drive stuff


    Stay tuned
     

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