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ZapWizard's LAN PC -Custom Ammo PC -Completed Jan 18 '04

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ZapWizard, 3 Jul 2003.

  1. r-gator

    r-gator What's a Dremel?

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    The Bios reset needs one of those momentary switches that has the "military red" saftey cover over it. (forces the switch off when it is closed, and the switch can only be activated when the cover is up). Of course the switch is going to be inside so it's kind of superfluous but it would still be cool.
     
  2. Reaper_Unreal

    Reaper_Unreal What's a Dremel?

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    Well zap, I'd like to be the first to congratulate you on appearing as Maximum PCs rig of the month! I Opened up my Maximum PC today only to find your awesome ammo case in the back as the rig of the month. Great job! And have fun with all of your prize!
     
  3. Wicked Li'l Bender

    Wicked Li'l Bender What's a Dremel?

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    Do you hear that soft voice like a whisper? It's my pillow calling....

    (subtle Hint)
    Post a linky to the maggy...
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    (subtle hint fading out now (whispered more and more softly...))
    ANd while you are at it.... post a photo or two about the latest updates....
     
  4. Ampora

    Ampora What's a Dremel?

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    lol funny you mentioned that :)

    here in belgium at our humble :p casemod forum (not worth to tell the site :p ) a guy also said he wanted a button for his bios reset. and someone also replyed, that he should take the military red switch :)

    hihi :lol:
     
  5. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    Zap, at least you have a bios reset header. My Gigabyte GA-7VAXP doesn't even have the pins. There are solder pads and the box marked for the header, but no pins. I have to short it with a screwdriver.
     
  6. 486hawk

    486hawk What's a Dremel?

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    Now why would a manufacture do something that stupid? :eyebrow: Cost reducing my ass.
     
  7. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    That would be fine except the bios reset switch is inside the box.
    (You have to open the back door to get at it)
    So there is no need to theme it.

    I haven't even seen it yet, as I can't find the January issue at any stores yet.
    (I am already enjoying my case of Bawls though, thx MaxPC)

    Updates on the way, but holidays slow stuff down as always.
     
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  8. UNO

    UNO What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks zap i orderd my catalog today and my box also comes in today in exactly 45min



    go UT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    hook-um!
     
  9. McBug

    McBug What's a Dremel?

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    Great MOD!

    Zap,
    I know you have been told this many times but your LAN PC is a great MOD. I am retired from the US Army and I think it llooks way kewl.

    :clap:

    McBug
     
  10. UNO

    UNO What's a Dremel?

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    zap sorry if you have already said this but do you still have the DFX file of the print out and if so can you post it

    thanks UNO
     
  11. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    If you look back, I didn't end up using a DXF file, I just printed a scale image that I overlaid over plexi then hand cut out.
    I don't think I will post a high-res version, as I don't want 100% copies to be built.

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    Thanks McBug
     
  12. UNO

    UNO What's a Dremel?

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    i understand compleetly
    thank you anyways
    also a suggestion have you thought about putting your speekers in a smaller ammo case and having 2 of them being wireless it could be cool



    thanks for the help UNO
     
  13. ZapWizard

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    There are no speakers for this project, just headphones.
    Also since it is military themed, the more cables the better.

    My next project will be almost the opposite, as wireless as possible.
     
  14. tortuegeniale

    tortuegeniale What's a Dremel?

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    it could be a switch in the front with plastic cover, like the switch to launch a bomb in war movies :eek:
     
  15. UNO

    UNO What's a Dremel?

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    any more hints on what it will be :D :D

    cant wait to see it, cause your stuff always looks pro :rock:
    as for the headphones, i know that their is nothing like something that you made yourself but i myself would have gone with some old military metal detector headphones :D

    also one more question why did you use a plexi glass front plate couldnt you have used aluminum? or thick sheet metal?......it is still frickin sweet but that was just a question


    UNO
     
  16. ZapWizard

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    I bought a sheet of alluminum to use for the front.
    But since the ammo case ended up being plastic I decided to make the faceplate match it, making the entire thing look integrated and designed that way. (Rather then a PC shoved into a box)
     
  17. UNO

    UNO What's a Dremel?

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    ahhhh.....i see
    that does make sense, also isnt aluminum a conductor........hmm that wouldnt turn out nice would it?i am not sure :confused:
     
  18. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    I would like to give a big thanks to Bit-Tech for giving me the "Mod of the Year"
    :rock:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/feature/28/


    I love you guys on Bit-Tech, you keep me my modding moral healthy.

    I nominate G-Gnome for next year, staff or not :thumb:

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    BTW the upgrade for this project is complete. (The PC is back inside it's box)
    I am currently dermeling the casing for the LCD.
    (1/16" thick steel too!)
     
  19. tehzer0

    tehzer0 What's a Dremel?

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    Where did you get the ammo case for the mod?
     
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  20. ZapWizard

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    Mentioned many times thoughout the thread, but www.colemans.com
     

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