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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. ZapWizard

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    If someone wants to spend that much time setting that up, they are welcome to it. (There is still BIOS passwording, and windows security)
     
  2. Etacovda

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    lol, if you were that keen it would be easier, faster and probably safer way would be just to steal the damn thing; im sure you'd be suspect at a lan sitting down and plugging something in via usb - im sure this comp would have no shortage of watchers either. The security is good - I love the way it uses fan control etc too, I don't think you'd outlined that earlier?
     
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    lol, yeah, it was more of a hypothetical than anything else. Don't worry Zap, you don't have to worry about some raving Scotsman with a jerry rigged USB crowbar trying to get past your security :worried:
     
  4. VirtualJedi

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    Might be neat to see what the ammo box would look like in blue, red , green or orange instead of black.

    " In no way do I want to see your project changed just curious what the other colors of the rainbow would look like. " :thumb:
     
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    Thanks for the details on the key. Also wondering if you have a chance, how hard would it be to do the same thing for PS2 Ports. Also, does anyone know of any keyboards similar to the one used in this mod (i.e. clear bottom etc.) I was trying to do a similar effect but using part of another mod for my keyboard and I can't find any keyboard with a clear back front, side or even keys. Thanks again.
     
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    I haven't read through all of the posts so I apologise in advance,\but the batteries ain't all that difficult.

    First, use some cheap Ni-MH cells instead of Ni-Cad -- they have no memory effect and so part-charging and part-discharging don't harm them.

    Second, I've seen special Ni-MH and Ni-Cad chargers available that just plug into a USB port. Charge time must be slow, but you could just cut the lead off and hook it into a power connector. (Runs off the 5v line.)
     
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    sorry to bump this thread but I have a few more questions about soldering to the back of the mobo.


    For the ATX Plug and 12v plug is it necessary to use 16awg and 18awg?
    also, what guage would you recommend for the power switch aswell as USB and firewire plugs?
     
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    16awg is safest for the power plug to the PSU.
    You can use 18, or even 20 for the USB and other plugs, as they are low current.
     
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    for the ATX plug would it be safe to splice all the ground wires together?
     
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    Yes, any ground wire should be 0volts.
    (Either the case ground, the wall outlet ground, or the ATX connector ground)

    But you should have as many, or an equal thickness of ground wires to power wires.
     
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    so it would be safe to just perhaps make a spring for all the ground wires that would come in contact with the chassis?
     
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    Umm, yes, but don't rely on that as your only ground connection.
     
  13. Firehed

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    And if you move the computer and the spring comes loose and you don't know... :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash:
     
  14. MrBurritoMan

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    i really like the style of this case. i think that this is how all modders dream their projects turn out.

    what did you decide to do with the label when you take this through the airport? i am planning a project around the same case but different theme and have concerns about drawing too much attention. also i am wondering if you could provide dimensions if the inside. i have plans for some pretty heavy integration and i would like to make sure that everything will fit.

    i do not think that anyone could replicate a case that beautiful, ever...
    :rock:
     
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    Well it will probably never make it through any airport these days.
    So I have to ship it to LAN events.
    (Granted I haven't had to yet)

    The inside is 4.75"x11"x14" as I remember.
    A little less as the edges are curved, and the middle of the case is smaller then the edges.
     
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    any recommended temperature for soldering to the mobo?



    btw, remind me to thank you at everlan next week.
     
  17. Firehed

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    Hot enough to melt solder, not so hot to melt the mobo. Well, a really hot iron and just do it really quick is your best bet, so it melts the solder quickly and you wont need contact for as long.
     
  18. MrBurritoMan

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    seems self explanitory enough :D
     
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    A 15-watt iron is good for soldering to signal leads.
    A 30-watt or more is needed for soldering to ground, or power leads. (They are thicker)
     
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    I use my 230 watt for just about everything
    but I little butane one for little stuff
     

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