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  1. before i could start to paint the lower frame i had to overwork a few parts...and i also prepared the bottom cover so that i could paint all part at once....beside that i also tested a few different hardware arrangements...so that i could start to build the enclosure for the hardware which will be used in the controll PC.
  2. as next i cutted and bended the next aluminum pieces so that i could use them as cover and mounting plate for the switches which will be used... after that i started to build the hood for the upper frame.... and then .... after a short test of the electronics....i started to paint the upper frame....and its covers....
  3. my next step was that i had to prepare the mountings for the motors which will move the upper part....so i took some massive steel angles, cutted them to the right side and drilled all needed holes...so that i could weld them to the lower frame.... I also overworked the lower frame to bring more strength to it and made it a bit more rigid to prevent unwanted bendings during the movement....beside that i also prepared the mounting points on the upper frame ... after that i prepared the mounting parts for the potentiometers which will take the position of the motors and report them back to the electronics...i also prepared the handbrake which will later be mounted on the right side of the sim... Then i started to work on the upper frame again...the front part had to be overworked, so that i could mount my racing wheel on the sim....so i had to cut and weld a few other pieces to the frame.... As next i prepared the bottom of the upper frame....for that i used an old CM sidepanel, which fitted in the free space nearly perfect...on that old sidepanel i mounted a few drawer slides which will be used to change the exact position of the pedals (for shorter and taller drivers...)
  4. After welding the first frame, i cutted a part from a real car, so that i could use it to mount the upper frame on the base frame, so that it can be easily moved by the motors which will be added later.... then i continued the work on the upper frame.... and then it was time to mount the upper frame on the base frame for the first time....
  5. Hy, this is my Entry to the 2013 Casemod Competition. It will contain 2 independent Systems & Motion Simulator The motion Sim will be the first part which will be build, because for 1 of the Systems i will use the Frame of the Motion Sim as a part of the Chassis, it will be used to controll the movement of the Sim chair. The Second System will be assembled with Gaming Hardware so that it finally will be able to run all those games for which i build the Sim. The Name MS01 is just a working title and will be changed during the building phase.... One of the most important parts already arrived and with that seat i could start taking all necessary measures which were needed to build the first parts of the Frames....
  6. time to finish this as next, it was time to built a few parts for the watercooling system.... as first a few copper parts were soldered together and a thermometer was added to the loop (beside that the electronics has been assembled in their final positions, so that the cables could be routed...)... then the last sidepanel was prepared to integrate a few old scales... and then it was time to airbrush the last parts and build the last pieces for the watercooling loop (custom pump top, custom reservoir) and here is also another short video clip which shows a test of the integrated electronics.... finally after finishing the work on the case, i thought it would be a good idea to add a custom keyboard to this setup....so i took my CM Storm "Trigger" Keyboard... the first thing i made was a frame which will be used to fit in the keyboard.... As next the Keyboard was disassembled and a lower shell was cut out of a piece of wood... then a few measurements has to be made before i could cut out an upper part for the shell...so that the PCB of the Keyboard is protected again... after that both parts were stained to get a matching color tone like the color which is used on the case.... Just to see and decide which deco parts finally will be used .... the cable was also overworked.... The next step was that i had to cut out and file a small spacer for every key so that i could mount the new versions like the original keys... and then it was time to prepare the keys....for that i used 3 mm thin high gloss plexi which gets painted from one side....after letting the paint dry....the plexi was engraved and the keys were cutout.... after that i also had to cut out a small border for every key...so that they finally could be assembled....
  7. hehehe, but i´m sorry no cakes in here but i thought i should share this technique even if everybody is thinking on cake ...because i think not many casemodders will now that way of altering a anodized color... But now it´s time for the next update.... as one of the next steps, a control panel was made....it should be mounted in the top panel of the case and integrate the switches for all the servos and motors which are going to be used in this mod..... beside that the wooden frames gets stained...and were mounted on the sidepanels.... Then the metal piece for the top panel gets electro etched and bended so that it could be mounted as replacement for the front I/O..... A small pcb was build to connect all the servos and motors with the arduino.... As next the drive bay for the front i/o was overworked so that we could mount our new faceplate... For one of the sidepanels a Zepelin was cut out, engraved and painted.... and with the same technique a few badges where made which were going to be used to cover the backside of the Fans which will be mounted in the top of the case.... then the new front panel (control center) gets painted and assembled.... As next step another badge was cut out, it will be used on one of the sidepanels (the one with the window)....and beside that the first badge for the other sidepanel was also finished.... Then it was time to switch on some inner parts....like the cooling system..... For the Top of the Case a new custom Fan grill was needed....so i made a quick sketch first...before i started to cut some metal.... Then the insides of the sidepanels also gets some paint.... as next the inner frame of the case also gets some fresh paint.... a few other parts like PSU and GFX Card were also airbrushed with the same wood grain....
  8. thx m8!!! time for the next update! As next step the Servos for the sidepanels gets mounted... after that a few metall parts gets customized with the use of electro etching.... then i made the next parts for the sidepanels....they will be used to connect the arm of the servo with the sidepanel as next a few other parts like wooden frames for the 4 sidepanels were prepared....
  9. thx m8! time for the next update: here is a short clip from one of the first tests with the motorized musicbox.... '>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKwPcQHxi8o beside that the fans were already assembled again and the next parts were prepared to be mounted on the case...
  10. thanks a lot m8´s!!! oh nothing too special...i just cleaned all parts which gets baked so that nothing sticks on them....because every bit of dirt would be visible after the baking process (you also have to remove all plastic parts and everything what cannot take the heat) @Enigma8750 thank you very much!!! Your comment is just too kind! didn´t know that CM will bring this out. I already hear that they like it ....but didn´t know that they like it that much And now, it´s time for the next update: as next Step i prepared all the parts which are needed to build a mechanical iris, it will be placed on one of the Sidepanels and cover a Thermometer which will be connected to the water loop.... in the same time the sidepanels where put into the oven so that they get baked like the most parts of the case.... after cutting out all parts for the iris....the parts where airbrushed with a custom wood grain... the next parts which should also get that wood grain was the top of the case........
  11. yeah it´s really a great case, but it was too big for just m-atx hardware ...so it had to be shortened And here are already the next pictures.... after finishing the shrinking process, the next step was to bake a few parts of the case to change the color of the anodized metal....
  12. Hi @ all, this is my entry for the CM Casemod Competition 2012, it´s based on a CM ATCS 840 it will loose a bit of his height. Beside that it will get a Steampunk /Bioshock Infinite inspired theme but enough of the words...you will see....
  13. just a little update: in the last couple of days i build the main case, here are some pictures:
  14. i hope not! in the past i used boards from asus, abit, gigabyte, elitegroup, msi and asrock (i hope i haven´t forget one) some died after some time for several reasons (like overheating or a single component gets a damage so that a device doesn´t work proper) but the cheapest of them works for the longest time without that.... (but i think you´re right when you say that the cheap boards aren´t the fastest boards on the market) another reason i will love this board for is a very simple reason asrock sent it to me for free....