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babetech    0

thx m8!!!

time for the next update!

As next step the Servos for the sidepanels gets mounted...

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after that a few metall parts gets customized with the use of electro etching....

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then i made the next parts for the sidepanels....they will be used to connect the arm of the servo with the sidepanel

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as next a few other parts like wooden frames for the 4 sidepanels were prepared....

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frozensnail    0

Great concept, like the 'old' meets 'new' idea. The use of the oven to bake the panels was interesting; I wanted to see some cakes!! Nice work & I'm subbed to see more of your work & the final results.

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babetech    0
I wanted to see some cakes!

hehehe, but i´m sorry no cakes in here :D

but i thought i should share this technique even if everybody is thinking on cake :D

...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.....

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beside that the wooden frames gets stained...and were mounted on the sidepanels....

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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.....

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A small pcb was build to connect all the servos and motors with the arduino....

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As next the drive bay for the front i/o was overworked so that we could mount our new faceplate...

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For one of the sidepanels a Zepelin was cut out, engraved and painted....

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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....

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then the new front panel (control center) gets painted and assembled....

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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....

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Then it was time to switch on some inner parts....like the cooling system.....

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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....

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Then the insides of the sidepanels also gets some paint....

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as next the inner frame of the case also gets some fresh paint....

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a few other parts like PSU and GFX Card were also airbrushed with the same wood grain....

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babetech    0

time to finish this :mrgreen:

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...)...

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then the last sidepanel was prepared to integrate a few old scales...

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and then it was time to airbrush the last parts and build the last pieces for the watercooling loop (custom pump top, custom reservoir)

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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....

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As next the Keyboard was disassembled and a lower shell was cut out of a piece of wood...

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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...

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after that both parts were stained to get a matching color tone like the color which is used on the case....

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Just to see and decide which deco parts finally will be used ....

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the cable was also overworked....

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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...

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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....

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after that i also had to cut out a small border for every key...so that they finally could be assembled....

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