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Concept

Lore :
 

 A relic lost in time chiseled out from the most potent tree of the Night silver Woods to celebrate the most fearsome generals of the ancients, the there spirit brothers, The living embodiment of three major forces of nature, Storm, Earth and Fire it is said that  this ancient masterpiece releases a very powerful magic that resides in its core cleansing out the darkness with its colorful yet destructive powers when it reveals its hidden secrets.


Concept :

 

The concept of the mod is to infuse older methods of art into new technology. a blend of grace and power. so to do this i thought of using a big mahogany log as a  rough canvass  to carve out 3 of my most favorite characters from the Dota 2 universe and to build a mechanical system around it.

The log is carved into 3 pieces with it's innards removed to accommodate the liquid cooled pc in the center.

 This two piece frame method is a new concept i came up with which lets the user to either use the central piece which is the actual system with all its components and a custom  liquid loop built into a cylindrical bare bone shell i designed with the parts of a master case  as a standalone unit  which you can keep on a desktop, or use the whole setup on all of its glory with the cool outer frame with statues which acts as a buffer as well as a case to shield the hardware and all its internals from any misfortune and still have a way to showoff the beefy tech inside. with this new method if its built into an even a smaller compact form of a standard desktop tower, it lets the users easily clean or upgrade the machine without a hassle or just repaint and do all sorts of crazy things. 

 

The full case has 3 modes that we can use to control the unit to open and close it. Automatic , manual wireless and full manual override mode. The outer case which holds the statues and the carvings is controlled by an arduino with sensors which runs a small script that detects the temperature of the case and if it detects any temperature anomalies it will open up the bay doors(which are the swords) and lift up the case to let some cool air in and automatically close when the temperature is back to normal. the mod also has a remote controller which can manually open up the case from a distance whenever you feel like your case needs some fresh air or just want to show off or admire your build and it also has a manual override switch in case your arduino suffered a catastrophe and you ran out of battery on the remote  controller because you kept opening and closing it just because its frigging amazing so i added that feature as a fool proof to save myself from the hassle of just loosing the remote somewhere  which i already did!  (shutout to the Chinese seller on eBay who sent me a backup remote!)

the lifting mechanism is made with a linear actuator on a cross lift setup  to hold the weight of the rig inside and a simple push pull arm mechanism is used to push the bay doors outwards like a flower.

 

Every pattern and detail is hand carved with traditional wood carving tools with countless hours of concentration and elbow grease. the script and the lifting mechanism and the door opening system is originally made and fine tuned to make it work as neatly as possible with the resources i had at my disposal.

Enjoy the photos!!
 

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Edited by Kanishka Akalanka

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