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Chopperinoz    2

It has been a long time since I want to make something at the back side panel. Oh sorry, not at the panel.  Let's remove the panel and doing something at the back side of the case...  I am looking for a nice movement at the back side of the case.  maybe a flow of water? or maybe a rotating parts? or maybe a pneumatic controlled piston? ....  Then it is decided!  Gear it is!!! 


I started my work log with short appreciation notes.  First and foremost, huge gratitude to my wife for tremendous support from day 1.  Cannot complete this without her support :D .  Thanks a lot to Cooler Master for sponsoring me the CM Trooper SE Case for this project.  Cooler Master is also helping me out by giving me AIO cooler, Vertical GPU Holder, RGB Fans and many moreee...  For the 3D design, I am sending my huge thanks to the awesome designer Snille from Thingiverse which helps me a lot on the gear design.  Check out his awesome design at Thingiverse.  Last but not least, thanks a LOT to Goldfries and ASUS for supporting me all the way in term of hardware and coverage!!!





The hardware that I am using for this project are mostly from my personal Computer except Cooler Master parts as Cooler Master is being so generous in Modding Scene.  Cannot thanked them enough.


CPU: Intel Pentium G4400

Motherboard: Asus Z170-P D3
GPU: Asus RTX 2080 8GB Turbo
Ram: 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3L
PSU: Cooler Master V1200 Platinum
Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB
Fans: Cooler Master 140mm RGB Fans
Case: Cooler Master Trooper SE



This is the boyy~  Cooler Master Trooper SE!  Gigantic, Majestic, yet easy to handle and to lift it.  




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everything starts with a sketch


The initial idea is to get a group of moving gears at low rpm.  The Gears are 3D printed.  I get the design from Thingiverse and start to print it.  1 print takes me around 1 to 3 hours depend on the size.  Which means, a lot of time spent to complete all the gears...



Looking good so far.  I am using PLA Filament Bronze and Gold for the Gear











This small 70 rpm motor is used to rotate the gear.  The start up gear (that's what I called it :D ) is center drilled to insert the motor rod.  Then, glued together to make sure it fits nicely and doesn't move during power on.


Next step, is to power on the motor.  This is a DC motor which is really straight forward.  I am using battery holder with built in switch in.  A simple circuit will do the job.  Positive Negative boys!


























The motor doesn't not come with a holder.  Therefore, 3D print is the way!  Made a quick print for the motor holder.



fits nicely

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Let's put it in place.  The Gears are randomly placed.  2 mm holes are drilled through the case to give way for the bolts and nut to hold the gears nicely.  




Looking good for now.  I'm testing the flow of the gears and the gap needed to provide smooth energy transfer between gears.  Then, I need to fix the starting point of the gears which is the motor location.  Luckily, Trooper SE provides a very ideal fans mount location.  I'm using the fans mount to mount the Motor in the case.  Pic or didn't happen!










Done with the motor.  Next is to complete all the gears position.  drilled the hole carefully.  and make sure the bolt is straight and tighten before inserting the gear.






Keep it going bro... The motor is switched on/off to test the flow of energy. 




3D print Cooler Master Logo to join the back side case team.



Drilled hole at the center to fit the bolt and nut.  



The Cooler Master Logo really emphasize the looks of the outcome!  silver brush paint is added onto the logo to give more vintage looks.





TO BE CONTINUE....  Toilet Break


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The gears are practically in place.  Now, time to assemble the parts.  For this build I am using 2x 140mm RGB fans for the intake air.  Thanks to Cooler Master for the sponsor!.  Assembling the MasterLiquid is very easy and straight forward.  





Cooler Master V1200 Platinum in Action



Thanks ASUS for the GPU loan.  Really makes the build  brighter than ever.  Plus, the Cooler Master Vertical GPU holder really goes well together with the GPU.






If you look closely, the gears are moving :D .  No worries,  the videos incoming.



Apparently, I decided to repaint top and front case.  To make it looks more metallic.




Repainted with Gold Color.  Not sure why, but I am quite attached with gold color








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