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CyberGolem (Scratch Build) – 2011 Case Mod Competition

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This is beautiful. Its not often you see a computer mod permanently installed as a functional part of a building or a room. Keep it up and I am looking forward to see the elegant but mechanical symmetry.

Thanks for your attention to my work and complimentary reviews. More surprises will soon.

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It’s time to think how to perform an upper part of construction.

Ceiling mount part decided to perform on the analogy with the base swivel turret.

The base should be a circle, after rummaging in the pantry, pulled out a holder for sterilizing jars (for domestic sealing in jars).

Combined two holders along with six long bolts.

The main supporting structure is a mechanism for transforming the couch, here is a drawing:

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Side parts are holders for shoes cupboard:

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Then put it all together, add a shock absorber from scooter, four electrical isolators 40mm and a couple of corners - and there is ready:

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Fixed on the ceiling via four expansion anchors:

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Test activation – checking of components:

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Monitor fixed in the designed position:

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The keyboard backlight operates properly:

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Future head of monster - the former chassis front part, fan control panel and HDD:

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It’s alive!

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During the test activation, I used a panel with buttons and LEDs, taken from a chassis without any refinement. My first thought was to install it on "head", into one of the 3,5" compartments.

But when I once again played Half Life 2, I noticed a combine scanner camera:

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and a Alliance stationary surveillance camera:

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Exactly what I need!

The "big eye" will be POWER LED, and small one - HDD LED. Remains to add the POWER and RESET buttons, then lower the construction at a comfortable height.

Digging in the storeroom, I found the old Soviet peephole – it was decided to use as a lens for the POWER LED. Then I bought two more door peepholes.

The unifying element was the furniture-type hinge "grasshopper":

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Rear view of the build process on the kitchen table:

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For routing the wires a box from an antenna splitter was used.

As a winding of wires was used spiral electric heating element:

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Also used cable glands, mounting strip, sanitary clamps, and, of course, metal hose for the wires to the system unit:

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Part with the optics used as a lens for the HDD LED, and parts with shutters used for installation the buttons, marked via smiley labels:

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"Petals" around the "eyes" made from remains of the plinth iron clamps after assembly "machine-gun cartridge belts":

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Adjust the case holders on the “ceiling turretâ€:

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Then fix "ridge" pipe with a few steel angles, stove spreader and attachment from railing system 25mm.

Monsters “head†fixed via "grasshopper" furniture hinge and two bar holders:

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Approximately at the middle of "ridge" secured two holders (furniture bar holders with srings):

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which will then be attached to the power supply unit:

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The power supply unit was been slightly modified - loops of wires to a bays of 5,25 and 3,5 extend to 1,2 m, tightened in the metal hose, other wires also extended, but still left without sheath.

Assembly process photo:

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Power supply unit already installed:

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In place of an output cord assembly from the PSU, installed a small aluminum box, through it organized output of wires into five directions:

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Also install assembled "remote control" on arm from a table lamp, adjust the height and depth positions for usability:

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All the vitally important wires are connected, and it works again!

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By the way, the photo shows that the side wall of the case has not been installed, and on the back side you can see the hole with 120mm fan

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