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I think we'd be fine with small updates. biggrin.gif
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I think we'd be fine with small updates. biggrin.gif

Here's a mini update.

Machined both of the "fusion rods" that go in the reservoir. Heres one of them lit up with 7 blue LED's. Excuse the quality, just shot it with my phone since my Canon was in the shop with the other parts of the build.

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Looks exactly the way I wanted it do. The bottom is actually a bright blue, not white. I'll try to capture better pictures with the Canon instead.
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10.0 Laying up the Pedestal in Carbon Fiber and Machining the Fusion Rods

Laying up the Pedestal

It's been a busy week so far. This weekend I laid up the carbon fiber around the pedestal and man it is strong! I am really happy with how the case is looking so far. I've decided to house my PSU in the pedestal as well, which will come later.

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I laid up the top first using three layers of carbon fiber with alternative weave direction. First step was to cut three equally sized pieces of CF.

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Next I wet out the carbon fiber with resin one layer at a time. I did the lay up on a piece of glass to achieve a flat and pristine finish.

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Then laid the balsa core on top of the wet carbon fiber.

The sides followed the same suit and we end up with this!

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Ignore the wrinkles in the front, it gets covered by the front fascia.

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Size perspective with a chair next to it

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Time to clear coat the pedestal.

The Fusion Rods for the Reservoir

In the reservoir will be two lit up acrylic rods that I have called "fusion rods" meant to look like something out of a sci-fi nuclear reactor. The rods are lit up with 7 super bright blue LED's.

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First step was to machine the bores for the LED's using a 5mm ball mill.

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Testing! These things look awesome lit up in both light and dark. It's hard to capture the true essence of the luminous blue glow.

Thats all for now!
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post #135 of 200
bad@ss!

I"m eyeballing this thread-
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I seriously can't wait to see this finished up! biggrin.gif
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Man it's beautiful! wubsmiley.gif
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Dayummmm!
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need more resin!!!!!
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I thought I was dreaming for a second.
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