Update 6 ! - DD-MM-YYYY / 06-12-2006 - (ALL PICS ARE CLICKABLE !
so you guys, here a little (yes a little, the big stuff comes later
) update. Here i will show you how i made a mod into a 3.5" mesh of the 5.25" drive bay where the power button etc are in
So here is the 5.25" plastic bezel with the power/reset buttons/leds
Toook it apart to get started !
And here's my idea, only it's gonna be with 3 switches into the mesh
So here i tape 3 pieces of paper with the size i needs to be made (sort of
), it's cheap but it works
I got some foam left over from my KamaMeter box and come up with an idea (NOTE: this is a other mesh then i made, the one i'm using already has 3 holes made into them with and drill
This idea comes from the fact that the holes made into the mesh are actualy to big so the buttons can turn in the mesh... instead of staying at it's place. but if i made the holes smaller the buttons wouldn't fit without bending the mesh..... so you know... with the holes the mesh is real easy to bend....
So i cut the foam so it would fit in
and this is how it looks like without buttons....
here i stick the button into the foam so i know where to cut and did this 3 times
to give you an idea
3 square holes made into the foam (the buttons aren't round at the back... and the holes need to be a bit smaller so it would fit right)
starting to look good
the front with the 3 switches in place !
and voila !
and come to think of it, if those switches would fit right away and it would be build you could see the wiring beause of the blue leds.... now you only would see withe foam lighted up blue because of the fans but no wires !
so this is it for now, as i said i order some sleeving (will be in like 5 days if i'm lucky). when i get the sleeving i'm ready to build in some fans, wiring, and the mobo !, then the Kamameter, some drives etc will follow
thanks for watching
will be continued !