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post #21 of 833
Looks great! Sub!

Love G4 mods wink.gif
post #22 of 833
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Thanks for all the subs biggrin.gif

Time for another update:

I spent this afternoon infront of a laser cutter cutting out lots of parts for the case mod. As I have already mentioned I will be making multiple front panels which will have velcro on the back so that I will be able to change front panel desgin very easily and quickly, for example when gaming I might want a front with better airflow and more of a gaming feel, at other times I may want a more sleek front to fit in with the apple look. I also laser cut and bent some brackets to hold the radiators at 90 degrees. I printed 6 brackets but only 2 came out alright so I may make more if I need them later on.

Anyways on with the pictures!

Trying to get photos through the lid of the laser cutter is impossible due to the reflections on the acrylic!





























































Thats all for now, more to come soon!
post #23 of 833
Awesome! I love these G4 mods. Question though, how do you export Sketchup files to be used on a laser cutter if you don't mind me asking biggrin.gif Subbed!
post #24 of 833
Looks fantastic, so far; really looking forward to the rest. Subbed smile.gif
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Oh man, love the custom parts. Definitely going to follow this.
 
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post #26 of 833
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Originally Posted by KillThePancake View Post

Awesome! I love these G4 mods. Question though, how do you export Sketchup files to be used on a laser cutter if you don't mind me asking biggrin.gif Subbed!

Unless you buy Sketchup Pro you can't, our laser cutter uses a program called cobalt by Ashlar Vellum, so I had to re draw all of the designs on to there before I could cut it out. the program also has no shortcuts so it is a PITA to use.

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Looks fantastic, so far; really looking forward to the rest. Subbed smile.gif

Thanks man
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Oh man, love the custom parts. Definitely going to follow this.

Cheers, much more custom stuff to come biggrin.gif
post #27 of 833
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Another day in the workshop. Didn't like the acrylic brackets I made yesterday so I made a new one in Aluminium, I drilled holes in the Recon bracket to mount it to the bottom of the case, and bade a blanking plate out of white acrylic for the side of the bracket so when the case is open you don't see the wires.

On with the photos:

I clamped the bracket to a piece of wood and used a hand held drill with a 4mm drill bit to drill two holes in the bottom so i can fit it to the bottom of the case.




Some cap head screws in place to see how it looks:


Aluminium marked out for the Radiator bracket, holes drilled for corners and screwing to case/rad


A guide clamped to the scroll saw so that the saw cuts perfectly straight


Sheet in the brake ready to be bent


How to cut your bolts short:


Screw on a nut so that the bottom of the nut is on the line where you want to cut


Place the thread end in a vice and saw on the line with a hacksaw so that the nut remains on the part you want to use


here you can see the burrs you will be left with which you will want to file off on a file


Once you have filed it down unscrew the nut, you want to do this while it is still warm from cutting as the jagged end will be formed into the correct shape by the thread of the nut


my 3 shorter bolts in the finished bracket (still has protective film on until it comes to painting)


Acrylic insert in the end of the Recon Bracket. Cut roughly on the scroll saw and then sanded down to size using a disc sander






Radiator bracket in place on 240mm radiator, holds it just fine and has 6mm clearance so the locking mechanism will be able to pass underneath no problem. I will cut the bracket down shorter above the screws, didn't realize how much it would stick up

Edited by Gardnerphotos - 5/5/13 at 10:53am
post #28 of 833
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Just spent £10 on a pair of hinges rolleyes.gif oh dear! Any one got any guesses where these might go?
post #29 of 833
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The hinges arrived, the most ridiculous packaging I have seen for something so small haha!



post #30 of 833
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Got round to taking some SLR photos of how things are looking at the moment, had a lot of exams lately and got more soon so I will see how much I can get done on the mod, I hope that I will be able to start work on the case itself over the next week or two and make the necessary cuts while I still have access to the school workshop.



























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