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Poll Results: Should i plan a built-in "extra" monitor ~9-13" modded into a transparent window or built in speakers?

 
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    Monitor
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    Speakers
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post #1451 of 3109
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Well Mosquito Mods Visible Contrast build log is where i got every last bit of knowledge i have about the mod. If it interests you, i highly recommend checking it out. The logs back up on OCN, he linked it yesterday in here. I'll probly do it the same way as him for the most part, except using a backdrop that can pull down, or up, or sideways lol that makes the monitor backlit with high-res. I'm thinking i'm gonna try that light-panel sheet from tap plastics. Also probly gonna put that section on some sort of hinge so i can place it in a better view when i wanna use it as a monitor.

 

I'll definitely show how/if/when i pull it off though. I haven't taken much pics lately because nothing good to take pics of. I still have alot planned though, and i'll definitely take pics of everything i do along the way. 

 

I'm gonna go by the poll though. Otherwise i'd be sort of an a## for even putting it up there :p

 

Right now it's looking like it's gonna be a monitor. I still have alot of building and planning before i gotta plan that part though =)

    
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post #1452 of 3109
Looks like I got a project idea from work after all!

Let's see if you can guess what I'm doing from my shopping list so far biggrin.gif

2x ECL86
1x EZ81
2x RS 3.5 watt output transformer
3x B9A Ceramic Sockets
1x 1M ohm stereo Potentiometer
1x 500K ohm stereo Potentiometer
1x 1M ohm single Potentiometer
1x 10K stereo Potentiometer
1x speaker terminal plate
2x 3.5mm panel jack
2x 6 pin toggle switch
1x military style panel light.


I'll be buying this an more at the end of next month hopefully in time for when I next go to work at my dad's, then it's on with the aluminium bender again for some fun! wheee.gif

Who can guess what I'm doing....?
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post #1453 of 3109
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Nice. Vacuum Tube Amp?

 

"You had me at aluminum bender" :wubsmiley 

 

Do we get a build log?


Edited by kpoeticg - 2/28/14 at 3:08pm
    
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post #1454 of 3109
Yeah I'm making a stereo valve amp, which will be based on auxiliary in through a 3.5mm jack and can run through either 3.5mm out to headphones or other back through the speaker plate to my Wharfedales controlled by a toggle switch.
This thing will have control via dials of balance, bass and treble also.

Looking forward to this one.

Not really sure where I would put the build log as it's not computing?
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post #1455 of 3109
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Still sounds like a case mod to me

 

Just placed my Tap Plastics order too. I'm not gonna bother posting the screenshot because it's loooooong. A bunch of random stuff. I got all my acrylic hinges, and the light panel sheets. Along with wet sandpaper, acrylic cement, and a bunch of other random supplies :thumb:

 

All i got left is my Digikey order. Then i should be good for a bit

 

Damn, i think i need to give my apartment some magic growing beans or something. This little one bedroom is gonna be hectic next week. It already looks like somebodies junk drawer =\


Edited by kpoeticg - 2/28/14 at 4:30pm
    
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post #1456 of 3109
Maybe so, it's a scratch build
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post #1457 of 3109
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So with a little help from our resident modding/wc'ing goddess @IT Diva, i think i found what i need to make this Aquaero mod happen

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

 

 

Digikey doesn't stock them, but it shows that it'll ship March 15th if i ordered today. I still got a few more pins and connectors to track down and order so i can be fully stocked up for all the cabling i wanna do with my build. But it seems like that ribbon assembly should work. For 10 bux it's worth a shot. The other alternative was 2 connectors for like $5.50 each and a ribbon cable for $25

 

:wheee:

    
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Looks like a floppy drive cable lawl
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post #1459 of 3109
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Lol, yeah it does kinda. It's the connectors that are important. The connector between the Aquaero screen and pcb has a 2mm pitch. It's kind of a rare or expensive connector. My other option was 2 female connectors at like $5.50 a piece, then a male=>male pin header to stick in one of them. The ribbon cable was just ridiculously expensive by itself. Like 25 bux for one ribbon cable. 

 

I'd much rather pay 10 bux for it preassembled. They only have 3 versions of it, 1' long, 6" long, and i think 3" long. The 1' should be plenty for my purposes though. Not planning on moving the screen very far away

 

My digikey cart's been taking me a little bit because i'm trying to stock up on every type of pin i might need for sleeving/modding.

 

All the regular pins are pretty easy to find, but the "regular" part numbers are only one size. Each series usually has a version for 16AWG wire, 18-22AWG wire, and 24-30AWG wire. Or some combination of those. So i'm trying to get all 3 versions of every pin. That'll make cable modding a breeze. Especially for fan splitter cables where i'd need to crimp 3 wires into one pin


Edited by kpoeticg - 3/1/14 at 8:07am
    
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Awesome,what's the ETA on your new 290x and the RMA one?
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