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"Light Glass"

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All final pictures





Welcome to my next project " Light Glass " .

As the name suggests, I will in this project an ATX Acrylic Case construct in which a lot of acrylic glass and some aluminum is used.

Here is a little taste of what I had before .





Is perhaps not very impressive but better than on a piece of paper and when you see what I have done from my last project , I am hopeful . smile.gif

These are the very first 3D models I've ever made ​​.


The Concept:

My concept is as much transparency in connection with frosted acrylic glass front . Some contrasts are decorated in white and minimal black .

There are transparent acrylic tubes 16/12 are fitted with white coolant .

The transparent housing should be kept as small as possible and just cover the hardware .

In the base should still find a 360mm radiator square next to the power supply and a DVD / Blueray drive.




The Hardware:

Mainboard: MSI Z170 Titanium Edition
CPU: Intel Core I7 6700K
Ram: Avexir Raiden 4 x 4 Gb 2400Mhz
Grafikkarte: 2 x MSI GTX 970 4GD5T OC
SSD: Avexir S100 Series
Power Supply: Cooler Master V 750


The Water Cooling:

Pump:
CPU block: EK-FB MSI Z170A XPOWER TE Monoblock - Nickel
GPU block: EK-FC970 GTX TFX - Nickel
Terminal: EK-FC Terminal DUAL Parallel - Plexi
Reservoirs: EK-RES X3 250 - White
Radiator: EK-CoolStream PE 360
acrylic tubes: EK-HD PETG Tube 12/16mm
acrylic tubes fittings: EK-HDC Fitting 16mm G1/4 - White
fans: 3 x Silencio FP 120 PWM
Winkel: CoolForce 90° drehbarer Anschluss Adapter G1/4

equipment:


Keyboard: Cooler Master Quick Fire XTi
Mouse: Cooler Master Reaper
Mousepad: Cooler Master Swift-RX L
Headset: Cooler Master Sirus 5.1
Fan: Thermaltake Riing White
Stepper Motor 28BYJ-48
Driver ULN2003
Ultrasonic sensor HC SR04
90db buzzer
keypad
Arduino Nano
infrared receiver
capacitor 1000 microfarad
Wiederstaand 470 Ohm
div. Pins Connectors
Digital RGB LED Strip WS2812B
remote
RGBW LEDs

So much for my basic idea .

The planning and preparation has been underway for several weeks , the details will follow shortly !


I hope you like the idea and you supported me wherever they can.




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Edited by CapTen - 6/22/16 at 10:58am
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So then let's go .

Bending former No.1:

Since I am quite at the point at the beginning of my project and do not know how much more will happen to me , is the motto SAVE !

Needed angle and something round , what I found ?

Leftovers from my Dreamy Water Framework and an old leg a bar.

From this could be determined to do something , I thought.




So I first halved to 2 angle trim the square of the length .

And the table leg tailored to length .



Now everything interconnected , clean at right angles , of course





That looked so far quite good , because I was working on an actual bending device ( which we refer later ) , I have ever tried the simple method .

The object to be bent is clamped at the other end a few clamps and stretched HEATER with the heat gun , then exercise gravity .



Has so far also worked quite well , but the result was more than unsatisfactory .





Even though I ( was the test object can also totally wrong clamped ) at the point with more patience and better technology could achieve a more beautiful result ,

but was aware that the radius absolutely not my needs are met . So brainstorm was only times announced.

At the point I can also help me of you . wink.giftongue.gif

Since one always get your best ideas while working there went with the

bender No.1 on.

The I had ever seen in Ali and I thought this must be but can extend over a larger area .

So my first issues .

Ab bought the hardware store , wood and angle at Ebay a reconditions Wire , Kanthal wire , constantan wire or guitar strings . All usable , I bought the first two .

Now two boards with angles associated with so much distance that suits the wire in between.



The angle completely wrong mounted from below rather than from above and off-center but right-aligned . I had unfortunately found only after weeks toturial in English .

That's why I was able to try out my new router at the point times , the last was at Aldi offer .

The limited hours is often come to use .

Someone said : Those who buy cheap buy 2 times !!

I say Who buys expensive , not builds . Because he has no more money !! biggrin.gif







from underneath





even a stop at an angle mounted ( also wrong again , which is slightly rounded bottom as can thin plates slip purely and due to temperature difference is the choice of material also not optimal , I have him replaced by wood )



On the surface I have glued aluminum foil with spray adhesive .

And I just could not find the correct power supply I had simply times tough connect the wire to 220V here . : pillepalle :

Were NEN mighty bang everything was bright and so it looked then from : : lol : Do not TRY THIS !!!!



Well, after I had corrected all errors , instead of aluminum foil I have folded a steel plate and bonded with Sikaflex , seen the whole like this:

Since the correct power supply had only ordered because you get a PC power supply only a maximum of 40cm to glow I made here my first attempts ( no hair dryer ) .

The PSU has the way the bucket during this experiment . ? (



because I could not heat up long enough for the defective power supply , it with double-sided heating (in addition with hairdryer ) also works much better and I have the temperature difference to the bending form is not observed, these results were not satisfactory .



It should be noted : The Kanthal must 'll tensioned with a spring over the entire length in order to keep the tension .

As the leading power at the ends of a slotted screw very well because on the one hand align the position and the height can be adjusted other .




Well as you could see in the background already, the development phase was nearing completion and I was able to start the Beta phase.

The bending device NR.2 (the edges of acrylic glass)

Following the example of my first attempts I could see the small bender create no problem.





Since I have the plexiglass plate is always heated on one side only at the beginning I was able to create a clean edge but on the edges there were small cracks despite adequate temperature.





Heating by both sides, in addition to a hot-air hair dryer / blower, I was able to increase the quality still is many times

rounding right


the same on the bottom right


Here are the AC Power Adapter that I've bought for about 20 Euro at EBay. 24V 15A



and although there was nothing in the description can be there even rules of 18-28V




So now it was only create The final shape for the side part.

Housing depth is about 24cm which should be just under 5cm deducted for the cables behind the motherboard (incl. Wall thicknesses) remain 19cm.

So I decided for a radius of 16cm! :whistling:

Even if I wanted to press yes to the work, did not help, it had to be a professional form.

Again from the hardware store, be advised that some wood quite well can be forms, I know it not still but something they have sold me, and it has also worked quite well.

So 8 boards only times the radius penciled:





Then it was time to cut







all ground still plan





now milled recess for bracing







and glued together





yes I know I need a lot more and much bigger clamps



Now here again applied the glue and glued to be bent shape



I thought it breaks through, because it was really stiff, but worked fine rolleyes.gif



So, apart from a few bending tests my preparatory phase has been completed and I'll probably order tomorrow the material. :thumbsup:
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Thanks! wink.gif
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So on we go :

The required Material has finally arrived .

The acrylic glass for foundation



The acrylic glass for the showcase



and the aluminum profiles for the foundation



So then , I immediately to the skeleton for the Base made.
All parts cut to size , filed a length and deburred .
Then all the parts were connected together , cut with thread M3.






The protruding screws will I later cut all and probably glue with liquid metal.




So you can even make you a better picture of the size , here's a comparison to my Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 !
Clear a Midi Tower I need not put beside it, which would be just as large as the base . smile.gif





Next, I am Polishing practiced me something and the cube made ​​with the I'll screw the acrylic sheets in the visible range with each other .
Since I have cut to size of the cover , an industrial expansion tank , 3cm cubes .





With the blow torch to it has been seen in the photo , I've tried me once in flame polishing , but that did not work .
The has no constant power .





First I have the sawn edges sanded by machine dry with 180 and 240 paper

and then worked my way up to 320 , 400 and 600 wet sandpaper .

Normally, one should not go to the 2000 paper but that I had not and the result is sufficient for this purpose .





Then I worked on all surfaces until the blue and then the red polishing paste with a polishing felt .
Not to conclude with a car polish and a cotton top .
Left to right



I love the result , for my first attempts not so bad .

Should 3cm cubes later look too chunky I will this reduce to 2cm .



So it was time again for the time being .
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Wow.

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post #7 of 82
I'm loving this.

Really excited for what is to come.

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Hey Thanks to all!

@elyminator
thats my plan, i´ll give my best. wink.gif
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As you might have already noticed, I was invited to the Game City in Wien with my project "Dreamy Water", why I in this Con does not really get on because we are working on the details for the dwarf since several weeks.

A little bit I've done yet. tongue.gif

SSD Tray

Really good pictures I have not done since I again seemed to me a little clumsy . 8)


So here I have made myself familiar with the first direction of the router,found the whole mass, how far the stop must be removed from the router etc.
milled first time with a V - groove cutter , the depth of the tray.



Then we continued with a chamfer cutter



looked pretty out unevenly,until I had it only once halfway again sanded smooth





Now I've worked my way again with180er,240er,320er,400er to 600er sandpaper high.













There is still no master fell from the sky! wink.gif
I like it but better than expected.

On the back I'm still a little hollow mill to integrate a LED stripe there.
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