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post #171 of 1083
Subscribed. Looks great, cant wait for more updates.
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post #172 of 1083
dam bro looks amazing best of luck!!!
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Damn, its been few drinks since last post. I have not perished, oh no! I was very busy with work and life but was able to spend any free time on more experimenting and prototyping.

Time to bump this up!

I am very happy to report that I had a major 'imagination' breakthrough and finally have adjusted the whole project aesthetics to accommodate solid black shrouds instead of clear ones with LEDs.

First of all I am changing the project name from 'Panzer' to 'FIREFIGHT'
I feel that the new name better reflects what I am doing to the case and also describes the type of emotions this project invokes in me.

Firefight!
Lets see some pics I took when experimenting with light few days ago...

As I mentioned before, I got 2 different red LEDs. The one on the right had a deeper red but was not emitting much light so I settled on the brighter one.


So here is the challenge - 3mm drill bit vs 3mm acrylic vs 3mm LED




Because of all pices being 3mm thick, the drill bit wanted to slide off continously. This forced me to choose which side will be open.


Fortunately it was a practice piece of acrylic so I was not worried that one of the holes 'chose' the other side.

LEDs prepared to their magic


Glowing goodness!




I tell you, the edges of acrylic are absolutely evil!

So now the idea is to integrate 4 LEDs into the front edge of air ducts and get them nicely lit up.
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post #174 of 1083
woah, that looks great!
can't wait to see it on the ducts!
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post #175 of 1083
Wow. This is honestly one of the most original Stackers I've seen done (and that's something, because there's a ton of them out there). It looks killer; amazing work man!
    
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post #176 of 1083
this is getting better and better all the time
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Quote:
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better all the time
~The Beatles

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post #178 of 1083
Truly badass!
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post #179 of 1083
Suh-weet!

I played around drilling some holes in acrylic last week for LED's it's -much- harder than it looks! LOL! Great work man, great work!
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post #180 of 1083
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I spent lot of time figuring out how to put the whole air duct assembly together.
I decided that it needs to be modular so I can remove it from case easily should any LEDs need replacing and at the same time the whole thing need to hold together well but without overdoing with bolts and stuff...

First, I had to mate front fan shroud with the duct. I could just leave the duct jammed between the front shroud and rear fan but wanted to make it look nicer.

Ah, what we would ever do without CD/DVD stack lids


The idea was to make a collar which will snugly push into the duct




Nothing Araldite couldn't handle.. (super glue did not work)




Hmm I forgot to take picture of the main collar being glued into place, but you get the idea.
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