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Day 4.5-Good news.

So first off last night at 4 am, 3 and a half days after having going missing my cat showed up at the door to the house with blood and his paws and mouth but no serrious scratches or bites and he acts normaly. My family was very happy at this we all assumed he was dead. Thanks for the support earlier when i thought he was dead, i guess he just went on a kitty-adventure....

Alright now on to the update.

My stuff got here from newegg and performance-pcs this morning


yate loons


and them hooked up to my new rheobus(the rheobus is going to get a mesh makeover.


this guy will get a similar mesh makeover too


c-channel fits well


my first issue it seems is that one of my switches is missing a output.


im not sure what to do about this or even sure about how these switches work im assuming their is soposed to be a plug here. when this update is done im gona go figure out these switches and see if i need to RMA this toggle


these covers are huge i hope they dont look bad


i wonder how weird this will look when im done


and as it will look when im done with the custom panel


these intructions are way over my head im gona have to read some guides


The toggle switches didnt even come with intructions. If anyone knows of a good guide on how to learn about momentary and toggle switches i would love a link or just some general info on them. +rep for anyone that can help me with this.

Well im gona get on taking a shower and looking up some info expect another update later tonight.

Thanks for watching! ^_^
Edited by wildfire99 - 8/16/08 at 9:08pm
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thanks again for the help

Ive gotten the toggle switches test wired they work fine it turns out im not missing anything. ^_^ I also think i have the other switch figured out but i dont have time to test it right now i may do it later.
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thanks again for the help

Ive gotten the toggle switches test wired they work fine it turns out im not missing anything. ^_^ I also think i have the other switch figured out but i dont have time to test it right now i may do it later.
No prob, and looking forward to the completion of the mod/build
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Day 5-Layin wires.

Alright so i spent most of the day learning about how wiring works and how to solder.

First i set up the toggle to a ccfl


im not gona solder this stuff together until i get the computer put together so i can see if i need to lengthen any wires.


next i took off the faceplate to try to make a mesh cover for the rheobus


made some marks on tape over a drive bay cover


cutting didnt go so well im going to need to get a file tomorow that is circle shaped, worst case scenario i scrap this cover and leave on the acrylic peice it looks pretty snazy as it is.


next i hotwired the remote externaly to the dvd drive


this went horribly at first i managed to lose the fan belt out of the drive and had to take the whole thing apart and reasemmble it i hope it still works


well at least the switch opens and closes it, i wont find out whether it works until i get this whole thing put together.


I didnt take any pictures but i attempted to superglue together the front mesh fan bays for the front fans but it ended in me failing miserably at attaching them and spilling superglue on my desk, myself, my jeans, and my carpet. Oh and btw superglue makes plastic catch fire and smoke, Lawl.

Tomorow im going to finish making the panel for the military and vandal switch's and stealth the dvd drive.

Thanks for watching! ^_^
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Lookin' good so far man!
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Hey, I'm glad to hear your kittah is ok! I've had a cat of mine go missing for days as well. I call it "time traveling" lol, who knows what they do.


Sweet parts update, hopefully I can free up some funds as well with school starting and order me some goodies too.
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Lookin' good so far man!
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Hey, I'm glad to hear your kittah is ok! I've had a cat of mine go missing for days as well. I call it "time traveling" lol, who knows what they do.


Sweet parts update, hopefully I can free up some funds as well with school starting and order me some goodies too.
glad to hear ur gona get some fundin' good luck on that i will be waitin


Update: My dvd drive soldering has failed miserably! all that is left is a hunk of scrapmetal and i will now have to buy a new dvd drive.... this failure has me down but ill try to keep up the pace to make up for the lost time. Their will prolly be no update today.
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Update: My dvd drive soldering has failed miserably! all that is left is a hunk of scrapmetal and i will now have to buy a new dvd drive.... this failure has me down but ill try to keep up the pace to make up for the lost time. Their will prolly be no update today.
What happened with the drive? Is it saveable at all? Pics?
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What happened with the drive? Is it saveable at all? Pics?
basicaly i thought my first solders would be perfect, learned the hard way that u need some practice to solder well. it was hard for me to get the multistrand wire onto that lil point. anyhow i ended up getting solder all over the place and it stoped working. i spent about 8 hours today overall working on it and by the end out of frustration i punched into the center of it and pulled whatever i could out ^_^
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