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ok, me and my best friend were a few weeks ago notified that we got a "years-task" in art, to be finished over 6 weeks (only working in art classes). Since we both just had gotten into casemodding we got the wackiest idea:

Were making a 100% custom case using Cardboard, wrapped in aluminum foil, wrapped in gypsum x)
My old HP pavilion will be used as sacrifice ^^ and just for the fun of it were adding 2 LED Fans at the back..

BUT
Our main theme is to make the thing look like a car dashboard. Hm. A card dashboard made of cardboard, aluminum foil and gypsum. sounds kinda wierd .

We will attach two rear view mirrors at the side, and put in a few speed-o-meters (absolutely no function, sorry ), to make it look good, and give it a dashboard colors. If anyones interested i can upload pics when were done?
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post #2 of 61
I would like to see that!
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post #3 of 61
yea I wanna see this thing !!
ive been wanting to make my own outta aluminum, but i cant weld,lol so id have to something else. and i was thinking pratical not pretty so maybe this will gimme ideas
    
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post #4 of 61
sounds neat. love to see what ya come up with
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yeah definitley show, my idea for my spare time is to put a pc inside a PS2, ill show if i ever do it, by the way, the speed ometers could be temp monitors you can get those in that type of style.
    
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post #6 of 61
Sounds interesting,one question though.

I assume you will be using some very tough corrugated carboard? Normal cardboard wouldnt be able to support gypsum.

Just a suggestion

Definitely post it up when its done.

Why not make a worklog? Id like to see this as it progresses.
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post #7 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by timmay7
[...}and my best friend[..]
thats me!

we're using "corrugated cardboard" (the brown stuff around your new tv/refrigerator/pc case when you buy it).
post #8 of 61
Sounds interesting..Well when your done definately get some pics ASAP
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be sure to post a stack of pics when your done
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post #10 of 61
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well take some pictures BEFORE we add the brown paint to the gypsum.. then itll look kinda screwed but well also post the final pictures ofc ^^

also, the weekend 20-22jan i get two blue UV reactive/LED fans to add to the back ;D
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