As promised, here are the pictures with commentaries... pictures of the spraying of the keyboard will follow because i was lazy and didnt feel like transfering them all in one go...
Sorry for the general graininess and blurryness and the not bothering to rotate one of the pics... In my defence all pictures were taken with my se k700i cameraphone and also I'm lazy. Oh, and sorry for my crap english at places, cause I couldnt decide what tense to put the verbs...
enjoy at any rate:
This is the bottom of the case. We made it rather overly large so we could fit all the components without worry. We covered the cardboard with aluminium foil so the cardboard wouldnt start rotting away when we apply the wet gypsum
We glued the cardboard pieces together with a gluegun. Ofcourse this was before we had even thought about cutting holes for the back, so we had to re-foil the entire thing after the hole-ing.
The "victim" for the project: timmay7's old pc all gutted out.
(sorry for being to lazy to rotate the picture, you'll have to tilt your heads ^^)
Ofcourse we forgot to take pictures for a while after that so here is the pc a bit into the project. The bottom part has been gypsumed up and holes have been cut for the plugs sticking out at the back. The top part of the case was halfway coved with aluminium foil at the time. We checked to see if the mother board fit, and it did
The case started to take form. We had contructed everything out of cardboard and covered the bottom with gypsum. The front panel got holes for the cd-rom and the two fake speedometers (actually amperemeters). Ofc we forgot to make a hole for the keyswitch. We hadnt finished foiling the front part yet. (notice the <irony> great </irony> tape work holding it all together)
A close up of the half gypsumed cdrom slot.
The pc from the inside. Everything had been covered with gypsum except the outside of the top. The holes are for 3 pci cards, graphics card, motherboard stuff, fan and psu.
The view from behind.
The time had come to dremel the holes a bit bigger since the gypsum had made them all uneven etc. everything was covered by gypusum by then.
First test run since the project started. The guts have been applied (hdd, motherboard w/ ****, fan, psu and vga card). Everything worked smoothly and spirits were high
The bowl in the background was used to wetten the gypsum before applied.
ofcourse, once we got the pc running, what is better than wasting the rest of the lesson to play elma on it?
The keyswitch can be seen hanging out on the right side. The custom painted keyb can also be seen slightly.
more elma, only with better view of the keyb.
Close up of the key switch, which, by the way, I am very proud of
Close up of the (sexy) blue LED uv-reactive fan lighting up the back.
the pc stowed away as the other lessons of the day unroll... notice the aluminium sticking out at one place... gypsum isnt very robust...
The paintening! we were lucky enough to finish the paint job right before it started to shower down from the heavens.
The front panel view after the painting and the fitting of the custom cdrom, fake speedometres and the keyswitch. The thing is actually beginning to look like a pc
close-up of some scrapes i made while fitting the cdrom... it was a tight squeeze!
The pc running in the dark. this picture makes it clear that the pc really
needs some blue leds or something here and there to light it up more... unluckily its outside of our time and money budget
Ofcourse the screen is showing elma.
solo-shot of the custom keyboard.
This was the least ugly mouse we found at school when assembling the pc for the darkshot.
Screen also stolen from a school pc... At first we were going to stand the screen on the pc, but it turned out to be too fragile, and we stupidly arranged the components in such a manner that support pillars are impossible to make.
another front view of the pc.
the fake speedometer
The back view... note the sexy blue led fan artistically placed in the middle.
mmmh... led fan *drool*
upside-down closeup shot of the motherboard through the hole in the back of the pc.
The pc stowed away, not to be seen by another living soul until next monday (aka yesterday)