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Proto Type is done.. and i like it.... i like it allot. i need to change a couple things but i think ill be nice and update tonight even!


sorry for the crap pictures...im sleepy...
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YES! ITS AN UPDATE.


not as much as i would have liked to have done at this point, you know, like the whole project . But any way. its been a really hectic few months for me with a bunch of family things coming up and school being allot more intense than i was expecting.

last month i said i would be picking up the project again and i wasn't lying but like two days after i found out i was eligible to take the first of my FAA Certification tests so i have spent the last month studying for that. i took it Saturday and im confident i scored well on it!


any way... on to the stuff you guys care about!

so i punched out the front piece that held the USB ports and the Power/reset switches and that stuff because i wanted to use the display and controller that came with my Motherboard as the primary I/O panel. i dont have any pictures of that process but it was pretty much just 2 screws and pushing really hard.

that left me with a big hole that i needed to fill but thats right about where i found out about my test.

any way a week ago i grabbed a piece of scrap aluminum from the bin at my school and cut this to fill the hole



then from that i cut out a slot for the PCB


it was pretty sloppy as i was paying more attention to the Bruins game than the cutting (INCREDIBLE game BTW they won. im happy)

i put it on top thinking i could use some stainless screws and nuts to hold it on but i didnt much like how it sat on top of the metal and puting it behind wasn't much better


so i salvaged some standoffs from another case and put them in the holes to recess the PCB in the panel



then i drilled a couple holes in the aluminum



awesome. but its missing something


THATS IT! Acrylic!



its perfect. but im going to wait to cut it to fit.

and now to handle the LED Strips from the last update



SWITCHES! i need a way to turn the LED Strips on and off and i found these in the garage.

drilled some holes in the side and dropped them in



thats where things sit now on that. the switches will be swaped out for Toggles with the covers (military switches) and im going to actually measure stuff when i make the real one and the Lexan needs to be polished up as its been sitting around unprotected for about 5 months and its in less than ideal shape.

i know it wasnt really worth the wait but its a step in the right direction.


thanks for sticking with me and flowing the build for so long
or WELCOME! to all the new people
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Interesting idea there.
Looks pretty good. Military switches will look great! I love those things.
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dont like it?
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Hey Striker, it's been a while.

Look forward to seeing more updates of the little panelly bit (can't think of a name for it at the moment )

Also, you hit the 1 year mark on this thread.
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Hey Striker, it's been a while.

Look forward to seeing more updates of the little panelly bit (can't think of a name for it at the moment )

Also, you hit the 1 year mark on this thread.
yes... yes it has. it feels good to be getting my hands back in it again. i still need to sleeve and do some cable stuff but that is at the bottom of the list right now as i need my computer to be up as much as possible but that panelly bit is coming allong. im going to try and grab some more scrap from school Monday to make the final

and i have hit that mark. its been a LONG year with lots of ups and downs. thanks for the content support to those of you that have been following me. and i apologize for my absence this last couple months. i truely hope i can get back into this and finish it to the standard (or higher) that i have held it to so far.



some of you may remember me mentioning an idea for an Acrylic open air case with the name Cascade. well guess what. that is still in the works. i have the plan finalized and i have sourced most of the materials i will need to build it and with Bulldozer right around the corner if i can secure funding for it i hope to start building that one too. i KNOW you guys will like it for sure
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dont like it?
I don't like the way that the... PCB(?) looks. If you can find a way to cover the part that isn't buttons/switches, I think it would look great.
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I don't like the way that the... PCB(?) looks. If you can find a way to cover the part that isn't buttons/switches, I think it would look great.
With my skim reading, I thought you were going to do this. In that case, then, I'd agree that it would look much better with the PCB covered up.
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I don't like the way that the... PCB(?) looks. If you can find a way to cover the part that isn't buttons/switches, I think it would look great.
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With my skim reading, I thought you were going to do this. In that case, then, I'd agree that it would look much better with the PCB covered up.

when i get to making the final version of it (weds night probably.) im going to cut a piece of Lexan just a little bigger than the PCB and use that to fill the gap. i might paint the back side of it too to hide the PCB entirely except the buttons but i need to draft that too first

but in my head all you will see is the Jumpers, the display, the blue voltage switches, a hole that leads to the CMOS stitch, and the power/reset buttons. so just the stuff that sticks past the metal part and a way to the CMOS
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