Originally Posted by SpeacialFeatures;12289915
cool, this is looking really good.
Originally Posted by ellisbodds;12295321
Pretty sure I've said this before, but that logo's looking really good
How did you think of the design for it?
I've actually lucked out with the logo today. I woke up late, missing the chance to go to the factory to cut the blanking panel for the front panel IO. (Thanks -iceblade^
But, instead, I've decided to cover the entire section, from the front to bottom of the little tray. I also got around to cutting the plastic to fit the little blanking plate over the bay res.
As for the design, it's the product of boredom really. I used to do some hobby software development and wanted a logo to put on my warez, so I played around in MS Paint. Started off with a font and played around. Eventually, just put the lines through the letters and kept going until it looked good Blank
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Bay Res and LogoThe bay res now has a metal piece covering the top. Because everything is shifted about 15mm forward from the normal position, the top of res was clearly visible. Now it's covered
As for the logo piece in that pic, I'm thinking (might be dangerous) that I'll make a panel double the width and the same height; cover everything below the pocket. The logo itself would stay around the same size, and I could put case badges and/or the case name on the left side.
*Thinking on screen:*
That leaves the question of how to secure it. I could either use hex socket (allen key type) screws and bolt it into the plastic which would match the rest of the front; or I could epoxy it to the top which would give me more surface area for case badges/logo etc.
There's also the question of how I'm going to do the logo on it. In that picture, it cut through and through so you can still see underneath it, which defeats the entire point. If I go a certain depth into the aluminium, I lose the brushed finish and won't be able to rebrush in those small areas.
The alternative would be to cut 1mm deep into it (total depth is 1.5mm). Then cut pieces to slot into those 1mm holes. The alu is 1.5mm, so I could have it rise up by 0.5mm, or first cut 0.5mm deep from the back of the pieces, then cut them out from the front so they're only 1mm thick, making them sit flush. That way, I could have the slot pieces anodised red instead and it'll stand out.
The problem is that logo design actually has sharp edges. The only reason they're rounded in the cutout is because I used a end-mill with a 2mm diameter. That means I've got to find a way to round off all the edges of the cutting path (because I'll be cutting along the outside of the path this time) as though it was being cut with a 2mm cutter from the inside of the path. That's not going to be an easy task Edited by [Adz] - 1/20/12 at 7:16pm