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A Simple Mod: Digital Case Thermometer

post #1 of 9
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I know, it's been done before, but I finally tried it. Picked up a $7 digital thermometer at a local store, and after some cutting, soldering, hot gluing, and alot of tedious placement I have this:



Nothing amazing by any means, but I figured I would share it.
    
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post #2 of 9
ok so how do you do it then?
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post #3 of 9
There was nothing to do really. It was as simple as cutting a hole in a 5 1/2" bay cover, putting the thing in there, and placing the thermal probe somewhere in the case. Pretty easy mod. Make a FAQ on it
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post #4 of 9
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Really wasn't much too it, actually. Took the thermometer apart to see how it worked. A pink piece (not sure what else I could call it...) connected the board to the screen, (I'll get to that later) and the board itself was connected to the battery via two wires. The wires kept breaking on me so I removed them and soldered the board directly onto the leads for the battery.

I then struggled for awhile trying to figure out how to mount it. See, for anything to show up on the screen there has to be pressure applied on the screen onto the pink piece. I'll spare details on all the cracked-up things I tried, but ultimately I just slapped it into the case and it fit in perfectly. (By perfectly I mean that the pressure applied onto the thermometer between the metal shield on my open drive bay, and the drive cover was just enough to make the screen display.)
    
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post #5 of 9
What temp is it actually measuring though?
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post #6 of 9
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Overall case temperature.
    
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post #7 of 9
that's really nice.


Is that a bay storage holder from a thermaltake armor?
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post #8 of 9
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Yeah, it's a Thermaltake iBox. Pretty useful. I keep important driver CDs, a tin of Bawls mints, and a bottle of fUnc Anti-Friction Liquid in mine.
    
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post #9 of 9
Pretty cool, quite a hot pc you have there.
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