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All Hail the Monolith! (DVD rack) (56k Warning)

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Sorry stalker fans, different monolith, currently dominating the middle of my bedroom:


monolith004.jpg


It's not quite complete, I'll post pics of the build when I have it finished.


Finished Product:

backlit_dvd_rack_1_by_crabid-d3dndny.jpg
Edited by Crabid - 4/10/11 at 5:15am
    
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When I need some pirated anything I'll shoot you a PM. (for any mods, that was just a joke)

But seriously, what are you using it for? How many burners in the end?
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dang...
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post #4 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mygaffer;13042111 
When I need some pirated anything I'll shoot you a PM. (for any mods, that was just a joke)

But seriously, what are you using it for? How many burners in the end?

Just for my large (legitimate) DVD collection. I don't think I'll fill it yet, but I have stacks of DVDs everywhere and I needed somewhere to put them.

In the end it will be a shelf. There's about 0.5cm clearance on the top of the DVD where the lighting is so I'm hoping it looks good.
    
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Do want! How much did it cost to make?
Thinking of making one myself, I need something to hold my mountain of DVD's too, was it hard to do?
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Hmmm for costs... estimates off the top of my head:

Planks of Flooring Pine ............ £16
2 x 2m NZXT Blue LEDs ........... £22
Light Switch Box .................... £4
Back panels .......................... £8
Mounting Brackets ................. £4.5
Paint, DC PSU, knot sealing & screws I already had


So total cost is prob about £55-£60


For the amount of light it produces, I think it's pretty damned decent, the whole rig uses about 5-6W, so I plan to just leave it on 24/7.

It was a bit of a pain with the DC PSU I have because it produces 12V.

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So I have the two units run in series with a couple of resistors:

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Nice stuff! smile.gif
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The Finished project:



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backlit_dvd_rack_2_by_crabid-d3dndy7.jpg
    
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crabid;13071021 
The Finished project:
backlit_dvd_rack_2_by_crabid-d3dndy7.jpg

TOP GEAR!
Tehe.
    
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Wow, that is amazing! Gottta love also having a place to keep the drinks too. xD
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