-= Epic =- Project Venom .:. Last progress before Im off to Japan!

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  1. EpicPcCases

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    Introduction: (I cant seem to open this thread in the worklog section, mod to move please?)


    A member of OCAU approached me about a custom build and I was kinda busy so I only accepted under the condition that I build most of the case with my laser cutter.

    Sounds strange but I like designing on the computer and if I can bring my computer creations to life with a laser cutter in a unique way then thats awesome yeah?


    The client basically wanted a cross between a Lianli and a silverstone TJ07, mixing those two in the blender wasn't that difficult.

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    After consulting, I came up with the final sketch.


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    After realising that I didnt actually have a process for producing cases from laser cutters, I decided to reorganise my room so I could actually design and cut whilst keeping my main computer functioning.


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    I got all the acrylic I needed and yes, I bought bulk!

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    The name of the case is venom and the client wanted a green that would suit his nvidia chipset and gfx, I happened to find a really nice one.

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    Ah cast acrylic, good stuff, the quality is amazing.

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    I got to work on the frame of the case, the grub screws managed to blend in fairly well and held the pieces together like glue in my test run.


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    Nice sturdy frame, spot the grub screws :p

    To be honest, its all laser from here on in so ill be sticking into autocad in a big way till the new laser tube arrives. For anyone wondering, the case is 1cm wider than most lianli cases, its a 22cm wide case and that allows for a tiny bit more room for cable management which is always welcome.

    Until next time.
     
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    can't wait to see more and get my hands on it :D
     
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    This should turn out nicely if the panels are being laser cut.

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    Nice project name. ;)
     
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    this time will you be using the back part of a motherboard tray, or just leaving a hole at the back for the gpus to hang?
     
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    Looks like a great concept. Subscribed. :D
     
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    subbed might be quite good.
    and you've got a laser cutter?
    how much did that cost?
     
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    Full motherboard tray out of acrylic this time, the only reason I allowed the last one to hang was the fact that i wasnt going to charge my gf for the case + the passive cooled card didnt need a screw really.


    Ah yes I do, cost nearly 2k all up and I just posted up a video about it. I got a 800 ltrs a minute air pump to clear the cutting head mirrors from fogging up or getting fume residue. Also somewhat helps with the cutting and making sure the acrylic doesnt remelt the cut.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRG1jTbPZbU
     
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    why is this in electronics?

    shouldn't it be in modding?
     
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    Epic, what dimension cuts can that machine handle?

    Can it cut "plasticard", it's made from Styrene, typically .5mm to 5mm thick.

    Do you provide a service whereby I can provide the styrene and the pattern to cut, and you get the machine to do the cutting?
     
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    Yeah weird huh, its in mods again though so all good :p Laser should be here today...not a fan of the postal services.


    I dont see why not, it can cut 20*20cms though, thats probably not large enough for what you want im assuming? It will cut through 3mm of acrylic so it shouldnt have too much problem with styrene.
     
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    It's exactly what I want, if you could tell me what program and file format it uses for cutting, we can talk about making a deal? :)
     
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    DWG or DWX autocad format, PM me.
     
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    Any progress?
     
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    Still waiting on the laser, unless you really want to see what ive been doing on autocad, the pieces that will be laser cut.
     
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    i wouldn't mind seeing.....
     
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    just a FYI, he got the laser today ^^
     
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    awesome! guna start some work with it soon?
     
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    Yes.



    Buwahaha feel my enthusiasm,I was litterally was jumping around before. The excitement subsided somewhat whilst I waited for the laser to do its thing but wow, wow that thing took alot to get installed.

    But it is, the installation is over so lets get a move on with this case yeah?

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    How was my day? pure awesome, absolute awesomeness. DHL came up with the goods and i got straight to work.

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    The 1/4 inch bsp taps came in as well for the custom res but who cares...WHEN YOU GOT A LASER! pew pew pew :p Yes, im excited.

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    After some test runs went well, I decided to cut the actual models ive been working on in autocad.

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    Besides some dust flying up from the cut, it was super clean.

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    And I jizzed - in my pants :p



    More to come, Im making a video on youtube about the install and test cuts as well as the final product of course. Going to be an exciting week, plenty to cut!
     
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    Woot, updates.
    I wanna see how this turns out.
     
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