Office Wall Art

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    Hi Everyone,

    just thought i'd share some photos of the Christmas project I completed.

    This was done as something to personalise my new office.

    I had been collecting some of work's old server hardware for a little while (oldest item dates back to a DDR2 based windows 2000 server that i custom built back back in the day)

    Here is what i started with. assortment of hardware and a plywood board

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    i then laid out the hardware so i could get an idea of where to cut the board to size.
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    height ended up just right (900mm high) and width i trimmed down to 1550mm

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    one of the harder parts was ensuring everything was spaced evenly. For me this was just as much about displaying the hardware itself as well as making "art"
    so i went for a nice clean and tidy look
     
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    I then got some 30x30mm sections to make a rear frame.

    I needed this to stiffen the structure so it would not twist but I also had plans for the rear

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    finished the frame and added more bracing.

    i also gave it a quick coat of white paint.

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    now for the fun part

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    I got myself a little arduino uno and some spare LED's hanging about and placed them through existing holes / mount points of the boards.
    just waiting on some resistors to connect them up.

    the idea is just to have them randomly flashing.

    one photo I missed was drilling all the holes for mounting all the boards to the ply.
    each one is held in with 3 or 4 M4 bolts and nyloc nuts & washers so they shouldn't move anywhere.
     
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    resistors should arrive on Wednesday so i'll be keen to hook it up.

    also not pictured was the 2 coats of white applied to the front.
    I put filler in the screws that hold the ply to the frame so they were less visible
     
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