Phidippus audax: something a little different for you to look at...

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  1. ViperAMD

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    In the few weeks leading up to Christmas I decided to do something a little extra special for my beautiful girlfriend Jessica. She's lived off a little 9" netbook for the last few years and I thought it might be nice to have a small desktop for watching movies/uni work on a bigger screen. It would also give me the chance to do something a little bit fun and creative for her.

    In any case, I based the work off the spider Phidippus audax (hence the name "Phi" for short) and thought I'd post up the finished product photos for some comments and your enjoyment.

    One of the more creative hurdles I had to overcome occurred because the MITX Zotax board I picked up came with it's own laptop-style power brick, leaving me with a big gap where a normal power supply would sit in the case. As a result I decided to try and make the space a focal point for the computer and make it a bit interesting.

    Unnecessary amounts of MDPC-X sleeve were naturally called for! :thumbup:

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    Here she is:

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    The power brick of COLOUR!

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    My attempts to make all of my sleeve and heatshrink neat and even have drastically improved since my first effort a couple of months ago.

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    Nothing was spared!

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    The magical PSU-box. I really struggled to get some good photos of this one but I was extremely happy with how it turned out. Simple but quite beautiful.

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    No cable-ties here, no-no... (thanks Nils)

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    A secret peek inside my PSU-box.

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    There's a Christmas tree in the background!

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    In her proper place...

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    Apparently I'm not allowed to give a girl a computer without wrapping it :confused:
    (at least the bow is nicely tied)

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    Merry Christmas to you all :D
     
  2. Rogue-X

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    That looks wicked. It would be cool if you could hook up motors and a RC unit and make it walk.
     
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    Yes amusingly enough the first thing just about everyone asks is "does it walk?".
     
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    Nice suck up to Jessica :lol: great looking work :thumbup:, So how does she like it??
     
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    She loves it mate - she's practical enough to appreciate something useful and she's mildly interested in my building anyway.

    PS. she doesn't read OCAU so it's not like there's anyone to suck up to? :lol:

    The only thing I regret is not having enough money to make it something decent ie. i3/H55 board etc. but I'm not sure if she'd notice the difference anyway :p
     
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    Sounds like a present for next year :lol:
     
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    Creepy ;-)
     
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    That's bloody awesome! Did you make the frame or is it a kit of some sort?
     
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