Project: Aerodyne

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    In this video I show-off an absurdly over-engineered front USB port cradle made from scrap wood and demonstrate how it fits into the box.



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    Located and cut a small square hole in the top of the USB support cradle.

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    The cradle will be pinched in place by the cover plate when it is eventually glued in place. The cradle is to remain "free" in case the ports need to be replaced.

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    The holes align with the grilles' location peg. When inserted the peg keys the USB cradle in place.

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    Spent about two hours with some hobby files rounding over the edges of the grilles' supports/separators. Minor detail but it is a dramatic improvement in the appearance. Might not be so dramatic in a photo.

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    Still picking that scab. These are templates for cutting the aluminum for the DE. The idea is the inlayed aluminum would be raised above the mahogany surrounding surface instead of flush fit. Also toying with the idea of coloring the lower hemisphere in something bright like red. Maybe brass?

    Still looking at other alternative designs while I'm waiting for the delivery of my stainless steel power push-button.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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    slipperyskip = the king of wooden PCs. awesome build mate, cant wait to see with the veneer on!
     
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    Thanks! :thumbup:

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    The I/O shield spans over a large portion of the case's width. Adjustments must be made. The idea of doing this step was a big breakthrough while designing this case in my head. I was stuck on trying to fit the mini-ITX board into one compartment or the other. Using the entire volume of the case interior meant eventually having to cut a notch. Note: The motherboard is mounted upside down (relative to this photo).

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    Most of the material is carved out using my razor knife.

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    Stainless steel power button that was originally intended to be a starter/horn button for a custom motorcycle.

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    Goodies from Crucial arrived. Continuing the theme of complete overkill, 8GB of DDR3 and a 256GB M4 SSD.

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    Brackets made from aluminum angle.

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    Wooden brackets for the aluminum brackets.

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    Something like this. I'm going to wait for the wiring phase to determine the exact location of the SSD.

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    Are there any issues with grounding the PC when you use a wooden case or do you account for that with the wiring?
     
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    The issue of properly grounding electrical devices was resolved many many years ago with the adoption of grounded three-prong electrical outlets. I'll assume OZ uses three prong outlets. The third prong is a common ground wire. Every component in your computer has at least one black ground wire that can be traced back through the power supply and into this third prong. Anyone telling you that the problem with your component is that it isn't properly grounded to the case is FOS.
     
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    Cute puppy :D

    Well done on the case too, can't wait to see it full of smexy hardware :thumbup:
     
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    Very nice. Can't wait to see the final product.
     
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    Oh that made me laugh. :D

    Awesome work.
     
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    More, for the love of god, more! :leet:
     
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    love the art deco theme in so much of your work.

    Subbed :)
     
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    Her name is Jade. The smexy hardware is...ah...coming.

    Thanks. I estimate the project at about 80% right now.

    Thanks. :thumbup:

    OK. Here's some.

    I like Art Deco and it doesn't hurt that it easy to do. I'd be in trouble if I liked Rococo. :)

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    Not much more you can say but wow... :thumbup:

    the level of workmanship is amazing. Carpenter by trade? Love it.
     
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    veneer is looking awesome
    +1 to this
     
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    I'm glad it passed the Lab test ;)

    Labrador test... geddit... giggle
     
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    Looks fantastic so far!
    but then again you always do a good job :)
     
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    Thanks. Four professions, none of them carpenter.

    Tested positive for working with cheese doodle fingers. :)

    Thanks brayway. Glad to see you're still around.


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    Draw, score, drill, rasp, sand, sand some more, frame, veneer, sand = 14 hours.

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    Couldn't go thru the project without at least one clamp sculpture.

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    Before and after one application of teal oil.

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    Framed up the mesh and painted the interior except for glue-down surfaces and "working" surfaces.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
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    This looks fantastic.

    Excuse my ignorance but how do you power these small motherboards?

    I'm yet to see a psu?
     

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