Star Trek Case Mod: "TRICORDER CHIC"

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:25 pm

Worked on the side panel pre-assembly today> The inner wall of the steel panel needs to be painted Black.

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:11 am

I need to stealth the LG's Black Blu-ray Drive they chose for each of the two builds

SATA Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support - OEM
10X BD-ROM
16X DVD-ROM
4 MB Cache
1/8" thick billet plate to be used for stealthing the drive tray

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:42 am

Finished the four Enterprise inlays for the side panels on both cases last night.

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I'll be sleeving everything with Black PSU and fan wires cable sleeve kit

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:25 pm

The trim piece for the Bezel, Hot Swap & Top compartment doors are being laser cut from 1/8" thick Red Opaque Cast Acrylic. We're using a single 75 watt, 24" x 18" Platform "Universal Laser Systems" machine. We use this unit for making retail PC fan and radiator grills. This unit if new, would be priced between $19K - $25K. We don't offer laser cutting as a service, but these guys do! Laser Cutting Service, Inc. offers custom laser cutting to PC builders, modders! hobbyists.

Laser Cutting Service, Inc.
803 41st Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35212
205-595-7070 FAX 205-595-7021
http://lasercuttingservice.net/content/view/13/33/

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:18 am

Next step is making the "H" frame piece for the lower portion of the bezel, from 1.5" thick aluminum. This will have an engraved "David Gerrold" signature plate (white square, 2nd pic). Each of the cases will have two ICY DOCK MB877SK-B Tray-less Aluminum Body 3.5" SATA I, II & III Mobile Rack Removable Hard Drive adapters, behind a hinged access door (red square, 2nd pic) on the front of the case.

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By request from David, two ICY DOCK MB877SK-B Tray-less Removable Hard Drive adapters... to store his Scripts? hmmm

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:47 am

Great to hear! This morning we started milling the lower half of the front bezel.

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I will be using this Black PSU and fan wires cable sleeve kit for the top I/O cables

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:35 am

The first of 2 lower half of the front bezel is finished. Next step is making the upper half and the compartment door covers.

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I'll be sleeving the Sentry this Silverstone FP34S Premium 3.5inch Bay Card Reader & Front I/O combo module with our Black PSU and fan wires cable sleeve kit for everything. (8 mil PolyEthylene Terepthalate (PET) monofilament yarns)

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:45 am

Finished the front Hot Swap bay compartment doors last night. These will be hinged with 1/8" rod. The 1/8" Opaque Red acrylic plates will attach to the back side of the door. Still need to make door handles.

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:58 am

I finished the side panel inlays last night in between playing the Duke Nukem Forever demo... Now, I'm really looking forward to RAGE's release.

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:00 pm

Mike wanted the drive faces Stealthed. This mod is very straight forward. I'm using 1/8" diameter rod as spacer, but you can improvise this to whatever you wish for your stealth drive mod... and the aluminum faceplate I've cut is 1/8" thick.

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PC Mod Ruler as fence spacer?!

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1/8" diameter recessed hole.

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cutting 1/8" diameter rod

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A drop of ScotchWeld DP-190 epoxy, before inserting 1/8" rod

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Apply 3 layers of [url="http://www.mnpctech.com/scotch_4010_tape_of_the_casemod_gods.html"]Scotch 4010 double sided tape[/url], for a tad of flex in the faceplate for contact to the eject switch.

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paper fits in gap between switch and 1/8" rod

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You now push in lower left corner of the faceplate to activate the Eject.

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