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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I traced out the badges to make by hand, I posted this on Mnpctech Group on facebook ...."Sometimes when I use a CNC mill to make something, people say "I wanna see you use a Dremel" ...then when I do make something with a Dremel "How come you're not using CNC mill?" ...You can never please everyone..lol.



Working on the front hot swap bay door handles and case badges..



to protect the paint finish under the door edge, I've applied Black automotive vinyl film









The blank spot is for david's signature plate....

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Mill has a Belly ache....







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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Door magnets were epoxied with ScotchWeld DP-190



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the entire front bezel assembly. The Silverstone FP34S Premium 3.5inch Bay Card Reader & Front I/O combo module mounts at 45 degree angle in the top panel. It's held in place with m3 set screws, inserted into countersunk holes on each side of the top panel. David chose this model mainly for it's card reader and headphone jack. It's from performance-pcs here It will be mounted in the new top panel.











Upper portion of the front bezel attaches to the top panel with "key" style fasteners for 8/32 machine screws..









David's signature name plate..



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1st one arrived safely to Maximum PC Magazine's offices today... will ship 2nd with tribbles on Monday.. Here are final photos of 1st one before packing it.






































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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

photo from maximumpc magazine

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Winner has listed the Star Trek PC for sale on Ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Trek-Tricorder-Chic-PC-/270874085510?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item3f115a8886#ht_500wt_1413

PDF of November issue of MaximumPC Magazine about the build, http://dl.maximumpc.com/Archives/MPC_2011_11-web.pdf
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