Star Trek Case Mod: "TRICORDER CHIC"

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:58 am

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.

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

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

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

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:45 am

the Mill has a Belly ache....

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:35 am

Door magnets were epoxied with ScotchWeld DP-190

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:41 am

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.

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

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David's signature name plate..

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:30 am

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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Postby Mnpctech.com » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:50 am

photo from maximumpc magazine

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:53 am

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

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Trek-Trico ... 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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