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|6th July 2003, 19:12||#1|
Operation: Integration Alumicoat Phase I
Operation: Integration Alumicoat..phase I
Finally.. plans for Integration Alumicoat have been aproved! (by me, web56n)
In the proceeding weeks I will be performing this extreme mod,
with step by step collaboration of details and pictures.
consisting of a completely modded pc work station.
Phase I - Design
this operation will consist of having the entire work station integraded, which will include completely custom built desk that will become the pc's case.
along with a semi-stealthed keyboard and mouse, a stealthed webcam that will be built into lcd monitor and will be remotely controlled from keyboard tray.
desk top will be fabricated from 0.040" brushed aluminum, it will include a splat window for viewing purposes, directly in front of monitor.
here is a drawing of top view of desk top
also a pic of raw materials
0.040" brushed aluminum.
here is a drawing of top view of desk top showing pc and drives
also a drawing of FRONT view showing where drives open and close and are mounted flush with edge of desk top
this will be updated as Operation: Integration Alumicoat transforms.
|6th July 2003, 19:16||#2|
I completely covered the aluminuim with masking tape to avoid any unwanted scraches,
I then layed out where keys are, notice no number pad I choose not to include them.
here are pics of keyboard frame
the frame is made from 1"x1" acrylic, which sits along the outer edge of keyboards tray.
here's pic of frame. the ends were glued together on a 45* angle.
keyboard or whats left of it sits in cavity of frame and brushed aluminuim is on top acting as a lid.
I've drilled holes at either end to install highpower blue leds which will light up the entire frame
here shows a pic of each hole in the keyboard tray bezal, filed and sanded.
also keyboard tray bezal finished and ready for esembling.
more pics of tray esembled.
I've chosen to use satin finish aluminum for the edges it has a groove so the acrylic had to have a notch to match
I put a slice along the edge of the 1" acrylic 7/16" deep to fit the aluminum edging. it slides on with little effort. (press fit)
this is what it looks like, tray is emty and ready to be wired up with keys,
why no number pad? because all the time I've been using a comp I haven't yet used them. I guess I'm used to the one's above letters.
|6th July 2003, 19:17||#3|
also here's a quick pic of what bottom will look like
here is pic of molded clear silicon, 1/8"x6"x13" this is how I made the keys to soft touch! yeah, just like elevator buttons
this goes right on top of electronic keyboard pad, instead of any keys or all the little rubber caps, this not only made the keyboard soft touch but it also let me light up all the keys..by placing 4 blue led's around the outsides.
here is keyboard tray with keys, all keys light up it's just the pics. sorry for the poor pics.
and day time
will post better pics.......
strting Phase II will post soon.....
|10th July 2003, 02:41||#6|
Phase II mods underway!
here are pics of front edge of desktop were cd-rw and dvd drives will be located, this piece will sit right in front of keyboard.
here's pics of front bezel...
starting with layout,
holes were drilled and again dremel and files were needed.
it looks like this, not quit finished but you get the picture!
this will show you the overall look of front, with drives stealthed,
this also will have power and reboot buttons along with 4- on/off switches for fans. (they all glow in the dark)
the area that is not aluminum is mirrored acrylic and will be back lit with blue led's,
I will be installing them at a later time!
this piece is 80" long and will go along front edge of desk top (one piece)
here is also close up of switches,
I will be starting desktop layout and cutting out window next,
once all pieces are ready then I will be assembling it all together
|10th July 2003, 09:01||#8|
Join Date: May 2002
I'm getting more and more exited about what you're going to post next.
Great work !
The stealthed cd-rom/power - bezel looks kinda robo-evil, i like it
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."
|10th July 2003, 16:31||#9|
Join Date: May 2002
extremely yummie what you're showing us here, web56n
very clean finish, must be days and days of work spend on this project ... can't wait for the follow-ups!
|12th July 2003, 06:32||#10|
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