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  1. Starting the LED work! TLDR: It did not go well... Gluing down the led strips All the soldering equipment ANNNNND heres all the lights in the trash. I mixed up the pins on my molex connector since the female side needs to be backward to get 5v. I sent 12v into the leds which fried them and my arduino. Press F to pay respects to 600 LEDs Just a reference on how big this project is
  2. Boxes in position The rear bracket that will support the components. The cubes on the front are mainly for lighting, not structure support. I messed up on the design and decided I needed these cubes out. I used my old junk soldering iron to melt out the cubes and used wire cutters and sanding to smooth it out Asus Thor 1200w PSU T-Force Delta RGB SSD ASUS Prime Z390-A ASUS GTX 2060 STRIX 6GB Still need to do small details to fit the pieces in correctly and mount them good. Then there is also the LED wiring and whatnot. Be back soon!
  3. Got most of the frame done! I had to wait a little bit for plastic to come in, but I"m using 3D solutech PLA and its going pretty good. Heres the frame pieces laying next to each other And the pc parts in there respective places...sorta ha Combining the sections together with glue and 3D pen welding Small casualty when I was ripping out the support plastic sections. It will be easy to fix though since it will be covered up by the radiator of the cpu cooler.
  4. I started the printing and got a good bit done! This section alone takes about 2 days. Multiply this by 8 sections and you can see it takes awhile to do this project: These squiggly lines are called supports in the 3d Printing world. It helps when you are printing hollow things, in this example, my cubes are hollow so it helping the top of the cubes having smooth finishes. It is unfortunately a waste of plastic as they get torn out when the print is done. This is a color test with the different cube heights. Looking good! Overview of my work desk at the moment...
  5. Hello and welcome to my newest build I've been modding for 10 years now and usually my themes are of a pixelated design. This mod is named ColorFalls as the case will be built to hang from a wall and look like it's made out of hundreds of cubes that each have a LED and will have patterned lighting effects). I will be 3D printing this case and expect to use about 9 lbs of plastic to make. Here is my CAD design so you can visualize the project. ] My sponsors for this mod Components ASUS Prime Z390-A ASUS GTX 2060 STRIX 6GB ASUS ROG RYUJIN 360 AIO CPU Cooler ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Modular RGB PSU TEAMGROUP NIGHT HAWK Legend RGB 16gb DDR4 RAM TEAMGROUP T-FORCE Delta RGB 250gb SSD TEAMGROUP MS30 M.2 SATA SSD CPU I5-9600k Heres a few photos of my previous work: I'll be back soon with some progress of the printing and whahtnot! Its showing it will take 2 weeks of printing time to get the main body done. I'll be back sooner than that though to show the 3D process
  6. It took awhile! But I've had other projects take longer so I'm not sure if that is good or bad...
  7. Final Photos! Gif of lights in motion here! https://imgur.com/YxVzBaV
  8. After doing some math I decided to get the lights their own PSU. Here it is: And after some handy dandy hiding magic... The power button is going to be installed in the top near the usb hub All the components! All the wires! Starting to hide the wires behind the mobo From here its going to be the finished photos!
  9. I got caught up with Halloween costumes and waiting on a few pc components for the build. This is going to be a big post to catch up! After doing some testing, I ran into an issue where the light wasn't being diffused as great as I wanted. I ended up sanding the case to rough up the texture to help even out the leds. Hard to see sanding on transparent plastic so just this one photo of it outside Light test (gif embedding doesn't work, so heres a link of the lights) https://imgur.com/asG3hsw My work area for all the wiring and soldering Did this about 100 times. Pre-tinned the wires Installing the LED strips I was using this setup to test the lights as I went to make sure my solder skills were working Sparkly test Wiring so each can be removed individually if needed] Wires before cleanup Baby approved lighting test I'm onto installing the pc components and cleaning up wiring. Shouldn't be long until I'm finished with a nice setup. Still need to program a few different things on the lighting though so that will be an interesting challenge.
  10. The equipment! ASUS MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1070 STRIX TEAM GROUP T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR4 GAMING MEMORY 16 GB TEAM GROUP T-FORCE DELTA SSD
  11. Just about the whole body done. These are the MoBo mounts: The front with the fan placements about to go in: Top fan:
  12. Going to be some rapid updates as I move into finising printing most of pieces now. I've ran into a few issues... Spaghetti monster, colorized What happened: I was printing 3 pieces but the 3rd piece dislodged from the printbed and began printing in the air. Luckily the 2 pieces were easily salvageable and cleaned up for use. This is the top in sections. Will house a 120mm fan, a usb hub and a power button. This is the window section of the case. I'll be adding plexiglass to it last. Still brainstorming ideas on how to have the glass removable while still looking nice.
  13. Thanks Back with some new progress now that I've printed a few sections out. Having some stringing issue due to a mod I put on the printer so I've been troubleshooting it but still giiving some issues. THE STRINGINGGGGG Fix'd after some easy cleanup Next issue was the this tall section having a weak stability Nothing a little 3d pen cant fix. This section will be strengthened once the whole frame comes together. And heres the base being clamped together. Its a bit bigger than I expected honestly but not an issue. I'll be back with the rest of the frame coming together.
  14. Hi guys. I know this isn't a usual spot for build logs but I thought you guys might like a mix up in here. I've been modding for 10 years now and usually my themes are of a pixelated design. This mod is named Aurora Cubes as the case will be built to look like it's made out of hundreds of cubes that each have a LED and will pattened lighting effects. It will be quite a light show (I hope!). I will be 3D printing this case and expect to use about 6 lbs of plastic to make. Here are a few designs so you can visualize the project. My sponsors for this mod Components ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO WI-FI ASUS GTX 1070 STRIX TEAMGROUP T-FORCE Delta RGB 16gb DDR4 RAM TEAMGROUP T-FORCE Delta RGB 250gb SSD Raidmax NV-R120B RGB FANS (5) CPU undecided Heatsink undecided Heres a few photos of my previous work: I'll be back soon with some progress of printing and programming! PS: Do you guys think a mid range PSU can handle 400 leds on its 5v rail? I did the math and it seems like it should but if anyone has experience with something of that nature, I'd appreciate their input!
  15. thorkon

    [Build Log] Metroid -A 3D printed computer case

    Large photo dump inbound!!!!! Specs: -ASUS ROG Strix X370-I -ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo -GeIL 16gb DDR4 Super Luce RAM -Thermaltake SFW Toughpower 600w fully modular PSU -Thermaltake Riing RGB Fans (120mm, 200mm, Cpu cooler)
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