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3rd January 2011

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Project Little Devil

Project Summary:

Having owned almost a dozen shuttles including the very first model, I’ve always been a fan of them, but I’ve never really done a full blown mod project based around one. This project will change that, having sourced a bare g2 style case I have set to work creating something that is a class above the normal shuttle.


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Project Little Devil: Fan control rheostat mounted

2004-08-08

Well I’ve finished the little trick I had planned to cover the whole. What I did was to create two peices of perspex to allow me to mount and cover a rheostat which will control the two from fans.

The protective covers for the perspex are still in place but you should get the idea . The rheostat in the pics is dead as a dodo so I will be using a different one in the final setup. It will have blue wiring like all the other wires.

Two shots of the perspex:

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Two shots of the perspex with the rheostat in place:

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Three shots of the knob in place, I will probably use a black version of this knob in the final case though:

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And a quick shot from the inside of the case:

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Project Little Devil: Face plate mounted

2004-08-09

I’ve made some real progress today, first off my new rheostats arrived and I wired the single one up I require to control the front fans. The mounting is slightly larger than for the old one so I will have to re drill the mounting plate

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After that I tried to mount up the fans onto the face plate and fix them into place. I quickly realised the fans hit the case in the bottom corners. I removed one of the mounting points on each fan and trimmed the chassis a bit more to make it fit. After that I thought about how to hold it all in place. I planned on using the existing screwing points but these were in some unknown imperial size. So I decided to drill through them and using a long bolt with a nut hidden behind. This meant I could do a proper test fit. Everything fits perfectly. These pics will give you an idea of the final look but there are some major changes to the look to come 😉

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Some more pics with the cover on.

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Project Little Devil: Face plate spray painting

2004-08-10

I’ve been working on the front panel today to get it ready for its trip 😉

The spare test face plate got a black spray paint job to see how it would look. Even with a quick and rough spray job it looks ace .

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Back to the original faceplate , I’ve been working on the cd bay cover , I have more work on this still to do later

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Project Little Devil: LCD mounting

2004-08-11

Another update, this time I’ve been working on the mounting for the LCD I am going to be using. It is made up of 3 plates , the first is the outer aluminium bay plate cover behind which is a perspex holder for the lcd itself. This means I only need to use two visible bolts in the whole lcd holder. The third plate is a back plate which will be bolted directly onto the drive itself.

The frontmost aluminium plate still needs to have its screen area cut out which will be one of my tasks for later.

First off heres some pictures of the plates being made

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Here’s the final structure of the mounting bracket

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Heres a quick shot to show you the scale of it when it is attached to the optical drive

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And finally two shots comparing it to an official Matrix orbital bracket. The lcd in the bracket is an MX2 lcd which I will be using in the project , the other lcd is a none working one from another project. It just stops me from killing a perfectly good lcd.

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Project Little Devil: Shuttle Logo Added

2004-08-12

Ok some more work on this project to give you lucky folks.

First off I had to cut out a slot for the lcd in the front bay plate.

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After that I had played with the logo from a shuttle face plate , I cut off the end of a bolt and mounted the thread into a small hole in the back of the logo. I then glued it into place.

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I did a test fit with my spare face plate and it works a treat.

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I had a minor setup back on the face plate , the perspex piece has cracked near one of the holes for mounting my devil fan grills 🙁 However its not the end of the world and the solution is quite simple and would have been necessary anyway. More on that later.

Here is a quick final shot of the face plate with all its holes drilled.

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Project Little Devil: A set back

2004-11-29

Hi All,

Its been a while since I did and update, there are a few reasons for this, firstly I’ve been snowed under with real life and work stuff so haven’t had a chance to do any modding. Add to this the fact I’ve lost my workshop area for a couple of months and I’ve only just got it back. As you can imagine I’ve been frustrated hehe.

Unfortunately there is only bad news to report on this project, Royal mail have lost several items that I have made so far including the shuttle case cover, aluminium faceplates and plastic face plate. These will have to be re-sourced and remade which is a real pain in the backside.

I’ve got to put a claim into royal mail for them but I doubt I will get all that they are worth and they say it will be a few months till I see a penny 🙁

While I’m waiting on this problem to be over come I will be working on a different project which I will post shortly…

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