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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 Liquid Bloo: No Going Back

2004-04-14

Another update from today.

I’ve gone well past the no turning back point on this case 😀 muhahaha

I’ve removed the front section of the case where the fans are going to go. I did this with my trusty dremmel. I then removed a section of the hard disc bay where the fans where going.

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The fans in place to give me an idea how much to remove from the hard disc bay.

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Removing the section of the hard disc bay

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And finally some shots of the bay thang back in place.

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Hope you like the progress so far.

Project Liquid Bloo: Forwards and Backwards we go

2004-04-16

I had some forwards and some backwards movement on the project yesterday.

I bought a cheap drill that will take the arbour so I could do the holes I required.

I started off measuring and drilling some pilot holes , and then cut a hole through the perspex and the aluminium. Unfortunately I ballsed up in my calculations and put the holes too close together DOh!

I quickly knocked up another front panel this time with the holes in the correct place

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I also knocked up a little grill surround for the back grill

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So despite the mess up , I made forward progress.

Project Liquid Bloo: Wiring loom and front rings

2004-04-18

I’ve had some frustration over the last few days, First off I completed the wiring loom with the new connectors I ordered.

I intend to paint the white connector silver when I get time.

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After this I attempted to make some rings of blue perspex to mount around the blowholes in the front panel.

This was alot harder than I imagined I tried 4 different methods before find one that would create perfect circles.

What I did was to cut out a rough circle 90mm in diameter, then drill a central hole. In the hole I mounted a nut and bolt and tightened it securely. I then stuck the bolt in a drill and spun the disc with the drill filling off as it spun. Its a very quick method of making circles.

After that I cut some 76mm holes out of the center with a holesaw. They need polishing on the edges but they are a lot better than I feared.

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Project Liquid Bloo: Secret Discs and power switch

2004-04-19

Its been a busy day of filing with not a great deal of progress, I’ve put one of them together to give you an idea of the final look of the discs together. No clues as to what they are for tho hehe. The bolts just there to line them up.

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I’m not sure whether I’m going to use this switch yet but I’ve wired it up in the normal pretty cabling

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Project Liquid Bloo: Front fans in place

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Second quick update , I’ve drilled the bolt holes for the front fans.

Here’s them in the perspex

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And a couple of final pictures with the front panel and bloo rings in place

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Project Liquid Bloo: Perspex and puppies

2004-04-21

Another day another update, I’ve spent the last few days trying to tidy up the perspex bits I’ve already cut, I’ve got a couple of grits of sandpaper and some novus #1 and #2 out for polishing. I’ve not finished yet but the difference is noticable already.

Also I’ve order a very cheap zalman heatsink for the northbridge when it arrives. It comes in a nice bloo to match the perspex.

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Also I started on a box to contain the fan control circuit I’ve made, the circuit and box arent finished yet but you get the idea.

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Project Liquid Bloo: A couple more bits started and finished

2004-04-22

Another daily hupdate.

I’ve been doing a few minor bits of the project, firstly I’ve been finishing off the little circuit box. This now has a lid , and some cut outs for the inputs. The circuit still needs to be finished before I can put a tick by the fan box saying complete but its close.

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I also polished up the perspex fan grill for the rear fan and did a test fit

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And lastly I’ve started the bay unit that will hold the vfd graphic display I will be using

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Project Liquid Bloo: Blooming plexi cracking

2004-04-27

Its been a nightmare day of perspex cracking on me . I’ve had to redo both the front rings as the first I ballesd up measure the drill points for the bolts and the second snapped while drilling. Mind you I have done them in half the time it took before so it wasnt all bad.

The back grill mount also snapped on me so that is being redone as well.

All part of the ups and downs I suppose grrr.

Anyway onto the pics first is of the slot for the optical drive being cut out of the front panels

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Then the infamous rings of pain

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And finally the redone ones that are the final article thank god. The protective coatin is still in place , but you get the idea from the older pics. The bolts look damn good but I may change them for countersunk ones I can’t decide hehe.

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Project Liquid Bloo: Faceplate brushing

2004-05-08

I’ve been kind of distracted by a redo of an older project and some other real life stuff so I’ve not done much on this project yet. I’ve decided I’m not happy with the front panel so I will be using this one as a test piece with a final build of a new one running along side this. I took the time to practice my brushing technique, there are a few finger prints on it but these shots give you a real idea of how the final thing will look:

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Project Liquid Bloo: Removing the Logo

2004-05-15

Its been a while since I’ve updated this log , because I’ve been working on another project. I have done a quick bit of work today , pictures of which you can see now. Its just me removing the logo from the shuttle faceplate.

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