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Today's adventure brings in a pcie riser cover.

While 3d printers are pure awesome when it comes to prototyping, getting a quality part requires some elbow grease.

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The rough part was first cleaned and trimmed before applying a generous coating of filling primer. 
After a short break hanging out on the drying rack, the part was sanded down to a smooth finish.

 

A laser-cut vinyl stencil was then applied, followed by a few coats of white paint.

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Peel an onion, you get a smaller onion. Peel the vinyl and you get ...a PCI-e riser cover!

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8 hours ago, Marius said:

Wow :shock:... nice approach, doc' ! 

Lookin' forward to see the finished product ! :grin:

 

Keep modding ...

 

Thanks man! Glad to hear that you like it! :) 

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Figured it was about time i got a handle on things.

 

I started off  by designing the part with a look reminiscent of a peli case. I then proceeded to 3d print the components from carbon fiber reinforced filament for added strength and support.

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The outer shell is assembled around an aluminium pipe core to give it a solid foundation before being primed with filler, sanded down and painted over.

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Well, most of the case is made out of composite materials, so i shaved some weight off that way.
I also did a few resistance tests, and It's solid as a tank! :)  

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As promised, this mod features an LCD display on one of the side-panels. 
This is a throwback to a previous mod, Tek'tonic III, but unlike it, this side-panel display is not transparent. 

 

 




The screen is driven by a raspberry pi single board computer, allowing hardware status information and animations to be displayed with no performance penalty to the main gaming rig. 
Status information is fed to the raspberry pi over an internal network from an open source hardware monitor package. 
This setup also allows me to remotely boot up the system or display news and notifications while the main system is turned off. 

I started with a compact flurecent backlit monitor and gutted everything except the screen film and driver board.

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A light diffuser was laser-cut from plexiglass with a saw-tooth pattern on all edges. This is to fit the RGB LED strips, turning this into a thin edge-lit display panel. 
The LED strips are neatly covered with aluminium tape to prevent light from bleeding out. 

I used RGB LEDs as this will allow monochrome screen animations to be color-synced with the rest of the system's RGB lighting.

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Awesome work with this LCD display, doc' ! I think that the mod of the LCD display is big enough to qualify as a project of its own :).

Some pictures with the controller of the LCD would be greatly appreciated !

 

Keep up the good work !

 

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7 hours ago, Marius said:

Awesome work with this LCD display, doc' ! I think that the mod of the LCD display is big enough to qualify as a project of its own :).

Some pictures with the controller of the LCD would be greatly appreciated !

 

Keep up the good work !

 

The controller will be a Raspberry Pi.

 

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