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AQUARIUM - linear actuators-driven water cooling 5K2K 21:9 mod


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WORKLOG 04/10/2019


Received new top mesh cover, new mod version (frame for opening doors is now more slim, without holes in the inner border).


Also prepared 2x front door covers for cut: they will become doors connected to top motors, automatically opening and closing % based on water loop delta temperature and / or cpu loop fans speed.









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WORKLOG 07/08/2019


I didn’t like at all the doors with teeth...went for new ones straight...made of thick plexiglass fume (same used for fans cover).

Made a loop test looking for any leak, everything seems to be ok.

Tomorrow (in few hours I mean) I will install all led stripes, covers...clean it and get it ready for final pics and video...







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LAST WORKLOG 09/10/2019


Installed led stripes on new frame, and also installed a brand new farbwerk 360.


I made a stencil of Case Mod logo and applied on plexiglass, behind that 6x rgbpx stripes.


Configured front panel lcd, and tomorrow (finally) I will make final pics and video.









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Project Aquarium is finally finished. It took so many months learning how to apply robotics to this case and to an already complete water cooling system.

From first day I received the C700M, I refused to remove its beautiful front door to get few important degrees down on an extremely overclocked machine (CPU running around 5 GHz, 2x 2080TI GPU and a 5K2K monitor).


LG 5K2K hdr monitor
Cooler Master C700m
I9-9900K CPU
GigaByte Aorus Z390 Xtreme Waterforce
Samsung SSD NVMe M.2 1TB drives
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB ram
Razer Huntsman keyboard
Razer Naga Trinity mouse
Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080TI Xtreme Waterforce GPUs
Aquacomputer Aquaero 6XT
Aquacomputer D5 Next pumps
Aquacomputer Aqualis reservoirs
Aquacomputer Flow sensors
Aquacomputer Farbwerk led controllers
Aquacomputer Farbwerk 360
Aquacomputer RGBpx strips
CableMod Hybrid strips
EK Vardar Evo 120ER rgb fans
Irrobot MightyZap linear servos
Crumbuino 2560 controllers



1) Complete water cooling system, from motherboard to ram and gpus using Aquacomputer components (reservoirs, pumps, Aquaero, Quadro, hubs, Farbwerk, Farbwerk 360, flow sensors, temperature sensors), XSPC connectors and EK radiators.

2) Development of a motor controller unit capable of reading values from temperature sensors (hot water in loop and ambient temperature), evaluating the difference from this delta temperature from above and the delta temperature programmed in Arduino sketch. Based on that and based on the pwm signal sent by Aquacomputer electronics to the fans, motor controller units send instruction via RS485 bus to MightyZap motors for opening front and top panels of the C700M (panels are exponentially opened or closed based on increasing / decreasing of those values).

Motors send a feedback to Motor Control Unit: if any issue (obstacle blocking the movement, motor not working) a missing rpm signal is sent to Aquacomputer Quadro, which generates an alarm to the motherboard and eventually turn off the computer.

3) Modification of top cover (cutting of the aluminum mesh panel) with new fume plexiglass doors and aluminum hinges.

4) Modification in front panel (cutting of the aluminum cover to install lcd screen and placement of hinges).

5) LCD installed on front cover for reading system parameters (temperature, usage etc in form of histograms or gauges etc) even when pc is in full screen and so not allowing to read those values from software.

6) Lighting setup with hybrid UV/RGB strips installed on custom 45 degrees plates to get direct lights to the pc internal components.

EK Vardar rgb fans with color changing based on delta temperature read by Aquaero Quadro fan controller.

7) Custom led panel lighting a CMWS logo

8)Right aluminum panel removed and installed original double tempered glass panel from Cooler Master C700M on both sides.



Here are final pics:
























And here’s the video:



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16 hours ago, Mike Dulay said:

OMG!!!! I've want to know how'd you do it!!! Hoping that you win!!!! I've just started arduino myself for basic movements but yours is just the best!!!

Thank you so much, Mike. Honestly, many mods I’ve seen in his contest would deserve to win...but I really appreciate your comment: it was really hard to make all this systems work together. Even if my mod would not win the contest, maybe I would still earn some money from selling the wonderful and infinitely collection of Arduino boards and linear actuators tested before finding the right ones for this project :toothy10:.

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