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Hi folks, this is my first time building a scratch build so let's start...
 
I am a huge fan of Fallout. I like that post-apocalyptic atmosphere in the game, so I decided to create something from the game.
But what should it be?
 
Then during a fallout session i saw it, a Terminal-PC with some nice hardware and custom water cooling in it.
 
 
The Project
 
 
The Terminal it self is made out of wood, aluminum and a bunch of 3D printed parts. The template i found was a 2D model and i decide to create it in 3D to see how it looks. 
After a long night i was finished to create the 3D model and i did not know how many problems comes at me. xD
 
 
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As you can see, it doesn't look too bad, so I had all of the wood parts made.
 
 
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The case on the right is a Lian Li mini ITX from a project i did before now the dimension of the Terminal are visible and they are not so small what i thought.
Next step printing some additional parts, not so easy without 3D-Printer...
But more about that in the next update ... 😉
 
 
 
The Hardware
 
The hardware is not that special, it's still around at home from my last project so I can use it for this one too.
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 2,8 GHz
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series, DDR4-3000, CL 16 - 16 GB Dual-Kit
PSU: 
GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 STRIX 6G Gaming
Mobo: ASUS ROG STRIX B360-I Gaming
SSD: 970 EVO NVMe SSD
 
 
 
 

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The Cooling:
 
 
At the moment i don't know which components are the best one for this project, so i will add this later.
 
CPU-Cooler:
GPU-Cooler
Radiator: EK Water Blocks - EK-CoolStream SE 240
Pump:
Tube:
Fittigs:
Fans:
 
 
Next Updates soon so stay tuned.
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The first steps with the printer was.... how can i say… terrible is the right word for it, but after reading a lot about 3d printing i find my way and now i can show you the first parts.
 
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I chose the biggest parts for testing the printer but for the first time, not so bad xD
 
 
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One problem what i have is the "wraping", the prints do not stuck on the printer bed,
The problem is that the bed is to cold so the parts start to wrap.
To solve the problem i have to heat up the bed a little bit more and so i hope they stuck better on it.
...
 
There was not only the wraping of the prints i had a lot more problems to print all parts as well as i wanted to...
 
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The Frame is one of the biggest prints for the Fallout Terminal it was 17 Hours print time but after the half work it stops to print...
After a lot of searching on google, i saw the Nozzle of the printer was full of dust and no chance to clean it up so i had to change it and after change it works fine.
 
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Now next one was a problem with losing steps because the belt that moves the printer head was not tight enough, so the prints have some errors in to it because the belt slips and the position of the head was not like in the program.
 
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The answer of the problem is the print is fallen down there was no good adhesion of printer bed and the print it self.
 
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A power failure and the printer stops in the middle of the print... This is the result.
 
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And the worst case was this... A cable from the board of the printer to the heated bed was getting to warm and i was lucky that no fire destroyed my office. 🤦‍♂️
 
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But after the hole problems i finished the prints for my Fallout Terminal!! 💪
 
 
 
Now it's time to test if all fits together.
 
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The biggest problem are the two 240mm Radiators i Need fresh air to cool the System.
 
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Mi first idea was to redo the bottom of the Terminal with a aluminum plate so i can get some space to get fresh air from the bottom. Those days i will do a new CAD model so i can show you my idea in pictures.
 
Something special for the Mod is coming.
 
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What do you think is in these boxes?
Let me know in the comments below...
 
Stay tuned for the next update.

 

 

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Hi folks

 

It was a Long way for a simple base but it is finished now and it can go to laser cut and bend all parts... xD

 

 

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In detail you can see the Vault-Tec logo it should be illuminated by some LED... not so special...

The eye catcher are on the Right side you know the two white boxes before?

 

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Some Nixie tubes should later show the number 76. At the Moment they are not tested yet it was no time for it but its on my to do list for next week...

I'm curious how they look and whether it fits into the project.

 

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I want to show you a little how it should look in the end, some renderings out of the CAD model.

The hardware is not yet what I'm going to use, it's just an example.

 

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Next steps:

 

- Testing the Niexies

- Printing the rest of the parts I need

- Laser cutting and bending the frame

- Searching a screen that fits

- Looking for the right hardware

- The cooling parts that are missing

- A special keyboard and mouse for the Terminal

- Smooth over and paint

 

 

 

 

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I can finally show you the aluminum frame!
I cleaned and assembled it to make sure that all the parts fit together.
 
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Now the new version of the terminal differs a little from the one made of wood, so that some parts had to be milled twice.
In the pictures below you can see the difference between the wood concept and the final aluminum frame.
 
 
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There was a problem with the side wall as I didn't know how to fix it but then I came up with a very simple solution.
 
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With this mechanism I can insert a screw from the outside in and screw it to the frame with a nut.
The screw is glued with thread adhesive so that everything is in place, the screw holes are puttied from the outside to get a clean surface.
 
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And I had some time to test the Nixie tubes...
 
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Let me know what you think about it?

 

 

 

Next steps:

 

 Testing the Niexies

- Printing the rest of the parts I need

 Laser cutting and bending the frame

- Searching a screen that fits

- Looking for the right hardware

- The cooling parts that are missing

- A special keyboard and mouse for the Terminal

- Smooth over and paint

 
 
 
 
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Thx mate💪

 

Update
 
Some new stuff for the Project 
It took awhile to find a 1080p-Display that fits but after a Long time i found this beauty here
 
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Sorry for the dust, but the acrylic is a bit sensitive to dust and my fingers... xD
 
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I bougt it on Amazon, actually is this a Display for the Raspi but after removeing some stuff that i don´t need, it was realy good quallity if some one needs a Display for home Automation or the Raspi then I can only receive it.
 
 
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After a test with a Youtube Video with Resolution in 1080p i was surprised how clear it is.
 
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The mouse is a normal touchpad. It was difficult to find one of this size.
 
 
The LED box for lighting up the Vault-Tec logo has and the socket for the Nixie's already been printed.
 
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First layer of two part putty, I bought a 3D printer for this project as unfortunately I had no idea how to calibrate the printer. The prints weren't perfect so a little more putty had to be applied.
But don't worry, I'm getting better and better at it. 😅
 
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First layer of primer and putty of the holes that were not visible the first time
And sanding again...
 
It wouldn't be a terminal from Fallout if you couldn't turn it on with a holotape, right?
 
The mechanism how it works i will show in a next step.
 
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To get a better stability and surface i started to cover the wooden parts with the first epoxy layer.
 
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Now I have to wait for it to dry and then repeat 2 or 3 times before I can fit into the 3D parts.
After fitting, all holes and scratches must be sealed with putty and prepared for painting. 
 
There is still a lot of work to do stay tuned next update is coming soon 🤘
 
 

Next steps:

 

 Testing the Niexies

-80% Printing the rest of the parts I need

 Laser cutting and bending the frame

 Searching a screen that fits

- Looking for the right hardware

- The cooling parts that are missing

- A special keyboard a

A mouse for the Terminal

- Smooth over and paint

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Good morning from Italy 🇮🇹😎
 
Today i will show you the next special thing of the project the water tank.
It is a glass bottle in Nuka-Cola style.
 
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I pre-drilled the hole with a diamond drill and to get the diameter of the tube, the hole was ground larger with a diamond grindstone.
Now the tube for the fitting and the label must be glued, then the tank should be ready 🤘
 
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Next thing on my to-do list is a lot of prep, like sinking the screws into the aluminum ...
 
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Another point is preparing the bracket for my GPU, it was planned to use my Asus 1060 Strix, but you can see that the GPU is too long and will later cover the glass bottle... 🤦‍♂️
An alternative would be a 1650, 1660 Mini ITX, no matter the bracket fits even with a smaller graphics card. (more pictures soon)
 
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It was time to glue and prepare the first parts to start painting later, a lot of work and sanding is not my favorite job I noticed... xD
 
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An insight into how the front panel and the keyboard frame is connected to the terminal.
The aluminum brackets are glued to the front panel and then screwed to the terminal and to ensure that nothing moves it is glued to the side panels.
The long screws you see are used to hold the screen in place.
 
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Now the moment of truth with mounted screen and radiators, to see if all fits together.
You can see it's very tight, but it fits. Only one thing does not fit, the fans on the front radiator (red circle) I measured it according to the CAD model it fitted, but in reality it is 3 millimeters too high.
If i use some low profile fans it will fit easily 💪
 
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It doesn't look so good in the photos, but in reality looks really good once the screen is connected 😅
 
 
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3 weeks ago everything was primed and some parts got some paint. I was in quarantine for 17 days because of the Covid-19 and there was no chance to proceed with the paint job so I had to do all the other work but I'll show you that in the next update. 🤐😷
 
A good friend has a paint booth and I can use it for free and this is the result.
 
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First layer of primer ... And first parts in black
 
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And it continues with blue...
 
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Next step, control all parts if there a no big scratches or holes to fill, if everything is okay i will begin with the final color.
 
I am working hard on this project and hope to finish it before the deadline ...
Next Update soon
 
I wish a nice weekend 🤘
 

 

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Good evening
 
Some sponsors join the party 🤘
 
Cherry send some goodies to me
 
 
 
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I choose the Cherry MX blue because the acoustics sound like the original out of the game.
 
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Cherry also sent me a switch tester so it was possible to compare the switches.
I'm not using RGB because I have not seen already  a terminal with an RGB keyboard in Fallout. xD
 
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Noctua sends me 4 Chromax black low profile for this I would like to thank you very much!!
 
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And that's why I made my first unboxing video, more videos will follow. So if you want to follow my channel I would be happy https://forums.bit-tech.net/styles/smilies/bit-thumbsup.gif
 
 
 
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Thanks to David from candyskeys.com for his patience. We wrote what felt like 1000 emails back and forth because many things were not available due to Corona. Luckily it worked now and I can finally get on with the keyboard.
 
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More update soon 🤙
 
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Hello community, first of all, I wish you all a Merry Christmas! 🎅

 

There is a big update as I finally take the time to keep writing.
It's been a bit quiet here lately but that doesn't mean I haven't done anything ... xD
 
Unfortunately, Covid-19 does not make my life easy for me I was in domestic isolation for 20 days, South Tyrol was also the red zone and there were curfews, so I was not allowed to leave my village, which means that nothing went ahead with the paint job because my buddy doesn't live in the same village.
Well it doesn't matter then everything else was next like the keyboard, 3D printing etc. 
 
The first coat of primer revealed to me some bigger holes and scratches that couldn't stay, I will save you the whole process of sanding the parts that we had enough of it.
 
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You know the frame of the keyboard was silver that didn't seem to fit me so it was painted black so it fits better now.
 
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The first draft of the keyboard case......
 
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After 10 attempts, the desired result finally came from my printer ... Yes, my printer could use a little fine adjustment, but there is still time after the project ...
Now all i have to do is glue and paint, then that's ready.
 
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When the case was ready it was time to solder the keys. No big deal with a little Youtube everything went smoothly Cherry made a DIY video on the subject of custom keyboard that I can only recommend.
 
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Since I was now at home, I found time to find a new GPU for the project, a Gainward GTX 1650 Pegasus which, as you can see, is much smaller and fits perfectly into the terminal because it doesn't cover everything like the Asus GTX 1060 Strix mine previous choice.
I bought the GPU on Ebay for a good price and since no gaming monitor is controlled but a full HD display, the card is sufficient in every respect.
 
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The card should get a special cooling, since I still had a VGA block from EKWB at home i want to use it now.
To do this, first disassemble the card into individual parts
 
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Now I noticed that the frame doesn't fit, that's a bit annoying, it has now been redrawn in the AutoCad and laser cut.
What doesn't fit is made to fit ...
More on the subject as soon as more images are available.
 
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The terminal should look used and be provided with rust and scratches. In game who knows it there is an apocalyptic mood and the atomic fallout is also affecting the objects, i was looking for the right techniques for a long time after a lot of searching on Google i came in the model making sector numerous tutorials later began the first attempts... 🤘
I found the right colors around here in a toy shop that also sells different models, the colors are from the Revell brand and water-soluble, so perfect for me if something goes wrong you can wipe it off again. 
In addition, there were some coarse and fine brushes, toothpicks to mix and most importantly a sponge.
 
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Some paint is picked up with the coarse brush and wiped off on a piece of cardboard so that there is only very little paint on the brush then you can start working on the corners this technique is called dry brushing.
 
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A before and after comparison.
 
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Let everything dry once then the grate ...
For this, the paint was diluted with water and the sponge was used to create an uneven layer with the small dabs and, importantly, again little paint, the result can be seen ...
 
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Of course, a healthy patina should not be missing on the Holotape. Like everything else, it was first sanded and primed, then applied with a brush the individual colors then wiped over with a cloth and heavily thinned black acrylic paint.
The screws are still missing 
 
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It then finally went on with the painting, unfortunately only the inside so that everything can be assembled and still gets its final painting on the outside
that means filling and sanding....
 
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Unfortunately we only noticed later that we could have thinned the paint a bit so there was a light orange peel but it could be straightened with bows (1500 grit).
 
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Sure, you could have painted it again to get a smooth and beautiful finish, but since the terminal isn't new, the rag and acrylic paint have all of the pieces worked over to make them look too dirty. So it doesn't matter if they have small holes or scratches
 
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The method with the rag and the large brush was also used for the mainboard tray.
 
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A little glimpse of what it looks like in assembly...
 
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I could have tidied the table, but I hope you will forgive me xD
 
So there is more that I can show you but I'm too tired for that today...
 
Let me know what you think of the project!
 
Thanks for reading and see you soon 💪
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