First I set up the CNC to mill out the plexi part of the motherboard tray.
Bit of a jump now... but here's the assembled motherboard / mid section
Next victim is the panel that holds the radiators and also connects the mid section to the base.
Hot off the CNC
Bit of de-burring and its a quick test fit
All together now
that 5 day deadline is looking achievable
So I'll leave this update with my favourite shot of the day. Sadly you will all have to wait to find out what this block is being turned into
Started off by cutting the back panel out of some 5mm black plexi
Next it was time to return to that mysterious block of clear plexi from yesterday.
Checking to make sure to audio i/o fits
back panel screwed on.
finally all together
contemplating using this piece of smoked plexi for the left top as the PSU should look fairly nice once its all done
On to the door
I made this little fellow out of some white POM and then squeezed a spacer into it to create a bracket for the door to hang on and swivel in.
The basic action is shown here in video form, this still needs a bit of work and mainly tightening up but I am waiting for the last delivery of small components http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV87Nwcn6m4&feature=plcp
Made some support blocks to hold the smoked plexi top in place.
Fitted it in and then sanded it flush
Trying something a bit different out for the storage mounting
Needed to generate some clearance between the radiator and the panel to allow for the 180deg fitting combo I have. Grabbed a scrap piece of 10mm plexi and started hacking it up. just needs a bit more sanding and were done
After all that I finally managed to start the painting! unfortunately seeing as I have less than 48 hours to finish and box it all up I will only be able to get in 2 coats and minimal sanding between. Still it should look ok
Gloss white base
BMW graphite sparkle back
Well that is all the photos I was able to take for the building phase as towards the end it was totally manic! Now that it is finished I can start working on changes that I would like the make to the design and all the "little" things that need to be added. I have gone over most of these in another video.
ps; I am no video editor! something I'm working on but still a looong way off http://youtu.be/MXusiEgOb9w