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  1. random2k4

    The Venom Project by RandomDesign

    😄 At them moment 3 casemods and 5 props. But I will start with 2 more casemods soon. 🤓 So much stuff to do haha
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    The Venom Project by RandomDesign

    😄 After the lower jaw was done. I started gluing together all the parts for the upper jaw. Finally, both sections were joined together also. After the head and tounge are done, I started working on the body. The printer really printed day and night to create all the parts. For a better stability, I included short metal pins in the model. Those pins also help to attach all the parts perfectly. All the parts were assembled in layers. So I attached the first two, to see if everything was joining together nicely. First gaps and small holes were already filled.
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    The Venom Project by RandomDesign

    After the 3D model was done, I started to print the pieces. To save some time in the post-processing phase, everything was printed in ABS. First part was the tounge. To get rid of the typical printing structure I sanded all pieces first with 120 grid sand paper. After all areas were smooth, I assembled the tounge using just simple super glue. In the mean time, I also printed all pieces for the next part, the head. For the head, I also seperated the model into the lower and upper jaw. Before printing, all teeth were removed, to print them seperatly later. After processing, the pieces for the lower jaw were also glued together.
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    just slowly introduced her into the wide field of prop making and case modding 😄 but my luck, she was already very creative in the first place. But yes, I hear it all the time such kind of woman are hard to find 😄
  5. Althoug, I got multiple projects ongoing here, lets start with a new one 😄 This project is already finished, but I had to work under an NDA, so I was not able to share some of the progress before. So if you dont want to get spoiled of the final outcome, just dont check it out on my facebook. Or go ahead if you cant wait For this mod, I worked together with MSI, Corsair, Alphacool and Mod my Mods. The theme of the project is like the name, the new movie "Venom". So, I thought what could be better than take a Venom bust and build a PC inside. Nothing right? So here we go. Cause of the very tide deadline (I had only two weeks after all parts were 3D printed) I decided to not model the bust myself. Instead I found an incredible Venom bust made by Nikita Burula on thingivers.com I made all the adjustments needed to fit the hardware inside and also made some changes on the outer apperance. Like I made the veins a bit thicker and added more. I also changed the sufrace of the eye part. So here are some of the 3D renderings, showing my idea. I also splitted the mod in 26 parts in total, that fit my print bed. For an easier processing, all parts were printed in ABS. This stuff sands so much better then PLA.
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    My wife already claimed the old shell to modify it into some kind of a post-apocalypse style wopr
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Finally again a small update on the WOPR After the test fit, I started to glue each part permanently into place. I used a flat MDF sheet as a gluing surface, to make sure all the parts are 100% straight. After some time and a bit of adjustments the basic construction is now finally done. Now, I just need to fill in all the gaps and work slightly on some more areas to make it ready for the paint job. Here is also a picture compared to the fiber glass/bondo version. Hope the difference is as clearly visible for you as it is for me :D
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Time for another small update Now after some hours of printing, all parts are done. Already started to sand every piece and smooth out the surface as best as possible. Bevor gluing all parts together, I am now making a test fit of all the parts to see if everything is right. v
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    I am so far away of beeing a surgon 😄 I studied Japanese, East Asian Art and Transcultural Studies. Omae wa mo shinde iru
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Finally LED panels are done.
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    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    Couldnt finish the X-Wing in time for the CMWS but you can now vote for my monitor at the Viewsonic community voting. (Number 4 ) https://www.cmws.global/votevsaward You can also win a nice monitor just by voting.
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    While the 3D printer is doing it thing, I started working on the light effects of the WOPR. The original WOPR has a bunch of lights. If I am not mistaken there are rougly 666 bulbs on the front and back. I tried to get the basic outline of the arrangement, but scaled it down to fit my size. The paneles were machined for me in the specific layout I wanted. Before applying the paint, I sanded the surface to make the primer stick a bit better. While the silver paint was drying. I worked on the LED part. I ordered a bunch of LEDs and transistors. For this project, I will use 533!!! LEDs. Each individual LED was pre-tested to ensure its working correctly. So far, I only got 6 LEDs that had some malefunction. Then it was time to solder a 0,1 uF capacitor to each LED. And hours later. After it was done, the LEDs were glued in place. And of course more soldering. Now I connected the Data IN and Data Out of each LED. Done yet? Close but not so fast my friends. Also the plus and minus needed to be connected. I also made a quick test if each row is working. First panel done 3 more to go. Next up will be the test of some animatons. I will controll all effects with an arduino. At the moment, I have not much knowledge about coding for an arduino, so if anyone has some good tips? I am thinking about controlling each panel with a different pin. But as I said tips are welcome.
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    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    not allowed to enter the hardware store any more
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    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    As you might have guessed, I could not finish the X-Wing in time for the Cooler Master World Series But ofc I will finish this mod. Now I have all the time to add all the functions I want, that I would have to skip otherwise. So be prepared 😄 After the BB-8 was done, I went back to the main body which is in 3 pieces at the moment. In the middle section, the motherboard will be included. So, I cut a piece of MDF and used it as a mobo base. I already put on part of the cockpit above, just to see if it is fitting the way I want. Next up, I made a quick test of the opening mechanism of the wings. The Wings now can be closed, or opend up in a 15 dergees angle. Should be more than enough. Close up pictures of the inside will follow soon. Then all the 3 pieces were assembled. Just to see the dimensions of the mod. I am 1,81 m btw. Next, I will close all the gaps and rework some of the detail lines.
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Have researched in many different directions, but Because I have made a custom LED panel layout, that should look like the original one, I will solder each LED individually. Pictures will follow soon.
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