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  1. random2k4

    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.
  7. random2k4

    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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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    I own a 3D printer for almost 3 years now, but only got the time lately to deeply dive into the topic again. And yes standarts shift. Next on the list, is a laser cutter.
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    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Some times decisions had to be made. Although I made quite some progress on the WOPR so far, I was not satisfied with the result. The paper base, and glas fiber and body filler technique is nice, but maybe not the right choice here. It takes so much time to really get each surface smooth and all the angles right. So, the concept was redone, and I have choosen a different material to work with. This time I will print the body in ABS. Lets just call it version 2.0 for now. I went back into the 3D model and made quite some changes to prepare it for printing. The model was seperated in individual parts that will fit my printers heat bed. Then my printer started with the first parts. Looking good so far. Now going for the rest of the parts. Printing will may be take one or two weeks to finish.
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    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    And here are some final pictures of the monitor. We also made a short video showing the building process and all the functions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU0CQpHM-jI And now back to the X-Wing itself.
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    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    After the printing of the panels was done, I put them into place for a short test fitting. To make a glow effect, I installed LED stipes to the bottom side. The main body had to be prepared for the paint job. For that, I covered the entire body with two layers of spray filler. Smaller gaps were also closed with some filler. Also the panels were primed and painted. Cause the entire monitor should lokk a bit used, everything got some layers of weathering. Then the first panels were attached to the also painted body. To control the liall the light effects, I prepared a switch panel. Here also an RGB LED will switch from red to blue, when the controlled effect is running. I also found this little LED blinking kit in my electric drawer, so I thought why not try it out. I will add some more details and a running light effect. Next up will be final pictures of the monitor, then I will work on the X-Wing again.
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    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    😄 could have sticked with it, but my wife want a "real" one 😄 After gluing the first pieces, I decided to add a drawer for the keyboard to the monitor. To figure out the exact position, I used some tape to hold the drawer temporarily in place. The inside was covered with black carbon foil. Then the top part was glued together. Clamps are still the way to go. On the top panel, I added small holes fo a bit of ventilation. Here I will also install a light effect later. I found this old mouse here in the trash, so I decided to maybe use it also for the monitor, cause a keyboard is already added. The track ball really gives a nice touch to it. Now the panels for all the buttons are still missing, but I already designed them in 3D, and my printer is ready.
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    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    Now the worklog starts to get a bit more confusing, cause I am building so many different parts at the moment. So just be prepared 😄 Besides the X-Wing I also got the opportunity to modify a Viewsonic XG2402 monitor. To keep the Star Wars theme, it should look like a cockpit from a space ship that may be fits into this specific universe. Everything started with a simple sketch. To get a better feeling for the strukture and design, I made a template out of cardboard. Here I also tried to include as many details as possible. The cardboard was then transfered onto paper to get all the measurements right. Next, everything was again transfered, this time directly onto the MDF plates. Then the cutting began. Outlines were made with a table saw and the cut outs simply with a jig saw. Also all other panels were cut and the holes were made. At the end we ended up with a bunch of wood. After the parts were losely put together, for a first quick test fitting, the gluing started. And always remember, you cant have enough clamps
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    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    Next up, I was working on the wings. Started by sanding down all the flat surfaces. To recreate the sharp edges on the lines, I used a needle file. This step was neccessary to make all gaps the same size. Then all parts of the wings were glued together. Again, I used short steel rods to make the connection really strong. This will be needed later for the moving mechanism, cause I am not trusting glue alone. In addition, I included a ribon cable for the LEDs. Better to do it now, cause later would be a bit tricky to get the cable all the way through. After I filled some smaller gaps, all 4 wings got one quick wet sanding. And then dry before the next step. A layer of spray filler was applied to see were some more spots needs additional attention. Tomorrow, I will wet sand again and work on the turbines. Then the pieces will be connected, so stay tuned. More progress to come shortly.
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    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    He should look from left to right. Will use an arduino for that, but cause time is running out, I will stick with a simple movement for the moment.
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