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About Mosquito

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    Just 'Plane' Crazy
  • Birthday 01/03/2012

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  1. Are you keeping a record of print times? That could be scary lol
  2. That's awesome! Nice work. I've got the first computer case I ever bought that I should do this with lol
  3. These are the exact ones that I used back when I did this mod: https://www.amazon.com/Premium-UL-Listed-Indoor-Density-White/dp/B005ST2I9O/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492446759&sr=8-3-fkmr1 These are even brighter if you need more light: https://www.amazon.com/Premium-UL-Listed-Indoor-Density-White/dp/B01LBDU0MW/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492446759&sr=8-3-fkmr1&th=1
  4. Nice! The chain mail is going to kick ass on there
  5. Leaks suck, but as long as nothing was damaged it could have been worse. Looks like it turned out pretty okayish :P
  6. Chroming might not require a lot of extra light then, since it's reflective. Usually when people ask about non-white interior they usually mean black, since that seems to be about the 2 options for it lol
  7. Welcome to The Zoo! The LEDs need to be as bright as you can get them. I used 3 strips of double density cool white and it worked alright. It could stand to use some more light to be a little better, but if you want to do non-white interior you'll probably have to look at doubling the light in the case. The other thing about the white interior is that the effect works the best with black and white on the LCD but that means it will be more difficult to see anything if the background is dark. Hope that helps!
  8. gotta love it when the first thing you do with a brand new case is drill out all the rivets lol
  9. always annoying when seemingly easy things end up just being a giant pain in the but. glad it's working out now though!
  10. Great work! Nice video tutorial on how to do it, and thanks for the shout out The Warm White vs Cool White is probably the main issue with the lighting I would guess. The double row LEDs vs Double Density shouldn't matter, as the number of LEDs is about the same anyway (double density is just smaller footprint). That said, the white interior of my case/parts helps a LOT too. As for the LCD not filling the whole window, another option is to start with no window and cut out your own ( because powertools )
  11. I hadn't planned on publishing the code, as I don't want to get into a situation where a bunch of people I don't know start asking for support on it lol I also need to circle back to this, as it's gone dormant since work started being a pain in the butt (lots of overtime). I've got the software side of things done, and the sensors, but still need to make some sort of housing for the touch screen and Pi that runs it, etc.
  12. Very nice, that looks cool. I like that glow from it. And you're not alone on taking things apart just to see what's inside :D
  13. Whatever you think your time is worth, materials cost, and someone will pay. There really is no answer that anyone else can give you for what you should sell anything for. You've just got to find someone who wants it and see what they'd think it's worth to them and go from there. I've never sold any of my mods before, but I've never done any intending to either...
  14. Nice work! Doesn't really matter what the old case was when it ends up that changed!
  15. haha @Cheapskate you'd have a very expensive heating bill up here then lol We typically set the thermostat for 70 when we're home, 64 when we're not, and 68 at night during the winter. I'd set it lower but my wife is not very keen on that idea...