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Hi guys, I'm 8-Bit Builder. I've been doing this for about 10 years now and just starting up my newest build. I build cases in the an old pixelated style as you will see shortly :D. I've been wanting to build a Metroid computer case for about 7 years now but plastic was always too expensive ($1 a cube) compared to .08 cents a cube of wood which is what all my previous PC mods are made out of. Once I found out how accessible 3D printers were, I jumped head first and picked up a Maker Select. After a few months of non-stop printing it dawned on me that I could make the Metroid computer case I've been thinking about for such a long time. Normally I spend about 200-250$ in wood/paint but 3D printing plastic is really cheap in comparison, about $80 in plastic. I'm also planning on having a really cool light sequence on the inside of the case to get the red effect of the in game Metroid. Being my first foray into a 3D printed computer I'm sure I'll run into issues but look forward to overcoming them. This will also be my first time with programmable LED's so it will be a learning experience on that front also! I'm going with an ASUS STRIX for the Aura Sync capabilities since this case is going to have a big focus on lighting. The more advanced lighting will be done with the Tinkerboard. Expectations: A strong gaming pc 100s' of LEDs programmed inside for a light show 95% 3D printed Components: ASUS has sponsered/supplied me with components for this mod (Really appreciate it) and also in the past on my Airship PC Case seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz5muWnFMmg ASUS ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 TURBO-GTX1080-8G 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 16 GB of ram 1TB SSD Asus Tinkerboard with a few hundred LEDs programmed in a cool light show And heres some photos of my past work: Airship from Final Fantasy Link from Zelda And a 3D model I've printed, Calcifer from Howl's Moving Castle Ok on to the build! This is what I'm building (modeled in 123Design/Tinkercad): Metroid from ...Metroid! The modeled case My first idea of how the components will fit I started printing and doing test pieces to make sure I had it down pretty good and to test strength of the frame. Needless to say, it holds a LOT of weight (I weigh 185lbs) I've got the printer going in earnest on the final design now. The printer will be going non-stop for about 2-3 weeks to get all the pieces done. I'll be back soon though with photos of attaching sections together with glue and 3D pen welding! If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to ask :D
Im going to build a mini arcade system using a Raspberry Pi and my past knowledge from working on arcade systems. The idea is very basic and ill be spending the least amount of money possible to do this to show that its can be done on a very cheap budget. Most of the parts will be old thrown out stuff or ripped from old arcade systems. Obversely i will have to use some new gear such as the PI it self but im going to try and do the whole system for less than £80.00. This log will not be fast as i will only be able to do a small amount at a time as my work and kids take up a lot of my time how ever i will show you as i progress what i have been up to. Mini Arcade Parts List Raspberry PI (http://www.phenoptix...ns/raspberry-pi) 2 to 4 Gb SD Card (old one out of a old phone) USB Phone charger (old one from a old phone) USB Keyboard (old one found in a dump) Arcade Buttons (ripped out of a older arcade system) Wire (what ever i can find around the house) Arcade Joy Stick (ripped out of a old arcade system will need to be 8 way) What ever screen i can get my hands on for free (yet to find) Ply wood or MDF I am not going to build a Micro arcade as Screens are not cheap or easy to find locally and im not willing to pay stupid amounts of money to build this. I will post more info and pics once parts have arrived and as i progress. There is no plan in place on how i will progress and most of it is going to be built off the cuff. Mick