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    Star Wars AT-AT mod *Updated*

    Lol I think we all can relate to that. I have a mod that I'm working on for the OCN 2010 competition and haven't touched it since December. It holds the parts, but only that. My power switch is a...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Ha ha... I was browsing fan controllers and I came upon one that looked cheap but still had a lot of features. The description was poor english but I got through it. By the time I was halfway down...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Ok, I found a case modding competition on another site but apparently I'm not allowed to post a work log anywhere else or receive advice. I don't know if it is too late with the tips you guys helped...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Ok sound's good. I just finished cutting out my motherboard tray, and am in the process of sanding it. Having real problems with sanding in the holes for the cables. I also cut a hole in the center...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Ok, I will cut the clear cube's sides, and the motherboard tray. I don't have time to take pictures with homework and all tonight, but before I do too much else, I will have pics up here...
    Next I...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    FINALLY got some pictures... hopefully I can get them to work on the first try.

    This is the clear and clear blue that I got. The clear is 1/4 in and the rest is 1/8 in....
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Ok, I am close to cutting some of the parts for the cube. In order to get the edges smooth, what is the easiest way? I understand that sand paper will work, but is that my best option? How fine of...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Good news! I bought the acrylic, or what I think I will need. I basically have clear and clear blue and opaque blue and opaque red. With glue and 5/8" cubes to help structurally, the total was about...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Ok thanks. I still don't have pictures of ideas. My family decided to clean the house today, so I will see when I have time...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Ok, sorry about the wait, I've been busier than I expected this weekend. Good news is I'm getting acrylic tomorrow if all goes well. Also, I have my official specs of this build as I have just...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Yes, I am fortunate enough to have an entire wood shop in my garage. Really the two things we are lacking are a lathe and a scroll saw. Of course lathes are too specific for the general woodworking...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    I've been thinking about it, and I think that dark blue trim with a small amount of red in the middle would look better. Assuming I can get the right shades... For now, I will just have to continue...
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    Star Wars AT-AT mod *Updated*

    Looks much better than I would have imagined. The lighted fans don't take away from the theme... I'm surprised. Are you planning on painting this for slightly more detail? Already looks great, but if...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    @Enamor84 I actually am planning for about 3 fans, I just won't buy and install the biggest ones until I have enough money...

    @ Cheapskate Oh that's a REALLY good idea.. I might even get some...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Looked through my dad's shop and it looks like I have access to copper pipe and steel conduit. Might be useful for inner framework... I think I have reached the point where I need to start watching...
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    Star Wars AT-AT mod *Updated*

    Ha, maybe you can weather-proof it and use it as a lawn ornament at the same time. The neighbors will be jealous :p
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Yeah, I was just trying to get input on which glue worked best for others that have worked with acrylic...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Oh, I did a little bit of research and it turns out there is a regal plastics store in-town so I can save on shipping, plus I can actually see what I am getting before I pay for it :) Hopefully I can...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    Yeah, I see what you mean. I think that I can keep it pretty close to $50 though. I'm pretty good at making my limited money stretch :p Just the clear basic 12'' cube is about $33 or so. I wish there...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    I forgot to mention, I already have most of the leds I will need and really any of the resistors that are needed too. I also should have some screws or something that work (not sure) so I'm currently...
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    I dont know what to call this mod...

    This is a custom case that I'm planning for next year. Lol I'm limited to about $50 or so, so it can't go overboard. Basically it will be an acrylic cube case with a color scheme of blue and green....
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    Modding competition in 2009

    A) Is this something that you would REALLY go to too either participate or view. If I could, YES.

    B) How far would you REALLY travel to an event? I most likely would not go out of state, that is...
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    Star Wars AT-AT mod *Updated*

    Looks awesome, although if you keep building mods like this, I would hate to see where you are storing them. Or maybe you sell most of them... think you'll be keeping this? Also, how are you...
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    Case Modding Competition Series in the USA

    I would also agree that cost is the main deterrent. But might age also be a factor? Other than a few random adults widespread around the country, most of the computer enthusiasts I know are in...
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    #68 - ION Mod idea by jwpowers5 1

    Hmm sad that I didn't get in to the top 30. I'm on the verge of thinking that (alt+w) Hutch's idea for a home theater system is too similar to mine. But it is the judges' decision so I guess I am...
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