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    TRON Lightcycle - Bit-Tech Mod of the Year Nominee



    This is my entry into Cooler Master's case mod competition, scratch build category.



    Been working in Sketchup for the last week, building a mockup of the lightcycle suitable for housing a full ATX system with watercooling. It ended up being 40" long, but relatively short. As for the design, I didn't want to make a spot-on replica of the bike, so I went with my layered acrylic method, with just a few skinned areas around the wheels and top. This allows me to hide more components inside as well. Anyway, on with the mockups:









    Upon removing some layers, you can see the initial motherboard placement and other components.


    To give you a better idea of size, I placed a Cooler Master Cosmos case next to it.


    PRELIMINARY PARTS LIST

    EVGA X58 Motherboard
    Intel i7 965 processor
    EVGA GTX570 video cards in SLI
    Crucial SSD
    Crucial Ballistix memory
    Pioneer Slimline slot load DVD drive
    Cooler Master Silent Gold 850W Power Supply (qualifying product)
    Dual bay reservoir by Primochill
    Other watercooling parts TBD

    I'm planning something special for the front radiator, more on that later. ;-)

    So that's the basic plan, I'll be adding more detail as I go along. Comments, suggestions, criticisms are always welcome!

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    TRON Lightcycle - Bit-Tech Mod of the Year Nominee

    Boddaker you've out done yourself again. 8-) This design concept is unreal. Lol I don't think anyone else needs to enter the contest, I think you've won already :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    This is awesome dude!!

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    0-0[marq=right] Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome![/marq]


    And you did that in sketchup? I feel so out of touch...

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    TRON Lightcycle - Bit-Tech Mod of the Year Nominee

    Wow, can't wait to see this one come together!

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    TRON Lightcycle - Bit-Tech Mod of the Year Nominee

    Having seen the movie and loving it, this is a totally "over the top" mod! This is pure genius at it's best!

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    TRON Lightcycle - Bit-Tech Mod of the Year Nominee

    Ya know I was just reading this again and I thought to myself this thing needs some Nvidia GTX cards just because they sound cool 8-)

    Can't wait to see the next update!!

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    Now this will be kool!!

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    I've been trying to figure out how to build a lightcycle mod.... cant wait to see you pull this off!

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    TRON Lightcycle - Bit-Tech Mod of the Year Nominee

    Thanks a lot guys! I'm sorry I don't have anything new to post, as all of the work so far has been virtual. Getting the vector drawing finalized so I can send it off to Moddersmart for laser cutting next week. Once I get the parts, then I can start assembling and I can finally show some progress. The more time I spend now on the design, the easier it should go together later.

    And you did that in sketchup? I feel so out of touch...
    It was actually pretty easy to build in Sketchup. I just had to import each layer in from Adobe Illustrator, extrude and line them up, then I used the "Follow Me" tool to create the top fenders (I love that tool). You can make tubing really easily with it too. There's a tutorial somewhere on making tubing, I'll have to dig it up.

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    Adobe Illustrator... I know Photoshop fairly well, would I be able to find my way around in AI?

    I know AI is important as you can do vector and that is what you need to send off to places such as www.moddersmart.com

    They need to put on their site that they would do custom cutting and such. I think they would get some traffic from that. If it is on the site, I can't find it.

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