Heeeya! *cough cough* *blows away the dust* Is anyone alive in here?
OMG, its alive!!
That's right suckas, I'm back in action! Took me a little hiatus there. Between work and school and a string of disenheartening FAILures I just had to take a break for a while. But with tax season here, That means new parts are just around the corner! As soon as my employer quits draggin ass and gives me my W-2 that is
Started out by working on something kinda simple. I call it the wire box, for lack of a better term. See, one goal of this project is to see no wires what-so-ever. The back of the case (where there is usually the most wires) is no exception. This box will serve to hide these cables. I am thinking I may add a hub here, to make everything accessible at this point instead of having to get to the I/O panel.
So this wasn't too complicated, just add some alum channel,
make a frame,
My first day back to real modding and it's like I never left. This stoopid piece broke during drilling.
That's ok, I will fix it, make it stronger, make it better.
Anyway, here is that, attached and happy.
I also started working on the upper front pieces. I cut and sanded the plastic and replaced it with wire mesh. Both sides will be identical. I also started blending this piece of heatsink into the front plastic. It will have a similiar appearence to the bottom.
Just for funs, I hooked up this key switch. Originally I wasn't going to use it because it's too big, but I have changed my mind, deciding that it's actually perfect because
it's big. So say hello to my new "on" button.
One more note, I have also come to the difficult decision to not use the front fascia, do to the exorbitant amount of problems and ongoing design changes. What I have decided to do instead is use this piece for experimenting on, and once I get everything figured out, I will make a final model. From now on I consider this a prototype. I already have the parts lined up, but I am not making a single cut on them until the prototype is done and I have everything figured out.