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[Build Log] -ColorFalls- A RGB Wall Hanging 3D Printed Case by 8-Bit Builder

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Hello and welcome to my newest build :)


I've been modding for 10 years now and usually my themes are of a pixelated design. This mod is named ColorFalls as the case will be built to hang from a wall and look like it's made out of hundreds of cubes that each have a LED and will have patterned lighting effects). I will be 3D printing this case and expect to use about 9 lbs of plastic to make. Here is my CAD design so you can visualize the project.

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My sponsors for this mod



Components
ASUS Prime Z390-A
ASUS GTX 2060 STRIX 6GB
ASUS ROG RYUJIN 360 AIO CPU Cooler
ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Modular RGB PSU



TEAMGROUP NIGHT HAWK Legend RGB 16gb DDR4 RAM
TEAMGROUP T-FORCE Delta RGB 250gb SSD
TEAMGROUP MS30 M.2 SATA SSD


CPU I5-9600k



Heres a few photos of my previous work:



I'll be back soon with some progress of the printing and whahtnot! Its showing it will take 2 weeks of printing time to get the main body done. I'll be back sooner than that though to show the 3D process :)
 
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I started the printing and got a good bit done!

This section alone takes about 2 days. Multiply this by 8 sections and you can see it takes awhile to do this project:


These squiggly lines are called supports in the 3d Printing world. It helps when you are printing hollow things, in this example, my cubes are hollow so it helping the top of the cubes having smooth finishes. It is unfortunately a waste of plastic as they get torn out when the print is done.




This is a color test with the different cube heights. Looking good!




Overview of my work desk at the moment...

 
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They are sponsors for this mod but it's for me. I'll take it to a few conventions and whatnot. This one will be a little tricky to fit in my vehicle though as it's almost 4 feet tall when it's together.
 
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Got most of the frame done! I had to wait a little bit for plastic to come in, but I"m using 3D solutech PLA and its going pretty good.

Heres the frame pieces laying next to each other


And the pc parts in there respective places...sorta ha


Combining the sections together with glue and 3D pen welding












Small casualty when I was ripping out the support plastic sections. It will be easy to fix though since it will be covered up by the radiator of the cpu cooler.
 
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Boxes in position :D


The rear bracket that will support the components. The cubes on the front are mainly for lighting, not structure support.






I messed up on the design and decided I needed these cubes out. I used my old junk soldering iron to melt out the cubes and used wire cutters and sanding to smooth it out




Asus Thor 1200w PSU


T-Force Delta RGB SSD


ASUS Prime Z390-A
ASUS GTX 2060 STRIX 6GB


Still need to do small details to fit the pieces in correctly and mount them good. Then there is also the LED wiring and whatnot. Be back soon!
 
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Starting the LED work! TLDR: It did not go well...

Gluing down the led strips








All the soldering equipment






ANNNNND heres all the lights in the trash. I mixed up the pins on my molex connector since the female side needs to be backward to get 5v. I sent 12v into the leds which fried them and my arduino. Press F to pay respects to 600 LEDs :(


Just a reference on how big this project is
 
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Location
Sunshine Coast
System Name Black Box
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2680 10c/20t 2.8GHz @ 3.0GHz
Motherboard Asrock X79 Extreme 11
Cooling Coolermaster 240 RGB A.I.O.
Memory G. Skill 16Gb (4x4Gb) 2133Mhz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GTX 710
Storage Sandisk X 400 256Gb
Display(s) AOC 22" Freesync 1m.s. 75Hz
Case Corsair 450D High Air Flow.
Audio Device(s) No need.
Power Supply FSP Aurum 650W
Mouse Yes
Keyboard Of course
Software W10 Home Premium 64 bit
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Processor i7 8700k 4.7Ghz @ 1.26v
Motherboard AsRock Fatal1ty K6 Z370
Cooling beQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200/C16
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X @ 2100/5500
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 1TB + Samsung 830 256GB + Crucial BX100 250GB + Toshiba 1TB HDD
Display(s) Eizo Foris FG2421
Case Fractal Design Define C TG
Power Supply EVGA G2 750w
Mouse Logitech G502 Protheus Spectrum
Keyboard Sharkoon MK80 (Brown)
Software W10 x64
Starting the LED work! TLDR: It did not go well...

Gluing down the led strips








All the soldering equipment






ANNNNND heres all the lights in the trash. I mixed up the pins on my molex connector since the female side needs to be backward to get 5v. I sent 12v into the leds which fried them and my arduino. Press F to pay respects to 600 LEDs :(


Just a reference on how big this project is
And they say LED is good for the environment. Right :D

Jokes aside, cool and original project. Liking the concept
 
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Back with a redo on the LEDs


I did the wiring slightly different so I didn't crowd the contacts on the leds


Putting the back frame on




MoBo Mount


ASUS Prime Z390-A


TEAMGROUP NIGHT HAWK Legend RGB 16gb DDR4 RAM


ASUS ROG RYUJIN 360 AIO CPU Cooler


ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Modular RGB PSU with my 3D printed bracket


All the parts on the frame.


Next I'll be going in on the lighting and showing some of that!
 
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Gettting some lighting action :D
heres a gif (if it doesn't work, There will be a link)


Static image of the lights


Rearview of the new wiring setup





Getting ready to put the ASUS RYUJIN AIO in





Extremely close to being done. Just got to fill a few gaps near the components and get it mounted to the wall. I'll be back soon!
 
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