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[Case Gallery] Weighted Companion Cube (mediaBIN3.0)

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#1
To view this case mod, go here.



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Mods:
- Made everything but the hardware from scratch and the list is too long to name everything here. Adjustable colour home-made LED strip system. Almost exact replica of Portal cube.
ALL sides are lighted (including bottom)

Whole system is 230x230x230mm SFF! Look at the worklog for a complete detailed guide on how the mediaBIN3.0 Weighted Companion Cube was built :D - http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=108257
 
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#2
But no cake D: Post pic of cube with cake?
 
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#3
Needs link to project build log. Def 10/10 work mate. :toast:
 
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#4
Yeah where's the cake you promised? This case mod is absolutely awesome! 10/10

Portal Rocks!
 
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#6
Wow! lots of work was put into your companion, I dont know how I missed your project log in the past?! I really like what you did with the LED's too.
 

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#7
Lies! Fake Cake! Need real ones! anyway still 11/10 for ingenuity.
 
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Absolutely love this mod! 10/10
 

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#9
Thats pretty amazing, looking to sell it? lol
 
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#10
Really nice, i remember glancing at the project log.
I can appreciate the hard work put into projects like that.
 
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10/10 here. Practically perfect design and form, just wish it had a little more power than an Atom :/
 
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I already told you how great this is in the worklog, so I'm leaving you with a perfect 10/10. Actually 10/10 does you nowhere near justice. It should be ∞/10.
 
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#13
That is outstanding.

Mad props. Beautiful work with the LED's too.

WOW is really all there is to say.
 
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perfect! 10
 
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That is some kind of wonderful. 10/10
 
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#16
Well, get on mass producing these would you...we all want a companion

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What are your temps??
 
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10/10 here. Practically perfect design and form, just wish it had a little more power than an Atom :/
Thanks! The original purpose of the cube is that of a media server and firewall/router. So I went for quiet, low power and decent performance. The Atom 330 dual core fitted the bill :D
 
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Wow!!! 10/10
 
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grandmaster work of art :D.

10/10 superb!

Is it a wireless router / firewall / media server? lan socket seemed to be obstructed
 
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grandmaster work of art :D.

10/10 superb!

Is it a wireless router / firewall / media server? lan socket seemed to be obstructed
Yup. In the worklog I also commented on that, the back heart will normally not be removed as the server won't be needing a screen (but it's removable if I have to attach a screen for troubleshooting and installing new software for instance).
The network cables will be plugged into the sockets and bent 90 degrees down into the cube, coming through the spacing between the heart cover and the panel at the bottom towards the switch and WAN connection. So there's not going to be any wires on any side of the cube except the bottom :D I didn't want to cut a big hole anywhere on the cube for wires so this way all the sides look identical.
 

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I voted 6/10 because:

Absolutely love this mod


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I voted 6/10 because:

Absolutely love this mod
Haha, of course you're entitled to your opinion, but I'm just wondering if you're normally this pessimistic or do you just have very high standards? :D "Awh, that's absolutely awesome! Nah, I'll give it a 6". Haha
 
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10 .... out of 5 ...
 

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I voted 1/10 because:

Cuz it is ugly


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