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SXRguyinMA
05-14-2010, 06:04 PM
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Tempest_Logocopy.png

Ok, this isn't quite started yet. I have started getting parts in for it though. Once my NZXT Tempest EVO case comes in work will be under way.

The subject: NZXT Tempest EVO (http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/tempest_evo), courtesy of NZXT, from the Blast From The Past Contest! A HUGE thanks again to those guys for sponsoring the contest and hooking us up with some great gear!!

http://benchmarkreviews.com/images/reviews/cases/TEVO-001BK/NZXT_Tempest_EVO_Main_Image.jpg

This mod, like Rockin Case (http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21724), will be sponsored by my good friend John over at PCBoard.ca (http://www.pcboard.ca)!
http://pcboard.ca/_images/logo.gif (http://www.pcboard.ca)

I've already received another RGB LED kit (new version 3) (http://pcboard.ca/kits/led_rainbow/), as well as some more RGB modules and some other goodies. I've also got more 5mm RGB LED's on the way from LED Shoppe (http://ledshoppe.com/Product/led/LE1011.htm). This will take care of all interior and exterior lighting. The blue LEDs that come in the fans will be replaced with RGB ones, as well as the 2 front blue LED light strips on the case.

I've got another special project for this case. The only thing I'll reveal is that it requires the use of an Arduino. Stay tuned for that!

All of my current hardware will be going into this new case. Nothing new and flashy (unfortunately lol).

The only thing I'll have to redo is my switch panel for the RGB controller and button and LED for the DVD drive, and I'll have to redo the front faceplate for my stealthed DVD drive.

Well once the case comes in I'll start having updates!!

StormRider
05-14-2010, 06:44 PM
you only just won the case and now you're breaking it?

SXRguyinMA
05-14-2010, 06:48 PM
not breaking it...modding it :D

StormRider
05-15-2010, 12:19 AM
oh, so I am doing it wrong!:D
lol, I know the difference. you still have to tear it apart, and that constitutes breaking it(in my neighborhood anyway)

SXRguyinMA
05-15-2010, 09:22 AM
no breaking it would be trying to get a part off and physically breaking a piece lol. this is just going to be disassembly :D

StormRider
05-15-2010, 01:44 PM
lol, I know. I was just pulling your leg

slaveofconvention
05-15-2010, 03:02 PM
Actually, even getting a bit and it coming off isn't REALLY breaking it - not unless it's impossible to fix. That's just be HALF modding it lol

SXRguyinMA
05-15-2010, 03:11 PM
lol :D

trinity
05-21-2010, 12:33 AM
keen to see some updates, will keep an eye out!

SXRguyinMA
05-21-2010, 07:41 AM
well as soon as the UPS man drops off the case to me I can start working! :D

SXRguyinMA
05-21-2010, 01:21 PM
well I got a few goodies in for this build. I got 40 5mm RGB LED's, and some goodies from Adafruit to use with the special Arduino project. I was hoping UPS was going to drop off a nice shiny new case, but alas, nothing yet :D

SXRguyinMA
05-27-2010, 04:01 PM
well the nice fedex man dropped off a shiny new Tempest EVO case today :D

expect some kind of an update after the weekend! :banana:

SXRguyinMA
05-29-2010, 12:42 PM
alright I've got some goodies comin from Performance-PC's, and I've done some sketchup work. stay tuned :D

SXRguyinMA
05-29-2010, 10:36 PM
alright small-ish update time :D

look at this pristine puppy I get to dismantle and mod :D
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0112.jpg

wow top panel off already? oh well :whistler:
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0113.jpg

fans removed. These fans are nice because they have 5mm holes in them for LEDs already, so all I need to do is wire up 4 RGB LEDs in each, cut off the 4-pin molex's and sleeve the remaining 3-pin cables and I'm good to go! I'm going to use a y-splitter that x88x picked up for me @ Micro Center so I can hook both of these fans to one channel in my fan controller
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0114.jpg

at this point is where the Arduino comes in
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/HPIM2447.jpg

I spent some quality time with SketchUp, a tape measure, micrometer, and the case and came up with this. The top panel is 100% to scale of the case. The white is the planned expansion, the Arduino model I got online, and the servo model I made myself. You can see how everything will fit in.
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/TempestTopOpen3.png

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/TempestTopOpen2.png

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/TempestTopOpen1.png

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/TempestTop2.png

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/TempestTop1.png

The I/O portion in the top part isn't how it's going to look in the end, I just put the parts in there to give a better feel for the layout.

I also took the blue LEDs out of the front panel (the two that light up the stripes along the front side of the case). I plan on replacing these with 5mm RGB ones as well, but the ones that came out were 3mm ones, so I'm going to see what I need to do to make them fit.

How the side panel fan and two front fans on this case have 3mm blue LEDs in them. They're set up strange though, with plastic parts holding in the LEDs from the top of the fans. I'm going to see what I can do to keep these fans, as they fit with the rest of the fans in this case. Otherwise I'll have to transfer the 3 clear 120mm ones from my Armor case into this case.

That's it for now. Hopefully I'll get some stuff done soon!

SXRguyinMA
06-01-2010, 10:09 PM
ok I'll be picking up some styrene on Thursday, and it will be delivered straight to the water jet cutter :D

StormRider
06-01-2010, 11:43 PM
looks like a bit more than changing the fans. but it's still pretty sweet

x88x
06-02-2010, 01:58 AM
Oooh, I can has temperature-controlled louvers? :twisted: Very nice!

OvRiDe
06-02-2010, 04:21 AM
I just got one thing to say...

FEATURED!

nuff said! :smoker:

Oneslowz28
06-02-2010, 04:40 AM
Congrats!!!

jiggiwiddit
06-02-2010, 05:12 AM
Well done on getting featured :up:. Can't wait to see the louvers working.

SXRguyinMA
06-02-2010, 09:53 AM
wow thanks guys!! :D

The styrene sheet should be in tomorrow, then I'm dropping it off to Tom over at Hydro Cutter (http://www.hydro-cutter.com) for the magic to happen! I spent a few hours last night reworking my sketchup model into separate panels with dimensions to give to him, but I have access to AutoCAD 2007, and he uses .dxf files to cut. So I'm going to take my sketchup models and try to transfer them into AutoCAD to make his job easier (and cheaper for me lol).

I was going to get some LED wiring done last night, but I've spent almost 2 days straight working on a birthday present for the wife :D Look for a worklog on that in a week or so in the Misc Projects section. Just a teaser...it involves card games, acrylic and carbon fiber :D

SXRguyinMA
06-03-2010, 04:08 PM
ok so I've got a slight setback. I was going to have the pieces water-jet cut, but something broke on the truck (ah the joys of owning an 11-year old vehicle :whistler:) so now I'm short the funds needed to do that, so it looks like I'll be making everything by hand. I've got plenty of material though. I got a 48"x72" sheet of white 0.115" styrene from Total Plastics (http://www.totalplastics.com/) who happens to be about 15 mins from me :D

I should have the plastic tomorrow. Expect an update later this weekend

x88x
06-03-2010, 04:39 PM
Ha, 14 and 30 year old vehicles here! :D ...and yes, both of them have something wrong with them right now...so I guess I have nothing to brag about. :P

Seriously though, that sucks...I hate unexpected repair costs.

diluzio91
06-04-2010, 02:30 AM
ARCULUS REPAIRO!!!!!!! that'll be $800

msmrx57
06-04-2010, 03:11 AM
(ah the joys of owning an 11-year old vehicle :whistler:)

Umm. my "newest" vehicle is a '96 so definitely feel ya there. And to think I used to enjoy working on cars/trucks, now it feels like a fight just to keep em going.

SXRguyinMA
06-04-2010, 08:34 AM
I know the feeling. I'm a motorcycle/atv/pwc/sled mechanic by trade. it was more fun when I did it without getting paid lol

SXRguyinMA
06-04-2010, 12:32 PM
ok so for whatever reason my plastic didnt come in today :facepalm:

they're telling me Tuesday now...great. So much for modding this weekend lol

SXRguyinMA
06-10-2010, 02:20 PM
ok so I FINALLY picked up my sheet of styrene on my lunch break today. 48" x 72" of .115" thick :D

Hopefully I can make some progress on it this weekend!

SXRguyinMA
06-21-2010, 01:11 PM
alright so I got some cash from doing some side jobs and dropped the styrene off at the water-jet shop today :D

Should be next week sometime that I'll have it all in and I can get going!. I was going to start wiring up my LEDs and such, but I'm waiting for my small heat shrink to come in from dealextreme.

Oneslowz28
06-21-2010, 03:13 PM
Whooooooo hooooooo! PROGRESS!!!!

SXRguyinMA
06-21-2010, 04:10 PM
well if you want to call it that lol. I have EVERY piece I need to make the top section being cut out. From the louvers to all the little hinge pieces and linkages to make them all work together. This part I didn't want to do by hand. The water-jet cuts with a .030" stream, so it will make each linkage EXACTLY the same, so the fins will open and close perfectly together (thats the plan anyways lol). Hydro Cutter (http://www.hydro-cutter.com/) is the shop I'm using. It's convenient because he's 5 mins from my house. This makes life a little easier :D

Oneslowz28
06-22-2010, 02:14 AM
Nice!!! +Rep Oh check out my gallery on the workbench. In the electronics section I have some pics of the LED Rainbow from John.

SXRguyinMA
06-22-2010, 10:04 AM
thats the same kit I just got as well, its the new version with the terminal blocks, makes life easier :D were you guys able to work something out as far as advertising/etc?

Oneslowz28
06-22-2010, 11:00 AM
Yea I worked him up a banner that I am going to put up this weekend. His care package was quite nice.

SXRguyinMA
06-22-2010, 12:04 PM
awesome! His care packages are always quite nice :D

last one I got was a new RGB kit, a pair of LED blinky kits, and one of the blinky kits had like 15 extra transistors in it, a random pack of like 25 5mm blue LEDs, a round LED FX board, a ton of spare resistors and such. John's a great guy!

Oneslowz28
06-22-2010, 12:19 PM
I got the LED Rainbow, FX kit, a blinky kit, the Round RGB LED Module and a string of 3 x 2 RGB strips.

SXRguyinMA
06-22-2010, 12:40 PM
nice score :D oh yea I got one of those round RGB led kits too (the one with 4 piranha LEDs). I'm trying to find a place to put that into this project :devious:

:EDIT: I actually just came up with a SWEET idea for it, I'll do some tinkering today and see how it will work out :D

Oneslowz28
06-22-2010, 12:56 PM
When driven by the LED Rainbow, that 4 Piranha led disc is BRIGHT. It should be good to light a whole case.

SXRguyinMA
06-22-2010, 01:07 PM
oh yea, wait till you see the idea I've got in mind for it...as long as it works the way my brain is envisioning it lol

SXRguyinMA
06-22-2010, 04:56 PM
OK so I played around with that RGB LED disc today. I had an idea to make an "eye" for the case. Similar to what is shown on the box, is the Tempest shooting beams of light from his eyes. As Kayin put it in his review (http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/frontpage/?q=node/483):


Buy this case and you can shoot eye beams too!

Well If I could find a way to make it "beam" I would, but I think this will do. I just need to find a way to mod this into the case.

I have these aftermarket projector headlights on my truck. I got backed into and one of them broke, so I got it replaced. I had torn apart the old one (why I don't remember) and had all the parts out in my shed.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0127.jpg

Here is the Projector lens from inside. It's just a glass half circle.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0128.jpg

here is the lens next to the RGB disc kit

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0129.jpg

and sitting directly on top of the LEDs

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0130.jpg

now this didn't quite give the look I was after. I had a top to a spray can, so I cut out the top to leave a tube

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0131.jpg

a little better, but the lights were still too direct. I wanted it diffused more

lights on
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0132.jpg

lights off
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0134.jpg

then I decided to put a plain piece of white printer paper under the lens

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0139.jpg

MUCH better!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0136.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0135.jpg

and of course a vid :D watch in 480p for best results. I thought I had my camera in 720p mode, but I guess not. oh well.

g9pM7YhwKrI

I may try 2 sheets of paper to diffuse it a tad more, but we'll see. I just need to find a way to work this into the case somehow :devious:

msmrx57
06-22-2010, 07:02 PM
Ooooooooo....... pretties. I wonder how it would look if you had some of the liquid they use in those swirly balls in between? Then not just the colors would be changing as any little vibration or temp change would cause the liquid to move. Just a thought.

SXRguyinMA
06-22-2010, 07:16 PM
that's a neat idea! +rep

I don't know how it would work though, as I'm planning on having this on the front of the case as a big eyeball of sorts, so I think gravity would screw it up lol

Oneslowz28
06-22-2010, 09:57 PM
Looking Good! I have an idea..... mount it on a servo and have it "scan" the room

SXRguyinMA
06-22-2010, 10:09 PM
not a bad idea CJ! If I can make it work without looking like it's stuck onto the case somewhere that'd be cool.

On a side note I've got an ASUS P5E Deluxe coming from Trace to replace my Abit AW9D-MAX. The Abit works fine, but it's BIOS doesn't OC well with quad cores. So the Abit board will probably go into a spare case with my PD930, as long as I can scrounge up some DDR2-800 mem and a PCI-E VGA card. it'd probably make a nice home server :devious:

Oneslowz28
06-22-2010, 10:52 PM
Mount it on a thin clear acrylic rod and maybe mold it to look more like an eye with bondo. Then have it scan the room with an increase in HDD activity. How many free pins do you have left on your Arduino? I bet we can have it move faster as the HDD LED pulses. Like someone would sit down to use the PC and upon moving the mouse and opening a file or something, the eye would turn towards the user.

SXRguyinMA
06-23-2010, 12:42 PM
I'm using PWM 9, Digital 7, and analog 0 as well as the +5V and GND pins. but the servo shield I got frees the outer pins. I thought the arduino could only run one code set at a time though? Or do you just write it in the same code and it'll do both? :?

SXRguyinMA
06-29-2010, 10:35 PM
ok my shipment of SMALL heatshrink came in from DX today! :D now I can get working on wiring up some LEDs!

Hopefully I'll get a call tomorrow or thurs from HydroCutter saying my parts are done :devious: then the real fun will begin!

x88x
06-29-2010, 10:37 PM
Did you get the small diameter assortment? That 0.8mm stuff is tiny! :D

SXRguyinMA
06-29-2010, 11:52 PM
no I ended up getting 2 packs of the 3m 1.5mm and 2 packs of the 3m 2.5mm, so 18 feet of each :D perfect for covering resistors on LED leads :up:

x88x
06-30-2010, 02:23 AM
Nice!

StormRider
06-30-2010, 09:34 PM
niec eye. now you can scare away burglars:D

Oneslowz28
07-02-2010, 01:35 AM
The Arduino will only run one loop but what you can do is have it poll the temp and adjust the fins and once its finished it can scan the room. Just set a delay of like 100 between the 2 and it should work. Let me see if I can work up a code real quick.

Oneslowz28
07-02-2010, 01:57 AM
You could do something like this with servo #2 being the one the eye is attached to.


// Controlling a servo position using a temperature sensor
// by Michal Rinott <http://people.interaction-ivrea.it/m.rinott>
// edited 5-12-2010 by Will Lyon to include base setting for servo if voltage not detected on pin 7
//edited 6-2-2010 by Charles Gantt to include second servo scanning control

#include <Servo.h>
#define CONTROL 7

Servo myservo; // create servo object to control a servo
Servo servo2; // creates servo object number 2

int temps = 0; // analog pin used to connect the temp sensor
int val; // variable to read the value from the analog pin
int pos = 0; // variable to store the servo position

void setup()
{
pinMode (CONTROL, INPUT); // sets the control pin to input
myservo.attach(9); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object
servo2.attach(11); // attaches servo #2 on pin 11 to the servo object

digitalWrite(CONTROL, LOW); // ensure internal pullup resistor is disabled.

}

void loop()
{
val = digitalRead(CONTROL); //read input of pin 7 and store it
if (val == HIGH){ // reads whether or not 5v is present on pin 7, if 5v present, continue:
val = analogRead(temps); // reads the value of the temp sensor (value between 0 and 1023)
val = map(val, 350, 700, 75, 105); // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 0 and 180)
myservo.write(val); // sets the servo position according to the scaled value
delay(25); // waits for the servo to get there
} else {
if (val == LOW); // if no voltage present on pin 7, continue
myservo.write(50); //sets servo position to 50 if no voltage is detected on pin 7
}
delay(25); // waits for the servo to get there
{
delay(100); //delay between functions
for(pos = 0; pos < 180; pos += 1); // goes from 0 degrees to 180 degrees
{ // in steps of 1 degree
servo2.write(pos); // tell servo to go to position in variable 'pos'
delay(15); // waits 15ms for the servo to reach the position
}
for(pos = 180; pos>=1; pos-=1); // goes from 180 degrees to 0 degrees
{
servo2.write(pos); // tell servo to go to position in variable 'pos'
delay(15); // waits 15ms for the servo to reach the position
}
}
}

SXRguyinMA
07-02-2010, 07:43 AM
I'll have to hook up a second servo and try that out. should be neat :D thanks! +rep

:edit: gotta spread some rep first lol

Oneslowz28
07-02-2010, 08:11 AM
I just edited the code.

SXRguyinMA
07-02-2010, 08:18 AM
I'll have to mess around with that tonight! still hoping I hear from the waterjet guy today so I can get some work done this weekend!





Oneslowz28 Edit: I hit the edit button instead of the quote button.:facepalm:

Oneslowz28
07-02-2010, 11:12 AM
I will be on MSN all night so hit me up if you want to talk geek while you dev.

SXRguyinMA
07-02-2010, 03:41 PM
msn chat? I don't have it but I can install it on my temporary (read components resting on top of a carboard box) basement comp

SXRguyinMA
07-02-2010, 03:45 PM
I just got off the phone with Tom over @ HydroCutter (http://www.hydro-cutter.com) and he said he's still doing the production run he had before me, and the machine had developed a leak that he had to fix, so he's hoping to have my parts done for Tuesday-ish (fingers crossed)

Oneslowz28
07-02-2010, 04:44 PM
That sucks but at least you can have fun deving with arduino.

My MSN is charlesgantt at live dot com

SXRguyinMA
07-02-2010, 07:59 PM
ok the one thing I noticed is that the delay and reading of the secondary loop produces a noticeable jitter to the servos. I'm also getting a random jitter from the single servo with my standard code - can't seem to figure out why

SXRguyinMA
07-02-2010, 11:44 PM
Minor update. I got a little bit of work done. I spent a lot of time trying to find the best mounting solution/spot for the eye. Unfortunately, once I realized all I had laid out and all I have to fit in this case, I'm going to have to scrap the idea. There was just no good spot to put it. My original idea was to put it on the front in one of the drive bays. But I'm going to have 2 intake fans (6 bays), the Sentry 2 controller, DVD drive and custom switch panel (last 3 bays). I currently have the Tt tool tray in my 10th bay on my Armor, but the Tempest only has 9 bays, so as it is I need to scrap that.

Now for the little bit of progress I got done tonight. I removed the 2 blue LEDs from the front panel. I wired up a pair of RGB LEDs with resistors. I was using some wire I bought at Radio Shack, but it was just too thick and bulky. I found an old piece of Cat5 cable, cut the ends off, and pulled all 6 feet of wiring from the inside. This is nice small diameter wiring, and now I've got 6 feet each of 8 different strands. It's perfect for hiding the wiring in tight places.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/0702002245.jpg

I proceeded to hot glue these into the original locations that the 3mm blue ones came out of
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/0702002245a.jpg

all sleeved up and a 4-pin molex connector installed
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/0702002322.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/0702002322a.jpg

and red
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/0702002310a.jpg

green
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/0702002310b.jpg

and blue
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/0702002310.jpg

that's it for now. I've still got to wire up 8 more RGB LEDs for the 2 top 140mm fans. The 2 120mm front fans and the 120mm side fan that came with the Tempest have 3mm blue LEDs embedded into the fans. Looks nice and clean, but makes it impossible to try to fit in a 5mm LED. So for this I'm just going to take 2 of the clear Tt 120mm fans that are in Armor (and already RGB wired) and put these in the front of Tempest.

x88x
07-03-2010, 01:34 AM
Nice LED upgrade. Can't wait to see it in action.

Oneslowz28
07-03-2010, 10:58 AM
That sucks about the eye but these things happen. Didn't crenn cure the servo jitter for you?

SXRguyinMA
07-03-2010, 11:09 AM
he cured the jitter when you take 5v away from the control pin. Now while the loop is running the servo seems to jitter around a lot. Is there a way to get a number of readings (say 5 or 10) and average them to smooth the output?

I've got a 10k ohm resistor to ground from the temp sensor like crenn suggested, and he had me put a 10k ohm resistor to ground from the 5v control pin to cure the jitter when you take the voltage away

crenn
07-03-2010, 01:48 PM
What code are you running currently?

SXRguyinMA
07-03-2010, 02:02 PM
What code are you running currently?


// Controlling a servo position using a temperature sensor
// by Michal Rinott <http://people.interaction-ivrea.it/m.rinott>
// edited 5-12-2010 by Will Lyon to include base setting for servo if voltage not detected on pin 7

#include <Servo.h>
#define CONTROL 7

Servo myservo; // create servo object to control a servo

int temps = 0; // analog pin used to connect the temp sensor
int val; // variable to read the value from the analog pin

void setup()
{
pinMode (CONTROL, INPUT); // sets the control pin to input
myservo.attach(9); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object
digitalWrite(CONTROL, LOW); // ensure internal pullup resistor is disabled.
}
void loop()
{
val = digitalRead(CONTROL); //read input of pin 7 and store it
if (val == HIGH){ // reads whether or not 5v is present on pin 7, if 5v present, continue:
val = analogRead(temps); // reads the value of the temp sensor (value between 0 and 1023)
val = map(val, 350, 700, 75, 105); // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 0 and 180)
myservo.write(val); // sets the servo position according to the scaled value
delay(25); // waits for the servo to get there
} else {
if (val == LOW); // if no voltage present on pin 7, continue
myservo.write(50); //sets servo position to 50 if no voltage is detected on pin 7
}
delay(25); // waits for the servo to get there
}


I posted up on the arduino boards (http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1278120008/1#1)and had a guy say I could get rid of

if (val == LOW); // if no voltage present on pin 7, continue


because it's using the else statement. he also suggested something like this:

sum = (sum - (sum / 8)) + (analogRead (pin) / 8);

Oneslowz28
07-03-2010, 02:55 PM
I need to order a servo so I can proto this up.

SXRguyinMA
07-03-2010, 03:01 PM
the one I'm using the the small blue one from sparkfun. any hobbyshop should have a cheap servo in stock though

SXRguyinMA
07-03-2010, 03:03 PM
it looks just like this one but has transparent blue case

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9065

crenn
07-04-2010, 01:50 AM
// Controlling a servo position using a temperature sensor
// by Michal Rinott <http://people.interaction-ivrea.it/m.rinott>
// edited 5-12-2010 by Will Lyon to include base setting for servo if voltage not detected on pin 7
// edited again 7-4-2010 by crenn to simplify the code a little

#include <Servo.h>

Servo myservo; // create servo object to control a servo

const char CONTROL = 7; // digital pin used to detect if the system is on or off
const char temps = 0; // analogue pin used to connect the temp sensor
char trigger = 0; // varible used to store the control pin value
int val; // variable to read the value from the analog pin

void setup()
{
pinMode (CONTROL, INPUT); // sets the control pin to input
myservo.attach(9); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object
digitalWrite(CONTROL, LOW); // ensure internal pullup resistor is disabled.
}
void loop()
{
trigger = digitalRead(CONTROL); // read input of pin CONTROL and store it
if (trigger == HIGH){ // reads if pin CONTROL, if true, do this:
val = analogRead(temps); // read the value of the temp sensor (value with range of 1024)
val = map(val, 350, 700, 75, 105); // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 75 and 105)
myservo.write(val); // sets the servo position according to the scaled value
}
else {
myservo.write(50); // sets servo position to 50 if above statment is false
}
delay(125); // wait 25ms for the servo to move to it's new position and also 100ms until it gets the new value
}

Try that code, I'll post a little bit later with code to do a moving window average.

SXRguyinMA
07-04-2010, 10:40 AM
I'll have to give that a shot later this afternoon or tomorrow. thanks!! +rep

crenn
07-04-2010, 11:17 AM
Just beware it will still jitter (that's an issue with the code). However that will be solved in the next set of code I write.

EDIT: Note there is probably problems with this code (Acceptable since it's 3:48AM here currently) but this is roughly what is needed.


// Controlling a servo position using a temperature sensor
// by Michal Rinott <http://people.interaction-ivrea.it/m.rinott>
// edited 5-12-2010 by Will Lyon to include base setting for servo if voltage not detected on pin 7
// edited again 7-4-2010 by crenn to simplify the code a little
// edited yet again 7-5-2010 by crenn to add features

#include <Servo.h>

Servo myservo; // create servo object to control a servo

//Constants
const unsigned char CONTROL = 7; // digital pin used to detect if the system is on or off
const unsigned char temps = 0; // analogue pin used to connect the temp sensor
const unsigned char MAX_VAL = 10;

//Main global varibles
char trigger = 0; // varible used to store the control pin value
unsigned int val; // variable to read the value from the analog pin

unsigned int updateAvgtemp(){
static int history[MAX_VAL]={0};
static unsigned char lastHist=0;
static unsigned char numHist=0;
unsigned int temp=0;
unsigned char counter=0;
unsigned char arcount=0;
history[lastHist] = analogRead(temps);
if(numHist<MAX_VAL)
++numHist;
arcount=lastHist;
++lastHist;
if(lastHist>=MAX_VAL)
lastHist=0;
temp=0;
counter=0;
do{
temp+=history[arcount];
arcount--;
if(arcount>MAX_VAL)
arcount=(MAX_VAL-1);
counter++;
}while(counter < numHist);
return (temp/numHist);
}

void setup()
{
pinMode (CONTROL, INPUT); // sets the control pin to input
myservo.attach(9); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object
digitalWrite(CONTROL, LOW); // ensure internal pullup resistor is disabled.
}
void loop()
{
trigger = digitalRead(CONTROL); // read input of pin CONTROL and store it
if (trigger == HIGH){ // reads if pin CONTROL, if true, do this:
val = updateAvgtemp(); // read the value of the temp sensor (value with range of 1024)
val = map(val, 350, 700, 75, 105); // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 75 and 105)
myservo.write(val); // sets the servo position according to the scaled value
}
else {
myservo.write(50); // sets servo position to 50 if above statment is false
}
delay(125); // wait 25ms for the servo to move to it's new position and also 100ms until it gets the new value
}

SXRguyinMA
07-05-2010, 06:16 PM
I went to upload that last one, and it popped up with "error: expected unqualified-id before numeric constant" on the "const unsigned char CONTROL = 7" line

:EDIT: I deleted that line and it seems to work really well. it's just a TOUCH jittery when it moves, but that's fine. The issue I had was it jittering in one place lol

hopefully I'll have my parts tomorrow, and I can get this thing built so I can hook it all up and test it. The jittering may go away when there's a slight load on the servo. If I lightly push it with my finger and put a load on it it seems to stop jittering

crenn
07-05-2010, 09:33 PM
I went to upload that last one, and it popped up with "error: expected unqualified-id before numeric constant" on the "const unsigned char CONTROL = 7" line

:EDIT: I deleted that line and it seems to work really well. it's just a TOUCH jittery when it moves, but that's fine. The issue I had was it jittering in one place lol

hopefully I'll have my parts tomorrow, and I can get this thing built so I can hook it all up and test it. The jittering may go away when there's a slight load on the servo. If I lightly push it with my finger and put a load on it it seems to stop jittering

I see why it had the error, I forgot to remove
#define CONTROL 7 so it was seeing when it compiled
const unsigned char 7 = 7; which isn't what I wanted, the code will be update in 2 ticks to reflect that. Increase the number of samples to 20 (change MAX_VAL) and see if that helps.

SXRguyinMA
07-05-2010, 09:53 PM
works perfectly! +rep!

:EDIT: need to spread some rep first lol

crenn
07-05-2010, 10:13 PM
Heh, fair enough. I just need to find a job where I can do this all day and get paid for it!

SXRguyinMA
07-05-2010, 10:18 PM
lol no kidding that'd be sweet

oh a side note I got my first paying custom build coming up. It's for my brother-in-law. He wants to upgrade some of his stuff - new case, mobo, C2Q or i7, crossfire, etc. We're still throwing ideas around and working out details, but it'll be fun! It'll be a little tough being that I'm here in MA and he's out in St. Louis, but we'll get it figured out!

crenn
07-06-2010, 12:11 AM
Anyway, have all your problems been solved to your liking?

SXRguyinMA
07-06-2010, 07:43 AM
yes, it works perfectly. thank you!!!

SXRguyinMA
07-07-2010, 06:08 PM
ok I should have my parts back from the waterjet guy sometime tomorrow. (crosses fingers)

if I do I'll post up some yummy pics as son as I get it all :D

SXRguyinMA
07-12-2010, 04:17 PM
alright I got word that after a few mechanical breakdowns my stuff is done!! I'll be picking it up later on this afternoon. Pics to follow

Oneslowz28
07-12-2010, 07:01 PM
Schaweeeeeet! So hurry up with the pics already!

SXRguyinMA
07-12-2010, 07:43 PM
here ya go :D click for bigger pics

He forgot to make 3 pieces though, which he said he'll do in the morning. So once again, a HUGE thanks to Tom over @ HydroCutter (http://www.hydro-cutter.com) for doing this for me!!!

Everything fits a little tight, but that's perfect. The edges are almost perfect and will only require a little bit of sanding, but that will smooth them and make everything fit perfectly. Then once it's all glued together I'll bondo it up and sand it so it looks nice. I'll get some close-up pics of the edges tomorrow.

the holes in the mounting tabs are 1/8" and the space between the hole and the edge is 1/16". Not bad for 60,000 psi of water traveling over 1,700mph!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0152.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0153.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0154.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0155.jpg

now I've got plenty of clear 1/8" acrylic rod left from rockin case, so I will use that for the hinges. hopefully this week I can get some work done on this and more work done on the LEDs as well

x88x
07-12-2010, 08:23 PM
Awesome. I can't wait to see those louvers together and working. :twisted:

SXRguyinMA
07-12-2010, 09:12 PM
here's a few close-ups of the edges. they're pretty damn smooth for such a soft material. there's a slight bit of browning on some of the edges, but that was to be expected. it's not deformed at all and will be easily hidden with bondo and paint or sanded away altogether.

the pics came out ok, I need to get or make a nice photo box setup to get better lighting though

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0156.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0157.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0158.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0159.jpg

Oneslowz28
07-13-2010, 01:06 AM
Awesome!! Those came out very nice. I cant wait to see them assembled and in action.

x88x
07-13-2010, 01:33 AM
Very nice! I've found that a florescent lamp with a sheet of white paper taped over it works as a good quick light box.

SXRguyinMA
07-13-2010, 08:18 AM
Very nice! I've found that a florescent lamp with a sheet of white paper taped over it works as a good quick light box.

thanks! I'll have to give that a shot! +rep

SXRguyinMA
07-14-2010, 09:42 PM
Update time!!!

After about an hour of sanding on the fins i got them all to fit in perfectly

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0160.jpg

I then took all my hinge pieces and filed out the holes until the acrylic rod slid in easily, then stacked them all up to sand down the mating surfaces

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0161.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0162.jpg

after they were all sanded I laid them out in their places

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0163.jpg

I ran a piece of rod through 4 of the mounts so it would keep them properly aligned. I measured 1" from each fin edge (the middle of each fin) and scribed a line to mark where each piece was to line up.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0164.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0165.jpg

Then I used some ultra thick CA glue with a 10-25 sec. set time and glued the parts in their places

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0167.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0168.jpg

3 sets done

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0169.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0170.jpg

All 5 sets done. This took quite a while to get right, as I needed to nudge each part gently to get it to properly line up, then glue with one hand while holding everything steady with the other. I set the actuating rod in place to help line up the 5 actuating arms, and put 15 temporary pins in to hold everything together.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0171.jpg

Opened

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0172.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0173.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0175.jpg

I used painter's tape to hold the 3 edges on so I could sit the unit on the case over the fans and check clearances.

Louvers closed

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0176.jpg

And opened

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0177.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0178.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0179.jpg

Now I've got a bunch of sanding and filing to do on the edges of the louvers so they all open and close smoothly. Currently in the closed position they catch on each other when trying to open, so I'll probably end up beveling the edges to loosen it all up. If it doesn't work well enough I'll probably have another set of mounts cut out and put the new mounts farther to the rear of the louvers to change the pivot point. We'll see what happens though. Hopefully within the next few days I can get them all sanded and check clearances.

I'm also going to cut some small ledges to glue to the bottom backside of the louvers, so when they're closed they'll sit perfectly flush

x88x
07-14-2010, 10:18 PM
Niiiice. That's gonna look awesome once it's hooked up. :D

Oneslowz28
07-14-2010, 10:34 PM
Looking awesome! I showed this to one of my contacts and lets just say they like it!

StormRider
07-14-2010, 10:44 PM
I'm gonna have to learn how to make something like that. I already have a plan for it too :whistler:
sweet work on the case so far!

SXRguyinMA
07-14-2010, 11:23 PM
Niiiice. That's gonna look awesome once it's hooked up. :D

Thanks :D I just need to figure out where I'm going to mount the servo then make some mounts for it and it'll be pretty much ready to go! There will just be a nice bondo coat to fill in the gaps and then some black spray paint to cover it all up. I'm just not sure @ this point if I want to do gloss black or matte black...maybe I'll paint one louver in each and see how they look with the rest of the case.


Looking awesome! I showed this to one of my contacts and lets just say they like it!

Thanks CJ! :up:


I'm gonna have to learn how to make something like that. I already have a plan for it too :whistler:
sweet work on the case so far!

It's easy really. I designed it all in sketchup then added all the measurements and printed out the drawings and handed them to Tom @ HydroCutter (http://www.hydrocutter.com) and said make me this :D

Ok well it was a little more involved and time consuming than that lol, but it did go together quicker tonight than I thought it was going to, so I'm pumped :D

SXRguyinMA
07-14-2010, 11:31 PM
Oooh, I can has temperature-controlled louvers? :twisted: Very nice!

yes, in fact you can. Provided you have a Tempest or Tempest EVO case (from what I've seen the top panel is pretty much the same between them). Tom saved all the needed AutoCad files to cut them again, and I've got enough styrene to cut out at least 5 or 6 more full sets. If anyone's interested in a set for their case (Tempest/EVO) let me know, I can make the magic happen :D

All you'd need is the arduino (sensor shield not needed, just makes all the connections easier), a micro servo, and the code for it is here! (once again a HUGE thanks to crenn for helping me with the coding!!)

msmrx57
07-15-2010, 12:08 AM
:eek: Farging AWESOME!!!!!!! That is sooooooo damn cool. 8) +rep for sure

crenn
07-15-2010, 06:23 AM
I want to see this in action! I'm also curious the radius of the arm (from pivot to connector) for each panel and the radius of the servo.... just curious!

Also you're welcome for the code, didn't take too long to write up and hopefully will work exactly how you want it to!

SXRguyinMA
07-15-2010, 07:47 AM
:eek: Farging AWESOME!!!!!!! That is sooooooo damn cool. 8) +rep for sure

Thanks!!!


I want to see this in action! I'm also curious the radius of the arm (from pivot to connector) for each panel and the radius of the servo.... just curious!

Also you're welcome for the code, didn't take too long to write up and hopefully will work exactly how you want it to!

Not sure exactly what you want for measurements. I think this is what you were asking for. It's all the dimensions for the actuator arms. I can't seem to find out how to make sketchup show angles like the rest of the measurements though, but the angle is 30. The smaller pieces are the same but without the extra arm coming off. Hope this helps :D

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/actuatorarm.png

:EDIT: upon further research it would appear that SketchUp does NOT DO ANGLE MEASUREMENTS like it does the other length measurements. Seems to be a rather important thing they left out. However you can jsut use th eprotractor to find the angle and make some text pointing to it with the angle I suppose :think:

oh and it's 1/2" center to center on the holes

crenn
07-15-2010, 09:16 AM
What's the radius of the servo arm?

EDIT: If you've got MSN/WML can you PM me your address that you use?

SXRguyinMA
07-15-2010, 10:12 AM
that I don't know off the top of my head, but I'll be home for lunch in ~ 3.5hrs so I'll find out then. I may not even use that servo arm. I may cut a piece of styrene to attatch to that arm for more throw if needed. I don't see that servo having any trouble moving these louvers, it's got plenty of power and they more very easily.

This is the servo I got (http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34&products_id=169&zenid=fa9268562a1c3f9a8ba0a1cb5aca18d7), but I got different arms with it

I don't use MSN/WML, sorry :facepalm:

SXRguyinMA
07-15-2010, 02:27 PM
crenn, the servo arm measures 5/8" from center of mounting hole the the outermost mounting hole

SXRguyinMA
07-17-2010, 09:59 PM
Smallish update!

I did all the needed sanding to get the fins to not catch on each other anymore, they all open and close smoothly now. I also added small tabs to the bottom of each one so they will only close until they're flush and won't more any farther. This will also alleviate any play in the linkage that might keep one fin open a crack while the others are closed.

I also finished gluing all the mounts. Now I'll just have to do some finish sanding on the glue and finish sanding with higher grits on the fins to take out the scratches before everything gets painted.

Hopefully this weekend I'll get to finish all the mounts permanently with the acrylic pins glued into place, and get the servo mounts made and the servo mounted. That's all for now!

blueonblack
07-19-2010, 06:19 AM
Wow, this project just fuels my love of moving parts! Long live mechanical motion, down with the boring solid state! I'll take the linkage on a six-pack carb setup over electronically-controlled fuel injection any day. Cases just don't have enough $#!t that moves. :D

Just outstanding work, +rep!!

SXRguyinMA
07-19-2010, 10:03 AM
lol thanks!!

SXRguyinMA
07-20-2010, 09:37 PM
Update time!

The original actuator arm I had made broke because I made the walls around the holes too thin. So I cut a piece and made myself a new one

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0187.jpg

Then the 3rd side was glued on

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0188.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0189.jpg

The 1/8" acrylic rod pieces were glued into their respective holes in the actuator arm

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0190.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0191.jpg

I drilled a small hole to thread in this ball stud

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0192.jpg

Now I had to swap out my micro servo for this standard one because the linkage I wanted to use was too big for the small arm on the micro servo

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0193.jpg

I made some servo mounts

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0194.jpg

And all glued up

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0195.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0196.jpg

That's it for now while the glue sets up. Tomorrow or Thursday I should be able to hook this puppy up and test it! The linkage I used was from the forward/reverse servo from my old Traxxas T-Maxx. It's got 2 springs that should help keep the louvers shut as I can have the servo go a little past the point where they close and it'll hold them shut nicely.

Once it's all tested, all that's left is to finish gluing up the rest of it, make some mounts to mount it to the case, then bondo it up, sand it, and paint it!

x88x
07-20-2010, 10:07 PM
Very nice. Looks like there's plenty of space for the larger servo too.

crenn
07-21-2010, 01:19 AM
How come you moved to a ball linkage if you mind me asking? I don't think that was in the original design.

OvRiDe
07-21-2010, 03:25 AM
Top notch my friend. Looking great! I can't wait to see it in action.

Oneslowz28
07-21-2010, 04:24 AM
Looking awesome! This is going to be one of the coolest PC + Arduino mods to date!

SXRguyinMA
07-21-2010, 08:14 AM
Very nice. Looks like there's plenty of space for the larger servo too.

Thanks! Yes there should be plenty of space for it. The next step is to temporarily mount the 2 top fans and place this on and check all clearances and see how far open the louvers can go before they hit the fans, if they hit at all.


How come you moved to a ball linkage if you mind me asking? I don't think that was in the original design.

TBH I never really had a set design in the beginning as far as hooking the servo the the actuator arm. I was planning on building the assembly, then mounting the servo wherever possible and using whatever linkage needed to make it work. I've got a ton of old R/C car stuff laying around (hence this servo and linkage) that made that part easy. I ended up needing the ball socket part because it was going to be nearly impossible to get the servo mounted exactly how it needed to be to hook it directly to the actuating arm. This way allows a little more flexibility in servo location as well as some give in the whole setup, which will be needed once I get the system up and running to properly calibrate the servo to the temp readings.

The linkage was from the forward/reverse selector on the transmission and that particular servo was a hi-torque one that was used in the steering. I had to swap it into a new case and solder on new connector and wiring (R/C nitromethane fuel doesn't do plastic any good)


Top notch my friend. Looking great! I can't wait to see it in action.

Thanks! Hopefully just another day or two when I've got a free sec to plug it in!


Looking awesome! This is going to be one of the coolest PC + Arduino mods to date!

Thanks CJ!!

SXRguyinMA
07-21-2010, 02:24 PM
Alright crenn I need you lol. I hooked it up to test it...and the servo spins the wrong way! I can't flip it as there's not enough room. It is possible to make the servo spin the opposite way? I tried reversing the settings in the code (from 5,175 to 175, 5 for servo position) and it didn't change anything. Any ideas? :? :think:

SXRguyinMA
07-21-2010, 06:58 PM
ok I figured it out. I set the computer off (no voltage to pin 7) setting to 180 instead of 50 (other end of servo). Then I placed the servo arm in it's correct position so the louvers will be closed when the servo is at this position. I then swapped the map=val figures to make the servo spin the other way and set the range of motion for the servo. These readings will need to be adjusted more once I get the system up and running, so I can set the ROM for the actual temps the case sees, not just ambient or in my mouth lol :D

Current code:

// Controlling a servo position using a temperature sensor
// by Michal Rinott <http://people.interaction-ivrea.it/m.rinott>
// edited 5-12-2010 by Will Lyon to include base setting for servo if voltage not detected on pin 7
// edited again 7-4-2010 by crenn to simplify the code a little
// edited yet again 7-5-2010 by crenn to add features
// edited again 7-21-2010 by Will Lyon - recalibrated servo positions

#include <Servo.h>

Servo myservo; // create servo object to control a servo

//Constants
const unsigned char CONTROL = 7; // digital pin used to detect if the system is on or off
const unsigned char temps = 0; // analog pin used to connect the temp sensor
const unsigned char MAX_VAL = 10;

//Main global varibles
char trigger = 0; // varible used to store the control pin value
unsigned int val; // variable to read the value from the analog pin

unsigned int updateAvgtemp(){
static int history[MAX_VAL]={0};
static unsigned char lastHist=0;
static unsigned char numHist=0;
unsigned int temp=0;
unsigned char counter=0;
unsigned char arcount=0;
history[lastHist] = analogRead(temps);
if(numHist<MAX_VAL)
++numHist;
arcount=lastHist;
++lastHist;
if(lastHist>=MAX_VAL)
lastHist=0;
temp=0;
counter=0;
do{
temp+=history[arcount];
arcount--;
if(arcount>MAX_VAL)
arcount=(MAX_VAL-1);
counter++;
}while(counter < numHist);
return (temp/numHist);
}

void setup()
{
pinMode (CONTROL, INPUT); // sets the control pin to input
myservo.attach(9); // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object
digitalWrite(CONTROL, LOW); // ensure internal pullup resistor is disabled.
}
void loop()
{
trigger = digitalRead(CONTROL); // read input of pin CONTROL and store it
if (trigger == HIGH){ // reads if pin CONTROL, if true, do this:
val = updateAvgtemp(); // read the value of the temp sensor (value with range of 1024)
val = map(val, 350, 700, 160, 80); // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 160 and 80)
myservo.write(val); // sets the servo position according to the scaled value
}
else {
myservo.write(180); // sets servo position to 180 if above statment is false
}
delay(125); // wait 25ms for the servo to move to it's new position and also 100ms until it gets the new value
}

I was going to get some vid, but during the servo removal process I accidentally broke one of the servo mounts, so I had to re-glue it and it's setting now. Hopefully later tonight or tomorrow I can get it all back together and get a vid of it working!

SXRguyinMA
07-21-2010, 10:13 PM
Johnny Five Alive!!!

Ok well not Johnny Five, but my louvers are alive :D

After a little messing with the servo arm mounting, grinding down one of the servo mounts to clear the first louver, messing with the coding and a little silicone spray on the hinges, I'm happy to report it works!!!

Enjoy :D

qD0eOEDgaqo

x88x
07-21-2010, 11:00 PM
Nice. Very smooth movement. :up:

msmrx57
07-22-2010, 12:45 AM
WHOO HOOOO!!!!! That is kewl as all get out man! :up: rep too

blueonblack
07-22-2010, 12:57 AM
Awesome!

diluzio91
07-22-2010, 01:20 AM
okay... that deserves a massive + rep for pure awesomeness

crenn
07-22-2010, 01:47 AM
Looking good! The easiest way to change the servo direction is this line when you're writing to the servo.


myservo.write(180-val);

It does a small amount of maths before it writes it, but not too much. But your solution works fine as well.

Oneslowz28
07-22-2010, 05:32 AM
Looking Good!

SXRguyinMA
07-22-2010, 08:13 AM
Nice. Very smooth movement. :up:

Thanks! and thank crenn for the smooth movement!


WHOO HOOOO!!!!! That is kewl as all get out man! :up: rep too

Thanks!


Awesome!

thanks :D


okay... that deserves a massive + rep for pure awesomeness

thank you sir! :banana:


Looking good! The easiest way to change the servo direction is this line when you're writing to the servo.


myservo.write(180-val);

It does a small amount of maths before it writes it, but not too much. But your solution works fine as well.

Thanks for the heads up :D


Looking Good!

thanks CJ!

and once again a HUGE thanks to crenn. without his help sorting out the coding it wouldn't be nearly what it is now :D

SXRguyinMA
07-22-2010, 08:58 PM
Alright so I got most of the rest glued up tonight. All except the angled panel where the switches will sit. Sorry I didn't get any pics as I didn't plan on working on it tonight, just happened to be down there and said "Eh I'll mess with it a bit" lol.

Now I've got a crazy idea for that switch panel - assuming everything will fit the way I want it to. I'll know probably tomorrow if it will all fit. Then I will let you guys know :D

SXRguyinMA
07-23-2010, 08:37 PM
Smallish update! I managed to get some modding done tonight in between spats of watching Trace try to blow up his CPU :D

Here's a shot of the main body glued together. There's going to be a lot of sanding/grinding going on here. Mostly because I screwed up when I made the parts in sketchup....I didn't account for the thickness of the styrene :mad: Ah well, just a little more elbow grease on my end that's all :D

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0205.jpg

And as for that crazy idea I had with the switch panel....well here it is :D

Here we have the NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller. Looks great, works great, but takes up a 5.25" drive bay that I don't have to spare on the Tempest (it's got 9 bays, my armor has 10).

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0199.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0200.jpg

4 screws later and the LCD panel is off.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0201.jpg

Some VERY gently prying and manipulating later and the touch screen sensor is off.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0203.jpg

Here is the piece where the switches will go. I've got it marked for cutting.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0206.jpg

And fan controller chunk is out.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0207.jpg

Rough holes made for the front panel setup that came with the Tempest EVO.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0208.jpg

And after about an hour of sanding and filing we have this :D

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0209.jpg

Here is how the NZXT front panel setup sits. I'm going to just use a few dabs of hot glue to hold this panel in place. You can also see the touch panel sitting in place. I cut out some small square mounts and glued them in place 2 pieces tall. These will get drilled and be used to secure the PCB in place with the original screws.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0211.jpg

And a shot with the PCB in place. The touch panel will more or less be sandwiched in by the PCB and LCD screen. There is a small amount of adhesive that was holding it to the OEM plastic housing that will help keep it secure.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0212.jpg

That's all for tonight as the glue needs to set up. I still need to figure out what to do as far as power and reset buttons go. I wanted to use the original ones, but I don't want to cut the housing that's holding them in place. I may just end up doing that anyways so I can use the buttons :D

Hopefully after work tomorrow I can get some more work done!

x88x
07-24-2010, 03:40 AM
Sweet adaptation for the fan controller.

SXRguyinMA
07-25-2010, 03:27 PM
Update time!

Here's a shot of the fan controller with the i/o panel installed

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0216.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0214.jpg

Then I drilled 2 holes for switches. One for power and one for reset.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0217.jpg

Then the i/o panel was glued to the rest of the top panel

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0218.jpg

And a couple shots of the completed top panel sitting on the case

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0219.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0220.jpg

Next up was to make the mounts to hold the top panel to the case. The stock setup is 2 tabs in front, and 6 holes through the top with screws to hold it down. I figure if I use the 2 front tabs and 4 of the 6 screws for the top it should be plenty secure.

Here's a shot of the 2 front tabs on the NZXT top

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0222.jpg

and the 6 screw bosses

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0223.jpg

I then measured and transferred the locations to my top panel

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0221.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0224.jpg

I jotted down some measurements for the tabs

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0225.jpg

and the 4 screw brackets

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0226.jpg

The next step was to mark and cut out the 2 pieces that will become the front mounting tabs

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0227.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0228.jpg

I then used painter's tape to hold the top panel in the proper position on the case and glued the tabs to the panel. I also cut some small triangle braces to stiffen the tabs.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0229.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0230.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0238.jpg

Next up was to cut out the 4 top mounts.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0231.jpg

Then glue them in position

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0232.jpg

with stiffeners as well

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0237.jpg

That's it for now as the glue is drying. I also did some sanding to the body to smooth out and overhangs and sharp edges. The next step once the glue is dry will be to set the top panel in position and mark the holes from inside the case, then drill them.

After that it'll be finish sanding followed by bondo and paint!

SXRguyinMA
07-25-2010, 06:06 PM
Time for another update!

I set the top on the case and marked the holes with a sharpie

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0239.jpg

then drilled them out

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0240.jpg

then did the same with the 2 front ones

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0241.jpg

Here it is temporarily secured to the case. It's strong no doubt, I lifted the entire case off the floor by holding only the styrene section I made

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0243.jpg

here you can see the 4 inner screws

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0242.jpg

Then I went to town with the sanding block. Then to the next town lol. All ready for bondo! I'm off to wally world right now actually to pick some up

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0244.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0245.jpg

SXRguyinMA
07-25-2010, 10:49 PM
Last update for today. Hopefully more to come tomorrow!

I got some bondo on it and let it set up for a while, then did some basic sanding on it. I've still got a lot of sanding to do, but it'll be worth it in the end

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0246.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0247.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0248.jpg

SXRguyinMA
07-26-2010, 07:04 PM
And after a LOT of sanding, I had to put on a little more bondo

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0249.jpg

And then a LOT more sanding, but it's ready for paint! Should get the first coat on in a day or two!!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0250.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0251.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0252.jpg

OvRiDe
07-27-2010, 03:00 AM
Looking good!!! Looking damn good!

SXRguyinMA
07-28-2010, 06:20 PM
Got the first 2 coats of flat black on yesterday!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0253.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0254.jpg

And got it wet sanded with 1000 grit today. It's currently drying and if it's dry in a few hours I'll spray the next coat.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0255.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0256.jpg

x88x
07-28-2010, 06:57 PM
Looking great. Are you going to paint the underside of the louvers a different color?

SXRguyinMA
07-28-2010, 09:02 PM
I was thinking a gloss black, but I think I'll just leave it all flat black. I want to find some decals @ the hobby shop from a model airplane or something that says "hot exhaust" or something to that effect to put on the housing itself near the vents

SXRguyinMA
08-08-2010, 03:48 PM
Alright update time! Sorry it took so long, we had a friend from Australia stay with us for a bit so I didn't want to spend visiting time modding lol.

So after the top panel had plenty of time to dry, I went about hot-gluing in the i/o panel

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0315.jpg

Followed by the power and reset buttons

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0327.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0328.jpg

I left the Sentry 2 panel out for now as I'm using it in my current computer, so it will be one of the final things that gets installed.

Now at this point I started placing everything in it's spot to check fitment. Dummy me forgot that I was going to add standoffs to the Arduino board, and hadn't planned on making the secondary power board for the Arduino (see this thread (http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23893) - HUGE thanks again to crenn for making that possible), so needless to say they wouldn't fit under the top panel where I originally wanted them. So I hdd to find a new place.

Well the Tempest EVO comes with 2 HDD racks that hold 4 HDDs and take up 3 5.25" slots each. I was only planning on using one of these as I only had 2 drives max that I was going to put into this case. So I went about making the Arduino and power board fit into one of these HDD cages.

The Arduino code is set so that when the computer shuts off it takes 5v away from pin 5 on the Arduino, thus telling it to shut the louvers. Well if the Arduino powers off at the same time as the computer this will not happen. So with crenn's help (and a lot of it) we got this circuit built up. It uses a 5v relay, a 5v regulator, a 15ohm resistor, a 5v zener diode, and 2 10F 2.5v capacitors. Basically 5v from the PSU powers the relay and sends 5v to the Arduino's sense pin. Then 12 comes into the relay, out to a 5v regulator, then through the resistor and diode to the caps where it charges them to a total of 5v. When the computer shuts off, the caps have enough juice to keep the Arduino on and run the servo long enough to shut the louvers. Then the Arduino will just bleed off the rest of the voltage until the caps are drained. When the computer is powered on, it takes ~5 mins to fully charge the caps.

In the breadboard:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0316.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0317.jpg

And soldered up:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0321.jpg

Now onto the mounting. I had these scrap pieces of stiff plastic laying around (that I was actually using for soft-jaws for my vice) that I thought would work perfectly.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0320.jpg

Now the HDD cage had a hole in one side already, so I just lined up the plastic and drilled it.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0319.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0318.jpg

On the other side I had to drill a hole in the side of the cage.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0323.jpg

And using small 4-40 SS screws to hold the boards to the plastic.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0321.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0322.jpg

And both boards mounted inside the HDD cage. This shot will be the inside-the-case side, and there will be a 120mm fan in front of this for an intake, and the HDD(s) will be an identical cage underneath this with another 120mm fan.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0325.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0324.jpg

The thumbscrews are there temporarily because I had to change a few things on the power board so it'd work properly, and these were easy to get in and out quickly.

Having the USB on the inside will make calibrating the Arduino a lot easier. This way once the case is fully assembled I can change the Arduino's code based on the actual temps the case sees.

Pretty much all that is left is to finish wiring up the LEDs in the top 140mm fans, and figure out any other kind of case or ambient lighting I want, then take the buttons and such from my current switch panel and transfer them into one of the Tempest's front mesh panels, and re-stealth the DVD drive with a Tempest front mesh panel as well, then final assembly! I'm hoping to have it completely finished within 2 or 3 weeks :D

SXRguyinMA
08-13-2010, 01:41 PM
Alright so I'm going to be working on this tonight so expect and update tonight or tomorrow sometime. i also managed to break my touch panel for my Sentry 2 fan controller (dammit!) and was trying to figure out how to get a replacement panel. Well I sent them a message on facebook, and had someone there tell me to email someone inside NZXT, so I did (and of course included a link to this worklog) . Well just a short while ago I received an email back stating that they're sending me a whole replacement fan controller! They're out of stock for now but they'll ship it out to me next week!

So a HUGE Thanks goes out to NZXT!!! They not only have incredible products but have top notch customer support! Thanks again NZXT!!

SXRguyinMA
08-13-2010, 09:42 PM
Alright I got some more work done tonight!

I made up a harness for the last 4 RGB LEDs in the top 140mm fans. Every time I wire up another set I do it differently and improve upon the last version. For instance, since first doing them in Armor Redux (http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22142), I've found that if you shed an old cat5 cable, the 8 wires inside are PERFECTLY suited for wiring LEDs. And they're already twisted pairs, which is very nice.

Then comes making the actual harness. The first 140mm fan I did on this case had each LED wiring section in it's own sleeving which all got joined together. This one I did tonight has all the wiring in one continuous harness. It was a lot more work on my part to do but the end result is much nicer. :D

Here is the second completed harness:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0329.jpg

And a close up of each wiring joint. I simply cut small sections of sleeving, then went progressively bigger as the wiring bundle got bigger.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0330.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0331.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0332.jpg

And the 4-pin molex on the end:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0333.jpg

And here it is installed on the fan. All I had to do was put a small dab of hot glue over each LED to make sure it wouldn't pop out as they are pretty loose in their spots.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0334.jpg

And a shot of both fans mounted to the case:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0335.jpg

I also sleeved the 3-pin fan harness for each as well.

I also got the Asus P5E Deluxe from Trace (thanks again) mounted in it's final resting spot. I've got my old Pentium D930 in there just to make sure no dust or anything gets in the socket. Once my Q6600 comes out of this Abit board it'll get lapped and put into the Asus board. Then that D930 will go into my Abit board and be turned into an HTPC at some point.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0338.jpg

And I also sleeved the 3-pin harness for the rear 120mm Exhaust fan and installed it into the case with a vib. dampener. (no pics of that, but it's pretty self-explanatory).

That's it for tonight. Hopefully within the next few days I can take apart my current rig and start swapping some hardware! The two 120mm RGB fans that are in the front of my armor are going to go into the front of the Tempest (this will save me from having to wire up 2 more RGB fans, and the LED ones that come with the Tempest have 3mm LEDs, so I can't convert those).

Now the only thing I'm still debating on is whether or not to transfer my third clear 120mm fan into the Tempest side panel to replace the blue LED one, or swap out the blue LED one for a plain black and white NZXT one without the LEDs. :think:

crenn
08-14-2010, 08:32 PM
I'm guessing this mod is nearing an end?

SXRguyinMA
08-14-2010, 10:10 PM
It's getting there :D

Once my replacement fan controller shows up from NZXT I'll be ready to do the final transfer of the hardware.

In the meantime I got some more work done tonight!

I started off by re-stealthing my DVD drive into the Tempest. i popped off the Tt faceplate that was hot-glued on, and found that it was rather simple to get the NZXT faceplate installed. I simply used the 3 tabs along the top that are meant to hold to foam in, and the 2 tabs on the side that hold the plate into the front panel. I just bent them as needed and adjusted them.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0339.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0340.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0341.jpg

Drive closed:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0342.jpg

And opened:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0343.jpg

The next task was to transfer the buttons, switch and LED from the Tt faceplate into the NZXT faceplate. This went quick, as I simply traced the holes from the Tt plate onto the NZXT plate, and re-drilled them.

Switches in the panel:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0345.jpg

Then I had to cut the foam to fit around the components as I had to do with the Tt plate.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0346.jpg

One thing I noticed was the difference in density between the NZXT foam and the Tt foam.

NZXT foam on left, Tt on right:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0348.jpg

This should help trap more dust than the Tt units did :up:

And the panel installed:
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0350.jpg

And a shot with the top panel temporarily placed into position:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0352.jpg

And of course a vid :D (click on pic for vid)

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/th_SANY0351.jpg (http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/?action=view&current=SANY0351.mp4)

Now one thing you'll notice is that the DVD faceplate doesn't sit quite flush. This is due to the mounting location for the drive. It actually needs to be mounted between the provided mounting holes. I'm going to work on fixing this without having to do more drilling on this case (it's super thick and has killed 2 of my drill bits so far lol).

That's it for now. My computer is currently without the switch panel and DVD drive, but that's ok, they're not needed right now. As soon as my new fan controller shows up then it'll be teardown time! I'll lap the proc and install the hardware and do all the cable management at that time.

x88x
08-15-2010, 12:57 AM
It looks good. I was wondering if you had extended the ODD eject button. ;)

As a side note, you can embed photobucket videos by enclosing the 'forum' link they provide in [ m ] [ / m ] tags (take out the spaces, obviously).

SXRguyinMA
08-15-2010, 01:20 AM
It looks good. I was wondering if you had extended the ODD eject button. ;)

As a side note, you can embed photobucket videos by enclosing the 'forum' link they provide in [ m ] [ / m ] tags (take out the spaces, obviously).

I can't find any 'forum' link. they give 'email', 'direct link', 'html' and 'img', and I tried every one with the code and none worked :?

Trace
08-15-2010, 02:57 AM
Is that the motherboard I sold you that I spy?

SXRguyinMA
08-15-2010, 10:42 AM
yes, yes it is :D

x88x
08-15-2010, 04:42 PM
I can't find any 'forum' link. they give 'email', 'direct link', 'html' and 'img', and I tried every one with the code and none worked :?

I checked the time I did it, and it looks like what you want is the 'img' link in 'm' tags.

SXRguyinMA
08-16-2010, 12:46 AM
ah well. as of right now I'm writing this post from Tempest!! :D

I spent the afternoon swapping hardware, managing cables, doing a fresh install of W7 Ultimate 64-bit, etc etc. She's running good! I have some tweaking to do with the louvers as far as adjusting the code for actual operating temps, but that's no biggie :D Pics to come tomorrow or so

SXRguyinMA
08-16-2010, 04:17 PM
graphic header added to first page :D

I'm working on getting ahold of my father-in-law's camera to take some nice pics of this beast. I'll post them up whenever I can get them taken, should be this week hopefully :D

msmrx57
08-17-2010, 01:44 AM
Nice header. :up:

SXRguyinMA
08-17-2010, 08:25 AM
thanks :D

SXRguyinMA
08-31-2010, 01:03 PM
alright I got an email from NZXT today saying they shipped my new Sentry 2 and it will be here thursday! :banana:

So hopefully this weekend I can get it all installed and prettied up and get some nice pics taken!

I have to do some unplanned trimming to the top panel. I say unplanned because I hadn't originally planned to put the Sentry 2 in the top panel, and some of the wiring for the USB, etc hits the top panel, so I'll need to hit it with some tin snips and make the hole bigger so everything clears properly.

Stay tuned!

SXRguyinMA
09-02-2010, 09:42 PM
Update time!

A shot from a couple weeks ago when I was doing the hardware transfer:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0353.jpg

Here is how the hole in the top of the case comes:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0390.jpg

Now I needed to open this up more to the front and rear to allow room for the cables that go to the i/o panel.

I used regular tin snips and cut a piece out of the front and the rear

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0391.jpg

Then used some plastic trim I had to cover up the sharp edges:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0392.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0393.jpg

A HUGE thanks goes out to NZXT for this next part! I broke my touch panel to my Sentry 2 in a freak modding accident. I shot an email to NZXT asking them if there was any way I could purchase a replacement screen, as I didn't want to buy a whole second Sentry 2 just to take it's touch panel. They replied back and said they'd send me a whole new unit for free!

I got it in the other day and tore it down. Here is the touch screen mounted:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0394.jpg

Then the LCD mounted on top of it:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0395.jpg

I then re-attached the top panel. I'm saving pics of this for later when it's 100% done :D

I was in the process of finishing up my cable management when I realized I still had a mess of wires in front of the PSU, so I came up with an idea to make a partial false bottom.

I started by marking 2 rectangles on some carbon leftover from Rockin Case:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0396.jpg

Then a few mins later with the band saw and we have 2 pieces:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0397.jpg

I then hit them with the belt sander to make all the edges a perfect 90 and straight:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0398.jpg

Then I tilted the sander deck 45 and beveled one edge on each piece. When fitted together it looks like this:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0399.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0400.jpg

I then got my super thick CA glue and glued the two pieces together:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0401.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0402.jpg

It's currently drying. Tomorrow after work I'll wet sand the outside of it and then hit it with some clearcoat!

That's it for now. I hope to have this 100% finished by the end of this weekend!

x88x
09-02-2010, 10:48 PM
That's awesome about NZXT. I had Antec once send me a replacement front door for my old P180 the same way...told them that it was warping (mine was before they put on the thicker door), and is there any way I could buy just the thicker door? Oh, and some feet since I lost one somewhere? Got a response back to send them my mailing address and they would send me both free of charge. :D

SXRguyinMA
09-03-2010, 07:13 PM
small update tonight :D

I cut a small notch in the side where it rests again the HDD to give it some clearance.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0403.jpg

Then I noticed a spot on the case that was just open and not particularly useful to me at this point, so I measured it up and made a piece to cover it as well:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0404.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0405.jpg

Then after sanding the sides all flush and smooth, I wet sanded the faces and hit them with some clearcoat:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0406.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0407.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0408.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0409.jpg

That's it for tonight. These parts will be dry tomorrow afternoon, then I'll install them, then it'll be ready for final pics!!!

x88x
09-03-2010, 09:47 PM
That's a lot of pretty for a box. :D

SXRguyinMA
09-04-2010, 12:12 AM
well they're 2 separate pieces :D you'll see :D

SXRguyinMA
09-05-2010, 09:15 PM
alright so I got the 2 carbon pieces in tonight

The first 90 piece fits over the PSU like so to cover us any cable clutter that couldn't be managed normally:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0424.jpg

Then I had this mesh area at the back of the case with wc grommets that I wasn't using. So I took 2 pieces of double-sided tape and stuck on the other piece I made to dress it up a tad:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0425.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0426.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0427.jpg

And with those final parts in it's done! Enjoy some so-so completed shots for now until I can get my father-in-law's D3000 and get some nice shots!!! Should hopefully be this week sometime.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0440.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0439.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0437.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0438.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0435.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0436.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0434.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0431.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0432.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0433.jpg

x88x
09-05-2010, 09:24 PM
Looks awesome, congrats.

SXRguyinMA
09-07-2010, 01:26 PM
was playing with lighting, backdrops, etc. then messed with PS :D

went from this:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0444.jpg

to this (which is now my background):

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/glowing_edges.png

Hopefully this week I'll get with my FIL and his D3000 and get some nice pics taken :D

x88x
09-07-2010, 01:37 PM
Sweet background. :up:

SXRguyinMA
09-07-2010, 03:03 PM
gee I'm @ work right now and it looks like crap on this old CRT. it's WAY TOO DARK lol

blueonblack
09-08-2010, 12:47 AM
Very nice! +rep

Waiting for the professional glamor shots. :)

billygoat333
09-08-2010, 10:11 AM
I love the fan controller on the top. top notch sir, top notch.

Yeticorn
09-08-2010, 02:15 PM
Im also diggin the fan controller, well done.

SXRguyinMA
09-08-2010, 05:01 PM
Thanks guys!

Alright so I'm not done with this yet. I thought I was...then I noticed over the past few days the the PSU gets pretty loud because there isn't much space under the case for intake airflow for it. So to remedy that I've got an idea in the works for some custom case feet. Stay tuned!

SXRguyinMA
09-08-2010, 06:10 PM
alright so I just ordered these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370369392347&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

And will be doing something similar to rendermandan's case feet on Dark Carbon :devious:

Will post an update once the spacers arrive!

x88x
09-08-2010, 07:34 PM
Mmmm, CF...beautius. :D

SXRguyinMA
09-16-2010, 08:23 AM
alright so after a lot of messing with the feet, they're not going to work. I mean can make them work no problem, but the round CF tubes just don't fit with the overall look of the case. So that idea is scrapped. I'm just waiting on my FIL to use his D3000 and this project will be done!

SXRguyinMA
09-19-2010, 10:05 PM
Alright my father-in-law left about 30 mins ago, here's a teaser :D

(Oh and it was a Pentax, coulda sworn it was a Nikon though)

I should have the pics in raw format on a DVD from him withing the next few days! He also took some nice pics of Rockin Case (FINALLY!)

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0477.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0478.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0479.jpg

Waynio
09-21-2010, 08:09 PM
I love that top piece, & the motorization of it is super cool SXRguyinMA 8). +rep

SXRguyinMA
09-21-2010, 08:52 PM
thanks!

speaking of motorization.... :devious:

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Waynio
09-22-2010, 12:48 AM
Even sounds cool & opens so fast but precise, the rgb lights look very sweet too, superb mod bud :bowdown:.
This has got me tempted to order a servo & experiment to see if I could find a use for 1 in a mod :up:.

SXRguyinMA
09-22-2010, 01:06 AM
it's simple to learn, I had never done ANYTHING with microcontrollers or Arduino before this. Arduino is SUPER easy to learn. Although crenn and oneslowz28 did help me out here and there :D

I was to pick up another Arduino just to have to play around with, it's fun, and the uses are almost unlimited :D

blueonblack
09-22-2010, 01:21 AM
Ok, forgive me if I missed it, becuase I just did a re-reading of this worklog but it was admittedly quick. The louvers are controlled by temperature sensors, correct? Where and how are they placed?

SXRguyinMA
09-22-2010, 01:50 AM
they're controlled by a single temp sensor, and it is taped to the topside of the base of my CPU cooler

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/thermaltake_CL-P0456_mobilx.png

The two red lines are where the temp sensors are. one for the louvers and the other for the sentry 2 fan controller for the CPU fan. it reads about 10C less than what Core Temp says in that position, but part of that may be due to the fan blowing air directly onto the sensors. I may move them, but that seemed like the best place for now. I may put them under the CPU retention bracket like that in that one vid someone posted on here a while back :D

crenn
09-22-2010, 06:10 PM
I was to pick up another Arduino just to have to play around with, it's fun, and the uses are almost unlimited :D
Depending on the application, you might even need a microcontroller that uses a lower voltage (3.3v vs 5v) or more I/O (Arduino Mega).

SXRguyinMA
09-23-2010, 09:36 PM
alright the GOOD pics are here! With this this mod is officially FINISHED :D

ENJOY!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1205.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1206.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1207.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1210.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1213.jpg

SXRguyinMA
09-23-2010, 09:37 PM
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1214.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1216.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1217.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1218.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1220.jpg

SXRguyinMA
09-23-2010, 09:38 PM
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1221.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1222.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1223.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1224.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1225.jpg

SXRguyinMA
09-23-2010, 09:39 PM
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1227.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1228.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1229.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1230.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1232.jpg

SXRguyinMA
09-23-2010, 09:40 PM
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1233.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/Final%20Pics/IMGP1235.jpg

x88x
09-23-2010, 10:09 PM
Looks awesome, great work. I guess I missed this, but what's the tray-thingy about half-way down the front?

SXRguyinMA
09-23-2010, 10:17 PM
that is a Tt ibox :D it holds all my SD cards, adapters, flash drive, small screwdrivers, etc

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1156&ID=1486

It came with my Armor case, but I love it so much I had to keep it. that and I screwed up one of the front mesh things to the NZXT case, so I needed to fill the hole lol

StormRider
09-24-2010, 12:27 AM
ooh, I'm getting those
And since I'm feeling a touch critical, This mod is really quite awesome! I just have two small issues with it
1) the hole for the fan controller is a tiny bit too big
2) the PSU shield looks a little funny because it looks like it tilts
just minor issues, but it's still an amazing mod(especially the vents, which I WILL try to replicate one day:devious:) have a drink for a mod well done!

SXRguyinMA
09-24-2010, 07:36 AM
well lets see. for the fan controller, I purposely made it a tad too big because I liked the way the exposed traces and such looked, so I made it like that on purpose to give it a neat look. and as for the carbon PSU cover, I didn't even notice it was tilted until these pics! :eek: But, it still looks awesome :D

Thanks for the feedback it's much appreciated!

SXRguyinMA
09-28-2010, 05:58 PM
And a thumbs up from NZXT! :banana:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=500835&id=17437970300&ref=mf

x88x
09-28-2010, 07:12 PM
Wow, congrats dude!

crenn
09-30-2010, 08:08 PM
I thought you might find this interesting for your project!

EDIT: Helps if I give the link

http://hackaday.com/2010/09/30/launchpad-takes-ultra-low-power-to-the-extreme/

SXRguyinMA
09-30-2010, 08:20 PM
that's neat!

crenn
09-30-2010, 08:47 PM
It could also free up your arduino and you could have dedicated hardware for the servo!

x88x
09-30-2010, 09:18 PM
That is quite impressive. Granted, it's not doing a whole lot, but still, 2+ weeks on 20F? That's damn impressive.

Snowman
10-10-2010, 03:01 PM
yOU GOT FEATURED http://hackaday.com/2010/10/10/add-on-panel-brings-automated-vents-flaps-to-a-pc/

crenn
10-10-2010, 03:39 PM
Heh, I was about to post this, got beat to it.

slaveofconvention
10-10-2010, 03:52 PM
And back onto the front page you go!! :P

SXRguyinMA
10-10-2010, 05:52 PM
WOOHOO!!! :banana:

x88x
10-10-2010, 09:29 PM
Wow, congrats dude!

SXRguyinMA
10-10-2010, 11:13 PM
thanks!!

On the downside to this...my Photobucket account went from 1.7GB bandwidth usage to 13.3GB just today! Seeing how the limit is 10GB/month, I have no pics till the 28th :facepalm:

I could just create another account, but then I've got MANY pages of posts and pics to re-link, and it's not worth it. I'll see if I can swing the $25 to get pro, but for now, sorry for the links :(

crenn
10-11-2010, 12:05 AM
Heh... the HAD effect

SXRguyinMA
10-11-2010, 09:08 AM
all fixed :D

SXRguyinMA
10-11-2010, 05:08 PM
Just want to send a HUGE thanks out to everyone for their help and input on this project! (especially CJ and crenn!!)

Also want to send a HUGE thanks to NZXT for hooking me up with a replacement Sentry 2 and to John at PCBoard.ca for the lighting!!


http://www.nzxt.pl/tempest_evo/nzxt_logo.jpg (http://www.nzxt.com)

http://pcboard.ca/_images/logo.gif (http://www.pcboard.ca)

SXRguyinMA
10-12-2010, 08:15 AM
Engadget too!

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/12/diy-casemod-features-fins-automatically-vents-your-rig/

Snowman
10-12-2010, 08:22 AM
All the people making incredulous statements about why or how you did something are a bunch of no talent SEU's that have not even moved out of the beige tower stone age, SXR as Katt Williams would say."Keep it pimpin', pimpin."

Waynio
10-12-2010, 08:54 AM
Engadget too!

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/12/diy-casemod-features-fins-automatically-vents-your-rig/

Congratulations bud 8):up:.


All the people making incredulous statements about why or how you did something are a bunch of no talent SEU's that have not even moved out of the beige tower stone age, SXR as Katt Williams would say."Keep it pimpin', pimpin."

Thoroughly agree mate :D:up:.

SXRguyinMA
10-12-2010, 09:29 AM
Thanks guys! Im not worried about the negative comments. :D I love the guys that replied to those negative ones with "because he can" lol. With everything though, there will always be haters :D

OvRiDe
10-12-2010, 12:07 PM
Another mention.

http://www.hardocp.com/news/2010/10/12/dude_mods_powered_vents_into_his_case

x88x
10-12-2010, 02:01 PM
Wow, this is really making the rounds. Congrats!

Waynio
10-12-2010, 02:18 PM
Hehehe :banana: on a roll, congrats again :D, any more? :D.

SXRguyinMA
10-12-2010, 02:27 PM
Hehehe :banana: on a roll, congrats again :D, any more? :D.

actually yes :D

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=500835&id=17437970300

http://nzxt.com/new/news_detail.php?id=224

oh and one more :D

www.pcboard.ca

so that makes 7 so far :D

Hack-A-Day, Engadget, Lifehacker, HardOCP, NZXT, NZXt's FB page, and PCBoard.ca :banana:

I had no idea of it ever getting this crazy!

slaveofconvention
10-12-2010, 02:46 PM
I think you may find it a LITTLE easier getting sponsors for your next project dude!!!! Strike while the iron is hot - they'll all forget you in a month - such is life in modding :P

Joey1558
10-18-2010, 10:05 PM
great job man! I have quite a few questions for you if you dont mind me asking you about the vents :)

SXRguyinMA
10-18-2010, 10:10 PM
don't mind at all, PM me :D

SXRguyinMA
10-19-2010, 10:38 PM
Once again, a HUGE thanks to crenn for helping me out with the Arduino coding. I got the programming now set so when the computer is shut off the vents close slowly, rather than snapping shut :D


9D00Ng3BLcE

Also, stopped by microcenter and scooped up this :D


http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0539.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0540.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0541.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0542.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/sportrider12584/Tempest%20SXR/SANY0544.jpg

hopefully I can get it installed within the next day or two :banana:

x88x
10-19-2010, 10:55 PM
Niiiice. ..on both counts. :D

billygoat333
10-20-2010, 03:35 AM
*drool*

very nice, sir. A fellow william is very proud! :D

crenn
10-20-2010, 03:49 AM
When the servo is on, what does it sound like?

SXRguyinMA
10-20-2010, 10:55 AM
*drool*

very nice, sir. A fellow william is very proud! :D

:D


When the servo is on, what does it sound like?

not sure what you're asking here. what does it wound like when it's closing? well it sounds like a servo, but not loud and whiny like in the first vid lol

crenn
10-20-2010, 02:54 PM
Put your ear near the servo, does it sound like it's shaking?

SXRguyinMA
10-20-2010, 03:43 PM
when it's closing? or just in general?

crenn
10-20-2010, 08:37 PM
In general.

SXRguyinMA
10-20-2010, 09:53 PM
once the rig is warmed up its silent for the most part. occasionally you hear it give off a slight buzz for a second or two, then it's silent for a few seconds. nothing constant though, and TBH, I hardly notice it unless I'm staring at it lol

Ichbin
10-22-2010, 08:03 AM
Super super clean looking mod. This is the kind of stuff that you could sell the design ideas to a company and we could see it on shelves.

SXRguyinMA
10-22-2010, 04:58 PM
well hopefully it'd be a lot less expensive than the Alienware version :D

Thanks for the comments! :D

Fekillix
01-10-2011, 12:24 PM
Hi SXR guy, I`m wondering how many led`s is default in this EVO case led strip. I`m thinking of putting a VU meter in there, And is it 5 or 3mm led`s? This is my first post here, It seemed like a good place to start with my casemodding plans. I`m also planning to put a nuclear atom thing in it its still in the plans but it might become reality, http://www.seaside.plinkit.org/kids-teens/middle-schoolers/images/atom07_small.gif Its going to have to axes and three led`s: one red one green and one blue.

Fekillix

SXRguyinMA
01-10-2011, 12:32 PM
are you talking about the two strips on the front that run top to bottom? If so there's only a single 3mm LED in the bottom of each. Other than that all of the 120mm fans have 3mm blue LEDs in them as well

Fekillix
01-10-2011, 03:55 PM
That`s all I needed to know for now, thx I`ll probebly have some more questions in the future ;D

HarleyG01
05-31-2011, 03:22 AM
Hey mate, that looks pretty amazing. I was wanting to know if you could send me the cad file of the panels i was very interested in the engineering side of this. How it is so simple but so effective. If you could that would be great!
my email is harleygrist@gmail.com
thanks in advanced

srikengames
11-01-2011, 03:59 PM
can i speak to this wonderful man?
i want to talk about everything that's needed to do this.
i'm thinking of putting this in a casemod.

is msn possible?

SXRguyinMA
11-01-2011, 04:12 PM
I rarely use MSN but you can find me on Facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/customcomputercreations

srikengames
11-01-2011, 05:46 PM
wow, actually surprised you responded, and that fast:banana:

but me with my superspy tricks already found you on facebook, and then i found out i lost the pass of my account.

ps, i don't use msn that much

edit: ooh wow, my spy trick is better then your link. cause i found your personal facebook, and you gave me the mod one

edit: so, i fixed that. just created a new account and added you

srikengames
11-01-2011, 05:59 PM
i'm going to take a nap.
looking forward speaking to you tomorrow.
i'll definitly put this in my new case if it's not to difficult.