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    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.
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    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

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    Looking Good! I have an idea..... mount it on a servo and have it "scan" the room

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    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

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    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.

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    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?

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    ok my shipment of SMALL heatshrink came in from DX today! 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 then the real fun will begin!

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    Did you get the small diameter assortment? That 0.8mm stuff is tiny!
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    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 perfect for covering resistors on LED leads

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    Nice!
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