The Afternoon projects thread.

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Arrow--> » Sat May 23, 2009 10:37 pm

ttsgeb- It would look better if you painted the big blag X dark purple like this
still cool though
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by bicostp » Sat May 30, 2009 11:14 pm

Well I've got an old SFF Dell Optiplex GX110 I've been using as a file server for a while now, and the old 40 gig HD it has was starting to get pretty full. So I decided to crack the thing open and cram an additional hard drive inside. I had another 40 gig drive lying around, and because I didn't feel like spending money on this thing it would do. :lol:

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Note the Pentium !!! and "Designed for Windows 2000/NT/98" stickers. 850mhz P3 is plenty for what this does.

Unfortunately there was nowhere for it to fit. I couldn't jam it under the existing hard drive because there wasn't enough room between the case, PSU, and motherboard. I kind of wanted to keep the optical drive in there in case it's needed again. So then MacGyver's floating disembodied head appeared and said

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He must have possessed the computer. Crap started flying around everywhere! The drive tray climbed out. Cables ripped themselves out and made a pile at the other end of the room. When the dust settled, the new drive was sitting on top of the old one, where the floppy drive used to be, connected to power and IDE with a new 80 lead ribbon cable that came from somewhere. But the computer wouldn't boot! Turns out it can only boot off a hard drive if it's the master drive on the primary IDE connector. Another tornado of parts started. A lighter, pliers, a rock, and some electrical tape floated in through the window. Eventually, he found a combination that worked: New drive as slave mounted where the old one was, and the original one mounted in the (now slightly mangled) floppy drive mounts.

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And as quick as he appeared, he was gone. Thank you, MacGyver.

The cover fits just fine and there's plenty of space around the new drive for air circulation:

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And in case you ever need a slim CD-ROM drive for something, the ones that come in these computers use standard IDE and floppy power connectors.

EDIT: I also made sure to mount it to a directory under the existing files partition, so it will seamlessly integrate with the Filezilla FTP server configuration. Yes, you can do that with Windows. :P

So I tried to make this post more interesting than "I stuffed a second hard drive into a small PC's floppy drive area". :roll: :P

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by argelfraster » Sun May 31, 2009 7:46 am

hahahahaha
Nice one bic :wink: :lol:

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Re: Wii Laptop Screen Surgery

Post by GoldenfrankO » Sun May 31, 2009 5:01 pm

It looks cool, but now that you got it done take advantage of it, make it look like a laptop.
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread. UMD MemStick Holder

Post by Kazaryster » Sun May 31, 2009 8:24 pm

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I know it looks like crap im going to paint it later but pretty much its just a holder for a second memory stick
so you don't have to worry about losing it.
and don't worry CFW so backups FTW!!!
You might be asking wont this ruin the drive no acctually because of this
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that little hole prevents the drive from engaging at all.
and by the way it only works in my 2000 because i dont know where the Umd engaging switch is on
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Re: Wii Laptop Screen Surgery

Post by Basement_Modder » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:38 pm

Perhaps he could casemod it to make the screen wii-shaped...

May be cool in black.
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Re: Wii Laptop Screen Surgery

Post by samjc3 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:40 am

i agree with themadhacker, that this should be in the afternoon projects thread. :?

as for making it look more like a laptop, the top really needs to be rectangular. :wink:

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by khaag » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:15 am

Oh hai, I build my own furniture too:

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It's cool, cause I can unbolt the back support piece and then fold the legs inwards for easy transportation! Made out of Maple ply and elbow grease. I still need to varnish it and get a piece of glass cut for the top.

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by mikeyg » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:22 pm

khaag wrote:Oh hai, I build my own furniture too:

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It's cool, cause I can unbolt the back support piece and then fold the legs inwards for easy transportation! Made out of Maple ply and elbow grease. I still need to varnish it and get a piece of glass cut for the top.
That's good looking.

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by khaag » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:34 pm

Thanks!

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Basement_Modder » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:23 pm

I switched out the led in my N64 with an orange one.

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Its a lot brighter in real life. The flash killed it.
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Re: Wii Laptop Screen Surgery

Post by samjc3 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:13 pm

Hackmodford wrote:How do I actually get one of those titles?
just pm a moderator about it. :wink: they will just pop it in. :P
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HotDog-Cart wrote: Also, the codename stuff adds a little bit of sexyness, in my eyes.
Yeah well Alcohol adds a little bit of sexyness in my eyes, but I dont drink it all the time. :wink:
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Re: Wii Laptop Screen Surgery

Post by vskid » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:18 pm

samjc3 wrote:
Hackmodford wrote:How do I actually get one of those titles?
just pm a moderator about it. :wink: they will just pop it in. :P
Don't PM a mod, we can't add titles. Only admins can.
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by eurddrue » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:42 am

why not use some thing like blue that is noticeably different from stock?
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by eagle5953 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:48 am

Fact of the day: fully 50% of the pictures uploaded to this site have a guitar visible in the background. :lol:

Seriously though, nice desk.

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