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Case modding?

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 14:49, 11/6/2002 | , ,
 
Case modding is all the rage when it comes to PCs, but we don't seem to hear much about it under RISC OS. After receiving this URL to a RiscPC in a red box, there's a few Phoebe case projects kicking around [urls seem to be dead :( ], and with my own nutty ideas about what I want to do with my fileserver, I just wondered what people thought about all of this - are there many people modding RISC OS hardware? What would you like to see in a mod? Or do you think it's just a compete waste of time?
 
Here are a few PC mod sites to whet your appetite...
Case Sensitive | Moddin.net | Cool Case Mods
The Ice Cube mod by Hi Tech Mods | Shiny Aluminium Case
Overclockers (for supplies) | LCDproc | Glowire

 
  Case modding?
  (15:03 11/6/2002)
  Andrew C. Poole (15:04 11/6/2002)
    MarcoF (16:45 11/6/2002)
      Unknown user (19:25 11/6/2002)
        Richard Goodwin (08:59 12/6/2002)
          Jason Tribbeck (09:13 12/6/2002)
            Jason Tribbeck (09:16 12/6/2002)
              MarcoF (10:48 12/6/2002)
                Jason Tribbeck (12:50 12/6/2002)
                  Paul Wetzels (15:02 12/6/2002)
                    Geoff Tate\'s vocal (09:52 13/6/2002)
                      Jason Tribbeck (14:41 13/6/2002)
                        Jason Tribbeck (14:41 13/6/2002)
                          Geoff Tate\'s vocal (15:51 13/6/2002)
                            ninj (13:02 20/6/2002)
                              ninj (20:56 11/8/2002)
 
Andrew Weston Message #91125, posted at 15:03, 11/6/2002
Unregistered user I think I can work out what modding means but Thiushaven?!!
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Andrew C. Poole Message #91126, posted at 15:04, 11/6/2002, in reply to message #91125
Unregistered user I'd like an LCD screen :D
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MarcoF Message #91127, posted at 16:45, 11/6/2002, in reply to message #91126
Unregistered user well, if I have more time, I'm going to paint the casing blue....dont know if you can call that modding though..
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Unknown user Message #91128, posted at 19:25, 11/6/2002, in reply to message #91127
Unregistered user hrm,
I was considering using a Mini-ITX board with a small TFT to use for lan parties at uni :E, but I think ill either get a big case or use a courier for when i get my new pc, & get a 15" TFT for it (I've just spotted one model for under £250(inc VAT) from jungle.com which is a pretty damn good bargin, esp. as its a good screen :) )

Mark

(the add comment thing seems to think my name is "unknown user" :( )
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Richard Goodwin Message #91129, posted at 08:59, 12/6/2002, in reply to message #91128
Unregistered user Changing the case colour counts as a mod - but how are you going to do it? Powder coating looks good on a Phoebe case, but does that work on plastic?

As for the Thiushaven thing, well, it's a pretty red box, you don't need words ;)
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Jason Tribbeck Message #91130, posted at 09:13, 12/6/2002, in reply to message #91129
Unregistered user Powder coating I believe is a heat process, so in which case trying it on plastic isn't really such a good idea.

Unless you like that molten blob look ;-)
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Jason Tribbeck Message #91131, posted at 09:16, 12/6/2002, in reply to message #91130
Unregistered user btw, http://www.tribbeck.com/phoebe/ for a phoebe case that's been powder coated in gloss black...
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MarcoF Message #91132, posted at 10:48, 12/6/2002, in reply to message #91131
Unregistered user spray paint, I guess.. with car colour
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Jason Tribbeck Message #91133, posted at 12:50, 12/6/2002, in reply to message #91132
Unregistered user Spray paint has the problem that it's too easily scratched off.

You can do it, but it's best to use a specialist automotive paint supplier (ie. not Halfords), and use Base and Clear paints (basically, a basic colour coat, followed by a lacquer). Then, you'll have a really deep, rich colour and an excellent finish. You can also T-Cut it (but I'd not do that; use something like Finesse-it) to make it really shiny.

Note: You can use Halford's paints, but I've had problems with the lacquer.
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Paul Wetzels Message #91134, posted at 15:02, 12/6/2002, in reply to message #91133
Unregistered user Well, the pics were taken at the monthly meeting of the Dutch Acorner group, an independant club of ´Limburgse´ RISC OS enthusiasts in the very south of the Netherlands. Btw - thuishaven means homebase... they also built the RiscPC into a very small case for easy transfer.
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Geoff Tate\'s vocal Message #91135, posted at 09:52, 13/6/2002, in reply to message #91134
Unregistered user Halford's?
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Jason Tribbeck Message #91136, posted at 14:41, 13/6/2002, in reply to message #91135
Unregistered user For Halfords, substitue 'any spray you can buy at your local Lax Power store' (so, Halfords, Les Smith).
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Jason Tribbeck Message #91137, posted at 14:41, 13/6/2002, in reply to message #91136
Unregistered user Unless you meant it should've been "Halfords' paint"...
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Geoff Tate\'s vocal Message #91138, posted at 15:51, 13/6/2002, in reply to message #91137
Unregistered user Yeh I wsas wondering what kind of paint.
Still you do vintage cars, all I've done is skirting boards and a rusty Vauxhall Nova so i wouldn't trust myself.
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ninjah Message #91139, posted by ninj at 13:02, 20/6/2002, in reply to message #91138
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Doesn't mech have a Risc PC in a modded box? Unsurprisingly for him, I think it's painted black.
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ninjah Message #91140, posted by ninj at 20:56, 11/8/2002, in reply to message #91139
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Mech just wanted to protest that 'it's yellow' but says 'something reports an error'. So I'm posting this for him.
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