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Unread 09-26-2005, 10:19 AM   #151
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Congrats! It doesn't seem like that long ago when you first started does it?


OK, I lied. You've been at this a heck of a long time! Looks great though.
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Unread 09-26-2005, 07:29 PM   #152
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Yeah I have been... The offical first post of the log was August 2nd, 2003. I copied the log here a few months after that. It's been a "long strange trip." Thanks for the compliment.
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Unread 11-13-2005, 08:08 PM   #153
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Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated

I'm not dead, I'm still working on this project 2+ years later but just so happen to be saving up some stuff for the "BIG ONE" that will probably mark the mechanical (not software) completion of the project... What a long, strange, trip it's been.

I'd like to thank Henri Skippari VERY much for hooking me up with one of his Noritake 800A VFD to USB backpacks, which works beautifully with LCD Studio.. You rock, Ray! The design you see is what Henri's converter draws to the screen when it first powers up...

Ya'll remember the VFD? Sure you do. Remember the ugly green color? Yeah, probably...


Even with just holding the dark blue light gel (filter) in place, it looks pretty good. The blue of the screen even matches the LEDs pretty well (look at the bottom of the picture.) The observant reader will notice this modder in the reflection of the gel.


Even better with the filter fully installed... it looks sooooo sweet.


Nice wide viewing angle and consistent color


Now all I need is some quality time with LCD Studio making screens for all the data I've got available form Speedfan and other sources.

I know this is a bit of a tease... but I felt a small update would be a good thing.
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Unread 11-14-2005, 01:21 PM   #154
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I Like That Glad To See Some Updates
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Unread 11-15-2005, 05:23 PM   #155
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Keep on moddin...
Still looking good.
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Unread 11-21-2005, 11:32 PM   #156
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Incoming Cryptic Message:
Code:
E_E1         0 $A_0001  1x  
I_I2         $A_0002 0 9I
I_I1         $A_0003 0 7I
I_I5         $A_0004 0 12I
E_E3         $A_0006 $A_0005  1x  
D_D1         $A_0007 $A_0005 0 D2A3904
E_E2         $A_0007 $A_0004  1x  
Z_Z1         $A_0001 $A_0007 $A_0003 $A_0003 VES150
Q_Q1         $A_0003 $A_0001 Q1A4148 
Z_Z2         $A_0001 $A_0007 $A_0002 $A_0002 VES9140
Q_Q2         $A_0001 $A_0002 Q1A4148 
I_I6         $A_0006 0 0
GWC0: The message appears to be a crytographically secured schematic
GTO6: Running brute force algorythm, sir.
GMP664: Brute force done, displaying schematic.



GWC0: Well what the hell does that do?

:dremel: :thumb: yet?
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Unread 11-22-2005, 11:06 PM   #157
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I must not be good enough at EE. That makes no sense.
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Unread 11-23-2005, 01:27 AM   #158
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The fact that I used R1 as a 1K resistor to simulate the load didn't help... should be more like 20 or 30 ohms. That and the fact that the VDC at the left of the schematic is me being lazy and simulating a TTL level input. Q1 acts as a switch to fully turn M2 off... 5V straight into Gate won't do it. With Q1 off, there are ~12V the Gate of M1 and it is turned on and therefor passes the V1 source through.

with Q1 turned on, M1 is turned off w\ 0V at it's gate and M2 is turned on with 0V at its gate and passes V2 into the load.

V1 simply represents a given voltage input, not a 7V source. V2 is the same. In reality when this is incorporated into the rest of the chassis control system, V1 will be full 12V and V2 will be the input from the mobo's PWM (speedfan rox!).

(the encrypted bit is the SPICE netlist run through rot13 )
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Unread 01-16-2006, 10:09 AM   #159
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Woooow... *Really* impressive modding... I envy your patience more than Your tools. Question: Do You have time to use this piece of art between the modding?

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Unread 01-23-2006, 10:07 PM   #160
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Yes, actually. thats why the no progress posted as of late - I'm in winter hibernation... playing games on the beast!
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Unread 11-08-2006, 11:55 AM   #161
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Any more news or progress on this beast ?
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Unread 11-24-2006, 11:16 PM   #162
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scopEDog's Ceberus WB1 in G1/4" nestles nicely into its new home. Plus some semi-custom LGA-775 to PGA-478 mounting plates - that was fun. Broke a drill bit and a tap in the process? can you tell where I fowled up? NO! 1337 sauce!


Intake from radiator plumbed - system is 1/2" in, 3x10/8mm out to Silentstar HDD, Twinplex GPU, and Twinplex Northbridge.


The sun shines for the first time on the Cerberus WB1 inside it's new home. I started the switch at 12:30 AM and didn't finish until 7AM. Oi vey.


And this was one of the reasons why, the SF800 flowmeter (and this one WORKS!) is finally in place after almost a year, and one dead SF800 behind it.


I also moved the pump to where the old splitter used to sit - the DDC has gone back to a stock top (thanks again for the parts scopEDog!) and makes for a very compact setup. Plus, personally, I think the all-black 8/10mm tubing is very sexy.


The other thing I did... I stripped all the sheet metal panels off the case, if you didn't notice. I don't have the $$$ to do have them professionally painted now, but I refuse to do anything less. The blends need to be perfect from mesh to metal, and from the flush-fit window... my skills aren't up to it. I'd happily send another forum-goer the business, so PM me if you're interested.

This is far from over. I will never give up.
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Unread 11-25-2006, 04:56 PM   #163
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Panels are stripped - I figured if I was gonna gut the watercooling, it would be a good time to pull all the sheet metal off the case, including the bottom (2nd in from the left). You can see the feet dinged up the paint on the bottom... no big deal,but this paint job just wans't up to snuff. Neither was the flush-fitting of the window - something that's going away. I think you'll enjoy the solution I've come up with for a blind-mount... that's for another update, though.

Panels before


Panels after a trip into work to use the grit blasting machine - took about 1.5 hours to do all 4 panels. If you ever need to strip something quickly, these machines rock. I'm so glad I work where I do, all the IT toys you can dream of, great people to work with, and a full machine shop which I'm slowly taking advantage of.


Back-side panel - the finish is fairly rough, probably equivalent to 50 grit. Plenty of tooth for some etching primer to bite into, but that's the job of whoever paints these. I'm looking for volunteers, and I will pay.


Close up of the stripped panels.


And now another little gift, I demoed the installation of the VFD panel before, but I realized I've never shot video of it in action, so here you go... youtube style! LCD Studio ROCKS!

Key for main screen - yes, that's 60 FPS solid while playing Counter Strike: Source at 1920x1200. And yes, sync is on.


Key for volume screen - I'm still working on this one to show current speaker configs. The windows API for reading speaker configurations ISN'T EASY. This screen only shows up when the volume changes, and it shows up for 10 seconds or so.


Key for the time/weather screen. this shows up every 10 minutes, shows the current time, the project logo, the current weather, and tommorow's highs and lows. Comes up twice in the video because this was shot in 1 minute pieces, as that's all my digicam can handle.


And now the youtube video, with music by Nine Inch Nails (well, aphex twin for nine inch nails) "At the Heart of it All". Seemed to fit.

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Unread 11-26-2006, 05:56 PM   #164
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Nice work! I love that display!
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Unread 11-26-2006, 07:54 PM   #165
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wow looks really really well
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Unread 12-06-2006, 11:48 PM   #166
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Thanksssssssss guys
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Unread 12-14-2006, 02:53 AM   #167
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wow awesome work man i wish i had the time to do something like that took me all day just to make the res and block for my wc setup =\
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