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Old 02-28-2011, 01:43 AM   #91
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Todays progress:

I cut some tact switches off a scanner's control panel and glued them to a pcb, then wired them up to a fdd connector. I forgot to take a picture of the top before mounting it, so here are the after shots:





I cut up an old fdd cable ans wired it into the controls of each battery controller and the power switch foe the mobo.





I also got the wacom mounted:





And I got all the ports done.



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It's certainly not pretty.
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:22 AM   #93
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Considering that it was made by hand, I'd say I did pretty well. Besides, it isn't done yet.



Installing the lcd panel:



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how much does this thing weigh?
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It seems I've neglected updating this thread for quite a while. Here's where I am as of now:













It's not 100% done yet (I doubt it ever will be tbh...) but it is in a functioning state. The final dimensions are 19x22x4 inches, and it weighs 23 pounds according to my bathroom scale.
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Its looking great. Is that FC2 I spy in the 4th pic?
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Its looking great. Is that FC2 I spy in the 4th pic?
FEAR 2: Project Origin. I was using game cases to keep it off the desk before I installed the rubber feet.
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Wow, pretty nice. I'm guessing you built it off of an Asus style design? Also, is it awkwardly balanced towards where the batteries are?
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Wow, pretty nice. I'm guessing you built it off of an Asus style design?
Yep. I was originally going to do something more rounded, but then I saw the G73.

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A bit, but the massive size kinda makes up for it. The only time I really notice is when I pick it up without closing the lid.
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You gonna get that hard drive fixed yet X'D
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