Hey just thought I'd throw out the idea I'm working on for a school project. I'm just doing the 'exoskeleton' within the next 2 weeks which is when it is due. Then from there I'll start throwing all the shiznat in. Here are some old plans I dug up that I made in 9th grade, rather quickly. Nothing here is final, but the size is pretty final, since I'm putting in 2 boxes and 2 HDDs, fans, new cooling, and 2 DVD drives, which will be coming out of the top like wings (very cool!). Most everything inside will have a nice little plexi tray. All HDD's and router and PSU, etc. will be put into the bottom 2 legs of the X, while the 2 mobos and DVD drives will be placed in the top legs of the X. Buttons placed under the jewel in the center in top and bottom, not sure how I'll be working all of this part out with 2 boxes but we'll see. Very large project, but I'm counting on you guys to help me out a bit, never done [shiznat!] like this before.
So before I start I have a few questions::
I assume 1/4" acrylic for the exoskeleton? It's going to be black.
Plexi trays will be clear and 1/8".
What's the best way to bend things for trays? I can buy a heat gun if necessary.
All exterior faces to the X will be conjoined by brackets on the inside, with nice shiny chrome countersunk screws visible from the outside.
Here are some old images:
Jewel plans: thi sis a side view, thought it was a clever idea. Though now that I'm putting 2 xboxes in there we'll have to see how this'll work out, but I really wanna do this part. Maybe the 360 power button can go elsewhere. There's going to be a lot of button and other routing in this project. Might end up needing help with that as well. It's been about 4 years since I've done this stuff.
So let me know your thoughts and and other input you got floating around up there
. Greatly appreciated.This post has been edited by Exige_: Nov 1 2008, 12:27 AM