[Build Log] -ColorFalls- A RGB Wall Hanging 3D Printed Case

Discussion in 'Worklogs' started by thorkon, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. thorkon

    thorkon n00b

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    Hello and welcome to my newest build :)


    I've been modding for 10 years now and usually my themes are of a pixelated design. This mod is named ColorFalls as the case will be built to hang from a wall and look like it's made out of hundreds of cubes that each have a LED and will have patterned lighting effects). I will be 3D printing this case and expect to use about 9 lbs of plastic to make. Here is my CAD design so you can visualize the project.

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    My sponsors for this mod
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    Components
    ASUS Prime Z390-A
    ASUS GTX 2060 STRIX 6GB
    ASUS ROG RYUJIN 360 AIO CPU Cooler
    ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Modular RGB PSU



    TEAMGROUP NIGHT HAWK Legend RGB 16gb DDR4 RAM
    TEAMGROUP T-FORCE Delta RGB 250gb SSD
    TEAMGROUP MS30 M.2 SATA SSD


    CPU I5-9600k



    Heres a few photos of my previous work:
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    I'll be back soon with some progress of the printing and whahtnot! Its showing it will take 2 weeks of printing time to get the main body done. I'll be back sooner than that though to show the 3D process :)
     
  2. thorkon

    thorkon n00b

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    I started the printing and got a good bit done!

    This section alone takes about 2 days. Multiply this by 8 sections and you can see it takes awhile to do this project:
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    These squiggly lines are called supports in the 3d Printing world. It helps when you are printing hollow things, in this example, my cubes are hollow so it helping the top of the cubes having smooth finishes. It is unfortunately a waste of plastic as they get torn out when the print is done.
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    This is a color test with the different cube heights. Looking good!

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    Overview of my work desk at the moment...

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  3. thorkon

    thorkon n00b

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    Got most of the frame done! I had to wait a little bit for plastic to come in, but I"m using 3D solutech PLA and its going pretty good.

    Heres the frame pieces laying next to each other
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    And the pc parts in there respective places...sorta ha
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    Combining the sections together with glue and 3D pen welding
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    Small casualty when I was ripping out the support plastic sections. It will be easy to fix though since it will be covered up by the radiator of the cpu cooler.
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  4. Adidas4275

    Adidas4275 [H]ardness Supreme

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    as a PC case modder and a 3D printing enthusiast this is an awesome mash up!

    Love the idea of the cubes at different heights....

    nice work
     
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  5. thorkon

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    Thanks Adidas!

    Boxes in position :D
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    The rear bracket that will support the components. The cubes on the front are mainly for lighting, not structure support.
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    I messed up on the design and decided I needed these cubes out. I used my old junk soldering iron to melt out the cubes and used wire cutters and sanding to smooth it out
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    Asus Thor 1200w PSU
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    T-Force Delta RGB SSD
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    ASUS Prime Z390-A
    ASUS GTX 2060 STRIX 6GB
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    Still need to do small details to fit the pieces in correctly and mount them good. Then there is also the LED wiring and whatnot. Be back soon!
     
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  6. N4CR

    N4CR 2[H]4U

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    Love your work! Thanks to your sponsors for making it happen too.
    Cube height difference is beautiful.
     
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  7. thorkon

    thorkon n00b

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    Thanks N4CR! I really appreciate them!

    Starting the LED work! TLDR: It did not go well...

    Gluing down the led strips
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    All the soldering equipment
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    ANNNNND heres all the lights in the trash. I mixed up the pins on my molex connector since the female side needs to be backward to get 5v. I sent 12v into the leds which fried them and my arduino. Press F to pay respects to 600 LEDs :(
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    Just a reference on how big this project is
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  8. thorkon

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    Back with a redo on the LEDs
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    I did the wiring slightly different so I didn't crowd the contacts on the leds
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    Putting the back frame on
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    MoBo Mount
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    ASUS Prime Z390-A
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    TEAMGROUP NIGHT HAWK Legend RGB 16gb DDR4 RAM
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    ASUS ROG RYUJIN 360 AIO CPU Cooler
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    ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Modular RGB PSU with my 3D printed bracket
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    All the parts on the frame.
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    Next I'll be going in on the lighting and showing some of that!
     
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  9. thorkon

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    Gettting some lighting action :D
    heres a gif (if it doesn't work, There will be a link)
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    Static image of the lights
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    Rearview of the new wiring setup

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    Getting ready to put the ASUS RYUJIN AIO in
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    Extremely close to being done. Just got to fill a few gaps near the components and get it mounted to the wall. I'll be back soon!
     
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