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« on: November 18, 2003, 02:03:24 am »
Here's a WIP I've nearly completed.  Two hours of painstaking cutting with the dremel tool, two layers of spray paint, and this is the result!  Next up: illumination.



 

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2003, 11:42:57 pm »
Here's the finished product.  There's six white LEDs inside creating a lovely glow throughout the machine.  Pretty much everything went as I hoped, except for the more extreme blurring caused by the case.  The result is you can't see any of the PCB but for a green glow, where I was hoping for a clearer view.  The camera doesn't really show how cool it looks, but you can get a decent idea from these images.  The blue light looks far more vivid and less whitish than the cam shows.






« Last Edit: November 21, 2003, 12:04:29 am by Lawrence »

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2003, 05:38:21 am »
I don't know whethor to think it's wonderful or horrible that you did that to a skeleton saturn lmao.  If I had a skeleton saturn I'd probably want to do something like that, however I can't justify buying one at the outrageous prices they go for on ebay (especially after shipping) lol.

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2003, 05:44:26 am »
Good job on the mod. I like it!

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2003, 12:50:05 pm »
It's cool and all but definitely not my speed. I'm sure it will rattle someone's cage.

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2003, 11:21:06 pm »
Instead of LEDs, why not some neon strips around the edge, the buttons and the inner edge of the lid?
That would be rude.

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2003, 01:01:24 am »
I didn't use neon or other large lights because I didn't want the lights as the focus, I wanted the system to be the focus.  Doing it this way reveals only the system, the Saturn itself is glowing (As a Saturn should).

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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2003, 07:25:38 am »
was it already with that trasparency? (the case)
and what is this o_O? "painstaking cutting with the dremel tool"

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2003, 02:00:47 pm »
This system is now up for auction.  Please bid like crazy fools:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=3060592566

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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2003, 06:58:32 am »
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was it already with that trasparency? (the case)
and what is this o_O? "painstaking cutting with the dremel tool"
Fix_Metal, he cut the metal shielding.  Did you not look at the before\after pictures?

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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2003, 10:22:39 am »
awesome...but why did you sell it on ebay??

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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2003, 01:36:20 pm »
Why not sell it on ebay?  Seemed like a good idea at the time.

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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2003, 04:17:56 pm »
Nice job with the sale, $160 not a bad range and im sure you made a nice profit atleast... looked good, I wonder if it would be possible to do something like that but affix some sort of mirror or a way to reflect the light back out from the inside, like that part you cut with the dremel put a mirror or some reflective material on the backside to reflect the light back out .. i dunno looked good thou

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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2003, 06:02:33 am »
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$160 not a bad range and im sure you made a nice profit atleast...
I've seen stock skeleton saturns go for $150 on ebay  :(  

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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2003, 07:25:51 am »
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was it already with that trasparency? (the case)
and what is this o_O? "painstaking cutting with the dremel tool"
Fix_Metal, he cut the metal shielding.  Did you not look at the before\after pictures?
well I didn't know what that words meaned :P (I am from italy, I don't know  english as well as italian :P)
lawrence...the saturn still worked without the shield protection?I mean, the metal divided the PCB from the AC/DC block...

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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2003, 01:42:00 pm »
Dremel isn't a word, it's the name of a tool.   It's a handheld high speed spinning tool, you can use it to cut, sharpen, polish, drill, etc.

http://www.dremeleurope.com/Europe.html

They're available in Italy too.  =)

As for the metal parts, they're not ALL necessary.  Most of the metal is there for RF shielding, and since I don't care, I cut it.  I left all the supports for the power PCB, including the plastic shield, so there's no danger of it shorting or anything.

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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2003, 06:48:01 am »
I think I remember hearing a tale of someone who melted part of their saturn for leaving that plastic shield that was under the power supply out of the case and plugging it in/powering it up.

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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2003, 01:36:52 pm »
I've done that before, shorted 100v with the shielding above the AV port.  Got some burn marks on the power PCB and some nice sparks, but nothing fried - didn't even blow a fuse.  Lucky me.  =)

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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2003, 09:47:42 pm »
I've done that too. =) Exactly the same spot, 230V, pretty blue flash. It finished off my half-dead motherboard for good. The PSU was fine though.
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« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2003, 07:46:59 am »
The most fun I've ever had with parts doing that was in a pc, went to format my dad's old pc and re-install windows and everything after it had been unplugged for about 2 months.  Plugged it in, and BAM! fireworks!

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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2003, 08:46:29 pm »
ihihihi little kaboom babies  :rolleyes:  :D
however, thank you lawrence. Now I know what is a dreamel tool :) (un trapano portatile!<--italian :P).
In my Dreamcast (that I'm preparing to mod...) I don't want to cut any metal parts. I've painted them with black brilliant spray, it's a good thing now. I made some photos, I'll post them when all the work will be done  :ph34r:  B)
Ehi dudes Happy Xmas and have a good new year :)

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« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2004, 07:28:00 am »
thats awsum you need to put a walkthrough for this! or atleast how to get those pretty lights  :lol:  

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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2005, 07:48:57 pm »
HI! LAWRENCE,

I REALLY LIKE WHAT YOU DID ON YOUR SATURN

AND I AM (KINDA)  STARTING THE CASE MOD BUSINESS MYSELF.

AND AS MY FIRST PROJECT I WAS THINKING ABOUT A  NES CASE.

AND WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS?

THANKS!

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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2005, 10:04:04 pm »
not sure of suggestion but I'm sure Lawrence has earfull of your shouting mate...  <_<

try to turn caps off...
no need to shout as we can read you in silence... o_O;
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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2005, 05:30:58 am »
to lawrence and to dj898,

    sorry about the caps lock thing. the keyboard i was using had a short

in it. but everything fine now. anyway do you have any beginner tips

in mind??  
 
                      thanks