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Leather case computer

Author: willek
Used time: weekend
Cost: ~30 euros
Categories: Full case

This was a quick project for a friend. He came to visit, and we designed and built the case in a weekend.
He had wanted to build a computer in a briefcase, but after trying the parts in the briefcase, we decided to build the case from scratch.

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Here is the basic construction. Frame is made of  15mm and 20mm aluminum L-profile and 1,5mm anodized aluminum plate. The motherboard rack is from an old atx-case.

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Sidepanels are also of the same aluminum plate, and they are covered with black fake leather, with plastic foam stuck in beetween. The panel is squeezed with clamps during gluing, so the leather will turn out nice and tight.

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The other sidepanel with a fanhole was a bit trickier.

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White (real) leather was used for effects on the top and front plates. Here´s some needlework.

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White leather has a nice texture.

Since the goal of the project was to make a portable LANcase, a handle was needed.

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Some foam, leather and more needlework :)

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Partly assembled to try out the looks.

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Since the psu is located on the front, and we didn´t want any wires to stick out of the front plate, the psu needed a little modding.

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Feet for the case were made out of aluminum and rubber sticker pads.

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The front plate was ugly, so we decided to make a door. The door is 10mm apart from the front plate, so the power supply can exhaust its hot air properly.

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Power and HDD led's light were brought trough the door via bolts. I drilled holes on the bolts, and filled them with hot glue.

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Some posing

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20.05.2007 10:30 willekkaupasta :) eikhn noita joka atk-puljusta lydy ku kysyy
19.05.2007 17:44 kezmahmist sais tollasia jatkojohtoja psu?
22.04.2007 13:06 Tubelinusdamn it looks good. this was just a quick project? well done!
18.04.2007 18:39 vikiPakko mynt, t on helevetin ntti:)
18.04.2007 09:17 mofuponice! I have never seen something like this.
18.04.2007 07:16 HaoKiHienohan t...:)
18.04.2007 06:58 ErrtuErikoinen ja hyvin viimeistelty. Varsinkin pidin noista pulttiledeist, vaikken ledeist kovasti perusta.
17.04.2007 19:49 willekJohnEdward: saattaahan tuo assyill nky, jos omistaja sinne raahautuu
17.04.2007 19:47 willeksisltn tais olla 2800+ a64 (tdp 89W tjsp) ja gf 6800 ultra. ensin meinas lmmet turhan paljon, mutta kun knsi prossun tuularin puhaltaan ulos (tuosa kyljest) lmmt pysyy hyvin kurissa
17.04.2007 19:31 Yoshiminkslaista rautaa tuo pit sislln ? Ihan kiinnostaisi ett miten pysyvt lmmt kurissa :P Alkuun vaikutti kyll aika hullulta asettaa virtalhde eteen mutta oikeastaan tuo on ihan pirun nppr ratkaisu :)
17.04.2007 19:08 hevinallentti
17.04.2007 19:03 PullaUazManTodella hieno, itsell mys suunnitteilla pllyst seuraava kotelo nahalla =)
17.04.2007 19:02 drakminReally good outcome, even if it wan't made in a weekend. :D
17.04.2007 18:58 JohnEdwardThats really cool! Any chance of seeing it live at assembly07 :3 ?