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Laptop housing mod "DRAGONWARE"
by Brna on March 6, 2012 Table of Contents Laptop housing mod "DRAGONWARE" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intro: Laptop housing mod "DRAGONWARE" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 1: Carving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 2: Putty and sanding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 3: Epoxy resin and painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 4: Wireing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 5: The final product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Related Instructables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6

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Putty and Sanding. carved it with my engraving/multipurpose tool and filled the void with some epoxy resin and LED's (light emitting diodes). 4. and keeping it in place(I needed to paint it again because of it). It was quite a hassle adding the resin. If you are not comfortable and confident enough don't try this mod. Other: Epoxy resin LED-(light emitting diodes) Tip31 transistor(if you want the housing to have a music light show) tnx to: Glowing-paw-sound-reactive-laptop/ by the user zack247 Deviantart. even though the instructions said its fully cured in a day. So to get to the point. Primer and the actual paint job .and for the Leatherman im waiting for. TNX guy's/girls i appreciate it.com for thinking of me with the Halloween postcard .com/id/Laptop-housing-mod/ . 600 (waterproof is better) Trowel or something similar for evenly distributing the putty.instructables. here are the things that you need: I will not tell you how to disassemble your laptop.net/Kamen_Rider_Ryuga_Logo_by_RiderB0y.Intro: Laptop housing mod "DRAGONWARE" My old laptop was screaming for a new paint job and the fujitsu-siemens logo was boring. Carving: Logo Paper Exacto knife Multipurpose tool Spray paint Paint job: Spray paint Putty (for filling the damaged parts of the housing) Paint primer Sandpaper Nr. The resin was very thin for the first 24h. After a few tries I figure the best sequence of steps for this project is: 1. 2.jpg and Music LED Light Box project by the user motadacruz I'd like to use this opportunity to thank Instructables. 3.Molding and infusion of the resin. so i made my self a new logo. http://www.Carving.adding lights.

its better to cut into the part that needs to go out then into the rest of the housing :) . If you lose an part (like my dragons eye) it can be added again later when you add the resin. so i edited it and asked for the permission to use it. The finished surface needs to feel smooth.net/fs42/f/2009/133/3/7/Kamen_Rider_Ryuga_Logo_by_RiderB0y. so i went to the world wide web and found a suitable logo tnx to deviantart user RiderB0y. 4. you must fill them with putty and sand the excess off. Be careful.com/id/Laptop-housing-mod/ . its very likely it has some scratches. but its just an additional waste of your time and resources. but anything similar will do. As you can see the final product is not identical to my version of the logo.jpg But i was thinking it needed a bit of trimming to suit my needs. Keep in mind that the more putty you apply. but I'm quite satisfied with it. I used a thin milling cutter bit.deviantart. Steps: 1. Cutting the plastic.Follow the instructions for the putty. Printing or drawing the logo on paper 2. the more you'll need to sand. Step 2: Putty and sanding If your laptop wasn't new . http://www. Copying the logo to the laptop surface You can use the exacto knife to make the template. http://fc08. 3. and it needs to be clean and dry for the painting.instructables. and then just paint it over with a thin layer of paint.Step 1: Carving First of all i needed a logo to carve in.

Step 4: Wireing Once again. the backlight panel would be perfect instead of my LED's. LED's) with wires. A few notes: Using an spirit level is an must. than finally wash the WD40 with liquid dish detergent. cover it up with duct tape. and i found similar experiences on the net. the slot was intended for the 128k modem input but there's no modem inside :) http://www. You can: 1. You can first add the epoxy. On a clean surface(wash it all if u need) spray a thin layer of plastic primer. and than pour it into the housing/mold.In my opinion it's a better technique. but at least in the Gedeo resin's case the number was closer to 48h then 24h. one pair is the sound output from the speakers. First time I placed nylon CD case under the carved logo and consolidated it with sticky tape. Avoid vigorous mixing of the two resin components and you'll spare yourself of the "bubbly resin" problem. and a part of it leaked out :( On the second try I piled thick layers of sticky tape as the base. in the mold i used wires from an CAT5 cable.The layer was thicker in some places. then paint everything over and remove the tape from the logo later and wash the residue glue with WD40. If the epoxy is to thin when its made. The second picture is circuit switch on the motherboard. PAINTING Sand it all with sandpaper Nr. i ruined my first paint job when i just left the whole thing to cure under my desk. in addition the epoxy might dissolve the paint on the edges of the logo. The best way i can think of is combining the two techniques. and the second one is composed of the lower four diodes directly connected to the 12v . 2.and don't add the lights unless you are not comfortable. You can position and hold in place the additional component's (eye's. than fill any damaged parts with putty and sand it all again when the putty cures. you can wait for a few hours.com/id/Laptop-housing-mod/ . but then you risk the epoxy overflowing the edge of the logo or dripping on the freshly painted housing. but a bit still leaked out. confident and competent enough :) My circuit is made up of two parts. but don't exaggerate. but if you have a good idea or a better way of doing this i will add it here too. 600 .instructables.Step 3: Epoxy resin and painting You have two choices to make about the epoxy/paint job step order. and 4 good LED's would be good enough. the hardener is only a catalyst. in the reverse order.I was not very satisfied with the results. and the other two are the power line 12v connected to the battery trough a on/off switch. I tried them both on this project .I won't tell you how and where to hook it all up to your laptop. Use the prescribed hardener/resin ratio. wait for it to dry for a few minutes and than paint it all with the spray paint of your choice. The idea for the first Music LED Light circuit came from the Music LED Light Box project by the user motadacruz In my opinion maybe it is to bright . If you do find a few bubbles you can gently blow on them to make them go away. the wire from the eye LED's was enough to hold the eye's in place. In my( Gedeo resin's) instructions it said the resin is fully cured in 24 hours. one lets current trough the upper 3 diodes when it gets the signal from the sound card (i tapped on to the on-board speaker).I used just a bit more hardener . ore some other kind of fat dissolving detergent. Also if you have a spare/broken LCD display from a big enough pda or a gps navigation.) and I must say I like the second choice better! EPOXY I tried two ways of making the base for the resin to make it stay where i want it to. First paint the housing and then add the epoxy. There is two pairs of wires crossing from the motherboard to the display housing.

Steam http://www.com/id/Laptop-housing-mod/ .Step 5: The final product I hope you like this as much as I do :) Related Instructables dell latitude c600 led mod (video) by zachery980 Getting started with ubuntu and the AVR dragon by }{itch A protective case for the Atmel AVR Dragon by bperrybap "Hacked" Laptop Mod (Photos) by Arbitror Cool laptop LED lights by mrworf The Dragon. a desktop computer by Horatius.instructables.

5:22 PM REPLY Kryptonite says: WOW. I think I'll have to do something similar with mine now.instructables. 2012. nice work! glad to see my design inspired someone else to give it a shot :3 looks great. 2012. 2012. 12:05 AM REPLY zack247 says: wow. 2012. 12:05 AM REPLY http://www. 11:18 PM REPLY Brna says: Tnx! Mar 11.com/id/Laptop-housing-mod/ .Comments 4 comments Add Comment Mar 10. and i love the blue. Brna says: :) Mar 11. That looks absolutely incredible. Mar 10.