HTPC Mod by Max ErlandssonForeword by Richard Swinburne:
From SleepStreamer's modding roots of the incredible Cold Fusion
, Hangar 101
and MCE 2.0
, comes the latest from Mad Max's modding exploits, excellently crafting aluminium to his industrious whims.
His latest mod simply titled, "HTPC", is on the small scale as Max crafts a beautiful mini piece out of low profile parts and a perspex stand that elegantly combines an industrious design with clean looks.
Check out how he did it over the next few pages - and we know how popular smaller mods and home theatres are becoming, so we hope it will inspire a few of you to follow in Max's modding footsteps!
Hey guys, I'm back with a new casemod! It's actually not been that long since my last outing here
, as I usually aim for one mod a year.
This time I thought I'd jump on the HTPC bandwagon with a design that's much cleaner than my previous builds, so I'm hoping it'll fit nicely next to my TV.
Everything in this build was geared around being quick: the design for example was completed in a total of three hours, while the build itself was completed in just eight days
: four weekends. It would be an understatement to say that's a lot less than I'm used to!
Building: Stage One
I started off by making a design I liked in Rhinoceros 3D. As I said earlier this took no more than a couple of hours to construct, but I was focused with what I wanted and really feel I nailed the result.
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The building phase begins with the motherboard tray; milled from 6mm thick, normal acrylic. Threaded holes were then drilled with a UNC 6-32
for the brass spacers.
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