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Here it is, my new Mini ITX box. I couldn't find a case I liked so I decided to make my own.
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==Damn, that smarts!==
This box has dual hard disks, a satallite card, a DVD rom drive, and a custom 2x16 red LCD and IR receiver module (homebrew). Here are some pics:
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[[Image:DSC_0843.JPG|left|thumb|640px|The LCD module from sparkfun.com and the USB to ttl adapter from a phone data cable]]
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[[Image:Mini-itx_package.jpg|left|thumb|640px|The hardware block assembled without a case or chassis.]]
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[[Image:Ouch.jpg|left|thumb|640px|The finger has healed up (but it is still hypersensative). I was making a volume knob from a sloan flush valve angle stop cover when all hell broke loose. That's the aftermath of a 3/16" drill bit on a drill press going through my left pointer finger. Too bad I'm left handed.]]
  
[[Image:Front top.jpg|left|thumb|640px|The chassis with the hard disks installed.]]
 
  
[[Image:Dvd carrier1.jpg|left|thumb|640px|The DVD carrier holds it in position with respect to the front panel.]]
 
  
[[Image:Dvd carrier2.jpg|left|thumb|640px|Another view of the DVD carrier.]]
 
  
[[Image:Front top dvd.jpg|left|thumb|640px|Front top view with ide cabless.]]
 
  
[[Image:Front view dvd.jpg|left|thumb|640px|Front view with dvd and ide cables.]]
 
  
[[Image:Side view dvd.jpg|left|thumb|640px|Side view with dvd and ide cabless.]]
 
  
[[Image:Chassis front side dvd.jpg|left|thumb|640px|Front side view with dvd and ide cables.]]
 
  
[[Image:Everything_but_the_lcd.jpg|left|thumb|640px|Everything but the LCD now.]]
 
  
[[Image:Tight wiring.jpg|left|thumb|640px|this little space required a custom wiring harness.]]
 
  
[[Image:Side done.jpg|left|thumb|640px|Here is a side view with the top still off. you can see the cable for the lcd just below the DVD.]]
 
  
[[Image:Mini itx back.jpg|left|thumb|640px|Here's one of the back showing the cooling air intake slots as well as the other connections to the box. The plug on the upper left is power and the two above the DVI are for LNB input and passthrough for the satellite card.]]
 
  
[[Image:Top side done.jpg|left|thumb|640px|and one last view with the top off.]]
 
  
[[Image:itx15.jpg|left|thumb|640px|one with the LCD working.]]
 
  
[[Image:DSC_0883.JPG|left|thumb|640px|...and here it is with two coats of Boiled Linseed Oil sitting in my living room.]]
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==Another homemade Tube amp==
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[[Image:DSC_1216.JPG|left|thumb|640px|Here's my latest piece of homemade stereo equipment. It is based on 6AU6 and 6AQ5 tubes. It lives in my office and is fed from my Kuro HD. Without a doubt, the coolest music player in the office.]]
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==Tube Amp==
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Building a 832 push pull amp from scratch. here's some pictures:
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[[Image:DSC 1033.JPG|left|thumb|640px|Here's the layout of the major components on paper. Next I'll start cutting the aluminum panel.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1035.JPG|left|thumb|640px|The 832a dual beam tetrode with the 12at7 dual triode (first stage) next to it.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1036.JPG|left|thumb|640px|Just starting drilling on the chassis The panel came with those deep scratches in it. If I can't get them out I'll paint the panel black.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1040.JPG|left|thumb|640px|The chassis with the transformers and terminals mounted. check out the finish on the panel.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1043.JPG|left|thumb|640px|The completed chassis. Time to start cutting some wood.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1046.JPG|left|thumb|640px|The completed chassis with the wood frame. still need to sand and round over the edges of the wood.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1053.JPG|left|thumb|640px|The completed chassis with the wood frame and mostly polished panel. still need to do something to finish the wood.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1055.JPG|left|thumb|640px|you can see the layout of the major components from the bottom and all those tapped holes in the panel. just need to start installing components now.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1056.JPG|left|thumb|640px|Starting to wire it now.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1057.JPG|left|thumb|640px|A closeup of the wiring.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1059.jpg|left|thumb|640px|More wiring done. Still need to wire the filaments, build the time delay relay, and some minor work on the amp.s power stage.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1065.JPG|left|thumb|640px|Still need to lacquer the wood, and am waiting for 5 resistors to arrive, but here's a picture of the amp with the tubes installed.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1068.jpg|left|thumb|640px|Just needs the filament wiring/transformer and time delay relay board.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1075.jpg|left|thumb|640px|The bottom of the amplifier with everything except the fuse, filament transformer, and time delay relay board.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1077.jpg|left|thumb|640px|Almost done. need to select the output impedance and connect the binding posts to the appropriate terminals and install one resistor. I think I'll also redo a couple of the wires to reduce stray capacitance in the circuit.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1164.JPG|left|thumb|640px|The underside of the completed amp.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1086.jpg|left|thumb|640px|All done and hooked up to my Kuro.]]
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[[Image:DSC 1186.JPG|left|thumb|640px|NIce Glow.]]

Latest revision as of 02:24, 29 July 2008

Damn, that smarts!

The finger has healed up (but it is still hypersensative). I was making a volume knob from a sloan flush valve angle stop cover when all hell broke loose. That's the aftermath of a 3/16" drill bit on a drill press going through my left pointer finger. Too bad I'm left handed.



































Another homemade Tube amp

Here's my latest piece of homemade stereo equipment. It is based on 6AU6 and 6AQ5 tubes. It lives in my office and is fed from my Kuro HD. Without a doubt, the coolest music player in the office.




























Tube Amp

Building a 832 push pull amp from scratch. here's some pictures:

Here's the layout of the major components on paper. Next I'll start cutting the aluminum panel.
The 832a dual beam tetrode with the 12at7 dual triode (first stage) next to it.
Just starting drilling on the chassis The panel came with those deep scratches in it. If I can't get them out I'll paint the panel black.
The chassis with the transformers and terminals mounted. check out the finish on the panel.
The completed chassis. Time to start cutting some wood.
The completed chassis with the wood frame. still need to sand and round over the edges of the wood.
The completed chassis with the wood frame and mostly polished panel. still need to do something to finish the wood.
you can see the layout of the major components from the bottom and all those tapped holes in the panel. just need to start installing components now.
Starting to wire it now.
A closeup of the wiring.
More wiring done. Still need to wire the filaments, build the time delay relay, and some minor work on the amp.s power stage.
Still need to lacquer the wood, and am waiting for 5 resistors to arrive, but here's a picture of the amp with the tubes installed.
Just needs the filament wiring/transformer and time delay relay board.
The bottom of the amplifier with everything except the fuse, filament transformer, and time delay relay board.
Almost done. need to select the output impedance and connect the binding posts to the appropriate terminals and install one resistor. I think I'll also redo a couple of the wires to reduce stray capacitance in the circuit.
The underside of the completed amp.
All done and hooked up to my Kuro.
NIce Glow.