I've been modding for 10 years now and usually my themes are of a pixelated design. This mod is named ColorFalls as the case will be built to hang from a wall and look like it's made out of hundreds of cubes that each have a LED and will have patterned lighting effects). I will be 3D printing this case and expect to use about 9 lbs of plastic to make. Here is my CAD design so you can visualize the project.
My sponsors for this mod
Components ASUS Prime Z390-A ASUS GTX 2060 STRIX 6GB ASUS ROG RYUJIN 360 AIO CPU Cooler ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Modular RGB PSU
TEAMGROUP NIGHT HAWK Legend RGB 16gb DDR4 RAM TEAMGROUP T-FORCE Delta RGB 250gb SSD TEAMGROUP MS30 M.2 SATA SSD
Heres a few photos of my previous work:
I'll be back soon with some progress of the printing and whahtnot! Its showing it will take 2 weeks of printing time to get the main body done. I'll be back sooner than that though to show the 3D process 🙂
This section alone takes about 2 days. Multiply this by 8 sections and you can see it takes awhile to do this project:
These squiggly lines are called supports in the 3d Printing world. It helps when you are printing hollow things, in this example, my cubes are hollow so it helping the top of the cubes having smooth finishes. It is unfortunately a waste of plastic as they get torn out when the print is done.
This is a color test with the different cube heights. Looking good!
Starting the LED work! TLDR: It did not go well...
Gluing down the led strips
All the soldering equipment
ANNNNND heres all the lights in the trash. I mixed up the pins on my molex connector since the female side needs to be backward to get 5v. I sent 12v into the leds which fried them and my arduino. Press F to pay respects to 600 LEDs 😞