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Offline Fullcream

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Build your own case!
« on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 14:01:35 »
Hello. So I built my own poker/universal mount hhkb case and just wanted to share it with you because I'm really excited about it. Here it is finished:



I guess here is a bit of a rough diy guide.
So think about what you know will look cool!


Starting with a plastic generic Aliexpress case I drilled holes and zip-tied some piece of Aluminium flat to it for more angle.
(don't worry I cleaned off that glue)



With an A3 sized sheet of 3mm acrylic I did some measuring and cutting.


Glue the pieces on! Woohoo!
(all the yellow that you see is the color of the glue I used)


Find some things lying around and glue them in for weight. Cool!!. Oh yeah at some point I measured and cut the rear piece and hhkb blockers. Must have forgotten to take pics. Soz! Lol


Measure and cut out a hole for usb. I first drilled a hole then took my time with a square file.


Bog it up. Haha messy.


Sand/file. This process took the longest. Keep it square and clean! I didn't want rounded edges.



Undercoat really helps to hide imperfections!




Gon waiting, just a little while longer m8! Oh btw thanks Leandren! This was from R4


Paint dry.








A few minor imperfections. Actually the most obvious ones are just in the paint and I'll be going back to fix them soom when I get time.
« Last Edit: Thu, 09 March 2017, 22:01:00 by Fullcream »

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Re: Build your own case!
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 14:06:39 »
Masterful. Holy ****.

Offline chuckdee

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« Reply #2 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 15:09:47 »
Now that is cool.  Great work!

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« Reply #3 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 15:13:03 »
Absolutely brilliant.

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Re: Build your own case!
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 15:45:10 »
Those weights though, haha! Really awesome job, looks very nice and smooth! :)

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 15:46:10 »


Really skillful stuff!  :thumb:
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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 15:53:15 »
I'm following along the whole way saying to myself 'he done ****** up now' and then there is this beautiful case at the end..... I'm just like  :eek:  :thumb:

seriously nice work!

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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 15:57:31 »
 :) oh there was quite a few mistakes. I just did my best to hide them all.

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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 17:17:18 »
wow!  :thumb:

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Re: Build your own case!
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 17:50:55 »
Looks great. This is thrifty DIY!

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Re: Build your own case!
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 20:37:34 »
Gonna start on the next one very soon. Will have a wider bezel and wkl blockers.

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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 20:42:54 »
Gotta love that scrap metal ballast.

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Re: Build your own case!
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 20:50:32 »
Hello. So I built my own poker/universal mount hhkb case and just wanted to share it with you because I'm really excited about it. Here it is finished:
Show Image


I guess here is a bit of a rough diy guide.
So think about what you know will look cool!
Show Image

Starting with a plastic generic Aliexpress case I drilled holes and zip-tied some piece of Aluminium flat to it for more angle.
(don't worry I cleaned off that glue)

With an A3 sized sheet of 3mm acrylic I did some measuring and cutting.
Show Image


Glue the pieces on! Woohoo!
Show Image


Find some things lying around and glue them in for weight. Cool!!. Oh yeah at some point I measured and cut the rear piece and hhkb blockers. Must have forgotten to take pics. Soz! Lol
Show Image


Measure and cut out a hole for usb. I first drilled a hole then took my time with a square file.
Show Image


Bog it up. Haha messy.
Show Image


Sand/file. This process took the longest. Keep it square and clean! I didn't want rounded edges.
Show Image


Undercoat really helps to hide imperfections! Haha this is great because it was far from perfect.
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Gon waiting, just a little while longer m8! Oh btw thanks Leandren! This was from R4
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Paint dry.
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A few minor imperfections. Actually the most obvious ones are just in the paint and I'll be going back to fix them soom when I get time.

This is really good efforts. Well done  :thumb:
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Re: Build your own case!
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 22:38:07 »
The difference between a hack and an artist is that the artist knows how to hide their mistakes.  :))

Nice work!
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Re: Build your own case!
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 17 June 2016, 01:01:04 »
 

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Re: Build your own case!
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 17 June 2016, 01:02:02 »
Looks sharp! ;)

What do you use as case feet?
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Offline Fullcream

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Re: Build your own case!
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 17 June 2016, 02:57:37 »
Thanks. I just use the stick on rubber feet that came with the generic case.

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« Reply #18 on: Fri, 17 June 2016, 04:15:06 »
Probably the best post I've seen in a while. Well done
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Re: Build your own case!
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 20 June 2016, 16:12:58 »
Absolutely flawless.

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Re: Build your own case!
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 20 June 2016, 18:39:17 »
Awesome, i also have black blank keyset, will try this ! Thank for your tutorial :thumb:

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Re: Build your own case!
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 22 June 2016, 03:52:28 »
no problem! and thanks for the feedback from users.  Next one will actually be more of a proper tutorial.