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    Just thought Id start a thread for my project. I work at an aerospace manufacturing company so I have access to alot of cool stuff. When I get to the fiberglass part, we have all the materials too plus alot of knowhow. BUt for now here are the cad pics of the case I designed to go behind my rear seat. Its less than 5 inches and houses a full size motherboard with a 2.4 proccessor, along with the inverter, power supply hard drive, fuse block and volt meter. ( Thats why its so long; g oes across the whold width of the truck) I'll post more as I get them, along with some actual pics.
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    2.4 celeron
    150 watt OPUS
    micro atx
    xp pro
    tv/radio tuner card
    audigy
    Dual monitor Radeon
    802.11G Mimo
    xm pcr
    dvd
    gps
    8" Lilliput touch screen
    IGuidance
    dual optimas
    battery isolator
    15" screen
    My Truck

  • #2
    Finally got the case done. What do you think, aside from the need for some wire management?
    More pics
    2.4 celeron
    150 watt OPUS
    micro atx
    xp pro
    tv/radio tuner card
    audigy
    Dual monitor Radeon
    802.11G Mimo
    xm pcr
    dvd
    gps
    8" Lilliput touch screen
    IGuidance
    dual optimas
    battery isolator
    15" screen
    My Truck

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    • #3
      SCHAWING! That's pretty sweet dude!

      Just curious, what CAD Program are you using? Doesn't look like any I use (SolidWorks 2005 and ProE Wildfire 2).
      Dak TruckPuter:

      Mac: - Researching and Awaiting Funds

      Changed to planning for a Mac Mini Trukputer...w3rd.

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      • #4
        Mechanical desktop 2004 DX. Basically it's auto cad but it's way better for solid modeling.
        Attached Files
        2.4 celeron
        150 watt OPUS
        micro atx
        xp pro
        tv/radio tuner card
        audigy
        Dual monitor Radeon
        802.11G Mimo
        xm pcr
        dvd
        gps
        8" Lilliput touch screen
        IGuidance
        dual optimas
        battery isolator
        15" screen
        My Truck

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        • #5
          Oh yea? Hmm I haven't really heard of that one. I've obviously heard of AutoCAD but that's pretty sweet. You can do some pretty cool stuff with solidworks too:

          My Garage in SolidWorks
          Dak TruckPuter:

          Mac: - Researching and Awaiting Funds

          Changed to planning for a Mac Mini Trukputer...w3rd.

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          • #6
            Its exactly like auto cad. Same company and everything. Everything you do in auto cad is identical in MD. All the commands are the same. Plus it has an entire solid modeling suite of tools that are very similar to Solid Works. It creates a part history so you can easily modify solids just like in Solid Works. I also have Catia which blows everything else away, but it costs about $30,000. Its mainly used in aerospace. Here are some other models ive done in MD.
            Attached Files
            2.4 celeron
            150 watt OPUS
            micro atx
            xp pro
            tv/radio tuner card
            audigy
            Dual monitor Radeon
            802.11G Mimo
            xm pcr
            dvd
            gps
            8" Lilliput touch screen
            IGuidance
            dual optimas
            battery isolator
            15" screen
            My Truck

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            • #7
              Couple more
              Attached Files
              2.4 celeron
              150 watt OPUS
              micro atx
              xp pro
              tv/radio tuner card
              audigy
              Dual monitor Radeon
              802.11G Mimo
              xm pcr
              dvd
              gps
              8" Lilliput touch screen
              IGuidance
              dual optimas
              battery isolator
              15" screen
              My Truck

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              • #8
                Wow that's pretty sweet. Yea I've heard of Catia but I've never been at a place that uses it and I obviously can't afford it myself. I still prefer ProE over SolidWorks anyday but SolidWorks has it's perks.

                I'd be interested to try out what you use too, I'll have to see if I can find a copy.
                Dak TruckPuter:

                Mac: - Researching and Awaiting Funds

                Changed to planning for a Mac Mini Trukputer...w3rd.

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                • #9
                  Dude, you used software for aerospace designing to build your computer case....

                  THAT'S SO AWESOME!!!

                  It's overkill...but that's what makes it awesome!
                  Here it is! My carputer install! 1997 BMW M3

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                  • #10
                    Actually, its not so much overkill. I put all the motherboard holes in the case. I didnt drill them, they were all laser cut. Which means I needed the software to create the laser path. They need to be pretty precise. Then we have these cool stand-offs that press into the aluminium on one side and provide a nice threaded riser on the other to mount the MB. We used to make Rugged Portable Systems (RPS) for the military, so we have a lot of stuff like that lying around. It's completely flush on the back side. I should have taken some pics before I assembled it but I was too anxious to get it done.
                    2.4 celeron
                    150 watt OPUS
                    micro atx
                    xp pro
                    tv/radio tuner card
                    audigy
                    Dual monitor Radeon
                    802.11G Mimo
                    xm pcr
                    dvd
                    gps
                    8" Lilliput touch screen
                    IGuidance
                    dual optimas
                    battery isolator
                    15" screen
                    My Truck

                    Comment

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