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Old 29th June, 2003, 10:15 PM
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Operation Integration Alumicoat Phase I updated july 09

Operation: Integration Alumicoat..phase I

Finally.. plans for Integration Alumicoat have been aproved! (by me, web56n)
In the proceeding weeks I will be performing this extreme mod,
with step by step collaboration of details and pictures.
consisting of a completely modded pc work station.

Phase I - Design
this operation will consist of having the entire work station integraded, which will include completely custom built desk that will become the pc's case.
along with a semi-stealthed keyboard and mouse, a stealthed webcam that will be built into lcd monitor and will be remotely controlled from keyboard tray.

Desk top
desk top will be fabricated from 0.040" brushed aluminum, it will include a splat window for viewing purposes, directly in front of monitor.
here is a drawing of top view of desk top
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...2cb13e6a&size=

also a pic of raw materials
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...15df4d6e&size=
0.040" brushed aluminum.
here is a drawing of top view of desk top showing pc and drives
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...6a67269f&size=
also a drawing of FRONT view showing where drives open and close and are mounted flush with edge of desk top
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...66cd4045&size=
this will be updated as Operation: Integration Alumicoat transforms.

Mods underway.... semi-stealthed keyboard.
first I'll explain the mod, it will be a complete keyboard tray that is fabricated from acrylic boxed so keyboard can fit into and sit flush.
the tray will be claded with brushed aluminum and also keys
when finish keyboard will be mounted and visible but will not be on top of tray but flush with tray.
here is a pic of doner keyboard
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...e06738f9&size=
keyboard is a cheap luxor cost $8.00 ( won't matter cause all you'll see are the three lights from the original keyboard)
most or all keyboards have a convex key and sit slightly higher on each layer of keys,(angled) in order to have keyboard mounted completely flush with tray the keys had to be sanded flat and true on the same plain like this
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...c3db5552&size=
and this
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...23a174c9&size=
the keys will have new tops mounted of brushed aluminum and will be stamped with letters and numbers.

keyboard tray
I completely covered the aluminuim with masking tape to avoid any unwanted scraches,
I then layed out where keys are, notice no number pad I choose not to include them.
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...16cd6191&size=
here are pics of keyboard frame
the frame is made from 1"x1" acrylic, which sits along the outer edge of keyboards tray.
here's pic of frame. the ends were glued together on a 45* angle.
keyboard or whats left of it sits in cavity of frame and brushed aluminuim is on top acting as a lid.
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...31e633b9&size=
I've drilled holes at either end to install highpower blue leds which will light up the entire frame
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...34be5524&size=
more to come....
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Old 29th June, 2003, 11:37 PM
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Oooooooh

Very flashy

make sure you keep us updated this looks like an awesome project.
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This one I'll watch closely! once we get further down the line I'll front page this project and let the world know what your up to!
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Old 1st July, 2003, 03:29 AM
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Wishing you the best of good fortune as you tackle your ambitious project. Please keep us updated, this is a very interesting concept!
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Old 1st July, 2003, 03:52 AM
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this will kind
a give you an idea of aluminum keyboard. ( not finished )
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...68177538&size=
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Sanders to keyboards? Stealth mods? Think this needs a front page mention! I wait to see how things progress, as it looks like it could be really sweet.
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Old 1st July, 2003, 10:16 AM
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I saw it first! LOL
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Old 1st July, 2003, 11:13 AM
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Damn, I am really curious how this turns out. It's a lot of work.
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Old 1st July, 2003, 07:30 PM
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Mighty, I say, mighty stylish! This will definitely get the envy juices flowing!
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back at it again, here shows a pic of each hole in the keyboard tray bezal, filed and sanded.

http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...4a8e48a3&size=
also keyboard tray bezal finished and ready for esembling.

http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...29184d8c&size=
more pics of tray esembled.
I've chosen to use satin finish aluminum for the edges it has a groove so the acrylic had to have a notch to match
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...64d31770&size=
I put a slice along the edge of the 1" acrylic 7/16" deep to fit the aluminum edging. it slides on with little effort. (press fit)
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...6c556cc0&size=
this is what it looks like, tray is emty and ready to be wired up with keys,
leds,and sliders
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...815d64e2&size=

here's a quick pic of what bottom will look like
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...405d3ba6&size=

will post after essembled...
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Damn! THAT'S FINE!

I'll let Aidan post to front page, I'm sure he'll agree this thread is ready to POP! ":O}
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here is keyboard tray with keys, all keys light up it's just the pics. sorry for the poor pics.
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...79e13bd0&size=
and day time

http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...2918405e&size=

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Quote:
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here is keyboard tray with keys, all keys light up it's just the pics. sorry for the poor pics.
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...79e13bd0&size=
and day time

http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...2918405e&size=

will post better pics.......
Executone, or what? Maybe you'll be able to sell this puppy for a good profit if the need ever arises. Someone out there just has to have this!
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Executone, or what? Maybe you'll be able to sell this puppy for a good profit if the need ever arises. Someone out there just has to have this!
yeah and try typing with it ...
the keys are like elevator buttons and you don't press the key down just touch it.
I'm not a very fast typer to start with this makes things alot easier for me, I guess it's one of those things you got to try and you'll see.....
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That looks soooo cool.

I cant wait to see the rest.
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Awesome, but the keys on your new keyboard, are they pressable or just need to be touched ?
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Looks a lot easier to clean than mine!! ":O} You made it back to Aidan's AOA Front page!! ":O}
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here is pic of molded clear silicon, 1/8"x6"x13" this is how I made the keys to be soft touch, should have posted it earlier.
this goes right on top of electronic keyboard pad, instead of any keys or all the little rubber cups,
( the sanding of keys flat was I guess trial and error)
this not only made the keyboard soft touch but it also let me light up all the keys..by placing 4 blue led's around the outsides.
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...26ff6369&size=
sorry for the confusion, missed that one......
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workin on Phase II,
when power is off and when power is on..
OK people need your input....
I've made these power buttons what do you think?
http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkP...27817270&size=
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My favorite color! ":O}
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