my newly constructed battlemech cockpit!
Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:38 AM
In the video you were talking about covering up the screw heads. Most home centers (Menards in my area) will sell adhesive discs that will stick over the screw head but still come off if you need to get to them.
Again that is jaw dropping!
Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:22 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:11 AM
Is all I can think to say right now. Great job.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:11 AM
New Category to be added - Built Mech Cockpit in House
No that'd be a punchout for the Nerd Card.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:29 AM
I'm proud of you, man
Now its time to engineer this into a kit so you can sell copies, catching the MW wave of 2012, and make a bazillion dollars.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:30 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:50 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:00 AM
Where's the hula girl?!
Also... I may hire/enslave you to build me one. You shall be paid in puppies.
Edited by HepatitisTK, 02 April 2012 - 09:06 AM.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:12 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:46 AM
Do you have any heating issues having 3 monitors, you, and anything else in the enclosed pit thats hot being sucked into your PC?
not at all, I planned for this =)
Allow me to explain the general idea of the design. There are two compartments, the cockpit, and the rest of the "closet". Both are pretty much sealed up except for the fans I installed. The backs of the monitors where the heat vents are are sealed off from the inside of the cockpit with foamrubber weatherstripping, but the backs are open to the outer and upper mechanicals airspace.
Cool air comes first into the cockpit through the 10" fan behind my right shoulder. The inlet for that fan is actually only a couple feet from my air conditioner so the air coming in here will be cool even in hot weather.
The cockpit area doesn't really have a whole lot of heat. Heat sources are myself, the screens (but not vents) on the monitors, and the AC adapters for the peripherals. All the lights are L.E.D. so they stay cool to the touch.
So the 10 inch fan creates a bit of a high pressure area in the cockpit because there is only one escape route it can follow. The escape route is the fan above my head which carries this (still cool) air through the computer "tower" chassis and over the CPU cooler.
The backs of EVERYTHING are open to the larger external airspace that is above the ceiling, below the armrest areas, and behind the walls. This airspace also has only one vent to outside the enclosure, and that is through the 21" fan mounted at the far top right of the enclosure (closet) which is a couple feet above the ceiling and all the stuff mounted up there.
So the 21 inch fan creates a slight vacuum in the outer compartment because the only opening has a fan pulling air outward. This results in an updraft of cool air into and through the outer enclosure from the cockpit enclosure. Also the 21 fan is located as high as possible because heat rises.
It's working great, I've checked and the temp stays nice and cool up there =)
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:53 AM
I'd love to get a second 6950 to boost performance but it'll be a while before I can spend that kind of money, as it is I'll be living on bread and water for months after building this thing!
I've posted a few times stating that I really hope I can run the 3D world on just my center screen (so it'll perform like single screen play) but put instrument panels/damage readouts/maps on the side screens. That would be my ideal solution I think. So far I find that in most games I can get good performance at 5760x1920 if I lower settings a bit and turn shadows to low or off. It does cause me pain to do this, I really like to set everything to max and forget it but that is not possible for me at that resolution. A 2nd 6950 might be possible in the fall, if my cars don't keep me too broke (ha.ha.ha., like that is gonna happen).
Shai'Tan, I have tried the overlapping bezels myself, the problem is that it throws off the perceived alignment of the monitors a lot. Unless you have a completely flat viewing angle the overlapped bezel causes everything to look out of alignment when you look at it. After playing around with eyefinity for over a year now I decided on this layout for the permanent mounts based on my personal experiences.
TerminatorII, sending you a PM now
Edited by Turbo Corvair, 02 April 2012 - 12:13 PM.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:10 PM
Only IF he had gotten it Prefab, this was custom.... Custom is mancard, like build a log cabin.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:21 PM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:33 PM
but I have a few.. probably simple questions..
what kind of computer case was used on top and did you move the power and reset switches and remount them yourself?
how did you get your router power switches and stuff in the top left?
how did you get the status lights and stuff on the top right?
where did you get the voice for start up and shut down and what was your method to implement them into windows?
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:14 PM
But for some reason it makes me feel claustrophobic.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:19 PM
...gotta have such an epic thing, too....
...aarrgh *********! NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
.... ok, you just made me and my buddy sit down and consider how to install a dual seated copy of this in our new apartment
(after fitting some ducttape around our heads to keep our jaws from smashing back on the floor...)
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:37 PM
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