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 Post subject: VCR MOD *My First Mod!* -Help needed
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:30 pm 
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i got a little into modding after finding this forums and since i had sum spare parts i looked around my room for sumthihn to gut, and i saw my Video casette tape eater A.K.A VCR. It needed to b destroyed after it ate all of my VHS tapes so i decided to gut that.

Pictures coming soon (if not tomorrow then after march break)

I got a question too, since the motherboard is too short for the plugs to fit where the VCR jacks used to b i need to screw it into a block or something to lift it up to the jacks. WOuld using wooden blocks to screw into b ok?
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Wood is conductive....

plexi would work


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What else are you going to put in it? Where and how are you going to place the fan, and other required components (unless that is FAR from scale :) )?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:55 pm 
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i need something that is non conductive that is 4 cm high and i can put a screw into... what should i use that would b easy to get like a list would b great if u guys can, i wuz thinkin along the lines of a plastic sorta like wut cd cases r made of cept thats too thin...


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Spider Monkey wrote:
What else are you going to put in it? Where and how are you going to place the fan, and other required components (unless that is FAR from scale :) )?


What are you planning to do to hook up the various internal components(eg. the vid card, the network card)? Is that VCR really large enough to hold something 6 inches or thereabouts tall? If it is then its the biggest VCR that i have ever heard of, and can understand why it was eating your VHS tapes. Give us the Dimensions of the vcr. height, width, and length.


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What else are you going to put in it? Where and how are you going to place the fan, and other required components (unless that is FAR from scale )?


What are you planning to do to hook up the various internal components(eg. the vid card, the network card)? Is that VCR really large enough to hold something 6 inches or thereabouts tall? If it is then its the biggest VCR that i have ever heard of, and can understand why it was eating your VHS tapes. Give us the Dimensions of the vcr. height, width, and length



it is very FAR from scale and the video car dis internal, im not expecting it to be a super awsome comp just doin my first mod with old parts b4 i wreck my better stuff :P


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Toilet Paper rolls, broom stick handles, old plastic VHS boxes, old paperback book you don't like, CD/DVD disk cylinder, paint can caps, CD jewel boxes cut and epoxied to a tent shape...that's just some stuff from glancing around a minute.


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why do u have to make the mob rasied? how about mounting to downward and putting the cd drive where the whs tape would go


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dracos wrote:
Wood is conductive....


I didn't know that.

The amplifer racks we have made out of wood to keep them on seperate grounds here at work don't seem to know that either.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:25 pm 
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Wood is conductive....


lol i had a feeling that wuz wrong, and I am not usin any pci slots on the mobo cuz everything is built it, i am just meanin for this to be my localhosting and i need it to take up less room than before so it will just b a mobo, dvdrom drive and hard disk. and yes im puttin the dvdrom in place of wher ehte vhs tape slot used to b i will post dimensions soon.


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Lol, wood is ONLY conductive when wet, and some types more so than others. I assume you don't take your computer in the bathtub correct?

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as for wood being conductive...

it all depends on the wood....

some wood is naturally 'wetter' than others, wood is a natural product so it has moisture in it at all times basically, if it did not have moisture in it it would not be pliable, I would not trust it touching circuits etc... and the heat will actually make the moisture come out of the wood to an extent...

BUT the heat will also help to dry the wood as well... but as i said it all depends on the type of wood being used, I personally would not want the wood actually touching the circuits on the board, maybe plastic spacers or something would work..


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just use little paper washers with the wood and your set.


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Wow, this is a lot like my computer in an Xbox ideal....Only would have to cut my ATX mobo in 1/2, and vid card, and pci cards


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Umm, except an Xbox is generally a tad bigger than a VCR.

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gramaton cleric wrote:
just use little paper washers with the wood and your set.


well, considering water/moisture can go right through paper, I would go with rubber....


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Umm.. yeah... Paper washers are bad idea.....

Rubber would be better, or hard plastic...


Sounds like an interesting project, I hope you will post worklog on here for us to see it!!


I will be updating my Clear Dvd drive as soon as I can, I am extremely busy with all kinds of other stuff, I haven't touched it actually for a few days, but that is good, the glue will be good and dry!!


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WhiteRabbit22 wrote:
gramaton cleric wrote:
just use little paper washers with the wood and your set.


well, considering water/moisture can go right through paper, I would go with rubber....


paper wasnt the right word, but the stuff we use in tech class is paper-ish but doesnt absorb water. its made for this exact usage. but rubber would work as well.


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k, well you didnt specify, so I figured... ahhh you get the point!


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