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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:03 pm 
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hmmm..... i got a pretty cool idea, get a clear case or one with a window and put a mini disko ball, with a motor to make it spin, and a light. LoL i am stupid :roll:


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Hey, whatever floats your boat. That's what modding is :D Don't try to impress others, or you lose sight of what modding is about. If you try to build using everyone else's likes, you'll have a clear box with lights all over it...just like everyone else.

But you CAN double check tastes if you're really at a delima. I've done this recently because I couldn't decide weather to paint over an already pretty aluminum finish.

With the disco ball, it'd be a bit expensive if it doesn't already have a little spinning motor. The only slow motors I know of are stepping motors that are geared down for high-torque applications and can get way up there in price. Gutting another device with a slow motor in it may be the better idea.

Another problem (I'm being a pessimist) is that the roof of cases is usually full of crap and is the hardest area to clean up. The Power supply is up there and the opticals, so it's just a weird area to get clean.

I say do it if you're the disco duck!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:14 pm 
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Hey I got a solution.
Get a 9volt batery and a small motor from an old cd drive or a wind up motor from a cheap music box and then scre it into the roof of your pc.

By the way it will look better in a full clear case maby with multi coloured LEDs. Ill stop now my minds starting to wander. :D


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lol the only prob with that is that it doesent power on wen the pc does


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wire it up so that u can hook it to the PSU ...


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Use a PCI relay like the ones for water pumps.


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30 bucks for that!!! not a bad idea but it would be cheaper then to just splice into the power from one of your fans or hard drive. Or how about mounting a fan near the ball or mounting the ball near a fan and put a couple of fanblades on it. :roll:


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30 bucks for that!!! not a bad idea but it would be cheaper then to just splice into the power from one of your fans or hard drive. Or how about mounting a fan near the ball or mounting the ball near a fan and put a couple of fanblades on it. :roll:


Most water pumps dont run off DC and I assume a motor for a disco ball doesn't either. This relay uses the juice from the PCI port to switch on the pass through AC connection ;)

DD makes a DC pump now though, in which you would be right.


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30 bucks for that!!! not a bad idea but it would be cheaper then to just splice into the power from one of your fans or hard drive. Or how about mounting a fan near the ball or mounting the ball near a fan and put a couple of fanblades on it. :roll:


cheaper, yes...

safer, probably not


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could i wire a connecter that would fit into the pcu on to the excisting motor wires??


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could i wire a connecter that would fit into the pcu on to the excisting motor wires??
You could take the advice from you're "soldering" thread and splice the wires to do this.

-3.3V wire and a +5v wire will get you enough juice to spin your ball. The trouble is finding a slow speed dc motor. Finding a small toy with something spinning on it is the best bet. Gut it out and supply it power. Whoe! clock motors are abundant and cheap. If you can find one where the second-hand has a fluid movement instead of "jumping" each second, you could use one of those! and they're like, less than a buck.
One of these things
And I guess are hard to find:p Here's a site to browse as well:
http://www.steebar.com/Motors.html
The little motors I can think of are noisy. And you want a disco ball to spin slowly to get the right effect, not fast. I'm not sure if an LED will be right, but you can try it. I can't think of a better idea than them:p


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might be bad ass if it spins at 2500 rpm or so tho ...


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then you wont get the effect


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it would just be faster ...


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then you dont get the dots goin everyware just a fast ball moving with some light


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and you won't go into epileptic fits :D


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heh heh, i still think it would look pretty cool, but u can look HERE for some slow moving motors.


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I love that site the prices are so cheap


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a lot of the stuff they sell is used or refurbed, but it's all still in good working order.


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ur site scares me xhaos


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