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360alaska

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I put them both into cad so you can see the difference, his is the grey, mine is the green. His measures 170.5 x 60.5 which is one of the reasons why to doesn't fit:

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Mine measures 172 x 60.9 which is part of why it does fit, here they are superimposed on each other:

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NOTHING IS THE SAME BECAUSE I DIDN'T USE HIS DESIGN AS A STARTING POINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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360alaska

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As I posted in some other thread here, I have a Q950 bezel with the round button and a set of calipers. 

https://imgur.com/a/HkpInXh

I can make as many measurements as anyone needs, though I don't know CAD.


If your willing to send me your bezel I can model it, on the other hand, Tinkercad is pretty easy to use, you just have to have imagination. I can share my design to your tinkercad account and you can use it as a starting point.

 
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Trash80toHP_Mini

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If your willing to send me your bezel I can model it, on the other hand, Tinkercad is pretty easy to use, you just have to have imagination. I can share my design to your tinkercad account and you can use it as a starting point.
If he doesn't want to send his, I'll mail you mine, it just takes me a while to get around to getting to the post office due to my crazy schedule and knack for procrastination. [;)]

 

360alaska

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Here is an update to my open bezel for the 950:

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View attachment 950new.stl

Changes:

I have decreased it's width from 172 to 171.75mm

I have increased it's height to 62 instead of 60.9

I have added the "teet" in the upper right of the model

I have adjusted the brackets for more tension.

I feel that this model is now 95% perfect, adjusting the geometry and adding the "teet" helps the bezel not to wiggle. Somebody try it and tell me what you think.

 
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Trash80toHP_Mini

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Beautiful work as always. PM your address and I'll send the bezel, hoping to get several packages mailed out, MON/TUE days off coming up. Are there any other doodads you'd like to mess around with, if I got 'em I'll send 'em, procrastination depending.

 

360alaska

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Beautiful work as always. PM your address and I'll send the bezel, hoping to get several packages mailed out, MON/TUE days off coming up. Are there any other doodads you'd like to mess around with, if I got 'em I'll send 'em, procrastination depending.
If you have a reset/programmers button for the 8100 I'd like to model that. My 8100 came without one and I'd like to replicate it.

 

Trash80toHP_Mini

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If you have a reset/programmers button for the 8100 I'd like to model that. My 8100 came without one and I'd like to replicate it.
Sorry, got my 81/110 dream machine early on so I've never even looked at that one. Does it use the same part as any other case I might have on hand?

 

Unknown_K

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Here is an update to my open bezel for the 950:

View attachment 24084

View attachment 24085

Changes:

I have decreased it's width from 172 to 171.75mm

I have increased it's height to 62 instead of 60.9

I have added the "teet" in the upper right of the model

I have adjusted the brackets for more tension.

I feel that this model is now 95% perfect, adjusting the geometry and adding the "teet" helps the bezel not to wiggle. Somebody try it and tell me what you think.
Anybody going to make and sell these?

 

Unknown_K

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If you want one, I can make you one, but you would be responsible for smoothing/finishing it. That being said, if people start trying to make profit off my parts I might not release any more designs.
What do you do to finish them (sanding, cutting supports)? I never messed around with printed plastic parts. Not planning on selling one, just wanted another 5.25" bay cover so I can install a MO optical drive in one of my 950's.

 

360alaska

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FDM printers have lines and supports, SLA printers use Resin so no lines and minimal supports. Either way, you'd have to spray paint it.

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Trash80toHP_Mini

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I've always wondered if a surface texture model could be developed that would smooth out (acetone exposure method) to something approaching the texture of Mac parts?

 

pb3623

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Note: the bezel in the picture below is not 360alaska's model!

But, while a bit flimsy (thin substrate and lacking the additional stability), about 6 months ago, I ordered a bezel in "White Natural Versatile Plastic" from Shapeways for $16 USD plus S&H and was able to install it without any angst. The texture was rough but it seemed to match that of the Q950 case somewhat.

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