View Full Version : 3D Printed "Desktop" PC ;)

03-26-2015, 04:27 PM

http://i.imgur.com/Xop4CNF.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/Xop4CNF.jpg)

This project started when I was recycling my girlfriends old computer and I destroyed the case trying to remove the hard drive. It wasn't until after I wreaked the case that I noticed that the computer (while nothing special just an older dual core) was much better than the P.O.S. relic I was using. I began by screwing the computer to a board and the desk kind of grew around that.
http://i.imgur.com/6gNJE8n.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/6gNJE8n.jpg)

A couple wire stays to protect the wires from pulling free.

http://i.imgur.com/AXG4dOv.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/AXG4dOv.jpg)

This is the original case fan (and printed intake port) which will now be used as a intake fan for the in desk housing.

http://i.imgur.com/S096a4e.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/S096a4e.jpg)

I bought a 120mm fan to use as an exhaust fan and printed another port for this fan.

http://i.imgur.com/BDD9x0d.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/BDD9x0d.jpg)

Just for laughs I designed and printed a Marvin the Martian fan grill.

http://i.imgur.com/phUkUcy.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/phUkUcy.jpg)

Here are the two fans and exhaust port grill.

http://i.imgur.com/9mIUCRf.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/9mIUCRf.jpg)

The mounted exhaust port grill. (if only the Deathstar had of of these.)

http://i.imgur.com/frCOi6h.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/frCOi6h.jpg)

This is the bottom of the desk showing the mounted fan and the LED strip that will illuminate the computer.

http://i.imgur.com/9Uv7mnj.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/9Uv7mnj.jpg)

I made a custom intake grill too. (keep your fingers out of there)

http://i.imgur.com/cawQHDU.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/cawQHDU.jpg)

The computer is visible from the top and is protected under a sheet of plexiglass.

http://i.imgur.com/je8AzK1.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/je8AzK1.jpg)

New mounts and bezel for the CD-Rom.

http://i.imgur.com/0ElyGbi.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/0ElyGbi.jpg)

The (redesigned) CD-Rom power/light switches, card reader, and USB ports are all built into the front of the desk with custom printed bezels for easy access.

http://i.imgur.com/CkO6kiD.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/CkO6kiD.jpg)

Printed wire grommets to keep the top clean looking.

http://i.imgur.com/0Uz0nN5.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/0Uz0nN5.jpg)

The desk actually holds two computers, this one is for genreal screwing around on the internet..... while the built in is used for all my business and CAD stuff.

http://i.imgur.com/4LTtNfu.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/4LTtNfu.jpg)

I only wanted to run one keyboard and mouse on the desk top so I use a KVM switch mounted under the desk top with another printed bracket to switch between computers.

http://i.imgur.com/s6gtGSC.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/s6gtGSC.jpg)

I wanted to run fiber optics through the top of the desk to the LEDS on the KVM switch box so I can tell which computer is activated. I printed an attachment and used a piece of PVC pipe to turn my Dremal into a quick drill press.

http://i.imgur.com/1Ww3ldB.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/1Ww3ldB.jpg)

This allowed me to drill the holes for the optics and keep them exactly vertical.

http://i.imgur.com/ULVDYLj.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/ULVDYLj.jpg)

Here are the installed Fiber optics in the desk top.

http://i.imgur.com/T2frFa9.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/T2frFa9.jpg)

While I was playing with the fiber optics I decided to pimp out the desk top a little more. I started by laying out a pattern on the top and bottom of the desk.

http://i.imgur.com/i1p07FD.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/i1p07FD.jpg)

The drill bit I needed for the tiny fibers was to short to drill completely through the table top so I had to drill the hole from each side. For the bottom I used this thicker bit with a stop on it to start the holes.

http://i.imgur.com/G7vdgwZ.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/G7vdgwZ.jpg)

The bottom has been drilled.

http://i.imgur.com/8LJPez3.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/8LJPez3.jpg)

I use my Dremal drill press again on the top.

http://i.imgur.com/R5e0TP4.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/R5e0TP4.jpg)

After the holes where drilled the Fiber optics were glued in. To do this I first insert the fibers into the holes, place a drop of super glue on the bottom side, and pull them up just a bit. After the glue dries I use a shape razor blade to cut them flush with the desk top.

http://i.imgur.com/6u0Bw9Z.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/6u0Bw9Z.jpg)

Here's what the fibers look like from the bottom.

http://i.imgur.com/XE6lmpa.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/XE6lmpa.jpg)

I designed and printed this bottom bracket to hold the fiber optics over a LED strip, each LED will illuminate four strands.

http://i.imgur.com/dPbZnqs.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/dPbZnqs.jpg)

Here the Fibers have all been trimmed to length and are inserted in the mount.

http://i.imgur.com/3DXfoDD.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/3DXfoDD.jpg)

This is the finished effect, a nice landing pad for my mouse.

http://i.imgur.com/UEh7YHV.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/UEh7YHV.jpg)

I also printed up a bunch of wire stays to organize all of the wires under the desk.

http://i.imgur.com/IHu5w5X.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/IHu5w5X.jpg)

These should keep everything organized and off the floor.

http://i.imgur.com/hBipt4D.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/hBipt4D.jpg)

Here's a finished shot of the underside of the Desk.

http://i.imgur.com/f7sSkOC.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/f7sSkOC.jpg)

Added an external hard drive for backups.

http://i.imgur.com/CfSNHha.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/CfSNHha.jpg)

The desk really comes to life with the lights off.

http://i.imgur.com/2ILMblH.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/2ILMblH.jpg)

Thanks for looking.....

http://i.imgur.com/7bZ0MdH.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/7bZ0MdH.jpg)

I almost forgot the Cat Tax. (if you have a cat you need two computer chairs if you ever want to get anything done.)

03-26-2015, 07:23 PM
That's ffreaking Awesome!

Skinny Kid
03-26-2015, 09:02 PM
Sick work B