Aqua and Sphere.
A name and an imagination.
Welcome to the first robotic acting pc-case
Not really AI - but are you sure .... ? ;o)
The AquaSphere Project cooling and light parts were sponsored by
See the AquaSphere working : VIDEO 4,5 MB
pic 1 - the first parts ... needed for the robotic interface
The AquaSphere Project has two very difficult construction problems :
First, the robot. This robot should be able
to control the whole mechanical construction and in second place,
it should be easy to program, to handle and to modify.
pic 2 - the robot - called "AquaBot". It runs on two rails, powered by an eletric engine in the carbon hull.
pic 3 - on the right side: the copper contacts. power runs trough the carbon canon to the copper
pic 4 - the front of the AquaSphere - not mounted but reasy to slide in the axial bearings...
pic 5 - Mounted Watersafe front with axial bearings and the sliding construction
pic 6 - WORKS ! Slides like a hot knife through butter.....
pic 7 - Even the backsliding works .... thank god that this part is done
pic 8 - Believe it or not : the little plate is the motherboard.... mounted in my own standard : ctx
pic 9 - gear rack, gear wheel, engine and ball joint mounted
pic 10 - axial bearing at the left side and the robotic construction
pic 11 - the engines and gear racks for the bi-directional sliding
pic 12 - first test of a sliding door .... wasn´t stable enough so we had to find another solution.
pic 13 - the backside casing (inner side) with the aqua-computer noisekillers mounted.
pic 14 - the second door construction. works & looks fine....
pic 15 - .... another view......
pic 16 - and with the backside casing .... thats how it should looks like....
pic 17 - weeks and weeks have gone.. 50 m sleeving material - every cable was sleeved - never again !
pic 18 - but "wow"..... what a first test. nice to see that it was worth all the pain
pic 19 - another blubb in the tube.... the testing ....
pic 20 - and the mounted tubes....
pic 21 - the mounted carbon front. the carbon is 1,5 mm thick.
pic 22 - and the pulsar starts this work - connected to the hdds its a nice feature!
pic 23 - speechless - the first view with mounted and waterfilles tubes ! IT WORKS !
pic 24 - you cant imagine how happy I was to see that everything was sealed right - no water !
pic 25 - my wifes 2nd sentence (after 3 hours) "YES, it looks great !"
pic 26 - the tubes in the case
pic 27 - does this really need a description ? ok, its the AquaSphere at night *g*
pic 28 - and another view.....
pic 29 - and another view....
pic 30 - and the backside. at night. was surprised how cool it looks
pic 31 - to show you the effect of the "watersafe" function
pic 32 - no way to get a cd in the rack *g*
pic 33 - but.... wait. looks like the AS will let me in....
pic 34 - yessssss come in !
pic 35 - keep attention to your fingers - it bites !
pic 36 - game over - slided in their home.....
pic 37 - and closed doors....
pic 38 - did I ever mentioned the integrated fog machine ? *g*
pic 39 - the first pc where fog is a good sign - the sign that it works !
pic 40 - the heart of cooling. my cuplex pro from aqua-computer
pic 41 - and here together with one of two aquastreams - a 12V pump solution made by aqua-computer
pic 42 - Freddy Krueger was here or is it a rocket launcher ?
pic 43 - open doors and backside
pic 44 - ready to fire
pic 45 - me and the aquasphere..... (I am 1,83m tall) *g* not that someone thinks
I am a smurf or something else .... *g*
to be continued...