computer desk ( that thinks its a piano)
They just don\'t fit the room (
In any case, not when your system has three monitors).
I have built many computers over the years, but have never tried something like this. . . . . .
I have seen a variety of computer tables, which are computer tables with built-in computers, but they are ridiculously expensive and cannot meet my needs.
My concept is simple: 1)
Fully customized case2)
Air or water cooling-
The cost is a big consideration, but it would be better to be quiet. 3)
Big enough for three 23 \"wide screen monitors 4)
Hide monitor from view5)
It looks good in my restaurant and sounds simple. . . .
The first part of the project started about 18 months ago, and the idea developed slowly in my mind, but there was no clear direction.
While searching for ideas online, I stumbled across several pages showing how the piano was transformed into a table.
From that moment on, I knew what I was working on.
Unfortunately I didn\'t find instructures, and while I took a lot of photos throughout the process, it was more of a build log than how.
Although I liked the idea of refitting the piano, I decided it would be easier to build the table from scratch so I could reach the required size.
I am not a carpenter, so I have to devote a lot of time and energy, and a small amount of blood (
Table Saw is vicious if not treated with respect)
Learn the basics and acquire the machines needed.
I. E. Table saw, router and drill bit, electric drill and cordless drill.
I already have some hand tools.
Another thing I need is an old computer box that can be eaten by the motherboard tray, disk drive holder, etc.
This is also the first time I \'ve tried something like this, so I don\'t have much thought about how to implement it.
I originally started by calculating the size needed to hide the display.
This gives me the first question. . .
How to install the monitor?
There are many display brackets on the market, each of which is very expensive and lacks the ability to fit inside the housing.
After simulating the proposed layout on Google sketch
I finalized a fixed design that keeps the two side monitors at about 24 degrees from the center, but it is adjustable if I change the monitor.
I guess the width is now known (
Well calculated without any reference point)the height.
Then I can start with the building on both sides.
This is the first prototype.
It is too small and not practical, but a good learning tool.
The materials used are oak boards, spare parts on the floor of the restaurant.
These are about 110mm wide and range up to 1500mm in length, ideal for what I need.
I decided to reduce the cost by using the infiltration panels laid by the ocean.
I was lucky enough to buy about 50mm walnut pins for the front leg.
Like I said, I\'m not a carpenter, so I\'m not going to go into details on how to cut, connect, or use wood.
Once the two sides are built, I will face the next problem. . .
How to close the screen, keep the appearance of the piano and have a working space available.
I have an idea to build a \"big bar bookcase\" door system that can be folded at the top, but the first design left a big highlight on the top of the table, so gave up the idea
This is my eureka moment.
I built the top with the hinge section and for some reason I built the top with the 110mm front, which is ridiculous considering the design I am designing, but then I understood.
If I build the front part into a hinge for each part, I can hide the Assembly under the hinge lip.
I prototype the idea with some cutting and insulating tape.
I have modified this in the sketch to show the layout.
Basically, the two panels at the top are fixed together on the main track.
The rest are hinged to create the shape needed to surround the entire table and still be able to fold under the top.
Brass and oak runners are used to support the movement and provide the pivot that makes up the design of the barista bookcase.
The actual panels are made of beech frames and are inlaid with 9mm plywood as this provides good strength but keeps the assembled lightI making a short youtube video showing
Think it\'s a piano)-
In Google sketch, the display holder is loosely designedup.
I know that I need a way to connect the vesa 100 bracket, so I thought about using 80x20 extruded aluminum on the main support, then the idea of using 20x20 aluminum \"L\" on the mounting plate.
Then I designed it.
With the help of friends)
Close the brackets.
These are just four plates, installed above and below, and keep the external branch at the desired angle.
They can slide on the track to accommodate displays of different sizes.
Then, I got an old black man, a working friend of Decker.
I liberated the regulator and was able to build a wooden frame to hold the aluminum frame with adjustable height.
The columns are knotted to allow movement.
I want to see the motherboard so the table needs Glass coverage.
I also want to keep the look of the piano so integrate some of the keys to the front.
This soon became the key I wanted to integrate the lights (
Sketchup is again used to calculate the size and shape of 52 white keys.
As shown in Figure 1, there are basically 4 shapes (colour coded).
The key in Black is rectangular.
In order to make the light box, the key itself is hollow.
Cut and glue 2mm acrylic plate between keys.
The lighting is 3050 RGB, with 30 LEDs per meter and 1. 25 m long.
This is connected to a self built controller board from www. bigclive. com.
I used different switches though.
The result is amazing. . . .
There are 4mm safety glass on the table, which not only helps to absorb heat from the computer, but also provides a window for the motherboard area.
6mm the safety glass was used for the front window and I built the bottom of the table to have as much space available as possible, which resulted in the T-shell of the computer.
I have decided on the idea of air cooling as I am unable to pay for additional water cooling, but I would like to be able to upgrade if funds allow in the future, so space is a premium.
I want to put the motherboard flat in the middle of the table with a 120mm fan on both sides.
Hard Drive, cd/Blue
The light Drive, psu, etc will be hidden below.
I made the main case and wired the necessary openings for the fan and motherboard tray.
I wanted to be able to reach the components so decided to have an open drawer and a closed box at the bottom.
To provide adequate air supply, three fans were used at the base.
The shell is 18mm layers.
I painted the inside with silver paint (it looked cool).
The power supply and HDD lamps are installed in SUGRU and a small acrylic rod is drilled in front.
Pallets and enclosures such as hard drives and optical drives can be removed from the old computer box.
Lighting inside the Fot motherboard area I use the same LED bar as the keyboard and connect it to the same controller so it changes with the rest of the lighting.
It\'s just fixed in the 10mm \"U\" alimunium bar, and the best part is that it happens to be the correct inner diameter of the LED light strip, so no extra work is required.
The result is amazing.
I plan to replace the motherboard and install the fan controller, but this is a work in progress. . .
The table itself is still evolving and I may do different things, and there is no doubt that my construction method scares the carpenters.
I need to fix the lower door to block the computer area, especially when I also put a window in front.
Anyway, I hope this inspires you to try something a little different when considering your desk.
The sound system also needs to be replaced with more things to keep and steam.
I stained the wood and used a combination of dark oak gloss varnish and clear gloss varnish to keep the influence of steampunk and make the Victorian style look older.
The copper tube is polished and polished, adding a good touch.
I apologize again for not being \"how to build a table. . .
\"But there are a lot more talent and technical talent to show you.
I welcome any suggestions about the building and any ideas about its sustainable development.
Update: When I started this build, I said I set my own clear goal.
Regarding the built-in and visible of the computer, I am very satisfied with the test results.
Even though the table is so big. 5m wide, 1. 4m tall, 0.
6 m deep and still fit in the restaurant, apparently I can hide the monitor.
About cooling PC, in (cluttered)
The old Antec 900 chassis system works fine, but it often reaches 75 to 80c under load, in which case I have two graphics cards (MSI nvidia 660)
Run about 4c different and date (1 week later)
Only 66 and 70 degrees.
About 5c above the environment.
Air cooling is not so problematic about noise.
All five fans ran away from the motherboard (
Fast fan controller)
And it issues abou 45db. (
Quieter than my fish tank).
There seems to be no place on the wood.
Overall, this is a great success. . .
Update 19/05/2015: the lights in the motherboard area are finally on, and I have updated the photos. SOOOOOOO HAPPY.
Update: Lamptron CW611 fan controller just installed-(£45).
This reduces the amount of sound that is barely heard, but still maintains a good temperature.
Looks good too. Enjoy. . . .