Fish tank aquarium that is what we’re going to be building today and it’s pretty cool right said I was going to make an aquarium pc and that’s what I’m going to do these are all the parts and we’re going to start putting it all together see what happens.
So we get some links see if we can pluck some equipment up and see if we can actually build one of these so let’s get started we just need to make a group for this aquarium PT and what we’re going to do is cut this into two pieces. That’s a lid the other right now where you’re going to measure and cut these right to the middle parts of the roof to find peace would cut through the specs that on outputting spots together inside. Now we’re putting on the hinges right onto hinges a month on the third here we go now we have hinges for lid now what you’re going to make room for the pumpkin. And said pump clean our water have to get the side rolled out look something like this you have a hole right in the side. We’ll go right over the filter all right this is what is mainly going to look like when it’s done power supply is going to be optical drugs will be here coming out the front and the harder it’s going to be here with the pump over here probably have to put of something to block the water. From of course getting to the hard drive but mainly this is going to look like the cables are going to go through the back here my power cables going to run through the back over here through a circle. And everything said and done we open and close and have a computer inside of an accordion what I’m going to do for this to make sure it doesn’t overheat I’m going to cut a hole through here and put event just like this off what we’re going to do.
Now is we’re going to cut a hole in the front for the optical drive so you can come on out look cool. Now this is what I look like when you get the optical drive in the front you after it’s done you’ll hit it and no open up and it’s about it next step we’re going to sand down this whole thing make a nice and smooth so we can state you got a big-ass piece of Plexiglas. Pretty thick we’re going to cut this to make an enclosure for inside the actual aquarium itself so we can close the motherboard so it doesn’t get wet we’re going to cut this bad boy up and get that started all. We got some clear sealant that’s waterproof we’re going to do is just to seal the corners of this we got two of course a shotgun never going to use that in there and cock it up now that we got all measured out for the longer piece we are going to cut this on out now we’re going to cut out to the side pieces now we’re going to sand down the edges on these so it’s nice and smooth.
Now we’re going to put these side pieces on like so make the encoding now we’re going to screw together to pieces here. Now we got that side on as you see the screws inside of it make sure when you do put the ceiling and that you wipe the side since last thing you want to do is to have a dry. This is what the enclosure will look like for the year the board we’re going to stay in the top part of this with this type staying right. It’s up to you what type you want to use I’m just going to get a genetic brush and I’m going to start painting on it make sure to shake it up what I’m going to do next is I’m going to put this on top of the case so the power supply can breathe through the case so it doesn’t overheat and caused issues. I’m going to drill that out right on the top yeah got a whole will stand out a little bit so you can make it nice and smooth inside. Now we’re going to put this on this will look like when it’s finally done you have a filter right. To let the air escape and how that’s done the next step is going to be putting a power switch on the front of the unit. My drill this out the salt out and I’m going to put this piece in there what I look like when it’s done for. Some superglue it inside there in a little bit there you go super glued in there’s the button and reset switch and the hardware lights. Now we’re going to start on the process of getting our plastic enclosure is going to hold the house the motherboard inside that show aquarium to lock this guy in place. You can use whatever method you want that you can’t lose this thing down in here if you want but I’m finishing use a piece of Plexiglas to superglue to the bottom just to hold it in place in the bottom.
And then hold the rest of it under this lip so does the kick-out from the model or the water let that dry for a little bit what that will do is lock this guy in the place the next step is we’re going to put these LED lights inside this enclosure for the motherboard. It’s up to you want to do that you can use whatever type of lights you want but this one gives you the capability of turning it off and on of course and the brightness also needs is a Molex power to power the actual lights. So we’re going to put that in now what we’re going to do is we’re going to put the motherboard inside this. Now what I did was I put the motherboard on top of a Plexiglas so I can pull it in and out when I want to also going to slide in like so when I plug in all the cables and then I’ll be able to hot glue the top so just keep it still keeps steel keep its do what we do now is we’re going to put this motherboard that’s on this Plexiglas inside the actual enclosure first we’re going to hook up the parts to the box to this motherboard and then we’re going to slide putting on the front panel connections 24 pants a the connections and of course the 4-pack connection make sure you have all those fries are doing something like that now.
I’m all in there now what I’m going to do is I’m sided down and hot glue the top so it stays now we hook up the lights to the power now we’re going to go to test this guy out see if it turns on the issues right now.
We’re going to add some rocks all right after we find out that it works what we’re going to do is turn it off and fill it up with water now we’re going to turn this guy on and see what happened both. Go starting up windows is starting up there you go that is a fish take the aquarium might get a little closer here a little bit better there’s all the lights in their need to clean the outside a little bit dirty you can see the fish floating around in there we have to at this time.
I did have some more with the Dodge content on the processes I don’t know if you can see the fan and they’re spending or not but there’s a pump right there on the side there’s the rocks on the bottom up with some inside the enclosure with the motherboard to as well very treasured. There’s the monitor took tattoos got windows seven years event where the power supply is breathe in there there’s all the units there’s the optical drive with something not there you go to the optical drive there’s the hard drive right there is a little shield there to help prevent any water from splashing up.
There’s the back in there where everything’s plugged and kind of messy, I digress alright did a few more tweaks I added a flashlight aquarium to the top of the roof of this with a plastic enclosure around it so it gives it a little more light and of course the lights around the LEDs on the side. So I added that so it’s a little bit cooler lot more brides in there who says you can see the fish in there. Swimming around so that’s what that looks like alright that’s the that’s how you doing a query pc right here we got all the lights in there got the course all the motherboard and they hooked up I got to run to this monitor. Ironically have bubbles on there, I want to give a shout out to my boy mark at creature castle which actually recognized when I came and I was blown away.