Okay, the top coat is on and dry, and I’m ready to assemble!
Here I am with my new box!
I have successfully installed Kubuntu Linux onto my new box. I booted with System Rescue CD first to wipe the drive because it was my younger sister’s old drive and who knows what could be on there. Then I had no problem installing Kubuntu with the dvd I burned from the iso. It looks so pretty! I named the computer Comet, the name of Supergirl’s horse.
I set the new box up to use a KVM so it’s working fine sharing the keyboard and monitor with my Windows box, but I did have some trouble with the mouse, so I just have two different mice plugged in for now, and I’ll look into that later.
Here’s a screenshot for my Kubuntu desktop on my new machine. I was quite pleased with how configurable it is. I was easily able to create and use a pink fading pattern on the panel(at the bottom). I was pleasantly surprised when I pressed print screen and a little box popped up, allowing me to save the screenshot as a png!
Okay, I think I’ve finally got it right.
I painted the top over with the light pink
I printed out a template on some card stock and cut it out. Then I stuck it to the top. I actually used a gluestick because I didn’t have any double stick tape. Actually, it worked pretty well, but if you try it make sure you get any glue residue off of the parts you want the paint to stick to. I went around it after I stuck it down with a damp paper towel.
So I decided that I need to do the stencil in 2 parts, so here I am doing the S part of it on the side of the case.
Success! not perfect, but I think it looks pretty good.
I waited for the stencil to dry and did one on the top too.
I taped it down more this time and I think I actually got a little more under the edges. I think it was the angle, though. I’m not very tall.
And I did actually have to put on some sunblock to go outside and paint, because it’s 100 degrees outside on our patio.
the lighting’s different though, it’s cloudier today.
Okay, here’s my younger sister drawing a stencil for me. I brought out a shirt for her to use as a guide.
here it is finished, and there I am trying to cut it out
I started thinking about it too much and confused myself about where I needed to cut out so I had to stop and take a break
First coat of pink!
I’m going to let it dry, probably overnight, and then see if it needs another coat(it probably will, especially on the sides). Then I plan on using a glossy top coat. I’m trying to think of something good to put in the case badge spot. Any suggestions?
I’ve been wanting to put together a linux box for a while, and I’ve finally collected enough spare parts to do it. I decided to spice up the plain beige case I snagged from my uncle by also making this my first pink P.C.
Yes, I am a girl. 🙂
So, here’s the case I’m starting out with. Just a plain beige case, but pretty nice.
One of the main things that I was confused about was how to get the front off of my DVD drive so that I could paint it. Thanks to the helpful forum members, I figured it out without much trouble after the tip that you need to open the drive
Here are my primered components
Next stop, pink paint!