NZXT Tempest Evo Case Mod - Powered Louvers

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NZXT Tempest Evo Case Mod - Powered Louvers

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:04 am

Just noticed this on Engadget and thought it was cool:
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Truly epic casemods grace the humble pages of Engadget from time to time, but here's a spoonful of liquid awesome you might actually be able to try. Using an off-the-shelf fan controller, servo motor and Arduino board, plus some water-cut styrene parts he farmed out to an online shop, user SXRguyinMA outfitted his NZXT Tempest Evo case with a rad robotic cooling system. When the Arduino detects the temperature changing, it automatically actuates the servo to raise or lower the louvers accordingly, and the rig features a pair of supercapacitors that can store enough power to close the vents even if power is lost. There's also the all-important little red button to instantly make jaws drop.


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Re: NZXT Tempest Evo Case Mod - Powered Louvers

Post by bubba » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:19 am

That's neat. Needs to pack some sound insulation around the servo he is using though.
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Re: NZXT Tempest Evo Case Mod - Powered Louvers

Post by lordvic » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:46 pm

Wow that is pretty sweet - Fantastic! :drinkers:
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Post by Sporg » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:00 am

Wow, I love it! Great post
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Post by Major_A » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:27 am

When would you want them down? When the computer is turned off or sitting idle in a corner?

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Post by Darkstar » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:29 am

they sure changed the design on that case !

funny with a fan sitting right next to the system......

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Re: NZXT Tempest Evo Case Mod - Powered Louvers

Post by Major_A » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:50 am

Darkstar wrote:funny with a fan sitting right next to the system......
It's actually a fan in a window to pull air into the room. Seems like instead of investing all of his/her money into that computer he/she should've picked up a small window unit AC. Now that the room is cooler you don't need to mod in a cooling solution.

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