End of Days Monitor [Part II]

Posted on March 19, 2012

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 320

Here are some of the parts


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  • Aperture: ƒ/4.8
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 320

this is a close up of the circuit boards I ordered from a chinese supplier, she was lovely and helped me pick out the exact board to get my old laptop screen to work right away. I did test it, and it worked beautifully.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4.8
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 320

Taking some careful measurements. The boarder is about 1/4″, so that’s the size I’ll need to route in the frame in order to hold it securely. Precise measurements are required to get a professional, flush, and finished appearance. In this respect I am most definitely my father’s son.


  • Aperture: ƒ/6.7
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 320

I routered the entire piece, and then I went at it with a chop saw for some very carefully measured angle cuts.


  • Aperture: ƒ/3.3
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 320

The frame is mostly pieced together (this is unsanded, and not glued or anything. Just to double check I didn’t screw the pooch royally in my cuts)


  • Aperture: ƒ/9.5
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 320

Sanded the edges and front face (lightly) with 80 grit to even things out, and get a good surface for the glue


  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 320

Post glue. Look at that flushness. I do say I’m impressed my own self.


  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 320

Seriously. LOOK AT THAT FLUSHNESS. MMmmmmm. I can taste the upvotes already. or not 🙁


  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 200

test fit with everything connected. Looking good so far.


  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 200

This will be the back brace (i skipped the cutting and stuff, kind of boring) it will give it a real naked back look. I hope it doesn’t look bad.


  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 200

If you saw the last post, you’ll recognize this. This is going to be the mount, and it’s on the piece of wood that will be the base plate (so it doesn’t tip)


  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 200

Mount + Frame!


  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • ISO: 200

Here’s a tease of the copper accents almost finished. They’re all actually soldered together. I also took a blowtorch to them and quenched them randomly to get a really raw, grungy look. I’m happy with it so far.


I just finished painting and assembling some other pieces parts. More updates to come soon!