Igor's Blog
Programming, DIY, Games, Hacks, and Tech

I've changed the light bar in my SGI Octane case a number of times previously. At first I got it working as its original red with an ATX motherboard that I put inside, then I updated it to shine bright white. This time around I wanted to have it as a blue glow. It was a small job since I had a spare light bar PCB from the previous time already. I'm pretty happy with the outcome.

There are two previous posts that are relevant to this one:

I won't go into the details of the PCB design in this post since that is already covered in the second post mentioned just above.
IMG_1741.jpg


So my server has a number of drives inside, this means that the light bar is flicking on a fair amount. I wanted a bit of a change from plain white, but lets see what it was before I changed it...

IMG_1721.jpg IMG_1722.jpg


I've unplugged the light strip and tried out one of the new blue LEDs next.
IMG_1725.jpg




I had to bend the LEDs as before. It's fiddly work, but it's necessary.

IMG_1727.jpg IMG_1728.jpg


A little bit of solder, and all the components are in place.

IMG_1729.jpg IMG_1730.jpg


Then all is left to do is connect the new board...
IMG_1740.jpg


...and finally some photos with the case back on and showing different illumination levels.

IMG_1748.jpg IMG_1750.jpg IMG_1749.jpg


-i

comments powered by Disqus
Other posts you may like...

Recent Blog Posts

A hack to create an uber jar with the Maven Shade Plugin using local jar files

Is it worth it? Apple USB-C Digital Multi AV adapter vs a cheap eBay clone

Running X11 graphical applications after changing to another user using 'sudo su'

How to stop Facebook using ad images as post sharing thumbnails

Picking lists for Atari Lynx capacitor replacement kits

Performance - 2012 Retina MacBook Pro vs 2017 MacBook Pro

Look and feel - 2012 Retina MacBook Pro vs 2017 MacBook Pro

Using math to work out the diameter of hard to reach water cooling pipes

How to get the unreachable shard in the Hinterlands in DragonAge Inquisition

Measy RC12 wireless 2.4Ghz keyboard touchpad review

Recent Galleries

Monument Valley 2 is released and does not disappoint

Space Food - Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips

Legeod Star Wars AT-DP kit

DIY spare parts computer build with a RAIDMAX Anura case

Fake 'Lepin' brand Lego packaging

Hardwood garden bench with clear resin void filler

Fixing a 3D printer extruder that stopped heating up

Easily increase disk space in a Lenovo Ideapad 100S 14" laptop with an M.2 SSD

Making a multi-piece 3D printed solder spool holder stand

DIY indoor apartment grow light wiring

My Other Web Sites

Igor and Elise's Travels
Riverside Expressway Cam
300 George St Blogumentary

My Online Tools

UUID to OID Converter
Guru JSON-RPC Tester
Extrudifier Object Designer
Travel ┬ÁBlog

Blogs and Friends

Matt Moores Blog
Georgi's FlatPress Guide
Perplexing Permutations
The Security Sleuth
Ilia Rogatchevski
Travelling Fairy

Blog Activity

Blog Activity
Don't forget to
me for more great articles!
Don't show this again