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Old 10-18-2008, 01:14 AM   #31
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Wanted to let you know your creation has inspired my own variant, but I gutted an old mini frig for the compressor and coils... Im about half done with the build (frame is done and cooling coils almost mounted). It was more expensive than I expected... and very labor intensive.



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Old 10-20-2008, 02:29 PM   #32
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what kind of LED's are those?



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Old 10-21-2008, 01:31 PM   #33
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Wanted to let you know your creation has inspired my own variant, but I gutted an old mini frig for the compressor and coils... Im about half done with the build (frame is done and cooling coils almost mounted). It was more expensive than I expected... and very labor intensive.
Good luck with the project and post pics of it! As stated earlier, mine turned into a bit of a money pit, too. A used chest freezer with new temp controller would have been cheaper. Oh well, it was fun to build and that's what hobbies are all about!
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what kind of LED's are those?
I believe they are 5mm, but can't recall the exact specs. Nothing special, though. Just some cheapies I picked up at my local electronics shop.

I've been away from this site for a while (been busy at work plus buying a house), but I do have updates on this project:

1) It's stained/sealed a dark mahogany.

2) With a fan blowing on the radiator coils and compressor, it's capable of holding steady temps down to 40F, which is the furthest I've pushed it. The 12" walmart-grade fan only operates when the compressor is running and adequately keeps things from over-heating. I believe this fan to be essential for using such a small fridge to chill such a large space.

3) It's essentially complete. I keep meaning to post pics of the completed project but have yet to upload them from my camera.
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