STFM case remake

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Gunstick
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by Gunstick » Thu May 31, 2018 10:08 am

If we can create a case model which can be laser cut, that would be great.
But laser cut cases always have right angle (sharp) edges.
Maybe CNC-millable would be a better approach. But the surface finish is then not as nice.

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by Maeke » Thu May 31, 2018 10:47 am

The sharp edges of the laser cut can be masked by 3d printed parts.
Thus we can work on a case which is laser cutted AND 3d printed.
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by paulwratt » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:39 pm

Hows this project coming along?

In the mean time, especially with regards to fitting expansion to any Atari ST style case, is it not practical to produce (at least for 3D printing) case inserts & peg extensions?

obviously some people may not like the result, with the case being 1/2 to 1 inch higher, but it is simple to design, produce and fit, and would allow from quite a bit extra to be fitted inside "a standard case". Besides being usable on the final result of this project (and any offshoots) it would also provide an interim solution for the new motherboard project as well. The only really "complex" part is making the construction stable with the use of peg extensions, or sleeves and longer screws.

Has anyone thought of this before?

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:47 pm

paulwratt wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:39 pm
Hows this project coming along?
The 3-D files are still being worked on as mentioned previously somewhere. It will take some time to correct everything and do modifications. But it is still being worked on, but of course we all have day jobs,so time is limited.
paulwratt wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:39 pm
In the mean time is, especially with regards to fitting expansion to any Atari ST style case, is it not practical to produce (at least for 3D printing) case inserts & peg extensions?

obviously some people may not like the result, with the case being 1/2 to 1 inch higher, but it is simple to design, produce and fit, and would allow from quite a bit extra to be fitted inside "a standard case". Besides being usable on the final result of this project (and any offshoots) it would also provide an interim solution for the new motherboard project as well. The only really "complex" part is making the construction stable with the use of peg extensions, or sleeves and longer screws.
Like the MEGA ST case ? Upgrades are generally getting smaller and more compact so should not really need larger case anyway. If the new motherboard a gets off the ground, upgrades will be plug-in located towards the back where there is more height for them.

You probably should read through the entire thread see what is being discussed. But really once the 3-D files are completed, we still have the problem of raising enough cash to get them produced.
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