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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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Re: STFM case remake

Post by mikro » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:00 pm

Maybe can be of interest (esp. the case part):

:)

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by IngoQ » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:04 am

Just stumbled upon an interesting idea:

Using a 3D printed mould for injection moulding. See this video:

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by Gargoyle » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:17 am

Very interesting, I wonder if a smaller experiment could be carried out using this technique with something like an STM1 mouse case, or the ST keycaps? If ST mice cases could be produced using this method, then combined with the more recent laser mouse mod, you could produce new ST style laser mice. If the bigger stuff (like a full ST case) can't be done yet, practice runs with smaller peripherals like this could still be an interesting avenue to explore?

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:38 am

It can be done, and I even think you can print metal.. Though I don't know how much a printed part could be used... Even so, you can take a cast of a original case and make copies and no need for 3d printing anything.. But only good for under 20 copies... And again, cost to high. Was talked about a while ago.
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Re: STFM case remake

Post by Gargoyle » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:46 am

Yes metal can be done (NASA 3d printed fuel injector comes to mind), and several materials can be now. Wood, even chocolate. As long as the main material can be bound with the appropriate binding agent really. That's why I wondered about the ST mouse case or keys to keep the cost down for anyone ever wanting to try it. If a small metal mould could be 3d printed, that would surely allow for a fairly large number of duplicates before it would be unuseable?

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Re: STFM case remake

Post by exxos » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:19 am

Injection mold for something small must be doable as a guy in USA sells 2600 carts..
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