Documentation on building a eurorack travel case

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Documentation on building a eurorack travel case

Post by lomma-kommun » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:26 pm

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I decided to share my lousy documentation on building my own eurorack travel case.


I needed like twice the power i had in my two Doepfer 9u PSU2 Travel cases. And i wanted everything in one case not two. I was looking for a doepfer monster case but the power would not be more than i already had and hey building is fun!
I like the aesthetic of the doepfer cases so i decided to copy those.
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What i ordered from Thomann for around 100€:
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What i ordered from Exploding shed for 175,14 €:
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I did not buy the side brackets, but i can recomend them, it is hard to get the exact distance between the rails.

From Doepfer i ordered for 428€:
4x A-100PSU2 (On sale)
4x A-100BUSV6
2x A-100PCM Protection cover for psu.
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From my local electronic store i bought fuses, mains inlet, cables and screws for around 20€

I found som scrap plywood at a construction site nearby.
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The plywood was 13mm thick and it needed to be 7 mm so i had to mill it down twice to reach 7mm. That took some hours with the tools i had i tell ya.
Once all the plywood was 7mm i cut it to the right sizes and i realized the side where the wood was visible was cooler than the black side i first planned to be the outside.
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Re: Documentation on building a eurorack travle case

Post by lomma-kommun » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:28 pm

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Re: Documentation on building a eurorack travle case

Post by lomma-kommun » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:30 pm

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I'm really happy with the result and i saved some money compared to if I whould have bought a Doepfer 9u Monster case.

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Re: Documentation on building a eurorack travle case

Post by oberkorn » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:42 pm

Hejsan
looking good! I bought my rails and threaded inserts from "ModularSynthLab" on etsy
and clicks&clocks but exploding shed is even cheaper. thanks for the tip
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Re: Documentation on building a eurorack travle case

Post by nomass » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:13 pm

Thanks for sharing! I love these kind of posts.

The coloring on the plywood looks very Gerhard Richter.

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Re: Documentation on building a eurorack travle case

Post by lomma-kommun » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:59 am

oberkorn wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Hejsan
looking good! I bought my rails and threaded inserts from "ModularSynthLab" on etsy
and clicks&clocks but exploding shed is even cheaper. thanks for the tip
Tack!
nomass wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:13 pm
Thanks for sharing! I love these kind of posts.

The coloring on the plywood looks very Gerhard Richter.
Yes haha. it is the different plywood layers and the glue between them making that effect.


Additional info, the case is 196hp.

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Re: Documentation on building a eurorack travel case

Post by butter » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:31 am

Nice! Curious what it weighs loaded though? Maybe "luggable" is a better category?

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Re: Documentation on building a eurorack travel case

Post by lomma-kommun » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:50 pm

butter wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:31 am
Nice! Curious what it weighs loaded though? Maybe "luggable" is a better category?
Luggable
ˈləɡəbəl
portable but only with difficulty


Hehe with travel case i was thinking about the travle case estetics and durability. not so much about the weight.
*Edit: Now googeling i realize it should be called a road case. not travel case. My bad.

I have a habbit of finding my self in situations carrying around on heavy stuff from a to b, often on my bicycle with the stuff tied to my back. Actually the last time was just hours ago picking up a stroller 30 min from here..
But yeah it weighs. But how much?
My daughter is 8kg and it weighs more than her i think. So how should i proceed giving you a good answer :hmm:

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Re: Documentation on building a eurorack travel case

Post by SunPulse » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:19 pm

:yay: Very cool & a really nice accomplishment!
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