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Complete and populated

Post by McRINdk » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:40 am

Finally all complete after 1 year of stuffing around.
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Re: the DIY cases thread!

Post by KittenVillage » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:02 pm

I finished my 12u 126hp case yesterday and have everything racked. I used 3/4" birch ply for the sides, top and front. I tried rasping out a curve in the front, but ended up putting wood putty down to make a smooth curve there. Then I used a 5/8ths inch square dowel behind that when I discovered the spacing of the rails was going to be a bit too wide. Also the sides, back and front are put together using those square dowels as well.

I used NLC's design pattern off thingverse for the sides, but then I gridded it out while I was super tired late at night (as usual, small kids here,) so I ended up with it being an extra inch deep. I've had to make a bunch of new power cables today! I've got more room on top of it for stuff!

Considering I used a scroll saw checked out from a local tool library, and that it took me months,(power supply was bought last September!) I am really happy with it. Though I'll have it filled completely in a month! I've got 12 modules almost complete!

I know there's plenty of folks on here with awesome wood shops and lots of skill, but I wanted to show off what I managed to do with none of that.
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Re: the DIY cases thread!

Post by pekbro » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:08 am

KittenVillage wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:02 pm


I know there's plenty of folks on here with awesome wood shops and lots of skill, but I wanted to show off what I managed to do with none of that.

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Looks pretty good to me :tu: Maybe next time get yourself a spokeshave if you want to round the edges evenly. 8-)

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Added a matching 3U percussion skiff

Post by McRINdk » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:42 am

I also just finishe the 3U matching precussion skiff for this rack. it can sit either, on top if I need the Keystep up front, or out in front for performative ease.
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Post by KittenVillage » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:13 pm

I just wrote up a bunch of build notes for the DIY Synth Case Builder's Facebook group, so I've put it together with a bunch of pics and printable side patterns into an archive here:



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18U 104HP Case Complete, Ai Plans attached

Post by McRINdk » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:54 pm

McRINdk wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:34 am
DC Wiring side complete. Testing complete (all works). Unfortunately I blew a 5v fuse when testing 5v rail on distro, shorting it to ground with sloppy use of the multimeter probes.

Now I have to wait for the damn fuses to arrive before populating it.

I've attached the plan files. One with detail and one clean for cutting. Feel free to use.

GRRRR
I'm aslo attaching the Adobe Illustrator files that I cut from as requested. this will give the proper dimensions etc relevant to my build.
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Post by skautkurt » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:39 am

I took a page out of Vcs3's book, and went ahead to find a suitcase on the ebay classifieds. I put some rails I had laying around in there and made the lid removable. Just waiting on some IDC connectors now, and then the fun can begin. Having a nice portable setup is really nice.
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My latest DIY - a vintage briefcase from a thrift store. I wanted something that looked like an EMS Synthi case and it took a while to find the right case. I removed the pins from the hinges so I can easily put the front back on. The entire thing is powered by a TipTop µZeus.

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Re: the DIY cases thread!

Post by Boodaleechees » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:52 am

That's a big ol' slide rule!

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Re: the DIY cases thread!

Post by arthurdent » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:37 pm

Boodaleechees wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:52 am
That's a big ol' slide rule!
I remember seeing one like that in a classroom once - back in the '60's - they used it as a teaching aid for learning how to use one.

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Re: the DIY cases thread!

Post by DEEMARKAY » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:45 pm

Second case with bigger PSU after Syntherjack with double fused inlet and grounding rails for both old and new case after reading many many threads on grounding and proper 0V referencing. I'm sure it's still not quite adequate, but got rid of the audible noise and hum. Thank you, Graham Hinton, for your tireless effort educating on that topic!
Heatsinks of new PSU will need updating at some point. Also I still have to test if the doepfer diy kit psu will be able to power the completely populated case.
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Post by Klupit » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:29 am

I just finished my suitcase. I tinker with a lamp but a little too powerful .... I will work on the closing hinges so that the cover is removable ....
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Re: Complete and populated

Post by msegarra » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:17 pm

McRINdk wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:40 am
Finally all complete after 1 year of stuffing around.
This is pretty much exactly what I’m planning to build how many hp wide is this?

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Re: Added a matching 3U percussion skiff

Post by msegarra » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:18 pm

McRINdk wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:42 am
I also just finishe the 3U matching precussion skiff for this rack. it can sit either, on top if I need the Keystep up front, or out in front for performative ease.

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Re: Complete and populated

Post by McRINdk » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:30 am

msegarra wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:17 pm
McRINdk wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:40 am
Finally all complete after 1 year of stuffing around.
This is pretty much exactly what I’m planning to build how many hp wide is this?
Hi, it s 104HP 18U studio case + 3U skiff. The measurements etc are in the files I posted including what rails etc.

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