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the DIY cases thread!
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onre
I spent the weekend at my friend's place. He has a rather elaborate little carpentry shed and the original plan was to build another 84 hp skiff there so that I would have two of those.

However, at hardware store we found some FSC-certified laminated acacia board for rather cheap. I have a 4 A +-12 volts PSU that I've planned on building a case for "some day", and looks like that day was yesterday.

So, in the end we didn't build a skiff but this. With my module acquisition rate I'll probably have the thing fully loaded by 2040.

khakifridge
Catchthehare wrote:
Here is my 2nd DIY. This time I attempted Tolex and all OK! I added detachable legs too with a threaded insert, both short and long legs. Works great!


That is a sweet little build. The colour-scheme is very striking and the Tolex is well-executed. Love it. applause
Catchthehare
khakifridge wrote:
Catchthehare wrote:
Here is my 2nd DIY. This time I attempted Tolex and all OK! I added detachable legs too with a threaded insert, both short and long legs. Works great!


That is a sweet little build. The colour-scheme is very striking and the Tolex is well-executed. Love it. applause


Thanks buddy! Obviously the ivory colour doesn't show up too well in the pics, it is a bit more subtle than shown.
Flix
jeboo wrote:
I love looking at this thread!! we're not worthy

Here's my recently completed.



Oh this is gorgeous! Black with bright-colour trim is an aesthetic I <3 and this green is just beautiful. The pattern adds a nice touch, too grin
luchog
Finally built my rack. Just a small 7U 104HP portable rig for my current collection of modules. I'm planning on building a much larger studio rack, at which point I'll relegate this one to the manual control and sequencers modules that are still on my must-buy list. Pictures are kind of crap.

Back on 2007, I picked up a case of my favorite beer, and had the wooden crate they came in kicking around since then. Always planned to use it for something, but never knew what. So I decided to take the stamped end pieces and use them for the cheeks of my rack. I treated them with lemon oil and beeswax. The rails and brackets are from Clicks and Clocks, attached to the wood with stainless steel 1/2" #6 pan head sheet metal screws and nylon washers. The modules are attached with Befaco Knurlies M3 rack screws.



You can really see the difference between the treated end pieces, and an untreated board from the same crate, which they're resting on in this pic.



Pictures of the bits all set up, just before assembling, and afterwards.





The final rack all assembled, with my current collection of modules, and a Zorx controller sitting over the 1U section (no tiles yet, but that's next on my list).

andybizarre
onre wrote:
I spent the weekend at my friend's place. He has a rather elaborate little carpentry shed and the original plan was to build another 84 hp skiff there so that I would have two of those.

However, at hardware store we found some FSC-certified laminated acacia board for rather cheap. I have a 4 A +-12 volts PSU that I've planned on building a case for "some day", and looks like that day was yesterday.

So, in the end we didn't build a skiff but this. With my module acquisition rate I'll probably have the thing fully loaded by 2040.


Building a 15U-tower instead of a skiff reminds me of certain tuning attempts in a once popular home improvement show. What did you guys smoke in the boys` shed? Chugging Beers
dooj88
andybizarre wrote:
onre wrote:
I spent the weekend at my friend's place. He has a rather elaborate little carpentry shed and the original plan was to build another 84 hp skiff there so that I would have two of those.

However, at hardware store we found some FSC-certified laminated acacia board for rather cheap. I have a 4 A +-12 volts PSU that I've planned on building a case for "some day", and looks like that day was yesterday.

So, in the end we didn't build a skiff but this. With my module acquisition rate I'll probably have the thing fully loaded by 2040.


Building a 15U-tower instead of a skiff reminds me of certain tuning attempts in a once popular home improvement show. What did you guys smoke in the boys` shed? Chugging Beers


jayndoodle
Catchthehare wrote:
Here is my 2nd DIY. This time I attempted Tolex and all OK! I added detachable legs too with a threaded insert, both short and long legs. Works great!

thumbs up


Where did you get those legs? Are they the 4ms ones?
tillibilli
Here's the two cases I built, one of them as a Controller Skiff including an Appendage Ribbon Controller, 3 FSR's and an IR-Sensor
Shadoweclipse13
Quick question!

I'm finally getting around to building my final case for the AJH MiniMod system. Since I'm well under the amperage rating for the Doepfer PSU3, I was thinking about adding a jack for another case on top, and a jack below for a controller (each would have their own Doepfer buss boards inside their respective cases).

I won't have any problem wiring everything up, but I was wondering if any of you guys knew of a jack/plug setup that would work with 4 wires. Obviously only needs to handle 12V/5V. Not sure if there's a small DIN connector that would be easy to wire without specialist tools (like Molex plugs).
andybizarre
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Quick question!

I'm finally getting around to building my final case for the AJH MiniMod system. Since I'm well under the amperage rating for the Doepfer PSU3, I was thinking about adding a jack for another case on top, and a jack below for a controller (each would have their own Doepfer buss boards inside their respective cases).

I won't have any problem wiring everything up, but I was wondering if any of you guys knew of a jack/plug setup that would work with 4 wires. Obviously only needs to handle 12V/5V. Not sure if there's a small DIN connector that would be easy to wire without specialist tools (like Molex plugs).


I`m using 4 pole XLR connectors to expand my Doepfer A100-G6 6U case with absolutely no problems. Deeper in this thread there are solutions using Speakon connectors as well. However, I limited myself to one busboard per wire and didn`t exceed the max. number of attached busboards (3 per PSU3 unit).
dooj88
tillibilli wrote:
Here's the two cases I built, one of them as a Controller Skiff including an Appendage Ribbon Controller, 3 FSR's and an IR-Sensor


that skiff is Wow! Clap !!
Shadoweclipse13
andybizarre wrote:
I`m using 4 pole XLR connectors to expand my Doepfer A100-G6 6U case with absolutely no problems. Deeper in this thread there are solutions using Speakon connectors as well. However, I limited myself to one busboard per wire and didn't exceed the max. number of attached busboards (3 per PSU3 unit).


Badass dude! Thanks for the quick answer! I'm kinda leaning towards Speakon connectors after looking at both. I didn't know they made XLR in more poles/wires than 3.

I'm also planning on 3 buss boards total as well (1 in the controller, 1 in the MiniMod case, 1 in the small case above that), and the amperage is way under what the PSU3 puts out.

What did you use for cable for your XLR connectors?
DruidTek
I built a skiff to demo 1010music modules. It's a simple pine construction with a marine ply base



I spray painted it in a gloss enamel



The original power supply didn't have quite enough grunt, so I had to upgrade it.





Sequencer, sampler & polysynth in one very portable system.



Here's the end result in action.

Catchthehare
jayndoodle wrote:
Catchthehare wrote:
Here is my 2nd DIY. This time I attempted Tolex and all OK! I added detachable legs too with a threaded insert, both short and long legs. Works great!

thumbs up


Where did you get those legs? Are they the 4ms ones?


Hey I go them here http://www.castorsunlimited.co.uk
Then found some threaded sleeves for the legs and inserts for the case thumbs up
Chickenbone
I know this question must've been asked but I can't find an answer. Is there something like the erthenvar rail mounts for tiptop z-rails? I just build boxes and get rack rails and use the z-ears, which is easy, but I want to tluse them without the z-ears in a future build.

Pardon my laziness, I know I could just bolt them through the box but I'd like the other solution more.
scottmoon
Chickenbone wrote:
I know this question must've been asked but I can't find an answer. Is there something like the erthenvar rail mounts for tiptop z-rails? I just build boxes and get rack rails and use the z-ears, which is easy, but I want to tluse them without the z-ears in a future build.

Pardon my laziness, I know I could just bolt them through the box but I'd like the other solution more.


Just buy some 1" aluminum stock at home depot and use your z-ears for a template. Cut and drill.
justin0xffffff
Catchthehare wrote:
jayndoodle wrote:
Catchthehare wrote:
Here is my 2nd DIY. This time I attempted Tolex and all OK! I added detachable legs too with a threaded insert, both short and long legs. Works great!

thumbs up


Where did you get those legs? Are they the 4ms ones?


Hey I go them here http://www.castorsunlimited.co.uk
Then found some threaded sleeves for the legs and inserts for the case thumbs up


man… you gotta share a link. someone can get lost on that site (haha)
BobbyFogtop
I recently finished a 150hp 10u case. I was able to do it in large part because of things I've learned on Muffs, so I figured I would post some details on the chance that someone might find something useful in them.

It's been less than a year since I started messing with eurorack modular, but I quickly got to the point where I had filled my starter TipTop Mantis case, and had DIYed a second 84hp 7u rack based around a Doepfer DIY kit. Once one really gets going with the patches modular seems like the antithesis of neatness, but I felt like I wanted to neaten things up and get them into a single case, so I started planning something larger.

How big? I prefer the looks of a wide case over a tall one in the space I have for it in my home studio. I wanted a 1u row for the Pulp Logic tiles I have. (Especially the "Link" as you'll read later.) I like the ledge in ZRails, but I got along o.k. with the Vector rails in the Doepfer kit, so when I happened on a good price for the "Vector TS600" package of 4 60 inch rails I went with that. As it turns out they were oversized just enough that, even with the saw blade kerf, I could cut them in half and still have the full 30 inches needed for 150hp, and having 8 30" rails gave me the 10U I wanted. And three foot cables pretty much make it from corner to corner.

I had made the end brackets for the Doepfer kit from aluminum stock myself, but I decided to get a nicer finish and save myself some time by ordering the brackets from Pulp Logic. The 3U+1U combo set is quite nice and makes for a cleaner installation than separate 1U and 3U brackets would.

I had some Phillipine mahogany sold for use as deck planks that I like the looks of in other woodworking projects I've done, so that made up the sides. I used pocket screws to join the sides together. The back is a piece of half inch plywood.




How do I power this thing? After reading a lot of different threads here, I never felt a high degree of confidence that I understood all the possibilities and trade-offs. I'm a D.I.Y guy in many ways, but not that interested in learning about power supplies right now - I was hoping for a more turn-key solution that made as many of the decisions for me as I could get away with. I found what I needed in the m/15. W.T. at Trogotronics helped me scale the thing up properly, I think. I went with the 18RU setup. The bus boards were pretty easy to work with and he packages it with all the clamps, screws, wires, etc. that you need to get things working.


The power brick wires were a bit of a hassle. I tried a bunch of different ways to fit all the stuff inside the case, but it was just a little too messy, and I wanted to leave as much space for modules as possible - some of the ones I have are pretty deep and I didn't want too many restrictions on where I could position them in the rack. So, in the end I attached all that stuff to the back of the case. Eh... it's a studio case. No one can see the back.


You may notice the DB25 connectors there. This is something I think others might find useful. I bought a couple of Pulp Logic's "Link" tiles and I'm using them as the exit for audio from the modular. I wanted an effective, low-clutter way of getting audio to my K-Mix. I found that a "DB-25 Female To 26 Pin IDC Socket Flat Cable" is a perfect match for the Link. Along with a "Snake Cable DB25 To 8 x TRS 6.6Ft DB25 to TRS Snake" I can get 8 balanced signals to or from the K-Mix.. Now, I just plug my modular level outputs into one of the 8 jacks on a Link to send it to the K-Mix. I'm using channels 1 & 2 to get signals from the K-Mix back into the modular. (So far, only one of the Links is in use. I may need to buy another K-Mix!)

Anyway. That's the story. Here's a picture of it in it's home. I hope someone gets something out of this post.


paranoidmoonduck
tillibilli wrote:
Here's the two cases I built, one of them as a Controller Skiff including an Appendage Ribbon Controller, 3 FSR's and an IR-Sensor


That skiff is lovely. The integrated controller is amazing.
stringsthings
luchog wrote:







The final rack all assembled, with my current collection of modules, and a Zorx controller sitting over the 1U section (no tiles yet, but that's next on my list).



This looks really nice! Those end pieces turned out really well.
Sleipnir
BobbyFogtop wrote:

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I found that a "DB-25 Female To 26 Pin IDC Socket Flat Cable" is a perfect match for the Link. Along with a "Snake Cable DB25 To 8 x TRS 6.6Ft DB25 to TRS Snake" I can get 8 balanced signals to or from the K-Mix.
</snip>

Very nice, though do you get any noise pickup from running audio through the unshielded ribbon?
BobbyFogtop
Sleipnir wrote:
BobbyFogtop wrote:

<snip>
I found that a "DB-25 Female To 26 Pin IDC Socket Flat Cable" is a perfect match for the Link. Along with a "Snake Cable DB25 To 8 x TRS 6.6Ft DB25 to TRS Snake" I can get 8 balanced signals to or from the K-Mix.
</snip>

Very nice, though do you get any noise pickup from running audio through the unshielded ribbon?

I made the ribbon run from the tile to the snake as direct as I possibly could. To me the sound feels like it has less noise and more 'clarity' than what I was getting with the setup I had. But I added a few new, very nice modules like Plaits and Mixup, and the whole rig just has a better vibe than what I was working with... I'm sure I'm not objective, but I'm satisfied with the result.
thehipcola
jpaldam wrote:


“This is a DIY cardboard Eurorack case project that I have been working on for little over half a year. More than just being about building cases in a low-cost material, it’s about a simple cut, fold, and glue technique, that allows you to build all kinds of things for your studio in cardboard. I have built a complete Eurorack environment using the technique. The video intended as a respectful sequel to Mylar Melodies: "How to make a DIY Eurorack 3U case"

LINK TO THE VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0dtMHN149I

LINK TO PDF with templates and detailed list of materials:
http://jens.paldam.dk/build_a_cardboard_eurorack_case.pdf


This is awesome stuff - thanks for sharing this. Inspiring for sure.
shred
was randomly at the Container Store and saw they carry small waterproof cases, similar to the Pulp Logic lunchbox and others. Had a coupon so I picked up a small one for miscellaneous video gear but they could easily be used for portable racks.

removed the two hinge pins cause i'm picky and wanted the lid to come off lol. anyone have recommendations for replaceable pins which can be removed easily?

Waterproof cases from Container Store
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