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Eurorack Lunchbox

Post by pulplogic » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:57 am

Here's a little micro case I call the Eurorack Lunchbox. It's 54HP of Euro and 54HP of 1U tiles.
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The power supply runs off of a NOS Atari 9VAC 4.2A adapter and puts out +-12V and 5V at more than enough power for such a small case.
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The 1U Tiles that require power connect using a 3 pin (GND, +12V, -12V) shrouded molex connector like the ones used on hobby servo motrors.
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I hope to have a couple of these in stock at Erthenvar next week. The cases will be less than $200 including the power supply. The standard 1U Tiles will be between $10-$30. Blank 1U tiles for DIY or filling gaps will be $1ea.

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Post by headband » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:00 am

Excellent design, the way you've implemented the "tiles" is quite clever, like that a lot.

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Post by seank » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:00 am

the metasonix case was so awesome! i love these.

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Post by itijik » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:08 am

:love:

These look so cute...umm...[manly voice] they look great, bro! [/manly voice]

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Post by chvad » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:13 am

NIIICE! :party:

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Post by burnn_out! » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:14 am

Man sssoooo sold on one of these :love: :stardance: :domodance:
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Post by John Noble » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:21 am

Nice work!

You have to see this stuff in person to appreciate how well it's executed. :hail:
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Post by attacksustain » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:34 am

The standard 1U Tiles will be between $10-$30. Blank 1U tiles for DIY or filling gaps will be $1ea
This is awesome.
I'm thinking it might be useful to have a full 19" of these. z-rails, and some 1U brackets from somewhere are all I'd need. I'd much rather use up 1U for things like format-jumblers than have them eat up space in my euro cases.

I can see a whole bunch of interesting things that could be made for these tiles too.
Switches, Buttons, Feedback loops, meters...

I thought I was smart last year when I had the idea of a modular patchbay, until someone pointed out that HOSA already make pretty much exactly what I had in mind. But this tiles idea takes that even further.

Looking forward to seeing what other tiles people come up with.

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Post by qu.one » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:34 am

sliding nuts or strips? love the idea.
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Post by Exuviae » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:38 am

Any chance of a detachable lid?

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Post by tonnu » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:42 am

really agree with detachable lid ... exactly the hp i'm looking for

any chance of another variant with a less "rugged" feel and more "sleek" design--also one that can be propped up horizontally.

oh ... forgot to say that the price point is GREAT

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Post by pulplogic » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:12 pm

Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement.
qu.one wrote:sliding nuts or strips? love the idea.
M2.5 sliding nuts, 20 per rail.
Exuviae wrote:Any chance of a detachable lid?
Yes, maybe.

The current box was chosen for it's very low cost and rugged construction. It is from Harbor Freight, and generally I wouldn't be comfortable recommending HF quality, but this little case is tough http://www.harborfreight.com/11-1-2-hal ... 36870.html . What it lacks is a detachable lid and the interior fit and finish is less than first class. I thought about putting this out as DIY only, but these go together so fast that there really wouldn't be much cost savings.

The rail end brackets hold the frame together so any width could be made. The assembly is similar to this: http://erthenvar.com/files/case_bracket_3u_ug.pdf. The frame could be fit to a custom case or another off the shelf box. The case ID would need to be at least 6.8”. We could put all the parts in the store for DIY if there is interest.

Here is the frame:
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Since the supply is under the 1U section to preserve Euro depth, the rails have been milled to provide extra finger space.
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Post by newgreyarea » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:28 pm

I really liked this! The 1U stuff was cool! If it wasn't so hot in there I would have stayed and played but I'm a wimp in the heat.

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Post by transistor logic » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:48 pm

nice !!

+1 for detachable lid , its the first thing that came to my mind after looking at the pictures

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Post by rico loverde » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:56 pm

there was another thread that had some shots of the 1U modules...anyone know where that is. i couldnt find it
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Post by Mitchk1989 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:41 pm

wow, that is really cool.

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Post by dan_k » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:46 pm

These look like just what I have been looking for!

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Post by Matos » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:57 pm

I would love just the 1u frame and power in the standard 84 hp 19 inch rack size. That would be swell for those 10u cases.

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Post by drip.feed » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:30 pm

How brilliant are these?? :hail:
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Post by negativspace » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:37 pm

Very. Those tiles are bad ass, Nick! :omg:

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Post by drip.feed » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:43 pm

Any more info for those of us late to the party?? What kinds if 1U tiles are available?
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Post by Repeater » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:54 pm

I like the Tile concept. I always use my modular with passive utility stuff outside the case. It would be great to have a modular row dedicated to that stuff.

Inevitably someone will cram an oscillator into one. :deadbanana:

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Post by causticlogic » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:21 pm

Nice design. I don't know about a case so small, but being able to mix and match a 1U section is rather appealing.
I'm definitely curious about what specifically will be available for the tiles.
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Post by pulplogic » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:48 pm

drip.feed wrote:Any more info for those of us late to the party?? What kinds if 1U tiles are available?
The party's just starting.

These should be at Erthenvar next week:
Passive Mult
Passive attenuator A or B Taper
DC Out
Unity Gain Summer 3 to 1
Dual Invert
FSR (Gate and CV)
Normally Open Switch
Blank Panels in black, silver, yellow, red and orange

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Ready, but waiting for parts:
MIDImplant http://www.midimplant.com
Attenuverter
Passive Diode OR
Comparator

The Yellow Box has the rails set slightly deeper to accommodate the tubes.
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Here are the tile dimms:

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Post by urbanscallywag » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:58 pm

negativspace wrote:Very. Those tiles are bad ass, Nick! :omg:
Thank you! Though the Lunchbox and 1U Tiles are PulpLogic's (John's) designs.

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