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im considering time lapseing all of my prints that i am actually home for from now on it seems fun to watch in the end... heres my first one ...
pretty cool i think.
ok now for what this is. This is another addition to my mini rack mount system. it is an enclosure for 1 or 2 RPI B+ or 1 or 2 Odroid C1+ (and if you dont know what that is it is the board that works like a RPI b+ but then in the end stomps its ass it even has an ADC on top of the extra power) IN my case i have an Odroid (purchased after my RPI) and my original/first RPI B+. it has a mount on the side for a single 40MM fan and vents in the lid becasue well heat rises. the front panel is embossed with the Cyberdyne systems skynet logo becasue my buddy is always joking i am building sky net.. (he doesnt understand computers or electronics, it literally scares him.) the skull in the middle of the logo has 2 5mm holes for placing status leds (one for each pi) i recommend bicolor or tricolor leds (mine happen to be left over common anode RGB leds. in the pictures i have up i havent mounted the handles onto the case but they also go on the front. the front is also equipped with a ili9341 2.2 inch touch screen and i may be dreaming but somehow i will get the full functionality out of it, or worst case scenario i will turn it into a menu driven system with touch... either way it ups the cool factor. on the back panel there are well placed holes for the computers as well as 17 holes for USB ports...
"Gee why all the usb ports?"
becasue im pretty sure at this time a "USB" port is the most commonly used 4 pin connector on the face of the planet. that makes them cheap, their size makes them convient to place just about every where and the connection is pretty resiliant, which if you are a maker like me with about 10lbs of them laying aorund you try to use them for anything but their original intent, thus these 14 usb are capable of exporting from this case 56 individual signal lines, that means 7 of them can put all the connections from a RPI out side the box, from there i take them into a jumper configurable patch panel (kinda like a server room would) and then i move those configured signal lines to the periferial they go to, making it flexible and pretty convient.. i should have the patch panel design up here in the up comming week, provided i dont run out of plastic. (im at a half a roll with a 103gram print running .. lol ... i hope i get all this done, the print i am running now is the arduino mega case. ) basically in the back of my rack will be a patch panel for power and a patch panel for the rpi/odroid and 3 patch panels for the Arduino mega(s)
scale is either .1 or 100 depending on your slicer. the front bezel is 180MM
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