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dstamand

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Hi,

This is my very first serious project that i'm doing under MIOS platform. I'm 2 months behind schedule with this project because of healt problems. But, i've took time to re-think the project and now i'm please with the 3D model result. I always do everything in 3D and when i'm ready i'll built it for real. The 3D model include all steps: mechanical, electronics and style. The software is almost 80% done and works perfectly for the controller. The rendering you see, is the last step of the whole process, it is about 1% of the work but the most spectacular for sure.

The controller enclosure is 375 mm x 242.5 mm X 18 mm

No screw visible from any place, even under.  ::)

It has:

58 illuminated square 10mm buttons (3 colors + white when off)

37 illuminated potentiometers (base illuminated)

8 encoders, ledrings 15 leds

7 ALPS 60mm faders

8 channels

Mackie Control protocol

Larger images here : utopia live! - Ableton Live controller v1.0

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Very nice work,

18mm, I guess it's all surface mount parts then ? would love to see it done.

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Looks sweet! How are you making the case?

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Looks sweet! How are you making the case?

I'll try this for now: 4 parts, front plate is steel 1.5mm or 1.9mm, hi precision Laser cutting, finish is hi gloss powder paint. Side are 5 mm CNC machined. Bottom plate is 1.9 mm.

Later i'll try aluminum for the front plate and side. ~2mm front plate. Anodized natural finish. I'll need to have a stronger bottom base plate for structure. 18mm total thin will become more like 20mm.

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Uhm... I think that left me with more questions than answers :D

I mean... like who's gonna do it? (the cutting/bending/paiting) how are you hiding the screws?

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oh man, that looks sweet.

ready for my kit!

*whack*

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also what program did you use to design the panel?

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Uhm... I think that left me with more questions than answers :D

I mean... like who's gonna do it? (the cutting/bending/paiting) how are you hiding the screws?

I have access to precision laser cutting tools made by Trumpf. Cost 30$ to do all steel parts. Laser rocks!

I'll bend it myself on an Amada press brake.

Powder painting or Aluminum anodized finish will be made by a shop that only do this kind of job.

No screw, it snap. :-*

I'll post more construction details asap.

Thanks!

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I have access to precision laser cutting tools made by Trumpf. Cost 30$ to do all steel parts. Laser rocks!

So... can we use you  ;)

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So... can we use you  ;)

yes can we you use! ;)

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So... can we use you  ;)

Yes but the shipping cost will triple your cost and even more. Try to find a machine shop near your location that has the tools.

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Wow, a real handyman huh ;D

Rock on dstamand...

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I'm adding another DIY project to this one. A Midibox Seq and + matrix extension!

Pics are next.

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Nice work!

"Tripling the cost". 3x $30 is still nothing for a case including a cut panel ;-)

[me=nILS Podewski]sings: "It's a looong way from the render, if you wanna rock and roooooooll...." ;D[/me]

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Nice work!

"Tripling the cost". 3x $30 is still nothing for a case including a cut panel ;-)

[me=nILS Podewski]sings: "It's a looong way from the render, if you wanna rock and roooooooll...." ;D[/me]

Maybe yes but steel parts are heavy to ship...

Send me an autocad .dxf unbended. Contour, holes and cutouts. We will see.

Scale 1:1

Thickness in gauge or mm or inches

From my point of view, i'm 50% done. The most is yet to come like soldering 200 SMD parts!! :-(

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The most is yet to come like soldering 200 SMD parts!! :-(

no problem with a good PCB and a proper soldering tip / desoldering tool

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"Tripling the cost". 3x $30 is still nothing for a case including a cut panel

Thinking the same, At first I thought the price refers to the panel alone. (which is still a great price)

Regarding SMD parts, I really love to do surface mount soldering, well not so much the IC's  ;)

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my panel is going to cost around $250.

maybe we can work out a deal!

do you have msn?

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my panel is going to cost around $250.

maybe we can work out a deal!

do you have msn?

Only for the front panel ??

Those fuckers are mobs!!

What thickness ? Steel ?

Where do you live ?

No MSN, sorry. I can invite you to Gmail.

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Only for the front panel ??

Those fuckers are mobs!!

What thickness ? Steel ?

Where do you live ?

No MSN, sorry. I can invite you to Gmail.

i designed it using front panel designer via front panel express.

here is the beta layout http://www.midibox.org/forum/index.php/topic,11847.30/topicseen.html

the order page said it would cost $210 without shipping

alumunum 3mm thickness

i live in eastern canada.

gmail is jamie3@gmail.com

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alumunum 3mm thickness

i live in eastern canada.

Wow, where ? i live near Montréal on the South shore (St-Hyacinthe).

Aluminum cost more for sure. I need your DXF.

Merci.

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Wow, where ? i live near Montréal on the South shore (St-Hyacinthe).

Aluminum cost more for sure. I need your DXF.

Merci.

i live in halifax, however i wish i lived in montreal.

i really don't care if its aluminum or steel, as long as its sturdy and is cut properly and i can get in black thats all i care.

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