mbSEQ panels by julianf
Posted 19 December 2011 - 23:17
Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:38
Posted 08 July 2012 - 14:20
Posted 08 July 2012 - 16:23
Update: Sent Julianf an e-mail via the forum but that is all I could find so hopefully that works I did mention a few folks were interested in SEQ panels based upon the last few updates to this thread.
Edited by m00dawg, 08 July 2012 - 16:32.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:13
The reason for the radio silence was a drawn out relocation, and then quite a while recently battling with technical issues.
Anyhow, i posted these photos in another thread -
This was only a test panel, as i needed to check the dimensions of the panel. The datasheet for the desktop case is a fair way out on some of the dimensions, hence the need to take real-world 'actual' measurements, and then cut the test plate.
So, the top is now confirmed. I have just engraved a test for the rear panel, and will cut that over the weekend.
This is the set that i have cut -
The rear panel is basically TKs file, but with the typeface altered to match in with the top panel, and the addition of the Sync port between the last midi and the BLM.
I want to get the rear finished before talking pricing, but its looking like the whole set (top and rear) will come in cheaper than buying just the top from FP..
Anyhow, i guess this is pre-warning. They are on their way (eventually) so, i guess, time to start thinking about it if youre after one : )
Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:27
Posted 15 November 2012 - 13:31
Will you offer matching display protectors/case or what they are called in English? (e.g. made from Acryl)
Probably not this time. But there is thought behind this -
The panel you see in the photo is 1.5mm thick. Same thickness as the mb6582 units (dont worry - its plenty thick enough for strength!)
With the 1.5mm metal the edge of the cut that you see around the screen is so much less (well exactly 1/2!) so (with the mb6582 units) i have suggested to people that they cut a screen themselves, with a hacksaw (cheap option!) as the whole part can then affix to the rear of the panel, and none of the edges of the acrylic of it would be visible.
If you profile an acrylic part to 'slot' into the hole in the metal, the edges of the acrylic are right where you are looking. So they need to be clean. But, if the whole part is under the metal, the edges are out of sight - so it becomes a DIY part once again.
Having a large 'step' of 3.0mm on a thicker panel, and then an acrylic screen below may look a bit 'odd' but with the thinner metal, i think that the DIY option explained above reduces both the complication and expense for the end user.
of course, there is nothing to stop anyone getting an acrylic part profiled to match if they want to - indeed, they can try the option above first, and then, if they dont like it, go to the trouble and expense of buying a profiled part (but i doubt that many would! : )
note #2 -
the 1.5 metal is availible in many more colours / finishes than 3.0 too. as above, the 1.5 is what i use for the mb5682 units, so any colour / finish that you have seen those in is possible for the mbseq unit. my personal unit (if i ever have time to build it!) will have a matt red panel, in a black case, with black panel hardware : )
Posted 15 November 2012 - 20:46
As i have not yet milled the panel, i can change the cut-outs for these.
Is the part TK used (i do not know what it is) hard to find? Would the panel be better with a standard 12.6mm circular cut-out for any number of the barrel connectors (most companies seem to make them for a 12.6mm cut out)
My 'local' place sells these - http://www.rapidonli...ut-12-6mm-63543
...but i have checked that 'branded' options are available with the same cut-out hole. The 12.6mm dimension seems common enough.
Im thinking a cut-out for a small round rocker switch too, for example -
SCI parts are available all over, so i do not think there would be issues three.
If TKs choice of parts are available, then i have no desire to change the holes at all - it is less work for me to keep them as-is, however, it is horrible not being able to find some obscure part for a build, so i always try to cut for the most available options.
Can anyone give me feedback on this?
Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:02
i find that these parts work fine with the TK back pannel:
The power switch:
The DC power receptacle (2.1 mm):
I used both of these part numbers in my build so i know that they work. This is how i mounted them (look to the right at the top of the perf board):
All Electronics is located in Van Nys, CA in the USA. I have bought from them for years; their prices are great and their service is too.
However, I find the idea of converting them to round holes opens up a lot of possibilities for alternative parts, and you dont have to fiddle with spacers, drilling holes in the bottom and fabricating a perf board to mount them on.
Edited by gtxdude, 16 November 2012 - 03:08.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:59
Posted 16 November 2012 - 21:32
I'm the one who suggested alternative parts. An equivalent of the parts Julian linked to should be available from almost any electronic parts supplier, so I think its the best option for everyone.