Show Us Your MiSTers

Discussion about DIY cases, embedding the MiSTer into various existing computer cases.
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buttersoft
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Awesome, i like that. Any chance you could share a parts list? I'd really like to find those buttons, for one...
kensan wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:11 am I made a metal case base on a amplifier case, there may be too much hot melt glue inside. :lol:
It's very compact, no suit for IO Board. But I don' t have a CRT, so the IO Board is optional.
Please show your MiSTer too :lol:

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cathode wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:16 pm I'm sure some MiST owners won't be happy but I see it as a tribute. Some might see it as a scene from Alien! :o
definately a tribute to a fallen solider.
looks very smooth :)
Galaga Tragic :)
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I got this little perspex case off etsy.. :D
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Got the classic PC setup
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Just a basic stock case with an added heatsink and fan. To makeup for the lack of anything particularly exciting I took the picture at a dramatic angle!
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Hey all, thanks to this community I have a MiSTer. What an awesome system!
This is still a WIP, so I printed the Mister 5.2 case on thingiverse for a test, and here's where my system stands as of today:

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I have a 128MB SDRAM expansion, Analog IO board, RTC Clock, and am waiting to receive a USB Addon board. For now I am using one of my Micro-USB B to female USB A adaptors I have from my various Raspberry PI zero kits. I am not sure what my long term case goal is for this, but I might try to make something from wood, or design something out of an old hard drive shell.


Here's a shot of the print in progress on my old Anet A8 that I still use today:

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Geords
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HMPoweredMan wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:12 pm Got the classic PC setup
Mine's rocking a pc style setup too and and I've got similar logi speakers, but with white trim. Are yours shielded? If they are I might try and get black ones like yours. Mine have to be situated 'just so' to keep my hp7540 monitor happy.

I have a few cheap circular MiSTer stickers going free if you ever feel the need to cover over that logi logo. They're not the highest quality, mind... :-)
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Geords wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:56 pm
HMPoweredMan wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:12 pm Got the classic PC setup
Mine's rocking a pc style setup too and and I've got similar logi speakers, but with white trim. Are yours shielded? If they are I might try and get black ones like yours. Mine have to be situated 'just so' to keep my hp7540 monitor happy.

I have a few cheap circular MiSTer stickers going free if you ever feel the need to cover over that logi logo. They're not the highest quality, mind... :-)
Shielded magnets? I don't know. I haven't had any issue with them sitting right next to the monitor.

I think the trade-off is you won't have USB audio or bass cobtrils but you get Bluetooth.
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My 3D printed and now painted case:
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I prefer to have all the ports in the back, except controllers. And I am mostly setup on my other 80s era retro systems for Sega 6 button controllers. So I went with this custom build-out...

a Zero4U pi usb hub, 2 MonsterJoysticks 9pin adapters, and lots of panel mount adapters... so HDMI, power, ethernet, and 2 powered USB ports in the back. 2 9pin joystick/controller ports in the front, a fan is mounted on the inside left wall.

Red, yellow, and green LEDs on the face to the right, and OSD and User buttons on the face to the left. Power switch on the back.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4602046
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Finished one as a Christmas present on the right and my personal one to the left.
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Thanks when are you sending it :mrgreen:
Geords
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Nice. Where did you buy your fan from?
allyourbasekris wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:47 pm
Just a basic stock case with an added heatsink and fan. To makeup for the lack of anything particularly exciting I took the picture at a dramatic angle!
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Geords wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:26 am Nice. Where did you buy your fan from?
allyourbasekris wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:47 pm
Just a basic stock case with an added heatsink and fan. To makeup for the lack of anything particularly exciting I took the picture at a dramatic angle!
It's this one https://misterfpga.co.uk/product/mister ... -heatsink/
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Hi@all,
inspired from the very first post of this thread (I really love this case) and an picture of an special USB-Hub Version
with Pin Headers instead of USB Connectors I built my version with an spare USB PCB.

The four front USB Ports are from an 10 years old PC USB Slot Plate i found at the bottom of my old computer parts box.
The USB Hub connection cable was bought from AliExpress.
I just had to modify the connector shells a bit.

At Amazon I found an 90° USB 3.0 Adapter and the needed breakout cable for an external SNAC Port but this function is still untested.

No CNC, all handmade as you can see 8-)

It's not completly finished (need to polish the plates again) but usable.

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@Venice - Nice job.....which colour did you get?

thats 3 in total i know of now with this case.... :)
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Ha! I buy all my stuff from Nat, too. Must have missed that on his site.

Never underestimate the power of a good dramatic angle...

allyourbasekris wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:34 pm
Geords wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:26 am Nice. Where did you buy your fan from?
allyourbasekris wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:47 pm
Just a basic stock case with an added heatsink and fan. To makeup for the lack of anything particularly exciting I took the picture at a dramatic angle!
It's this one https://misterfpga.co.uk/product/mister ... -heatsink/
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Geords wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:36 pm Ha! I buy all my stuff from Nat, too. Must have missed that on his site.

Never underestimate the power of a good dramatic angle...

allyourbasekris wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:34 pm
Geords wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:26 am Nice. Where did you buy your fan from?

It's this one https://misterfpga.co.uk/product/mister ... -heatsink/
Agreed!
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terminator2k2 wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:59 pm @Venice - Nice job.....which colour did you get?
Thx, i choose the black one.
Btw. die LED Buttons looking great 8-)

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Laser-cut case based on MiSTer Laser Case v1.0 by Mike Stimpson. Converted to DXF and changed/optimized for IO Board v6.1, USB Hub v2.1 and RTC Board v1.3 plus some other cosmetic changes. Archive with the DXF drawings and 3D model for the knobs can be found here.

Material is 3mm "Acrylic GS" (double sided frosted Stone Grey [S2 9T21]). Buttons are 3D printed,
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Keyboard is a "DREVO Tyrfing 88 Key V2" with UK layout.
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Awesome case!
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If you meant mine: actually the material is awesome. Bit more expensive than normal acrylic but it looks (and feels) just so much better.
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0xdeadbeef wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:05 pm If you meant mine: actually the material is awesome. Bit more expensive than normal acrylic but it looks (and feels) just so much better.
Sure did. The finishing does look premium.
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After seeing so many great cases I decided to jump in and put one together. All off the shelf parts with some acrylic mounting plates I cut. I didn't want to solder much/remove headers, etc..just wanted to do it quickly, if I would have gone with a custom wire job I could have put it in a much smaller case, a bit more neatly. Went a large 120mm fan, very quiet while moving massive air, didn't make sense to pay almost the same price for the smaller 40mm fan from Noctua. Now to actually turn it on, hopefully, it doesn't go up in smoke :lol:
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Derick2k wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:54 am After seeing so many great cases I decided to jump in and put one together. All off the shelf parts with some acrylic mounting plates I cut. I didn't want to solder much/remove headers, etc..just wanted to do it quickly, if I would have gone with a custom wire job I could have put it in a much smaller case, a bit more neatly. Went a large 120mm fan, very quiet while moving massive air, didn't make sense to pay almost the same price for the smaller 40mm fan from Noctua. Now to actually turn it on, hopefully, it doesn't go up in smoke :lol:
Very nice work i was thinking of something along those lines as well, but with a few tweaks to it.
That relay you're using is it a momentary or normal switched relay?
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Here is my setup, a MiSTer with acrylic case + Daemonbite Arcade stick with working coin mech
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