Show Us Your MiSTers

Discussion about DIY cases, embedding the MiSTer into various existing computer cases.
Derick2k
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MostroW wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:49 pm
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?
I still have to tweak some things, as this was the 1st attempt just wanted things to be plug and play. Also have a dust filter incoming, and will replace the 120mm with a 140mm and slow it down to around 900rpm to quiet it dont even further.

Does the fan need to be connected to the IO board/Does the Mister register if there is fan connected?

Im also using a mean well 5v 5a medical grade psu, I love the feel of this psu over the stock one.

Important - You have to get a latching relay, the power button on the case is momentary as it's in almost all modern pc cases so regular relay modules won't work. If you have a regular switch then a regular relay should work.

I will probably do another build once I learn all the details on how the mister works, what inputs, etc. I want to use, devices, etc... need to figure out the wireless lan, possibly a better usb hub? Once I figure out what works, I will probably build a custom high-end aluminum case with nice front/rear panels.
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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.
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Very nice built.
Just a question about the SD Breakout as I am thinking about to use such an adpater as well.

Is the SD working normal?
I read about reduced speed or general sd card detection problems if you use such an SD breakout adapter.

Cheers
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venice wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:35 am
Derick2k wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:54 am After seeing so many great cases I decided to jump in and put one together.
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Very nice built.
Just a question about the SD Breakout as I am thinking about to use such an adpater as well.

Is the SD working normal?
I read about reduced speed or general sd card detection problems if you use such an SD breakout adapter.

Cheers
It's a micro sd to sd extender, so I haven't noticed any differences in its use/speed? You could use a micro sd to micros sd extender, but I like the full sd card size.
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Derick2k wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:17 pm
venice wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:35 am
Derick2k wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:54 am After seeing so many great cases I decided to jump in and put one together.
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Very nice built.
Just a question about the SD Breakout as I am thinking about to use such an adpater as well.

Is the SD working normal?
I read about reduced speed or general sd card detection problems if you use such an SD breakout adapter.

Cheers
It's a micro sd to sd extender, so I haven't noticed any differences in its use/speed? You could use a micro sd to micros sd extender, but I like the full sd card size.
To expand on this, there could be a noticeable reduction in bandwidth as a result of there being lower capabilities of the cable AND a reduction in latency using such a cable, but it's highly unlikely that this impacts the performance of the MiSTer as the files you are loading and interacting with are much smaller than something like 8k resolution raw images.
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Hi all, I recently got myself a 3d printer so I thought it would be a good opportunity to make my own case for the mister. I didn't want to go for the tried and tested 3d printed cases as I wanted a power button and for it to feel a bit more finished. I came up with this design. Hope you like it.
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mike4t5 wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:31 pm Hi all, I recently got myself a 3d printer so I thought it would be a good opportunity to make my own case for the mister. I didn't want to go for the tried and tested 3d printed cases as I wanted a power button and for it to feel a bit more finished. I came up with this design. Hope you like it.
Two fans?
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Input and output airflow I guess?
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ARCADEAGES wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:23 pm
mike4t5 wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:31 pm Hi all, I recently got myself a 3d printer so I thought it would be a good opportunity to make my own case for the mister. I didn't want to go for the tried and tested 3d printed cases as I wanted a power button and for it to feel a bit more finished. I came up with this design. Hope you like it.
Two fans?
Yeah haha, I know its way over kill but I had one of the fans in another case I designed and I didn't have anything else to do with it. Plus more air flow never hurts.
Newsdee wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:11 pm Input and output airflow I guess?
Yeah that's right! In through the top and out the back.
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My MiSTer case is a bit oversized, and I'm not finished assembling it yet, but you can see it tucked inside before I put the last cover panel in the front:
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Note, the back of my MiSTer case will have six dresser drawers in the back for clothes, and a small cabinet space for shoes and sundries...the side panels open like doors and the drawers will pull out the side.

Airflow is limited, but there is a decent volume of space around it to prevent heat soak.
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Looks good and a nice idé to turn it into a "The MiSTer DreSSer" (i think i would make a sticker/paint that name on it).
Did you cut the plywood yourself or is it a kit?
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I used the router path for Moon Patrol from Classic Arcade Cabinets, generated a list of circle centers and radii from the corner along with starting and ending lengths along the edges, and re-derived the outline on the plywood, laying a straightedge along the tangents. I then clamped down jigsaw guides offset to those lines, cut the profile for each straight, then cleaned up the corners and edges with a router. The first side took about 5 hours, and the second one took about 45 minutes...I just used the router to copy it like a key at the hardware store!

It was actually rather fun to layout and a little stressful on cutting to make sure I didn't encroach into the profile, but it was really satisfying!
There isn't a single screw in the frame, either...it's all dowels and biscuits!
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The entire frame is free-standing without the side panels. The drawers will go in the openings at the top, bottom, and just underneath the control panel mounting platform. The hardware installation is obviously unfinished in this image - no keyboard will be necessary and the power supply will be mounted on the ceiling of that section.
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louksd wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:44 pm There isn't a single screw in the frame, either...it's all dowels and biscuits!
Show off :mrgreen:
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Built this last year.  It uses an old industrial PC case and an offcut of MDF flooring + Sticky back plastic for the front panel.  Front panel will be redone in a nicer material when I have the time.  Figuring out how best to get some decals on the bare metal top.
Built this last year. It uses an old industrial PC case and an offcut of MDF flooring + Sticky back plastic for the front panel. Front panel will be redone in a nicer material when I have the time. Figuring out how best to get some decals on the bare metal top.
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