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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2004-08-13, 13:50
>>>> pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com 8/13/2004 3:47:01 PM >>>
>For about $20, you can get a rackmount shelf from any "pro audio"
store
>and put a couple of Squeezeboxen on it. Or look at the fake racks
>sold by funklogic.
>
>Pat

Cool! Even better, start off with a face screwed to a shelf...

http://www.funklogic.com/vrtfillers.htm

How do you cut annodized aluminum without a CNC machine?

Paul

Pat Farrell
2004-08-13, 14:06
At 04:50 PM 8/13/2004, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>How do you cut annodized aluminum without a CNC machine?

Carefully. :-)

cover the face with clear contact paper.
Use a suitable saw (real jig saws are wonderful) to cut the square
hole. Drill out knobs, screws, etc. Finish with either a file or
Dremel or flexshaft grinder.

Or for a low low fee, go to your local machine shop and pay them
to use their CBC.

Of course if you insist on making it match a Macintosh, you gotta have
blue meters.


Pat

BigHam
2004-09-04, 09:22
Minor update... finally posted the schematic for the faceplate
cutouts, should anyone like ot try and build one.

For the VFD cutout area, you should allow for 1/4" cutout relief
AROUND where it says "0.375 deep pocket". You'll end up with 3 tiers:
the actual back of the faceplate, one level down for the screw mounts,
and one more level down where the VFD resides.

Also for the drawing; the items off to the right are optional. I
wanted to move my IRD. If you don't, simply adjust the cutouts to
allow for the VFD to remain affixed to the SB.

No news on the rear panel. I am still working on the drawing (a delay
tactic I suppose to save $$$ for the next machine shop visit) Those
guys really take you to the cleaners for piecework.

http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/faceplate.jpg


----- Original Message -----
From: Pat Farrell <pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 17:06:02 -0400
Subject: [slim] Custom Case... the next evolution
To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>

At 04:50 PM 8/13/2004, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:

How do you cut annodized aluminum without a CNC machine?
Carefully. :-)

cover the face with clear contact paper.
Use a suitable saw (real jig saws are wonderful) to cut the square
hole. Drill out knobs, screws, etc. Finish with either a file or
Dremel or flexshaft grinder.

Or for a low low fee, go to your local machine shop and pay them
to use their CBC.

Of course if you insist on making it match a Macintosh, you gotta have
blue meters.


Pat

BigHam
2004-09-06, 12:01
Another update.

Just recieved the raw case that will be the server piece for the
client case. Currently it's not much to look at as the buttons have
yet to be worked out. I am trying to find a balance between appearance
and core functions on the remote that I feel are required. What I am
thinking so far:

buttons: UP,DOWN,LEFT,RIGHT, VOLUME, PLAY, PAUSE, POWER
knob: VOLUME (if I were smart enough it seems I could use this for
UP,DOWN as well to elimante buttons)

I'm open to suggestions...

FYI for the dialup users: The images are ~500K,

http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/front.jpg
http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/angle.jpg

Question for the slimdevices crew. I assume the geek connector would
be where one could interface controls such as this. Has anyone posted
any "hello world" samples of how to do basic functions via this
connector? I'd appreciate any help, as I am electronics challenged...


On Sat, 4 Sep 2004 09:22:59 -0700, BigHam <jasonbigham (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> Minor update... finally posted the schematic for the faceplate
> cutouts, should anyone like ot try and build one.
>
> For the VFD cutout area, you should allow for 1/4" cutout relief
> AROUND where it says "0.375 deep pocket". You'll end up with 3 tiers:
> the actual back of the faceplate, one level down for the screw mounts,
> and one more level down where the VFD resides.
>
> Also for the drawing; the items off to the right are optional. I
> wanted to move my IRD. If you don't, simply adjust the cutouts to
> allow for the VFD to remain affixed to the SB.
>
> No news on the rear panel. I am still working on the drawing (a delay
> tactic I suppose to save $$$ for the next machine shop visit) Those
> guys really take you to the cleaners for piecework.
>
> http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/faceplate.jpg
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Pat Farrell <pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com>
> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 17:06:02 -0400
> Subject: [slim] Custom Case... the next evolution
> To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>
> At 04:50 PM 8/13/2004, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>
> How do you cut annodized aluminum without a CNC machine?
> Carefully. :-)
>
> cover the face with clear contact paper.
> Use a suitable saw (real jig saws are wonderful) to cut the square
> hole. Drill out knobs, screws, etc. Finish with either a file or
> Dremel or flexshaft grinder.
>
> Or for a low low fee, go to your local machine shop and pay them
> to use their CBC.
>
> Of course if you insist on making it match a Macintosh, you gotta have
> blue meters.
>
> Pat
>
>
>

seanadams
2004-09-06, 12:37
This is going to require a microcontroller to generate the IR signals
from the keypad.

Or you could hack apart a remote...

On Sep 6, 2004, at 12:01 PM, BigHam wrote:

> Another update.
>
> Just recieved the raw case that will be the server piece for the
> client case. Currently it's not much to look at as the buttons have
> yet to be worked out. I am trying to find a balance between appearance
> and core functions on the remote that I feel are required. What I am
> thinking so far:
>
> buttons: UP,DOWN,LEFT,RIGHT, VOLUME, PLAY, PAUSE, POWER
> knob: VOLUME (if I were smart enough it seems I could use this for
> UP,DOWN as well to elimante buttons)
>
> I'm open to suggestions...
>
> FYI for the dialup users: The images are ~500K,
>
> http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/front.jpg
> http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/angle.jpg
>
> Question for the slimdevices crew. I assume the geek connector would
> be where one could interface controls such as this. Has anyone posted
> any "hello world" samples of how to do basic functions via this
> connector? I'd appreciate any help, as I am electronics challenged...
>
>
> On Sat, 4 Sep 2004 09:22:59 -0700, BigHam <jasonbigham (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
> wrote:
>> Minor update... finally posted the schematic for the faceplate
>> cutouts, should anyone like ot try and build one.
>>
>> For the VFD cutout area, you should allow for 1/4" cutout relief
>> AROUND where it says "0.375 deep pocket". You'll end up with 3 tiers:
>> the actual back of the faceplate, one level down for the screw mounts,
>> and one more level down where the VFD resides.
>>
>> Also for the drawing; the items off to the right are optional. I
>> wanted to move my IRD. If you don't, simply adjust the cutouts to
>> allow for the VFD to remain affixed to the SB.
>>
>> No news on the rear panel. I am still working on the drawing (a delay
>> tactic I suppose to save $$$ for the next machine shop visit) Those
>> guys really take you to the cleaners for piecework.
>>
>> http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/faceplate.jpg
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Pat Farrell <pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com>
>> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 17:06:02 -0400
>> Subject: [slim] Custom Case... the next evolution
>> To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>>
>> At 04:50 PM 8/13/2004, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>>
>> How do you cut annodized aluminum without a CNC machine?
>> Carefully. :-)
>>
>> cover the face with clear contact paper.
>> Use a suitable saw (real jig saws are wonderful) to cut the square
>> hole. Drill out knobs, screws, etc. Finish with either a file or
>> Dremel or flexshaft grinder.
>>
>> Or for a low low fee, go to your local machine shop and pay them
>> to use their CBC.
>>
>> Of course if you insist on making it match a Macintosh, you gotta have
>> blue meters.
>>
>> Pat
>>
>>
>>

Jules Taplin
2004-09-06, 12:45
/me grins. If it were me (and I definately _AM_ 'electronics challenged'),
I'd be inclined to source a second remote controller, butcher it, and solder
onto the contacts for that. ;)

But then again... this really isn't my arena *grin*

-- Jules


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Adams" <sadams (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 8:37 PM
Subject: [slim] Custom Case... the next evolution


>
> This is going to require a microcontroller to generate the IR signals from
> the keypad.
>
> Or you could hack apart a remote...
>
> On Sep 6, 2004, at 12:01 PM, BigHam wrote:
>
>> Another update.
>>
>> Just recieved the raw case that will be the server piece for the
>> client case. Currently it's not much to look at as the buttons have
>> yet to be worked out. I am trying to find a balance between appearance
>> and core functions on the remote that I feel are required. What I am
>> thinking so far:
>>
>> buttons: UP,DOWN,LEFT,RIGHT, VOLUME, PLAY, PAUSE, POWER
>> knob: VOLUME (if I were smart enough it seems I could use this for
>> UP,DOWN as well to elimante buttons)
>>
>> I'm open to suggestions...
>>
>> FYI for the dialup users: The images are ~500K,
>>
>> http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/front.jpg
>> http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/angle.jpg
>>
>> Question for the slimdevices crew. I assume the geek connector would
>> be where one could interface controls such as this. Has anyone posted
>> any "hello world" samples of how to do basic functions via this
>> connector? I'd appreciate any help, as I am electronics challenged...
>>
>>
>> On Sat, 4 Sep 2004 09:22:59 -0700, BigHam <jasonbigham (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
>>> Minor update... finally posted the schematic for the faceplate
>>> cutouts, should anyone like ot try and build one.
>>>
>>> For the VFD cutout area, you should allow for 1/4" cutout relief
>>> AROUND where it says "0.375 deep pocket". You'll end up with 3 tiers:
>>> the actual back of the faceplate, one level down for the screw mounts,
>>> and one more level down where the VFD resides.
>>>
>>> Also for the drawing; the items off to the right are optional. I
>>> wanted to move my IRD. If you don't, simply adjust the cutouts to
>>> allow for the VFD to remain affixed to the SB.
>>>
>>> No news on the rear panel. I am still working on the drawing (a delay
>>> tactic I suppose to save $$$ for the next machine shop visit) Those
>>> guys really take you to the cleaners for piecework.
>>>
>>> http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/g2/faceplate.jpg
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Pat Farrell <pfarrell (AT) pfarrell (DOT) com>
>>> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 17:06:02 -0400
>>> Subject: [slim] Custom Case... the next evolution
>>> To: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
>>>
>>> At 04:50 PM 8/13/2004, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>>>
>>> How do you cut annodized aluminum without a CNC machine?
>>> Carefully. :-)
>>>
>>> cover the face with clear contact paper.
>>> Use a suitable saw (real jig saws are wonderful) to cut the square
>>> hole. Drill out knobs, screws, etc. Finish with either a file or
>>> Dremel or flexshaft grinder.
>>>
>>> Or for a low low fee, go to your local machine shop and pay them
>>> to use their CBC.
>>>
>>> Of course if you insist on making it match a Macintosh, you gotta have
>>> blue meters.
>>>
>>> Pat
>>>
>>>
>>>