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  1. I believe the MiSTer Multisystem would fit into my case, too. It's 170x170mm (mini-ITX), you just would have to decide which connectors would fact backwards... and then extend the the other connectors. I'm tempted...
  2. In the meantime I published the design on Thingiverse . Have fun!
  3. I've uploaded the files for the case to Thingiverse, but it seems I have to wait another 24 hours before it's public... Until then - look into the download section @moderators: there is no category in "downloads" for these kind of files...
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    While waiting for the X16 to get real, I started to design my own computer case. I want it to resemble the keyboard or wedge-shape cases of the 80ies era. I owned a TI-994A and a Atari ST back then and I wanted to have something similar where I can put the X16 board in. I've integrated a Xtrfy TKL K4 keyboard and integrated a MISTER, Raspberry Pi (and a KVM Switch). I've published the design on Thingivers, where you can find the latest versions (I won't update here): >>Link Assembly might be a challenge and you have to see what type screws to use to mount things together. LICENSE: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
  5. Retro Computer Case View File While waiting for the X16 to get real, I started to design my own computer case. I want it to resemble the keyboard or wedge-shape cases of the 80ies era. I owned a TI-994A and a Atari ST back then and I wanted to have something similar where I can put the X16 board in. I've integrated a Xtrfy TKL K4 keyboard and integrated a MISTER, Raspberry Pi (and a KVM Switch). I'll publish the project also on Thingiverse, where you will find the most recent updates (if any). I'll post the link as soon as it's public. For now see the attached zip file for the current state of the project. Assembly might be a challenge and you have to see what type screws to use to mount things together. LICENSE: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) Submitter AndyMt Submitted 12/21/21 Category Misc Apps  
  6. Even though I was a die-hard Atari ST fanboy back in the 80s and couldn't accept the Amiga had the better audio and video (or I claimed that to be "not important")... for me today it would be like: 2x Paula. Maybe add an YM2151 or YM2164.
  7. Thank you very much! I took some inspiration from the front cover of the initially planned X16 desktop-case. Yes, true. The case would need to be considerably deeper. Also the power connector would need not to be soldered and cables soldered directly instead. To keep proportions I would use a full size keyboard and also make it about 1cm taller. The only problem: my 3D printer is too small for that. So not sure if that will ever happen. Mini-ITX should fit, although without usable space for expansion cards (maybe a raiser card could work). Also here depends a bit on where the connector for the power supply is placed. The keyboard stands need redesign for sure, as some would sit on the board directly. Yes, I will make the plans available. Thinking about doing this in the next few days, just the way it is now. Maybe someone comes up with better solutions in some areas.
  8. Yes, I know that one, but it looked too blocky for my taste. So I decided to do one myself - what could possibly go wrong ? ...a lot ! I made it more difficult for myself because I wanted to put 2 computers in one case... But now I'm determined to finish it. Today I've integrated the mini-amp and the 2 speakers. They sound astonishingly good - compared to what we had back in the day... The Amiga version of the R-Type intro sounds marvelous! Can't stop playing it.
  9. Not really. I plan to use an additional frame inside for mini-ITX or the micro-ATX boards. But right now I just stuffed the following components in: Power supply Mister stack Raspberry Pi KVM switch (sits below the RPI) Loads of much too long cables I don't dare to shorten See for yourself: Still missing: Mini-Amp 2x 1inch speakers in the sidepods USB hubs at the back. Power socket Power switch
  10. Updated and added pictures in the starting post. Here's one for those who do not like to scroll up : I'm quite pleased with the outcome. I'll change some of the parts so assembly is easier and the case gets more sturdy. Then I'll print a 2nd one and then upload the design to Thingiverse. This will probably happen after Christmas.
  11. No worries, I totally got that from your first post. Thanks for that . This looks better than the mess I created last year . It tells me I'm not the only one having the urge to build something like this. Excellent question! I actually plan to develop software for the X16 - actually I already did (see the download section). Right now this is on hold until we get actual hardware. Then I will use it along with the emulator for the final testing phase for each of the projects. I won't develop the software on the X16 directly... well - actually I might in a sense, because I could include a Raspberry again und use a KVM switch to use that for development. I also use an old 4:3 LCD to connect the retro machines. This is retro enough for my taste. I'm very lucky to have a separate office room (which is my home office now), which also serves as my man-cave. So 2 desks, one for my day job, one for my tinkering. No worries - my wife has her own room. Yes, we are very lucky, I know. When the X16 board will be there I'll put it into a similar, slightly bigger case (to fit Micro-ATX). Then I want to teach my nephews the basics about computers. Because at least the older one now gets interested and wants to know how computers work. And it will be so nice to actually point to a CPU or RAM etc and explain what they do. You can actually follow the traces and kind of grasp what it means.
  12. I agree with this. It's probably not visible in it's current state, but the case is 2.5cm wider on each side than the keyboard and 2cm in the front. That's more than the Atari ST or the Commodore Amiga had. As for ofsetting... no, I'm too much of a fan of symmetry... The cursor key layout already adds enough visual asymmetry for my taste. Thanks . I tried with Balsa-wood and Polyester resin last year, but gave up, it was too much of a mess... Having the printer makes things so much easier. And stuff really fits together as planned.
  13. Never say never... but I have no experience with non-software commercial projects at all. Production, stock, logistics... let me put it this way: unless I find a partner taking care of this, this will be a one-off from my side. I for sure will put the design on Thingiverse - at least for non-commercial use. The parts are split so they fit on a 230x230mm print bed and with that the side pods have to be printed 45° diagonally. Without splits the largest piece would be 380x225mm (base plate). The overall size of the case is 395x240x65mm. You need to find a suitable ten-keyless keyboard to integrate. The stands I've modelled fit the Xtrify K4 keyboard which is available in a retro colour scheme. As this is my first big structure I've modeled and 3d printed probably there are better ways to split parts etc. I already know some awkward corners I want to fix first before publishing it.
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