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Author:  curtismc [ Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:37 pm ]
Post subject:  mini-ITX minimig and acrylic case

I'm the guy that ended up buying Espen's mini-ITX minimig.

I re-cased it in an acrylic case I picked up from LCDmod Kit (http://www.lcdmodkit.com).

I had to cut a slot in the front for the SD card socket. This was probably the hardest and most nerve-wracking part of the whole mod. Crack the front and the whole case is screwed! Got it done. A little crude, but not bad.

Also modified the reset switch that came with the case. ie tossed the original out and fabricated a new one! Red button for reset and black for menu. The header also includes the lines for the power and disk drive LED's so included them also. After I was done and putting it all together I noticed the top wasn't square as I had originally thought! It's about a 1/4" narrower than deep! Ergo, the buttons ended up on the left-hand side!

Final change I made was to de-solder the power jack and install a new one along with a power switch. To me, not having a power switch has always felt like a bit of a design flaw. My opinion and I'm sticking with it!

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File comment: A view of the SD slot without the card installed.
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File comment: The SD card slot.
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File comment: What the case looks like all finished up.
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Author:  dwyloc [ Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: mini-ITX minimig and acrylic case

@curtismc
Thanks for sharing your project with us as you say the end result looks rather smart.

Its always nice to see other peoples custom case projects.

Author:  curtismc [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: mini-ITX minimig and acrylic case

I'm still pondering the idea of adding some electroluminescent wire or tape on the bottom just to bump it up that little bit extra.

However, gotta figure out the power supply...

Curtis

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