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QL-VGA Case

Postby dilwyn » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:27 pm

I've written an article on my blog about making a case for my QL-VGA prototype. Important to realise that this is a prototype board - the finished product may differ a little. But it was quite easy to do and will protect the board and looks tidier than a bare board.

https://dilwyn2.wordpress.com/2020/03/19/ql-vga-case/


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Re: QL-VGA Case

Postby RalfR » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:38 pm

The case is quite good, the fount is quite bad :mrgreen:

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Postby dilwyn » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:57 pm

Ralf R. wrote:The case is quite good, the fount is quite bad :mrgreen:

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Ha ha! :lol:


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Re: QL-VGA Case

Postby RalfR » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:16 pm

dilwyn wrote:
Ralf R. wrote:The case is quite good, the fount is quite bad :mrgreen:

Ha ha! :lol:

The original fount is just great ;) I thought it was so good, that MK has used it, you are the lucky one with a blue PCB.


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Re: QL-VGA Case

Postby mk79 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:41 am

Hi Dilwyn,

well done, the enclosure seems to fit pretty well.

After your review I did something last week that I contemplated for years but so far avoided: buy a 3D printer and learn 3D CAD:

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Only problem is my design needs 30mm M3 screws which are somewhat hard to come by it seems (I think these are the same as in the back of the QL), So there might be a better way to design it, but I'm still new to this ;)

In any case I don't intend to provide a case but can provide the 3D data. Also got an offer for designing a nicer QL-style case for it, we'll see.

Cheers, Marcel


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Re: QL-VGA Case

Postby RalfR » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:37 am

This looks quite good!


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Re: QL-VGA Case

Postby dilwyn » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:59 am

mk79 wrote:Hi Dilwyn,
well done, the enclosure seems to fit pretty well.
After your review I did something last week that I contemplated for years but so far avoided: buy a 3D printer and learn 3D CAD:
QL_VGA_case_closed.jpg
QL_VGA_case_open.jpg
Only problem is my design needs 30mm M3 screws which are somewhat hard to come by it seems (I think these are the same as in the back of the QL), So there might be a better way to design it, but I'm still new to this ;)
In any case I don't intend to provide a case but can provide the 3D data. Also got an offer for designing a nicer QL-style case for it, we'll see.
Cheers, Marcel

Nice work Marcel, that looks really good. And you dared to leave that narrow spike in place between the QL and SVGA video connectors on the end. Also, the pillars for the screws go down to the board so that the board could be secured in place. And of course the logo on the top. Great work.

My box of course was an off the shelf ABS box which more by luck than judgement happened to be the correct size to hold the board, I felt so lucky it happened to work as well as it did - and mine is black! :geek:


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Re: QL-VGA Case

Postby Pr0f » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:09 pm

That looks brilliant!

When will this board be available?


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Re: QL-VGA Case

Postby Derek_Stewart » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:06 pm

Hi,

Why produce the circuit board uncase and let someone else produce a case.


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Re: QL-VGA Case

Postby dilwyn » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:35 pm

Derek_Stewart wrote:Hi,

Why produce the circuit board uncase and let someone else produce a case.

I think Marcel has already said somewhere (here?) that he intends to supply the uncased boards only, not cases, and perhaps make the 3D printing available to others to make cases.

Marcel will no doubt reply in time as to when he hopes to release it, please bear in mind that the present conditions may make it harder for him to source parts etc. On the one hand, I hope my reviews of the prototype will help people decide whether or not to buy it from him, but also I don't want to put too much undue pressure on Marcel too soon. Keep an eye on his blog at http://www.kilgus.net for any news I guess.


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