Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby Eero Tamminen » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:46 pm

Sorgelig wrote:Looks fantastic! 2 rocket launch buttons gives additional charm :)


It's awesome and I like the buttons too!

(Personally, I think the multi-color Commodore / Amiga logo could look nicer with the teak case than than BW "Amiga 1200" logo does though.)

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby MattE888 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:41 pm

witchmaster wrote:This is my build. Case is hand made from solid teak. Featuring an Amiga CDTV keyboard and two digital joystick ports etc.
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The keyboard and joystick ports are connected through an Arduino Pro Micro using this code: https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topi ... msg3895501


Amazing! I’d love to see the inside.

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby Locutus73 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:44 pm

laserdisc wrote:
witchmaster wrote:This is my build. Case is hand made from solid teak. Featuring an Amiga CDTV keyboard and two digital joystick ports etc.
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The keyboard and joystick ports are connected through an Arduino Pro Micro using this code: https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topi ... msg3895501


There's sexy and then there's EROTIC. :lol: Great job on this setup, it looks bloody fantastic!


This is sheer porn!

Regards.

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby witchmaster » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:09 am

Sorgelig wrote:Looks fantastic!
2 rocket launch buttons gives additional charm :)

Thank you! One of the buttons launch the OSD and the other resets :)
Eero Tamminen wrote:It's awesome and I like the buttons too!

(Personally, I think the multi-color Commodore / Amiga logo could look nicer with the teak case than than BW "Amiga 1200" logo does though.)


Thanks! That logo sticker was the only one I had at the moment, I might replace it later, it also needs the MiSTer logo.
Locutus73 wrote:This is sheer porn!

Regards.

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Cheers!
MattE888 wrote:Amazing! I’d love to see the inside.

Well, here it is, it's a bit messy perhaps since I "planned" as I went along. The VGA port is still not wired, I'm going to do a perfboard version of electronics needed for the analogue video circuit.
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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby MattE888 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:50 pm

witchmaster, thanks for showing off the inside. It's very interesting to see. That gives me ideas! I wish I had time to work on mine more than I do.

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby SmokeMonster » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:34 pm

I am completely unworthy after seeing witchmaster's build, but here's mine.

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby Eero Tamminen » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:35 pm

SmokeMonster wrote:I am completely unworthy after seeing witchmaster's build, but here's mine.


Thanks!

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby thistlebrew » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:47 am

Just the standard Universal case for me.

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I even took my styling from the machine that sent me down the road for a career in computers. :)

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But it fills me with joy and nostalgia and that's what matters!
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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby NegSol » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:29 am

thistlebrew wrote:Just the standard Universal case for me.

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Great idea with the different coloured buttons. Best fit for the with the white case of yours in my opinion. Thanks for sharing. :mrgreen:

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DE10-Nano Passive & Active Cooling new case design

Postby COREi64 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:21 pm

Hi.

I've been designing parts and cases for a number of years, and thought I'd turn my attention to the DE10-Nano, and make some case designs for the board to accommodate the various add-on boards and configurations that currently exist on this platform. My designs are not open source for a number of reasons which include the fact that I utilize heatset hardware that has to be mechanically installed into the plastic, and I further design my cases to the strengths of my 3D hardware.

Hope you enjoy the photos. I'm not sure if providing links is permitted, so for the time being, I'll share some photos of my recent designs.

This first photo provides active cooling through the use of a 40mm fan. The fan is buried into the lid to minimize the overall height of the case. A retaining fan cage is designed into the back of the lid, and it holds the fan in place with a couple black oxide screws threaded into heatset hardware embedded into the underside of the lid.
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This photo is of the passive cooling lid on the same case structure. Large angled vents promote cooling through the lid.
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And here is a photo of the back side. A large area of venting provides easy flow of air past the underside of the DE10. The SDcard access was very important to me, so I designed the case so I could ease the plastic around this area to provide easy access to the card without the need of any tools at all. Fingers are all that's needed to get the card out and put it back in. If you're anything like me, I'm always trying new things and need to remove the card all the time.
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The idea behind this case initially was to create a "silent" case that promoted cooling of the DE10-Nano, even during continuous operation. The vents are plentiful on the bottom of the case. The board is elevated above these vents to allow air to flow around the board leading to large air channels embedded into the long sides of the case. These channels lead to the top of the case. In the passive cooling design, large ventilation openings in the lid promote natural convection of air around the board out through the lid.

Over a 24 hour period, through my testing, I found that the internal temperature (depending on where it's measured) ranged from 32 to 44 degrees Celsius. The case itself never got beyond mildly warm. So I'm pretty pleased with the design.

The next one that I'll be designing utilizing my current structural design will be for Jim's DE-10 Super Expansion Board. The same concepts will apply, however there won't be a passive cooling case as his board has the integrated fan (which I've found to be remarkably quiet).

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby bluescrn » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:54 pm

Recently got into 3D printing, so trying to design my own case, current progress looks something like this:

https://imgur.com/a/HwFV8oj

Main priorities are to add a power switch, USB hub, and 8bitdo reciever, and to keep most ports on the back for neater wiring. For power, I'm just going to hide the existing power connector behind the back panel, and solder on a second connector via a switch.

Can you wire up the 3 buttons/LEDs without an IO board, directly connected to the headers on the main board? - it'd be nice to put those on the top or front panel?

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby Hewhoisred » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:17 pm

bluescrn wrote:Recently got into 3D printing, so trying to design my own case, current progress looks something like this:


This looks really cool. I too am working on a case, and trying to route ports around. I'm going to try and have 4 usb ports on the front. I have an IO board and am setting up external LEDs and buttons, but I know it's possible to wire directly into the DE10, because @BinaryBond007 was saying he did something like that, so you might seek him out here or in Discord.

Regarding the on/off toggle, there have been some concerns about hooking up a power switch in series before mains power. I don't know exactly why this can be a a problem. Maybe someone here can explain in a noob friendly way why it's potentially dangerous for the DE10 to be hooked up like this?

For sure people were seeing a massive volt drop on the DC power side of the fan header when using this kind of switch, and I'm not sure how good your switch is:

https://www.amazon.com/TronicsPros-Inline-5-5x2-1mm-Connector-Adapter/dp/B01FT4RBBM

See this video for some footage regarding those barrel jacks switches:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci5liZtbfZ0

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby Sorgelig » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:15 am

More connections and switches on 5V definitely may drop the voltage on DE10 side. It depends on quality.
Personally i think putting the switch to 5V is irrational as the PSU will still be powered. And if you never unplug the PSU, it will be powered indefinite time which is not a good idea by several reasons.

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby MordecaiWalfish » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:31 am

witchmaster wrote:This is my build. Case is hand made from solid teak. Featuring an Amiga CDTV keyboard and two digital joystick ports etc.


Holy moly that is beyond awesome. Nice work!

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby theimporter » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:04 am

Here's mine:

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby ZEENPR » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:09 am

witchmaster wrote:This is my build. Case is hand made from solid teak. Featuring an Amiga CDTV keyboard and two digital joystick ports etc.
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The keyboard and joystick ports are connected through an Arduino Pro Micro using this code: https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topi ... msg3895501
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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby aristogeiton » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:31 am

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One of Antonio Villena's cases with an N30.
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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby nakedarthur » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:46 am

My Gamecube inspired purple 3d printed case by Jack Burton:

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby seastalker » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:08 pm

Some great designs here and am thankful that core164 created some cases that look very "official-y" and like a retail project. Witchmaster's build is dreamy too. For those without the time (or skill) to design their own, has anyone tried mounting in a C64 (either case) with a keyrah? Even if one doesn't mind cables sticking out the back? Wasn't there a 3d printed mount/bracket to put a Mist in an Amiga 1200 case with a keyrah? Maybe tweaking that design to fit a mister would work?

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby high5 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:34 pm

mattsoft did put mister + io board into an Amiga 600 with good documentation and parts list
https://amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=636
Printed parts are available at thingiverse

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby seastalker » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:20 pm

Inspired by the 1050XEL project, I have a shell for an Apple IIGS 3.5 inch Floppy that I thought to do a Pi in but I may see if the Nano board will fit when I get one. If I went Amiga I'd try for a new 1200 case. Seeing that I have a C64 breadbin Keyrah as a USB keyboard, what an odd pairing to have an Apple floppy drive computer with a C64 keyboard. :) I'd have to sort out the F10-12 keys though.

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby olin » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:30 pm

Here is mine. Built in the ODROID case (I know it's cheating :D ) which already contains USB hub. Note that my mister uses DE0-ns which is ~10mm less wide than DE10-nano therefore has more room for internal connectors. On the right side of the case there is VGA, Audio socket and USB serial.
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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby Sorgelig » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:07 am

Here is my standalone (not embedded somewhere) version of case:
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I'm very satisfied by result. I like how it look: very small accurate case with precise holes - this is impossible to achieve on current home 3D printers. So with all MiSTer boards it's much smaller than 3D printed cases and doesn't look bulky.
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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby Hewhoisred » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:22 pm

That is very cool. It looks extremely protected now! Can we see inside? How did you solder the corner joints?

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Re: Show us your MiSTer hardware setup

Postby knc » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:34 pm

Sorgelig wrote:Here is my standalone (not embedded somewhere) version of case:


Where do i buy it ?
it looks great


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