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3D Printed CT60e Bracket

Postby derkom » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:17 pm

I've built a power/power button/060 toggle switch bracket for the CT60e, which you can find on Thingiverse or fully editable on Tinkercad.

The text I've written on Thingiverse...

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This is a bracket for an Atari Falcon030 computer with the CT60e 68060 accelerator card and a picoPSU power supply. It sits under the CT60e and slots into the PSU slots on the motherboard, and fills the empty IEC inlet and power switch holes on the back on the Falcon case.

In the former IEC inlet space are now holes for the picoPSU +12V input, a CT60e power button, and a 68030/68060 toggle switch. The former power switch space is left available for future expansion.

The +12V input hole (the lowest of the three) should work for any picoPSU (and perhaps for similar tiny ATX power supplies if they use the same size input), but the other two holes may require customisation to fit your own power button and switch. A fully customisable version can be found on Tinkercad.

I found this prints best with the "back" (i.e. the part that shows outside the back of the Falcon once installed) facing down on the build plate. I got best results printing on blue tape with no raft. Since this orientation results in the vertical (post-installation) holes being filled with support material, after pulling the supports out with pliers, I smoothed out the insides with a 7 mm drill bit turned by hand. If these holes aren't fairly clean inside, it will be difficult to get the Falcon top case back on.

Update 12.09.2019: I've improved the design of the feet so that the legs of the Falcon top case now hold the bracket in place when the case is screwed together. This also positions the top case legs at the same height as they would be with a factory PSU installed. (The previous version of this bracket allowed the case legs to rest on the motherboard, 1 mm lower than their standard position.)
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Feel free to download, customise, improve, and enjoy!
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Re: 3D Printed CT60e Bracket

Postby viking272 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:35 pm

Nice one! I will take a look.
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Re: 3D Printed CT60e Bracket

Postby TheNameOfTheGame » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:48 pm

That's fantastic!

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Re: 3D Printed CT60e Bracket

Postby Atari74user » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:26 pm

That looks a nice design, I think this could be my favourite solution to date. Thanks!

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Re: 3D Printed CT60e Bracket

Postby derkom » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:33 pm

For anyone who was planning on printing this bracket, note that I have uploaded a slightly improved design (still linked in the first post).

I had my factory PSU back in the Falcon yesterday and I realised that the legs from the Falcon top case rest on top of the feet of the PSU, so my design, which allowed the legs to pass all the way through and rest on the motherboard allowed the case legs to sit 1 mm too low and also missed an opportunity for the legs and the case screw to hold the bracket in place. This is fixed in the new version. This should also improve the bracket's usability for anyone with an older CT60 or CT63, since it no longer relies on the CT60e card to provide any stability for the bracket.

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Re: 3D Printed CT60e Bracket

Postby Atari74user » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:16 pm

Awesome, thank you!
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Re: 3D Printed CT60e Bracket

Postby TheNameOfTheGame » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:09 pm

Oh good to hear about the revision!

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Re: 3D Printed CT60e Bracket

Postby calimero » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:42 pm

Super nice!

I have SuperVidel also so I manage to cream up even Ethernet port from SuperVidel Scethlana in same hole :)
I also use original hole for Power switch for VGA port:

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Re: 3D Printed CT60e Bracket

Postby derkom » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:53 am

calimero wrote:Super nice!

I have SuperVidel also so I manage to cream up even Ethernet port from SuperVidel Scethlana in same hole :)
I also use original hole for Power switch for VGA port:

viewtopic.php?f=100&t=25282&start=50#p239192


Nice. I am surprised that you got the ethernet into the IEC port alongside everything else. It helps that your toggle switch is much smaller than mine. :)

I have also been anticipating using the old power switch port for video, once I get my hands on a SuperVidel (come on willy!). I figured I would probably put a mini- or micro-HDMI there. I was wondering if there would still be room there for ethernet. Maybe, but it would be very tight.

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Re: 3D Printed CT60e Bracket

Postby joska » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:10 am

derkom wrote:I have also been anticipating using the old power switch port for video, once I get my hands on a SuperVidel (come on willy!). I figured I would probably put a mini- or micro-HDMI there.


Willy's supervidel will have the connectors in an external box: viewtopic.php?f=97&t=33093
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Re: 3D Printed CT60e Bracket

Postby derkom » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:18 am

joska wrote:Willy's supervidel will have the connectors in an external box: http://atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=97&t=33093


"Oh." :roll: I'm sure I can find some other use for the space then.


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