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RPC enclosure design

I spent some time playing with the Protocase Designer, and finished the first sketch design for the RPC rack enclosure!

Just to remind you, there are two projects going on in parallel at the moment that I’ve documented on this site. This enclosure is for the RPC: a MIDI sequencer/tracker built of common parts. The heart of the RPC is the Arduino Mega 2560, pumping data and clock sync through four MIDI inputs and outputs, and alongside a Raspberry Pi takes care of the graphical user interface and other high-level activities such as feeding song data to the Arduino.

RPC enclosure rev1

The cutouts in the front are for 4 USB ports (mouse, keyboard, Akai MPD controller, USB stick perhaps?) and a power switch, and in the back for the power cable+fuse, 4+4 MIDI ports, VGA connector for the display and Ethernet for whatnot.

2 Responses

  1. Michael

    Hey, how much did it cost?

    August 15, 2013 at 21:42

  2. ld

    Some $500 for one piece, so it wasn’t exactly cheap. If you use their own cad software, you can get automatic quotes that update to reflect any changes you do in your design. Less cutouts = cheaper price.

    August 16, 2013 at 00:42

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