This is a case for the Pocket Operator series of synthesizers made by Teenage Engineering. Its main features are:
- Keys move freely
- LEDs are still visible
- Audio sockets accessible with standard sized rubberized jacks
- Possible to keep the break-away hanger if wanted
- Possible to keep the wire-stand attached
- No glue or screws
- Printable with low-end FDM printer
Source files are created with FreeCAD 0.15.
Note: A version of case, buttons and light guides optimized for SLS/SLA printing also available at shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/cdb
Compatible with these things:
Compatible remixes and things by other people:
Update (Jan. 30th 2018)
Added microphone holes to the front plate (Case_Front_full_v6_mic_rotated.stl) for the new PO series (PO-32, 33, 35).
Update Feb. 2018
Big thanks to the guy who sent a tip for the case. This is a first for me, feeling very humbled!
Update (Aug. 8th 2018)
Added experimental eurorack frontplate. (Thing 3039287)
Minimum recommended printer settings:
Hotend: 0.5 mm
Layer height: 0.3 mm
Solid layers top/bot: 2/2
Seam position: aligned
Infill density: 30%
Fill pattern: honeycomb
Top/bottom fill pattern: rectilinear (for case), concentric (for buttons)
Clean the inside of the front panel from any seams. The Pocket Operator PCB should fit snugly inside without using a lot of force.
Button guide cleanup
Clean the button guides and holes from any debris and imperfections. The buttons must be able to move without any resistance.
See instructions on the included pictures.
Showing some of the prototypes and the case printed at shapeways.
Short demo of 2 pocket operators using this case.