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MiSTer - Case Universal v1.2 - Updated

by NegSol Sep 10, 2017
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Also... since this case is excellent, if you could add standoffs for the DE0-Nano as well, more centered in the case, the same case could be used for the DE0-Nano and DE10-Nano (two favorite FPGA boards). Thank you.

Thank you again for your suggestion. I sadly do not own a DE0-Nano, so that it makes limited sense for me to design a case of my own.
However, since you seem so interested in this case form factor let me reveal to you the open secret that I mainly used a customizer app for the basic shape of the box.
You can find this great design and app under this link
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1264391

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This case is nice and is probably going to be required over the 1.0 and 1.1 due to the DE10-Nano's heat issue. I would recommend larger openings above the fan and thicker slats. They're mighty thin and sagging a little now. Also, removing the cover to do maintenance becomes a pain with the fan connection wires which need to be long.. What if you slide the top vent towards the front panel and mount the fan on the back panel so the air flows through the case and out the back which would also allow the top to be removed without dealing with the fan. Just some suggestions. Keep up the great work.

Thanks for the comment and your suggestions. The case was a "quick fix" to the arising heat issue encountered with the ao486 core. I also found the fan grill to be too thin. I will do a re-design and will accommodate for some changes that have to do with the 5.2 IO-Board (like 2nd SD-Card Slot). Re-design will take some time as I have to think about a different upper to lower shell connection. Also I am looking into integrating a larger fan like the A4x20 by noctua and I would like to get some action going for pushing down on the tactile switches of the IO-Board - maybe I will do different upper case shells to offer variety.
I will post the design her when it will be finished. :-)

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