[IC] What 60% Case Design Should I 3D Print Next?


#2

Seeing the powder pallet in the makeup one made me think about one with a slot for phones and tablets. Especially if someone is using it as a travel keyboard, that might be something people want.

If you started doing cases for 40% boards, I imagine that a phone/tablet tray/prop-up would only be more of a desire.


#3

That’s my “placeholder” for a tablet. I think most tablets should be smaller than that highlighter palette, so they should work.

I’ll print some of those Corona Cases and get some updated pictures with a phone or tablet for better reference.


#4

Fair enough. I think my 7 inch tablet would fit there also. Unless you have a larger than 8" tablet, but I don’t know what the normal dimensions on a 10 or 11 inch tablet other than the obvious are.


#5

My vote definitely goes to the Casette Saver case. My XD75 needs this, yesterday.

You know what would be really cool? One Kishsaver-like case for each half of a BFO-9000. That plus SA Green Screen…mmmmm…


#6

Register only to reply this. Definitely want that cassette saver, but do you have renders of other cases shown on the card inside package?


#7

I really like the corona with the phone or pen style slot but would like to see the front lip raised to the whole case is “hi pro”


#8

In my design process, I make a cache of different designs and then sort through them and name them as I get closer to making a final version. Some of these get abandoned and others get revised and polished. Names get swapped if I think one name fits another design better.

The Icon, for example, is a lower profile and smaller bezel version of the Iconic - so those two names make sense.

The Cassette looked different, but took a turn towards the Kishsaver style, so it became the Cassette Saver and I plan to make the original Cassette design later.

Here’s an album of prototype designs in different stages of the design process:

https://imgur.com/a/j9HnkFI


#9

I also vote for the cassette case.


#10

As for design variations, it isn’t too difficult to offer them, so they will probably fall under custom orders or there may be a “Corona Pro” iteration of the original Corona to cover this style preference.


#11

Also, it looks like the Cassette Saver is winning for people’s preferences.

I ordered my boxes to a certain size, so I may need to make the Cassette Saver width at ~330mm so it ends up being the same width as the Iconic and can actually fit in my shipping boxes :joy:.


#12

make a contra case where you only have to slide it in without screws :smiley:


#13

Id be interested in a case that matches apple caps like the AEK64


#14

casette, makeup or as “Snappo” said an AEK64 like case


#15

Hi, was interested in embarking on a personal project with a 3d printed case. Was wondering if you have any advice you can offer to a newbie in 3d printing (such as materials, generic settings and stuff). Also, you have some really sweet designs! I would really appreciate any advice! Thank you!


#16

I love your cassette in lightest gray. Cassette Saver is awesome too. Have you considered venturing out into unique layouts that might require another party to design a pcb? Sorry, I’m trying to peddle an idea for a layout that’s practically fullsize. Basically a 60% with a numpad on the right and the arrow cluster offset and down to the left of the 60%. Two columns of macro keys would follow the up/down arrow column and left arrow column. I feel like it sacrifices the least and centers the homerow to the monitor better, though admittedly not as well as 60%.


#17

I found the Novelkeys Novelpad to be pretty easy to prototype a case for and it’s small, so no worries about printer size. I’d probably look at a Monoprice on the low end and a Prusa MK3 on the higher end as a starter printer to learn on. The MK3 probably has the larger user base for questions.


#18

Fullsize may be a bit too large, depending on the PCB dimensions, my printer may or may not be able to print that large.


#19

what about hhkb style cases?


#20

Another vote for HHKB style here.


#21

a collab with keeb.io with his DIY split kits would be great.