It’s autumn, at least in the northern hemisphere. I notice a significant increase in orders. Looks like you spend more time indoors now, following your hobbies.
Quite frequently I am asked about frames in custom width. Of course everything is possible. Generally it will take a bit longer and might cost more in relation to the standard width (84, 104, 110, 126 and 168HP). This year I delivered frames between 46HP and 212HP, in both variants, silver and black anodised.
The IKEA Rast bedside table/nightstand is quite popular as a Eurorack housing. It perfectly fits a 6U frame with 94HP usable width. The size of the frame is 485 x 266 mm. Custom frames can be equipped with square sliding nuts or threaded inserts.
If you want to calculate your frame and the usable width, please take into account that the side panels are 3 mm thick each. Example calculation for the IKEA Rast frame:
485 mm – 6 mm (side panels) = 479 mm
479 mm / 5,08 (1HP) = 94,29 ≈ 94HP
If you are interested in custom frames and pricing, please send me an email. You will also get my latest price list.
The new 4U frames are out now. The 4U frame is a combination for normal 3U Eurorack modules and 1U tiles. Here you can find the dimensions of the 1U tiles. The height of a 4U frame is 181 mm and is split in two rows, 3U – 133 mm and 1U – 48 mm. The usable inner size for the 1U frame is 28 mm.
The frames and side panels are available in anodised silver. The standard width of the frames will be 84, 104, 110, 126 and 168HP, but generally any size is possible on request.
From end of October I will also offer M3 threaded inserts in new length, 104 and 126HP in addition to 84HP.
As I was asked several times if I could provide frames in 1U size, I decided to give it a thought. This is the first prototype.
The 4U frame is a combination for normal 3U Eurorack modules and 1U tiles. Here you can find the dimensions of the 1U tiles.
The dimensions of a 84HP 4U frame will be 433 x 181 x 30 mm (width x height x depth). The height is split in two rows, 3U – 133 mm and 1U – 48 mm. If you need a 7U frame you can easily combine a 4U and 3U frame.
For now the frames and side panels will be available only in silver anodised. It will still take some time to get the panels. I will keep you updated once the new frames and side panels are available.
From now on you can choose between black or silver. In addition to the still available DIY materials and parts I can now offer most of the parts in black.
The first quarter of 2014 is over and I was really busy with getting everything together for the Black Edition, and I am really proud of it. Lots of research done, so not just the frames are available in black, also screw and washers fit with the black anodised aluminium.
I also had to decide if I am going to offer power supplies and busboards again. As I am planning a new case, I made another small batch of PSU’s and busboards. Some of them going on sale as well. And as it is the Black Edition, even the PCBs for busboards and power supplies are black.
If you have questions or want the new price list please contact me via email.
Here is a gallery of what’s new on the price list.