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.
Wanna go DIY? Here you might find the parts you need. Sure there’s something missing, I’m open for your suggestions. Price list or suggestions can be requested or send via email.
This is the first post in 2014. After an exciting 2013, with finishing my console case and starting my very small business for DIY Eurorack parts and a lot of small and big packages shipped throughout Europe, I am curious to see what happens in 2014.
A big “thank you” to all of you, who trusted me and ordered stuff for your own experience in Eurorack DIY case building. I know the ordering process is a bit more complicated than with an ordinary online shop. For sure I am thinking about this option, but so far it is a lot of overhead and in Germany you have to deal with a lot of regulations. You are a target for lawyers and competitors if you violate this regulations. But let’s see, probably I ramp up an online shop. Till then just request the latest price list.
Unfortunately I ran out of power supplies (PSU). It was never planned to permanently sell clones of the Doepfer PSU. I just made a small batch and they are sold. So I decided to develop my own version of a Eurorack PSU. This is an ongoing process and will take some time.
Busboards are still available, and they will be replaced by a modified version soon.
The gallery gives you an overview of what’s on the price list at the moment. Get inspired…
Custom build console using four Clicks & Clocks 126HP 3U frames.
Positive customer feedback is the most valuable response you can get. Here are some pictures of the wooden console case of a customer. Beautiful handcrafted by a carpenter. It still needs the power supply and distribution boards but it already looks inspiring. This will be fun working with. See yourself:
The final assembly and the installation of the modules.
The journey is over. 18 month of planning, development, side projects and work. I am really proud to present the result.
The idea was to have an ergonomically shaped Eurorack case. I also knew that the size should be around a Doepfer monster case with 12U. The main parameters where set: 12U, 168HP, 4 PSUs (+/- 12V, 4.8 A) , 8 busboards. I also knew the construction, wooden side panels (oil finish) clamping the aluminium panels (powder coated). The woodwork gave me the biggest headache as I don’t have a workshop where I could properly do the routing and sanding of the side panels. But I got it done altough it was a bit more effort with a flexible workshop.
After the oil finish of the side panels and the mechanical assembly, I needed to do the complete wiring of the 4 PSUs, the 8 busboards and the mains inlet. The most amazing moment was the first powering of the complete unit without modules. It all worked as expected. Then it was pure fun to install all the modules in the new case. Now it is time to turn the knobs again.
One of the first sketches, done with Google SketchUp. It shows how exact the case was planned and then realised. Only the wood of side panels is a bit a compromise. I actually wanted to use walnut but then decided to go for multiplex or multilayer wood. I think I will replace the side panels at some point with solid walnut.
See yourself, here is the result:
If you want to read the full story, here are all the posts:
It was part of the concept of case that the aluminium panels should have a nice colour. Okay, it can be discussed if RAL 7016 is a colour at all, as grey is not considered to be a colour. From the beginning on I wanted to use the same service I’ve used for my bike frame. They did a very good job and that’s why I choose them again. The pricing is decent as well.
For my own enjoyment I needed to assemble the case one more time before the final steps. All boards are mounted on the rear and bottom panels, 4 PSUs and 8 busboards. The mains inlet is set up, and so I could start with the wiring of all components. I am really proud of what I have achieved so far. It’s not that much left to do and I am really looking forward to turn some nobs soon.