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box for single STS m-class module

Post by jamb » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:27 pm

Anyone found any good housing options for a single m-class panel?

found this but I think it's 1inch too wide...

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Ham ... RI80QZ4%3d

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Post by batchas » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:42 am

Exactly. The M-Class is 8" wide.
2 x 8" M-class + 1" obelisk in the middle = 17x7" boat

An idea is to add an obelisk to the 9" enclosure or another 1" module (multiple for instance?) if you can't find the right size.
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Post by batchas » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:47 am

I looked quickly at Mouser for you... 0 results for 8x7" (Outside depth: 7 / Outside: width 8):
http://www.mouser.com/Enclosures/Enclos ... s/_/N-5g3p
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Post by KNYST » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:10 pm

As far as I know an M-class module is 7.875" wide (and Obelisk 1.25").
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Post by hongaars » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:04 pm

STS planned to release a wooden single M-class case, a few years back.
Not sure if they really exist.

Via: www.carbon111.com/m_locker.html

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Post by batchas » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:43 am

KNYST wrote:As far as I know an M-class module is 7.875" wide (and Obelisk 1.25").
Good point! I should have mentionned that sorry.
I thought you'd better look for a 8" wide box than a 7.875", having 1.5mm/0.0625" space on each side, but it's worth to mention if you want it to fit exactly, without these spaces left and right.

I think the wood solution is not so bad. Easier to make one exemplar of these IMO than a metal case. weedywhizz here on muff makes very nice wood cases.
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Post by jamb » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:51 pm

damn...7.875" wide... those are odd sizes. can someone confirm that? i liked the idea of an obelisk and single panel in one little box, but with the 9" box and those sizes, that still won't work.

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Post by FrankV » Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:12 pm

So, a couple years ago, I bought a newly minted Creature from Rex. I specifically asked about that wooden box, and he mentioned that it was something of a one-off, and that while it would be possible to have another made, it would be rather expensive.

I ended up getting a regular shallow boat instead. I'm pretty sure that Rex thought this might be of advantage to him in that I'd see an M-odule sized hole on the opposite side of the obelisk from the Creature, and find the idea of getting another M-class from him irresistible.

So far, I've not gone past the Creature, though I did make a sort of utility panel to close the hole as it were. I still like the idea of making a Single M-class box for just the Creature -- but it seems whenever I use the Creature, I need something else to work with it, so I may just make a M-panel with some CGS-serge in it and be on my way.

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Post by mccolalx » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:22 pm

Made this this morning for my new Creature...I can confirm that it's 7.875"x7"
Still have to seal it, but for me it's better than the temptation of having to fill the other half of a boat right now.

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Post by drewskee » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:13 pm

very nice! :tu:
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Post by b3nsf » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:38 pm

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Post by Vsyevolod » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:24 pm

jamb wrote:damn...7.875" wide... those are odd sizes. can someone confirm that? i liked the idea of an obelisk and single panel in one little box, but with the 9" box and those sizes, that still won't work.
The Obelisk is actually 1 7/32". You will notice that two M-Class modules + Obelisk is ever so slightly narrower than a single full sized panel.

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Post by Vsyevolod » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:27 pm

hongaars wrote:Image
This is a walk in the park for most cabinet makers. I could do it in a day or three. I'd prolly charge around $500 for it so it doesn't make much economic sense to me to offer it.

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Post by jamb » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:50 am

I found a metal craftsman in Chicago to build be a chassis. Basically going to do a mini "low-profile" box... however i need some specific info that one of you all probably knows...

what size are the screws used for the front panels on STS? ...for an m-odule box, there would be 4 screw holes tapped to what size?

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Post by deltaphoenix » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:12 pm

Does it really matter if the screw is the same size? As long as the head of the screw is big enough to hold the panel in and the threads don't rub the panel then it should be fine.

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Post by jamb » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:41 pm

Not really but I need to tell craftsman something. I have STS screws already just don't know their exact size.

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Post by Vsyevolod » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:58 pm

Already PM'd you with this info but I thought I'd share it here as well.

The screws that mount the panel to the box are 6-32 x 3/8" pan head Phillips with washer. The panel holes are drilled over-size at 13/64" and are not threaded.

The screws that mount the PC board standoffs to the panel are 4-40 x 9/32" pan head Phillips with washer. The panel holes for these are drilled over-size at 9/64" and are not threaded.

The screws that mount the Obelisk to the panel are 6-32 x 3/8" with a 5/64" Allen head in black. Holes are drilled over-size at 9/64” and are not threaded.

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Post by Vsyevolod » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:42 pm

Also, if you're planning on having the Obelisk, minimum depth to your box is 2 1/2". I say this because your original post specified a box with a depth of 2".

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Post by jamb » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:25 pm

Thanks Stephen! I changed the box schematic to 2.5" after I noticed some pictures of the obelisk.. By the way, does the obelisk have male or female molex connectors?

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Post by Vsyevolod » Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:27 am

The Obelisk is exactly the same board and function as the PSD. Female connectors in a male housing (to mate with male pins in a female housing, if that makes sense).

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