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gigatron cases?

Posted: 14 Dec 2020, 20:20
by markboston
is anyone making gigatron cases? doesn't have to be the original wooden one.

Re: gigatron cases?

Posted: 19 Dec 2020, 08:36
by jtompuri
I would be also interested to get a case for my Gigatron. I think that a laser-cut clear acrylic case with top and bottom plastic sheets and standoffs could be really easy and nice solution. There are online services where you can design and order laser-cut acrylic plastics. Perhaps someone has already made a design for a acrylic case? I googled a bit and found this service online for designing and ordering laser-cut stuff: https://www.ponoko.com/

Re: gigatron cases?

Posted: 20 Jul 2022, 18:28
by djones1960
I am late to the party building a Gigatron and didn't get a case either. So I decided to design one that could be 3d printed. It is still a little bit of a work in progress. But was wondering if anyone else would be interested in the design? I could put it up on Thingiverse.com.

Re: gigatron cases?

Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 19:25
by wbushby
I would be interested in your 3d printed case

Re: gigatron cases?

Posted: 30 Jul 2022, 19:04
by djones1960
Ok. I have cleaned things up some and published what I have now.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5445044

Re: gigatron cases?

Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 16:51
by walter
I thought, why is the logo on the back? But I see it's also on the front :)

Maybe you can use the official font to generate the logo.

Re: gigatron cases?

Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 18:26
by djones1960
Thanks. I never even thought about doing that with the font :) I'll see about adding that to the design and will let everyone know when it's updated. Any other suggested changes?

Dave

Re: gigatron cases?

Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 19:50
by djones1960
Well I just did an initial try using that font and something doesn't look right. There are those funny "f" like areas that are not in the text I put in Openscad. Here is the Openscad command for that "text("Gigatron TTL", font = "gigatron", size=6);"
font.jpg
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Re: gigatron cases?

Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 20:13
by walter
The font only contains the characters g, i, a, t, r, o, n. That means you can't use the capital G, just use a lower case G at the beginning. The "TTL" part needs to be in a regular font.

Something like combining
text("gigatron", font = "gigatron", size=6);
with
text("TTL", font = "Helvetica Neue", size=6);

Re: gigatron cases?

Posted: 02 Aug 2022, 02:39
by djones1960
It's been updated to use that font. Take a look and see what everyone thinks.