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  • FAQ: Dimensions for Designing Your Own Custom Case

    I think there should be some sort of sticky in the FAQ or maybe Fabrication forum with links to a bunch of PDF's or something that detail all the specifications and mounting holes of things such as:

    3.5" Hard Drive
    2.5" Hard Drive
    itx/uATX/ATX Motherboards
    M1/M2/Opus/DSATX PSU's
    Case fans maybe

    Just all sorts of stuff regarding building your own custom case. I found that I spent the longest time googling for 3-view drawing with detailed information about where the screw holes were located, maximum length/width/height, and that sort of thing.

    Might be useful to others.
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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    Mini-itx

    Mini-itx Motherboard Guides:

    Page 7: http://www.geekdoom.com/Other/PDF/Na...0positions.pdf
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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    • #3
      Micro-ATX - uATX

      MicroATX/uATX Motherboard Guides:

      Page 10 & 12: http://www.formfactors.org/developer...matxspe1.2.pdf
      Page 8 & 9: http://www.formfactors.org/developer...ATXaddn1_0.pdf
      Section 2.1 Page 5: http://download.intel.com/design/int...mbatx_spec.pdf
      Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
      1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
      30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
      15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
      Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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      • #4
        FlexATX

        FlexATX Motherboard Resources:

        Page 9: http://www.formfactors.org/developer...ATXaddn1_0.pdf
        Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
        1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
        30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
        15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
        Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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        • #5
          That's very nice of you 2k1Toaster; why don't you start the FAQ thread yourself, though?
          For Sale: Carputer (CarPC) & RCA Y-Adapter
          Newsflash: Take a look at my unsold stuff above, thanks!
          Up Next: Make an OBD to Serial cable & Redo the "MMI buttons"

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          • #6
            How about some 3d cad files. That would help me out when using PRO/E. So far ive had to manually build these 3D parts.
            Um, I guess this is where you put something witty.WITTY

            My Web site, in the design stage. http://home.comcast.net/~cstrachn

            Modified RRSkinEditor http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=65723

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DJiK View Post
              That's very nice of you 2k1Toaster; why don't you start the FAQ thread yourself, though?
              Well I wanted some input first, and also If everybody contributes what they have, then we can put together a comprehensive FAQ all at once.

              Originally posted by pRoFiT View Post
              How about some 3d cad files. That would help me out when using PRO/E. So far ive had to manually build these 3D parts.
              That would be cool too. Go ahead and upload them. I will use all of the info posted here in the final FAQ.

              Post away!
              Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
              1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
              30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
              15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
              Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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              • #8
                As fas PDF's go. It would be kewl to create a PDF file with everything you needed to know as far as measurements. Like a full on Document. Although living Threads are kewl for added knowledge. Too bad that doesn't always happen.

                edit: I will have to see what 3D Cad files i have or can create for people. Does anyone have preference on 3D file type?
                Um, I guess this is where you put something witty.WITTY

                My Web site, in the design stage. http://home.comcast.net/~cstrachn

                Modified RRSkinEditor http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=65723

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pRoFiT View Post
                  As fas PDF's go. It would be kewl to create a PDF file with everything you needed to know as far as measurements. Like a full on Document. Although living Threads are kewl for added knowledge. Too bad that doesn't always happen.
                  That would be a huge PDF!

                  If you can do it, go for it. But first we must gather all this info into 1 spot. Then we can optimize it.
                  Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                  1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                  30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                  15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                  Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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                  • #10
                    M1-ATX and M2-ATX

                    M1-ATX & M2-ATX DC-DC Powersupply

                    Page1 : http://resources.mini-box.com/online...dimensions.pdf
                    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
                    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
                    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
                    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
                    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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                    • #11
                      hitachi drive, mounts and dementions. All hitachi drives can be found at the same place

                      http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/suppor...0/7k400mec.htm
                      Um, I guess this is where you put something witty.WITTY

                      My Web site, in the design stage. http://home.comcast.net/~cstrachn

                      Modified RRSkinEditor http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=65723

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                      • #12
                        Converting metric to standard and back probably would be good to have.
                        Found this. There are thousands out there

                        http://www.breaktru.com/qikconv.html <-- This one is free to download.

                        http://standards.nasa.gov/history_metric.pdf <-- "A Brief History of Measurement Systems" hahaha BRIEF!

                        http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm <-- this ones web based conversion. looks nice.
                        Um, I guess this is where you put something witty.WITTY

                        My Web site, in the design stage. http://home.comcast.net/~cstrachn

                        Modified RRSkinEditor http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=65723

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                        • #13
                          http://www.frontx.com/diy.html <--A nice web site showing how to custom layout connections for a PC. Should be the same for carputers. Also the main part of this website has some cool conections that may be usefull for carputers. I checked mp3car store and didn't see stuff like this so i hope its okay to post. Delete if not ok.

                          http://www.frontx.com/cutout_dimension.gif <-- this is a picture of demensions for there connectors but im sure its standard connectors they use.
                          Um, I guess this is where you put something witty.WITTY

                          My Web site, in the design stage. http://home.comcast.net/~cstrachn

                          Modified RRSkinEditor http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=65723

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                          • #14
                            This is a fantastic thread. Congratulations to the 2 of you for taking the time to put all of this information in one place!
                            Carputer Haiku (thanks Ian Hughes)
                            Serious error.
                            All shortcuts have disappeared.
                            Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

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                            • #15
                              How about another entry in the FAQ Emporium....

                              Moved w/ redirect...

                              Nice job!
                              Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                              How about the Wiki?



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