[BPI-R3] Case design

I just want to open a case-thread to have such discussions out of other non-related Threads

I made a svg for front connectors

@finas and @JKSTAFF already working on Cases

A preview [BPI-R3] information

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After hijack @frank-w 's thread for long time (>x<) , for your consideration

HeliOS PI

A 4-disk array NAS case inspired by Helios.
Using m.2 to sata converter, SFX PSU and acrylic side panels. Easy to assemble I suppose?


During my test production my friend CNC machined a piece of mos tube radiator for BPI-R3, and use a 5V pwm fan and the PSU fan to form a vertical air duct for cooling.
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Two magnetic stickers are pasted on the acrylic top pannel, which can absorb a magnetic dust filter like this.
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For users who need to use wireless, just cut those round holes on side panel to install optional SMA antenna.
Because we need to power the whole system by a PSU on standalone mode, I drew a simple power decoy board to get 12V DC to juice BPI-R3’s VH3.96 and sata.

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Should be easy to find similar product on your local e-commerce site.

Build your own case!

Like I said I’m still assembling and waiting for the custom parts shipping. Use this CAD file to cut a case if you can’t wait for my trial and error:
HeliOS_v0.1.DWG (115.3 KB)
I would really appreciate if anyone could give me some advice to improve this proto design.