3D printed case for LimeSDR Mini

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G4KCM
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Re: 3D printed case for LimeSDR Mini

Post by G4KCM » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:43 pm

Hi Gareth,

Have dropped you a PayPal. Many thanks for making these.

73 de Clive, G4KCM

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Re: 3D printed case for LimeSDR Mini

Post by G4KCM » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:54 pm

Blimey! I should have said thanks for the quick delivery it's just arrived.

Much appreciated and it's a super bit of work!

Clive, G4KCM

DL4FBN
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Re: 3D printed case for LimeSDR Mini

Post by DL4FBN » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:53 am

For those who are interested, I have an offer for the housing of the LimeSDR Mini in milled ALMg3 at a price of Euro 26,00 plus shipping. The aluminium enclosure will improve physically the USB connector joint. I did check the AL printing which showed up at Euro 170 per pcs. There will be no reduction on higher quantities if we follow up the printing way.

If somebody is interested in the aluminium enclosure let me know.

73 de Reinhard
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Re: 3D printed case for LimeSDR Mini

Post by ON1RC » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:19 pm

DL4FBN wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:53 am
For those who are interested, I have an offer for the housing of the LimeSDR Mini in milled ALMg3 at a price of Euro 26,00 plus shipping. The aluminium enclosure will improve physically the USB connector joint. I did check the AL printing which showed up at Euro 170 per pcs. There will be no reduction on higher quantities if we follow up the printing way.

If somebody is interested in the aluminium enclosure let me know.

73 de Reinhard
......and what about cooling?
73

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Re: 3D printed case for LimeSDR Mini

Post by DL4FBN » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:20 am

Chris,

I prefer to do it without a fan. The option is a small heat sink which goes on top. If this will be not enough you can mount the aluminium housing on a aluminium plate and the heat will go away. All hot spots inside have direct contact with the aluminium housing.
73,de DL4FBN
Reinhard

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Re: 3D printed case for LimeSDR Mini

Post by g0mjw » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:41 am

DL4FBN wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:53 am
For those who are interested, I have an offer for the housing of the LimeSDR Mini in milled ALMg3 at a price of Euro 26,00 plus shipping. The aluminium enclosure will improve physically the USB connector joint. I did check the AL printing which showed up at Euro 170 per pcs. There will be no reduction on higher quantities if we follow up the printing way.

If somebody is interested in the aluminium enclosure let me know.

73 de Reinhard
I am interested - but please before 29th March.

DL4FBN
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Re: 3D printed case for LimeSDR Mini

Post by DL4FBN » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:09 am

The enclosure has been ordered last week. Usually it takes 2 weeks.

73,de Reinhard

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Re: 3D printed case for LimeSDR Mini

Post by g0mjw » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:47 am

I will be using 10 MHz reference as it drifts a bit, so may need to drill an extra hole but it looks very good.

Mike

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Re: 3D printed case for LimeSDR Mini

Post by DL4FBN » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:55 pm

Mike,
there should be no problem drilling a hole and fit a connector. Housings have just arrived after a delay of one week and the lime mini fit ok and the housing take the heat away.
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Re: 3D printed case for LimeSDR Mini

Post by DL4FBN » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:26 pm

Chris,
Yesterday I run a short test for an hour and put a small heat-sink on top. There is no need for a fan at all.
73, Reinhard
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