3d-printed case for FloppyEmu:

I obtained long time ago an another FloppyEmu (Rev.A) but it came without the case. I didn’t use it (it had an Macintosh firmware on it) for anything but lately i started to need an sd-boot option for my “hack //e” as i am sort of CFFA3000-cards.

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Using the bare-board is not so safe nor convinient.. specially when your desk is full of other electrical components or other stuff.

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So i flashed the firmware so it could be used with the Apple II and notised it wasn’t really good idea to use it without any casing so i started to look for an 3d-printed case for it.  I remembered there were few made and i was able to find the files from  :
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2200119

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Top of the  case:

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The buttons:

I took the files to few local 3d-printer companies and asked for pricing. I was quite amazed how expensive it would have been. One complete box would have cost close to 50€ with shipping (locally). The original case at : http://www.bigmessowires.com/floppy-emu would have cost some $35 shipped. Not that cheap either. If one would order the FloppyEmu and the case, then it would really not matter. No i wasn’t looking to get it for 1€ but less that 50€ for sure.

Luckily Eduardo contacted me and offered to print one for me. Thank you Eduardo very much!
I own you man. The case looks very much Apple //c or even //gs – styled design so it’s great fit for Apple ][.

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First test assembly:

Eduardo game me good tip: to use tape to keep the buttons on their place and make the button movement more accurate.

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About to be closed up:

I have not yet glued it together however. If too strong glue is used, it’s impossible to open it evern again for any reason possible, That needs some thinking to do i guess.

FinApple 2017
Apple ][ forever!