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matherp
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  Quote  So, we end up with BOTH up being off AND on, and down being on AND off depending on what kind of thing you are looking at(main-boards or fittings).


I assume all countries have examples of dual switch light wiring where either switch is on or off depending on the state of the other. How do the switch direction mafia cope with those?  
 
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For people wanting switch UP to be power ON, simply turn your CMM2 upside-down! The CMM2 will still work if inverted!!

I will be creating the CMM2 panels from PCB just like I did for the CMM1 kits that I supply.

Similar to the CMM1 panels, they will not have any writing on them - they will just be blank (and in a black colour, matt finish).

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Edited 2020-05-23 17:18 by WhiteWizzard
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matherp
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Gerbers for panels based on my laser cut versions. Use, abuse or ignore at your own risk


backpanel.zip


frontpanel.zip
 
Poppy

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  matherp said  Gerbers for panels based on my laser cut versions. Use, abuse or ignore at your own risk


backpanel.zip


frontpanel.zip


Thanks!


I don´t know what they look like right now, but generally this way gives more opportunities for styling than just getting those panels readily cut.

Probably this could be a way to pimp up the whole case.

Just some imaginations:

... painting the outer shells glossy black and the panels do have some etched out copper styling including labels and frames/borders, being finished glossy and clear.

This could look quite classy ...

... or making some optical setup to make it look like steam punk.

... or whatever starting up some individual case modding, just like it is done in a bigger way for PC´s but without overstating it, so easily keeping it right on top of the basic case.
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bigmik

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G’day blokes, (and shielas if any are viewing this),

It is much simpler than that..

Use a sharp knife heated over a gas stove and cut the rectangular bits away and carefully drill the round holes..

Then print your fascia panels on photo paper and laminate it.

Affix your fascia to the cut panels with thin double sided tape ..  any mistakes in the plastic will be hidden by the fascia.

This has the advantage of not only being very cheap but looks professional and you can have pretty colours and clear text..  it is up to how good your artwork is..


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Mick
Mick's uMite Stuff can be found >>> HERE (Kindly hosted by Dontronics) <<<
 
Poppy

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Good idea Mick, I think this is the easiest practical way!


I am also thinking about getting this one:
https://www.proxxon.com/en/micromot/28530.php

a tiny electrical jigsaw, this brand offers many great little machines, some of them I already got, but none supporting my particular needs for the panels yet.
Edited 2020-05-23 23:29 by Poppy
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twofingers
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Hi,
I converted Peters gerbers - thanks Peter! - to DXF and STL (h=2mm) for 3D printing.

backpanel - Bottom Copper.zip
frontpanel - Bottom Copper.zip


 
I'm not sure if that helps?
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matherp
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Thanks for posting the STL conversions. Attached is the original dxf file which hopefully is the same.

CMM2V2.1.zip
 
twofingers
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HI Peter,
thanks for the "original" DXF file.
I used gerbview (eval) to convert. Your file works better with Fusion360!
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bigmik

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GDay Lads,

Is anyone able to convert to a more usable format like PDF or any standard format in as high a quality as possible (within reason) so I can photo-shop a master for cutting?


EDIT **
Ignore that! I literally found them 1 minute later in the construction pack..


Gee I must be getting old.

Thanks in advance

Kind Regards

Mick
Edited 2020-05-24 14:23 by bigmik
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BrianP
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Sorry to bring up switches again...

After some profound thought, & I really hate to say it, Paul_L & his fellow countrymen (& girls) may in fact  have the correct approach  
If we start from the beginning, the equipment will be "down" i.e. "off"
Turn it on & it will change to an "up" state i.e. "on"
Seems more logical in a weird sort of way...

As you can see I have expended a huge amount of scarce brain power to arrive at this conclusion

B
 
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  bigmik said  Gee I must be getting old.

All of us are (and I also just updated the Construction Pack)!
Geoff Graham - http://geoffg.net
 
Poppy

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  BrianP said  

As you can see I have expended a huge amount of scarce brain power to arrive at this conclusion

B


... or we all have just to listen to Joe´s Mom [> 3:31]

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matherp
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Probably cheaper elsewhere but totally compatible with both PCB footprint and panel cutout
 
Poppy

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A simple Toggle Switch should also do, one like this:

Simple Toggle Switch

just soldered to some wire and screwed to the panel.

And if you put a rubber boot on it, it can look quite nice:

Always use a Rubber!  



PS:
And it can be screwed in upside down or downside up, just depending on the wiring inside.
Edited 2020-05-24 22:37 by Poppy
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