Production CATAPULTCASE - Fully Modular ITX Cases (3.2L to 11.6L)

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What I'd actually love to see is: 280 mm radiator support (not necessarly AIO, but that would be swell, too). My research shows some of the possibly smallest ones, but availability is kinda meh for anything below 14L.

cu, w0lf.
 

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For the mesh, I initially purchased this and cut it into the correct size to insert between the pieces of the side panels. This works great, but of course can be fiddly to cut the holes perfectly. I included templates for these in my design files though.

This is of a flexible kind, I'm looking for something sturdy, like the SSUP Meshlicious panels I think.
Thanks for the link anyway!


That said, I've recently preferred to 3D print the mesh, using a nifty trick of setting both the top and bottom shell thickness/layers to 0 - this means it only prints a solid perimeter of your chosen wall thickness, and then the selected infill produces a mesh for you - fully customizable! I'll be adding proper instructions on how to do this on my website shortly, as I think it's far superior to purchasing a mesh insert, but of course, having the choice of both is nice too!
If I'm not mistaken this neat trick you are referring to is what we know here as the @morj's technique.
There should be a post where he (or @robbee) describes it in detail, with the printer parameters to set, but I fail to find it...

I'm liking it a lot but not having a 3D printer at hand is a big drawback, thus what I have in mind is rather something in metal.
 

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If I'm not mistaken this neat trick you are referring to is what we know here as the @morj's technique.
There should be a post where he (or @robbee) describes it in detail, with the printer parameters to set, but I fail to find it...

@BaK it's here (you need to scroll down past the PC picture).

I learned it form this video.
 
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Thanks for sharing! Did you ever find a solution to avoid the spiderweb like travel marks that appear when printing the meshes ? They match the preview of travel movement in the slicer but I haven't been able to find a way to avoid it yet
 

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Thanks for sharing! Did you ever find a solution to avoid the spiderweb like travel marks that appear when printing the meshes ? They match the preview of travel movement in the slicer but I haven't been able to find a way to avoid it yet

Nope, I haven't. I think increasing the Z-axis retraction might help (at the cost of print time).
 
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Retraction and temperature are key to everything related to stringing. I also found it to print way smoother meshes when disabling 'Z-hop'. If it's just light stringing, it's easy to remove with a lighter.
 

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Retraction and temperature are key to everything related to stringing. I also found it to print way smoother meshes when disabling 'Z-hop'. If it's just light stringing, it's easy to remove with a lighter.

You're quite right - waving it over a heatgun for a split seconds evaporates them - thanks for the tip! btw, I'm a very happy Yocto+ owner, love your cases!
 

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Howdy again folks!

Excited to share a pretty mature prototype for the v1.1 revision of my LP4 SFF case. This time featuring the front expansion which includes an OLED display. This has actually been where most of my time has been spent in recent months, developing my software Junction Relay that consolidates data sources from a wide range of places, lets you manipulate the data, and send it where you need it via multiple channels/protocols. My targets of choice right now are ESP32 driven panels - you can see an example image of data being piped from my Unraid server to a display I will mount to the rack. That display is an Elecrow ESP32 7"

I'll soon be opening up the software for a public beta, so if anyone is interested in participating, please drop me a DM or reply here! There is more information on this at https://junctionrelay.com and I hope folks will be see the value in this project.

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