Completed MJOLNIR: The minimalistic – but not boring – 9.7L Case

Which MJOLNIR I are you interested in?

  • Standard Version - 299 USD

    Votes: 484 74.3%
  • RGB Version (No controller) - 319 USD

    Votes: 63 9.7%
  • RGB Version (With controller) - 349 USD

    Votes: 104 16.0%

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turboleak

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the new shortened version I will test ( vs the original sized one):


I think it can be even shorter than this. In fact I think a very minimal L will work, so as long as the vertice is thick enough.
 

kuj0

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I've printed and tested a version that has a thicker side bracket and where that side bracket is cut shot to remove the part bellow the first row of screws.
This version does not sag and works very well mechanically. Also the face of the screw holes is flat.
I am printing a new moded version whose top part ( the one with the two big holes ) is significantly shorter. It doesn't have to be that big I think. Will test it and comment.


@AlexTzone

- The original part you designed does not work well with pastic, as the vertice takes all the load and the piece starts bending outwards at the vertice.
- most of the side bracket can be removed as it does not play any mechanical function. All the mechanical load from holding the PSU straight is taken from the top screws up. So, from a space saving point of view, it can be removed.
- I also think the top bracket can be shortened alot. I am testing this.

- I still have no idea how the bracket secures to the case. :)

Hopefully you can redesign the bracket with these findings in mind. :)
These are great details! Thanks for testing and iterating @turboleak - hoping that the next version works well and I'm dying to find out how this bracket is intended to mount to the case 🤣
 
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I've printed and tested a version that has a thicker side bracket and where that side bracket is cut shot to remove the part bellow the first row of screws.
This version does not sag and works very well mechanically. Also the face of the screw holes is flat.
I am printing a new moded version whose top part ( the one with the two big holes ) is significantly shorter. It doesn't have to be that big I think. Will test it and comment.


@AlexTzone

- The original part you designed does not work well with pastic, as the vertice takes all the load and the piece starts bending outwards at the vertice.
- most of the side bracket can be removed as it does not play any mechanical function. All the mechanical load from holding the PSU straight is taken from the top screws up. So, from a space saving point of view, it can be removed.
- I also think the top bracket can be shortened alot. I am testing this.

- I still have no idea how the bracket secures to the case. :)

Hopefully you can redesign the bracket with these findings in mind. :)

NICE!! Once you have something you like you can let me know the dimensions and I'll adjust our model and upload it :) My only concern with this design is that the PSU screws we include are 11.11mm long, so if the bracket is very thick the screws many not reach the PSU.

As for how to secure it to the case, I'm thinking a "slide on" style mounting like in your first pic, the PSU bars are 8mm thick, so if we have something like 7.9mm plastic bit it should be snug?

Edit: also good to point out, the screws are countersunk, so it's 11.11mm total (0.4375 in). The screw head is 1.9mm high, so this may matter if they are not used with countersunk screw holes.
 
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turboleak

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I think if the hole is 7.90mm and the bars 8mm, the bars will not fit the hole!
Regarding the screws I think the holes can made so that the head of the hole enters the piece ( not sure how to express this in english ), but basically the face where the screw sits can be inside the bracket such that the screw is able to reach the PSU.
Will also try this taking into consideration the 11.11mm screw size. Is that size the whose screw including the head?

edit: just read your edit. do you have a pic of the 11.11 mm screw that you can post?
 
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I think if the hole is 7.90mm and the bars 8mm, the bars will not fit the hole!
Regarding the screws I think the holes can made so that the head of the hole enters the piece ( not sure how to express this in english ), but basically the face where the screw sits can be inside the bracket such that the screw is able to reach the PSU.
Will also try this taking into consideration the 11.11mm screw size. Is that size the whose screw including the head?

edit: just read your edit. do you have a pic of the 11.11 mm screw that you can post?

How wide would you suggest we make the hole instead? 😁

Sure thing, here is the screw:

IMG_1801.jpeg
 

AlexTzone

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Currently have a few NANOQ S in Carbon and Graphite, but no NANOQ R. However, if somebody cancels their case will become available. If you're after the R you can contact me in say 1 week :) If you want an S, then we can do it now.

A bit further forward, cancelled orders will automatically become available on the website.

Speaking of which, the future was closer than I thought, the possibility to buy free spots on the current batch is now available, please let me know if it’s confusing. I’m thinking of adding a loading circle while the available units load.

 

turboleak

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So I make some tests and the conclusion is that the top part of the bracket, the one with the two big holes can be much shorter and thinner, like almost as thin as the holes themselves. The side bracket can be shortened to next to the top screw holes and that part must be thicker to be able to hold the load imposed by the PSU trying to flip to the side.

Some pics:


I will send the model to Alex so that the can measure it and do a proper piece, mine looks like sh*t. :)
 

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So I make some tests and the conclusion is that the top part of the bracket, the one with the two big holes can be much shorter and thinner, like almost as thin as the holes themselves. The side bracket can be shortened to next to the top screw holes and that part must be thicker to be able to hold the load imposed by the PSU trying to flip to the side.

Some pics:


I will send the model to Alex so that the can measure it and do a proper piece, mine looks like sh*t. :)

Amazing stuff!! The only things is that the holes must be the spacing I had in the original file, since the PSU rails (on which this part will slide on) are fixed distance from each other 😅
 
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@AlexTzone are we looking at early or late May for shipping of the cases?

I ask as I'm out of the country for 3 weeks at the end of May and don't want my precious case to get stolen haha!

Probably mid-late May, you can email us and put it on temporary hold until you are sure you can receive it. A lot of parts are finished, some still in production, some in transit, things proceed according to plan :)
 
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