I talked to an electrical engineer today who I know, he works on building advanced equipment for advanced heart and brain surgeries for hospitals and that he also programs them, a smart guy. They fix old electronics equipment and synth when they have some time left over because it’s fun. he became very interested in my idea of building a modular case for all types of use. and that he has machines and everything needed.
so I want my eurorack case is a plate that I can put my keystep pro senna to be connected to on 7U case. then comes 7U case where I then want to connect 2 lines 1U which becomes a case, then there will be a total of 3 lines 1U if I connect it over 7U case. here there should be a lot of modules that require a lot of wiring, then tight wiring is gathered.
after 2U case, you should be able to connect any case 2U or 7U or 4U. and these must be able to be angled according to need and ergonomics.
so combo I come up with now that should work is
mounting plate so you can set your midi controller
2 row 1U case that fits with 7U Case Joiner conectors
3 row 1U case that fits with 7U + 2U + 3U joiner conectors.
3 row 1U case that you can easily convert to a 3U case for all mixing sum ect modules
my optimal setup is
sheet metal plate for midi connector
1 piece 3U case that can be connected to 7U case Joiner Plates
7U case Intellijell
2U case with Case Joiner Plates that are optimized for 7U case
other setup I am thinking of is
the idea is that everyone uses eurorack in different ways
why not do
a monolith system that can be connected in different ways for eurorack is not constant, you change and adjust modules here and there, and those who are going to be on a gig should not have to take more than they need and it is easy to put together a system with cases that already finished with modules.
as intellijel case as I myself have and love it and see great potential to become the most optimal case system that everyone wants.
1U case with Case Joiner Plates for 2U + 3U + 4U + 7U case, both at the bottom and the top. which you should be able to angle to the right position you want
2U case with Case Joiner Plates for 1U + 3U + 4U + 7U case, both at the bottom and the top. which you should be able to angle to the right position you want
3U case with Case Joiner Plates for 1U + 2U + 4U + 7U case, both at the bottom and the top. which you should be able to angle to the right position you want
4U case with Case Joiner Plates for 1U + 2U + 3U + 7U case, both at the bottom and the top. which you should be able to angle to the right position you want
7U case with Case Joiner Plates for 1U + 2U + 3U + 4U case, both at the bottom and the top. which you should be able to angle to the right position you want
when it comes to powersupply, everyone should have this alt 1U + 2U only have a busboard that has power contact on the front and back that can be connected to the other cases that have an indicator of how much power is used in total in the interconnected system, or that you has a small 1U module that shows how much power the system can handle in total and how much you have left to 70-80% to max.
and that you have a socket on the front and back or on the sides of the case that you connect the ground as hinton has.
I have many solutions. but first I will start drawing on a case with 3 pieces of 1U row case with suitable Case Joiner Plates that fits the intellijel 7U 104hp case which is optimal width in my opinion. this case should easily be rebuilt into a 3U case and put under the 7U case so that you can have it as a mix case, Case Joiner Plates should be able to be angled so that it fits the musician “Engineer” ergonomically …
is it just me who thinks in these paths or is it more than I who feel a need for this personal modular intellijel system. I love intellijell’s 7U case and all modules, however, it would have been good to be able to update the modules on the front or that there is a socket on the side of the case that you plug in usb that went to a cable that you plugged into all modules that have firmware, then you can just plug in usb from ipad or computer and open the app and it tells you which modules need to be updated and it does it automatically
And may I do this and sell this for intellijel? what about laws and regulations? patent? does intelijell want to be part of this? Or do intellijell already has this under development with personal modular eurorack systems from 1U-7U 104 hp preformence case.
intellijel sells everything except the cases itself and a few other things you can fix in the new cases. I understand that there is no profit for intellijel hence that does not exist. but I think there should be an alternative where you specially order this, bend and laser cut some sheet metal, the neighbor blacksmith can do and build the case goes quickly as intelijell has all the components except the ones I mention to get it.
what do you want most from what I wrote in this post? would like to have a discussion as I know that many people have problems getting a good form factor on their system and have it neat and structured without large cases with a lot of empty space if you do not build it yourself.
which I should do when I get my macbeth mk2 vco and filters.
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