display cabinet files? In which program?

Started by oeren, September 14, 2018, 07:06:15 pm

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oeren

Are these the notebook's cabinet file?
https://github.com/OLIMEX/DIY-LAPTOP/blob/master/HARDWARE/A64-TERES/KiCad/Components.old/OLIMEX_Cases.lib

In what program can you open the file?

How do you get to view the cabinet in 3d? Thanks.

JC

Hi there - it sounds like what you are looking for are the design files for the plastic laptop enclosure.  The stock black/white laptop enclosure is injection molded and is ordered from a third-party supplier, so unfortunately no 3D files are available for them.

However, a 3D-printed case has been created by an independent contributor.  You may use a tool such as FreeCAD to view and edit the design files.  Here is the repository: https://github.com/forksand/olimex-teres-case

Here's the associated post by Olimex: https://olimex.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/teres-i-laptop-3d-plastic-models-are-on-github/

I also work on some unpublished case designs when I have free time.  I use OpenSCAD, which basically means that the enclosure is created mathematically and may be resized/scaled based on some configuration parameters.  It's still definitely a work in progress, but if you are interested in helping out with any of this, just let me know.

oeren

Thank you.
Quoteyou are looking for are the design files for the plastic laptop enclosure.


Yes.

Quotehttps://github.com/forksand/olimex-teres-case


I opened them in freecad.

Quoteunpublished case designs


I do not know the cad programs. I do not know how to calculate materiel strengths.
Therefore I likely cannot do much.

For illustration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xGywF2ZRZY
I do not know if the cabinet is a registered design. If it is not
I likely cannot get the cabinet's cad files.
I want a 10 inch cabinet to be made which can accommodate the rock64 and other arm
mainboards. I have spoken to a design school which in the realm of its teaching
may want to design such a cabinet. I was looking for the olimex notebook's
cabinet cad files because I wanted to give them a basis to start from.