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oeren

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display cabinet files? In which program?
« on: September 14, 2018, 07:06:15 PM »
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.

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Re: display cabinet files? In which program?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 09:55:34 PM »
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I also work on some unpublished case designs when I have free time.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.

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Re: display cabinet files? In which program?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2018, 09:06:06 PM »
Thank you.
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you are looking for are the design files for the plastic laptop enclosure.

Yes.

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

I opened them in freecad.

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unpublished case designs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.