Originally Posted by WilCox
Any updates on the availabilty of the PCB or the case? How are the prototypes working?
We've had two complete the prototypes, but Colin is waiting for me to build mine because I have the LNMP. That will give us the final readings for the power supply noise quieting.
Despite the various and sundry things that I've been doing the last few weeks - like moving two daughters back to college
- I've been steadily busy on the case design. Lansing and I have been exchanging e-mails and revised case drawings on almost a daily basis.
The result is that it appears the fully machined case, including bottom and side cooling slots, with silkscreened front and rear plates, will run about $50 per case (down from $75!!), assuming we can get 100 interested in a Group Buy. I have been waiting to "pretty up" the drawings and perhaps construct a rendering to better market what a prospective MiniMAX builder will get. $50 is still a healthy chunk (that's all up - case included, and initial shipping to me), so I want to present it in the right light (without getting another post deleted, too).
Something else I've been busy on: transferring/updating DIYForums.org. You will soon see an updated version under new ownership and management.
* Credit where credit's due: The transfer of ownership was a Nate Maher Special Initiative.