External 3,5" floppy drive case

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External 3,5" floppy drive case

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I've been working on a little project with Autodesk 123D Design. It's a floppy drive enclosure for 3,5" floppy drive.

I'm currently having a sample 3D printed even as we speak. It will be for my BBC Master. :)

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protek wrote:I've been working on a little project with Autodesk 123D Design. It's a floppy drive enclosure for 3,5" floppy drive.
I use something like this, but it's annoying how expensive they are for what they are. See:

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The above box is Maplin ML47B, but it no longer seems to exist on Maplin's website.

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That looks fantastic! =D>
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Here's my attempt from last weekend.
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Using this box from Maplins: N77BQ

It Requires some very careful filing and drilling, as quite a tight squeeze width-wise, and the corner pillars get in the way.

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Both those boxes look great, guys. Well done. =D>
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hoglet wrote:Using this box from Maplins: N77BQ
Ah, that looks like that's what the ML47B used to be. Yes, you do have to very carefully remove two of the pillars, but then you attach the lid to the bottom drive.

I spent some time trying to track down a similar box that would be the right side for a 5.25 and a 3.5, but gave up as the cheapest option was in the 30 quid mark, or was built in such a way that you couldn't cut the required holes without it falling apart.

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Does anyone know the RAL paint code that is a good match for the Model B and Master ?

I'm planing to make myself a few dual disc enclosures out of steel and I'd like to spray them to as close a colour match as possible. The plan is for 2x dual 3.5" and a 3.5"/5.25" combo.

Does anyone have a source for the power plug that goes into the beeb ? I know Beebmaster does ready made cables but they're £10 for a dual :shock:

I guess I'm just a cheepskate :lol:
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CJE does the Aux power enclosure and 5 pins for £4.50, which is about as cheap as you're going to source it so far as I'm aware?

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Hi guys,
DaveH brought this thread to my attention and thought you might be interested in the double 3.5" drives I have bought from bytedelight.com for £52

http://www.bytedelight.com/?product=dua ... ydrive-set

Working well on both DFS and ADFS.

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