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Gotek case

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:37 pm
by Dave C
I am looking for a case for my Gotek drive. I have looked on e-bay etc but cannot see any for sale. I have seen them for sale in a case so they must exist.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:43 am
by Elminster
Do you mean a 3D printed case? Or some sort of metal or injection moulded case?

Some where there is a thread where I ended up in the 3D printing world just to case my gotek. (Edit: link to me wanting a gotek case and ending up owning two 3D printers, viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17865)

I also added a 3D printed section, including gotek, OJ the hardware list in the link below, but there are many more on thingiverse.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:30 pm
by Andy1979
I have recently been pondering the same as I'd like to add a Gotek to my Master Compact but don't want to have to use the massive monitor base all the time.

It will likely be a long time until I get around to sorting this out (currently going through my pile of Arc disks to get my A3010 set up as it was 25yrs ago), but here's what I found:

- There is an Italian seller on eBay with a couple of 3D printed designs aimed at Amiga owners. The print quality doesn't look amazing.
- A few people have put Goteks inside external drives for BBC/Amiga/Atari computers. The cost of external drives is pretty high though, so this doesn't look like a viable option unless you find one cheaply.
- Mounting internally is an option, but I don't want to modify my Master Compact as it's in lovely condition. If you have a Beeb or a Master though, then there is someone on eBay selling brackets that fit in the Beeb "ashtray" or the Master cartridge slot. I have no idea if they are any good though, but do look smart.

My current plan is to buy a suitable project box from Farnell or similar and put the Gotek board inside that, since I'd want to add a rotary encoder and OLED screen anyway.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:07 am
by Elminster
If you find a suitable project box then definitely post it here, I think when I look several years ago I couldn’t find one quite the right size, they tend to be too small or way to big. Hence I ended up 3D printing mine.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:12 am
by danielj
In fairness to the gotek, apart from the jumper pins they're pretty self contained - not too much to poke your fingers into!

d.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:16 am
by Elminster
danielj wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:12 am
In fairness to the gotek, apart from the jumper pins they're pretty self contained - not too much to poke your fingers into!

d.
Some of us have to case everything. :)

But if you have several and want to stack them they don’t stack well in the default config, well not with wires all over the jumpers.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:04 pm
by Kazzie
Elminster wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:16 am
Some of us have to case everything. :)
Just in case? :P

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:36 am
by Elminster
Kazzie wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:04 pm
Elminster wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:16 am
Some of us have to case everything. :)
Just in case? :P
=D> You have the idea :)

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:43 pm
by Dave C
This is what I am after. It say's it it metal and looks just the job.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Micro-Mo ... Swc1Jeov5q

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:53 pm
by danielj
Dave C wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:43 pm
This is what I am after. It say's it it metal and looks just the job.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Micro-Mo ... Swc1Jeov5q
Old Amiga drives are probably the best source. Although, @davehhitchins might have some ideas about getting something made with powder coated steel?

£110. Ouch.

d.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:36 am
by daveejhitchins
danielj wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:53 pm
Dave C wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:43 pm
This is what I am after. It say's it it metal and looks just the job.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Micro-Mo ... Swc1Jeov5q
Old Amiga drives are probably the best source. Although, @davehhitchins might have some ideas about getting something made with powder coated steel?

£110. Ouch.

d.
The real problem I had, when I had the various cases made for Electron projects, was the quantity. I ended-up ordering around 500 cases in total! Probably could get away with a 100 but then the costs go up! I believe there should be enough of the powder paint left for maybe 200 to 300.

Dave H.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:04 am
by Elminster
I have a new stair case steel powder coated in cream at the moment, I wonder if they do metal gotek cases ...

I think gotek 3D printed cases worked out a couple of quid. If some one could do them for at least half the price I might be interested but not at £110, more than I paid for the Beebs and gotek put together.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:04 pm
by rmbrowngr
I would be interested in a couple of cases if a run was to go ahead. Either 3D printed or metal at a reasonable price.

Another wish would be for a retro styled cheese wegde case (e.g. 2nd processor) for raspberry pi zero.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:30 pm
by Elminster
Like this one?

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4131308

There is a 3D print section on hardware list now, link below.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:59 pm
by rmbrowngr
Elminster wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:30 pm
Like this one?

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4131308

There is a 3D print section on hardware list now, link below.
Yep, like that. Also add a LED “on” indicator and on\off switch for completeness.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:03 pm
by daveejhitchins
The cases I had made for the Electron peripherals worked out at about £10 each. A quantity of 100 maybe about £15. If it's of any use?

Dave H.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:55 pm
by rmbrowngr
Looks like a sensible price for a metal case to me.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:18 pm
by daveejhitchins
rmbrowngr wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Looks like a sensible price for a metal case to me.
I may be on the light side . . . I was thinking of the cases I had made - A Gotek case would be a lot bigger! But we'll not ever know unless someone actually puts pen to paper. Things to bare in mind: KISS Keep It Simple Stupid! e.g. a folded design - no fiddly bits and no welded joints.

Dave H:

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:00 pm
by stevebubs
I picked up an external Cumana 3.5in drive. Pulled the 3.5in drive out, put a Gotek in its place...

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:01 pm
by Elminster
daveejhitchins wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:18 pm
rmbrowngr wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Looks like a sensible price for a metal case to me.
I may be on the light side . . . I was thinking of the cases I had made - A Gotek case would be a lot bigger! But we'll not ever know unless someone actually puts pen to paper. Things to bare in mind: KISS Keep It Simple Stupid! e.g. a folded design - no fiddly bits and no welded joints.

Dave H:
The cases you did were probably a bit more of a tricky shape, not sure if that adds to cost. Might be as much as twice as much volume for a Gotek, but even if that double/trebled the price to £30, would still be considerably cheaper than £110.

Re: Gotek case

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:16 pm
by rmbrowngr
Elminster wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:01 pm
The cases you did were probably a bit more of a tricky shape, not sure if that adds to cost. Might be as much as twice as much volume for a Gotek, but even if that double/trebled the price to £30, would still be considerably cheaper than £110.
When you see these prices:

3D printed https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GOTEK-extern ... SwJxRcxYya

And

Gotek Drive for BBC Micro Model B/Master Floppy Drive Replacement in metal case https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gotek-Drive- ... Sw6Qde6Mw6

Twenty of thirty GBPs looks fine.