MEGA65 final case design SLA sneak peak !!!
Before Hintsteiner started to create the injection moulds, they’ve sent us one SLA manufactured prototype case, made after the final MEGA65 case design.
- The plastic used is quite transparent and not as durable as the final case.
- Not all details were used in the production of this SLA case, i.e. the names on the inside are missing.
But it was perfect enough, to recheck the fitting of keyboard, floppy drive, mainboard, trapdoor, etc.
So have a look how the case will look like:
In the first picture you can see in the front a MEGA65 pre-series case and behind it, the SLA case in comparison. You can see all the additional screw bosses to provide the possibility for future addon cards, ports, loudspeakers, etc.
In the next picture you’ll have a closer look at the breakout ports, with an example, how a tape port is screwed in. (btw. before you ask: No C64 boards were harmed in the process of making the MEGA65 The C64 parts used here were taken from a broken 250469 PCB. All chips were already removed or were destroyed and traces were ripped, etc... ...broken!)
And here from the outside:
We hope, you like the look of the case !
And as usual....Stay tuned !!!