I've had many people asking me to design a case for the FinalGROM board. Finally got around to working on this project.
Here are some photos of the prototype I've been using the past while. It's been functioning very well for me.
As with all my designs, brass heatsets are embedded into the case allowing easy opening and closing of the case countless times.
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As with many "homebuilt" boards, assembly standards don't exist, and for the most part, that makes it a little challenging to construct a case that works for everyone. Therefore, some decisions were made in the design. The case was originally designed around a FinalGROM board with a pair of surface mounted 6x6x(4.3 to 5) pushbuttons, 5mm LED and surface mounted SDcard reader. For this style of board, the case however has been designed to have room inside for those FinalGROM's using the "LC Technology" SDcard daughter board in leu of the solder on type of SD socket. The header pins on the top of the SDcard daughter board (lid side) may need to be trimmed a tiny bid but the case does close with that daughterboard in place. Small sidecutters can easily trim those down if need be.
The lid utilizes captive pins that lead down to the 6x6x4.3 to 6x6x5 pushbuttons. Anyone with taller switches would need to trim them down or simply replace them with the shorter style.
I've never been a fan of the label on the end of the cartridge, so I've instead inset some space on the top of the case for a label. Haven't come up with a label design however (graphic design isn't my strong suit). The area for the label is 58mm x 12mm, for anyone interested in coming up with a design that would fit in the case. Placing the label where I did makes it ascetically easier to view than on the end. IMHO a much better place for it. I have a guy that's going to be doing all of my vinyl label printing for me, so eventually I'll be including a label with this cartridge (future plan anyway).
Keep in mind this is the prototype. I have made one small adjustment to the design. Once I get to printing it out, I'll post a photo of the final cartridge.