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Minestorm

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Alternate enclosure
« on: September 11, 2016, 01:53:39 PM »
Wanted to protect the PCB more by fully enclosing it in a standard Vectrex case.

Was surprised that the board isn't the 'regulation' size / mounting holes.

Anyway, no problem, I 3D printed one  :)

Vectrex32

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Re: Alternate enclosure
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2016, 01:55:45 PM »
Looks very nice!

- Bob

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Re: Alternate enclosure
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 03:22:04 PM »
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Anyway, no problem, I 3D printed one  :)
ace, love it

(are u in uk?)  :)

Minestorm

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Re: Alternate enclosure
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 03:07:44 PM »
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(are u in uk?)

Yes

50TBRD

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Re: Alternate enclosure
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 03:33:00 PM »
Does the PCB seat better than the stock configuration?

Vectrex32

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Re: Alternate enclosure
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 04:00:32 PM »
Does the PCB seat better than the stock configuration?

It wouldn't. The issue is the PCB shape, not the enclosure.

I have never had a problem with the Vectrex32 being properly seated. I've heard of one person who had some problems and attributed it to seating. Has anyone else had problems?

- Bob

bug88

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Re: Alternate enclosure
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 04:47:22 PM »
this is only a random guess but, im wondering if for some vectrex's which have been more used than others, i wonder if the cartridge slot 'loosens up' a little over time perhaps?

Minestorm

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Re: Alternate enclosure
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2016, 03:03:30 AM »
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Does the PCB seat better than the stock configuration?

I found Bob's case OK until  the USB cable was plugged in. It then tended to 'waggle' a bit in the port.

Vectrex32

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Re: Alternate enclosure
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2016, 08:34:10 AM »
I just experimented with plugging a USB into my phone and one of my cameras. They waggle too.

All USB jacks will allow the plug to waggle. To fix it, you need a case that fits snugly around the plug's plastic shell. AFAIK, there is no standard for the size and shape of USB plug shells, so you run the risk of making a case that will fit one USB cable perfectly, while allowing slimmer cables to waggle and preventing bulkier cables from being plugged in at all.

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Re: Alternate enclosure
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2016, 09:12:37 AM »
No, not the USB, the PCB in the Vec's cart slot. When you catch the cable it tends to pull the PCB downwards.