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PreenFM => PreenFM1 (the blue one) => Topic started by: funkyfli on October 16, 2012, 12:11:26 AM

Title: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: funkyfli on October 16, 2012, 12:11:26 AM
I finally put my finished PreenFM in its metal box yesterday.  Unfortunately, the labeling turned out pretty ugly.  But, as a consolation, it makes the ugly blue-green paneling look a lot better. ;D  I think I am going to skip the wooden sides.


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8188/8091772790_78881dfa9a.jpg)
Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: Xavier on October 16, 2012, 08:30:54 AM

Hey your PreenFM is very... funky :-)
I love it !

The algos at the bottom look like a  flower field...
If you have time, i would love a picture of your preen switched on...

How did you do this metal box ? did you do it all yourself ?
Or did you start from a premade metal enclosure ?

Xavier
Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: funkyfli on October 16, 2012, 04:44:56 PM
Thanks!  :)  The box is a hammond 1456KH3BKBU.  I cut out all the holes and used Inkscape to create the labels / stickers.  I then finished it off with a liberal coating of laquer.  I spent a lot of time trying to get the 'flower field' :) to fit and look usable.

Martin.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8055/8093858678_11d125852a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/88675458@N05/8093858678/)
Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: randy on October 16, 2012, 05:41:59 PM
That is really cool!  Would you consider posting the flower field for others to use?  Do you have any large photos of the front panel?  I know, I'm being a pain in the, uh, butt.

Randy
Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: funkyfli on October 16, 2012, 06:31:25 PM
Sorry, no other large photos of the front panel.  The closer I get to 'straight on' the worse the glare I get back from the flash and the worse the blur. (cheap camera)
Edit:  got one...
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8052/8094810692_b22c301a1f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/88675458@N05/8094810692/)


As for the flower field, please use it.  ;D  I spent too many hours on it just to end up on one box.  Here is the inkscape file of the graphics... (split up)

You'll need this font... http://www.dafont.com/perfect-dos-vga-437.font

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Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
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Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: Xavier on October 17, 2012, 11:56:30 AM

 :D Thanks for the new pictures....
The more i see it, the more i love it !
Reminds me a vintage videogame from the early 80.

Xavier
Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: funkyfli on October 17, 2012, 05:28:01 PM
That was the idea. :) ... No so much the result.
Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: Fitvideo on November 17, 2012, 08:51:29 AM
Hi there , I would be interested in a photo of how you chopped the rear of the case...

regards
Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: funkyfli on November 17, 2012, 07:09:06 PM
I had to put a hole in the back for the usb plug, add MIDI sockets and move the audio socket to the panel...
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8346/8194059968_4519ef71b1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/88675458@N05/8194059968/)
Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: Fitvideo on November 18, 2012, 11:28:29 AM
many thanks ...  very good work
cheers
Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: Fitvideo on November 18, 2012, 11:34:50 AM
question.. How essential is the kitkat wrapper? ;-)

I guess probably about as essential as my Chinese takeaway menu in this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpahhi-rJIo&playnext=1&list=PLF3D31E9B178787B3&feature=results_main

cheers
Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: funkyfli on November 18, 2012, 05:48:15 PM
 :)  Absolutely essential in ruining dinner.
Title: Re: PreenFM in a box!
Post by: Fitvideo on November 18, 2012, 07:25:35 PM
 ;D