Wednesday, 22 April 2009

BugModular PortaCase (proto) & new modules

Here's an initial view of the prototype PortaCase - slightly rough around the edges, but a good starting point for producing a few of these for the initial 12 system users.
This is a compact case (modified tool case) holding two rack frames + a utilty panel with internal PSU, interface multiples (banana to 1/4" jack), preamp, 3-channel output mixer + headphone amp.

[edit - from the comments - yes, the IEC power socket will be moving to the left-hand side of the case. This will also allow for some air vents in the panel where the IEC socket is currently. The panel will end up being similar PCB material to the module panels, but the proto was just DIY perspex with silver sticky printed covering]

The pic also shows some of the new modules I've been working on including:
CTL2 Joystick
PRC3A State Variable Filter
UTL4 Dual DC Mixer
PRC4 Dual LoPassGate

2 comments:

DHM said...

When will us ordinary folk be able to buy them?

Richard said...

Looks nice. Any way the power supply jack and switch could be moved to the side? Especially if others want the joystick and touch control modules in the same place it seems like the power cable might stick up and get in the way a bit. A minor thing (that could be rectified with an angled cable I suppose), but otherwise this looks like a great form factor for some really nice modules.