3D Printed Eurorack Case

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Introduction: 3D Printed Eurorack Case

This Instructable will show you how to construct a Eurorack case of various sizes, as small as 26HP or as large as you want. Each block varies between 0HP and 26HP wide and you can connect as many of them together as you want.

This is a very simple project that requires few components and just nuts and bolts for assembly.

Supplies

Components

  • M3 square nuts : These square nuts will be used to slide into the rails. Your Eurorack modules will attach to these nuts within the rails. A rough guide would be about 12 nuts for each 26HP case block you intend to use. 4 to attach the case block to the next case block, and roughly 8 to slide into the rails. They must be SQUARE nuts.
  • M3 bolts : You'll need 8mm bolts to construct a 3U case, but 16mm bolts if you want to bolt two or more 3U cases together.
  • 3D Printer Filament : To print the Eurorack case blocks
  • STL Files : To print the Eurorack case blocks. https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/gadget/expandable...

Tools:

  • 3D Printer : To print the Eurorack case blocks, the bed needs to be bigger than 145x78mm. Various heights are supported, the tallest is 153mm
  • Screwdriver / Hex Key : The appropriate tool to tighten the M3 bolts you purchased.

Step 1: Print the Eurorack Case Blocks

You'll need to purchase the STL files from here https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/gadget/expandable-...

The STL file names are...

  • case3u_B_v2_26hp_left.stl
  • case3u_N_v2_26hp_left.stl
  • case3u_B_v2_26hp_right.stl
  • case3u_N_v2_26hp_right.stl
  • case3u_N_v2_0hp_right.stl
  • case3u_N_v2_6hp_middle.stl
  • case3u_N_v2_8hp_middle.stl
  • case3u_N_v2_10hp_middle.stl
  • case3u_N_v2_12hp_middle.stl
  • case3u_N_v2_16hp_middle.stl
  • case3u_N_v2_20hp_middle.stl
  • case3u_N_v2_24hp_middle.stl
  • case3u_B_v2_26hp_middle.stl
  • case3u_N_v2_26hp_middle.stl

Your case will need one "left" and one "right" and can have as many "middle" 's as you want. Add up the HP numbers in your filenames to get the width of the case. Examples...

  • 26HP Case : case3u_B_v2_26hp_left.stl & case3u_B_v2_0hp_right.stl
  • 52HP Case : case3u_B_v2_26hp_left.stl & case3u_B_v2_26hp_right.stl
  • 78HP Case : case3u_B_v2_26hp_left.stl & case3u_B_v2_26hp_middle.stl & case3u_B_v2_26hp_right.stl
  • 104HP Case : case3u_B_v2_26hp_left.stl & 2 X case3u_B_v2_26hp_middle.stl & case3u_B_v2_26hp_right.stl

I recommend trying to construct the smallest 26HP case first, just in case there are any issues that need to be resolved.

Step 2: Put Everything Together

Starting with the left case block, slot the next case block into it and add four nuts&bolts into the four holes to secure them together.

If you have more blocks to add, then continue this process until adding the last block, and securing with four more nuts&bolts.

Now you can slide the square nuts into the rails by inserting them into the slot on the side of the case. Each case block has 2 slots in the middle, one for each rail. You need as many nuts as there are holes in your modules.

Once all of the nuts are in, you can now start populating your case with your modules!

You should print out blank panels to fill any remaining space not occupied by modules, to prevent patch cables falling into your case and shorting out, causing damage to you and/or your modules.

That's it!

If you have any problems printing or constructing your case, then please add comments below!

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    3 Comments

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    dara-kilicoglu
    dara-kilicoglu

    5 months ago

    What size printer is needed for this project? Can I use a Prusa Mini?

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    NeilM77
    NeilM77

    Reply 5 months ago

    Excellent question. The regular case blocks STLs have a base footprint of 145mm x 78mm. The tallest STL is about 153mm, but you could opt for shorter STLs.
    I believe the Prusa Mini is a 180mm cube, so you'll be able to print all of the STL's, even the deeper ones.
    Thanks for pointing that out.

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    NeilM77
    NeilM77

    7 months ago on Step 2

    2020-12-09 Update: There is now a deeper 84mm version of the case for anyone who needs more space. The original is 67mm deep internally, which is plenty for those people buying off the shelf modules. If you're making your own bespoke modules you might need the extra space. If you need even more space, let me know.