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Mounting Midimixfix in a box

This is an unedited republication related to the Midimixfix project. It first appeared on the Lars' Electric Endeavors blog on larsee.dk

Lars, January 2018


I finally decided on a cabinet for my Midimixfix hardware and photo documented the mounting process. I chose the Velleman WCAH2851 box which has more or less the correct dimensions, except that it could have been less high and a slanted top would have been nice to give a less clumsy look and a more accessible interface. But the Velleman cheapskate box was the best match I could find and it did the job. Midimixfix in a box!

Midimixfix box done

Midimixfix box done rear

The mounting process:

Mounting Midimixfix Mounting MidiMixFix in the inexpensive Velleman WCAH2851 plastic box

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix

Double adhesive tape was used to hold the display in place while marking where to drill the holes Double adhesive tape was used to hold the display in place while marking where to drill the holes

How the wires have to be connected How the wires have to be connected

The rotary knob needs a 7 mm hole The rotary knob needs a 7 mm hole

which it will get in this piece of mekano which it will get in this piece of mekano

Mounting Midimixfix

The small keying pin doesn’t fit The small keying pin doesn’t fit

Mounting Midimixfix Drilling the hole to 4.5 mm and it fits nicely

Mounting Midimixfix

Hmm. The box wall is too thick Hmm. The box wall is too thick

and there is barely enough room for the 1/4 inch jack receptacles and there is barely enough room for the 1/4 inch jack receptacles

I had to do some digging I had to do some digging

Problem solved Problem solved

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix The top part is finished

Mounting Midimixfix

What a mess What a mess

M3 screws M3 screws

Mounting Midimixfix I decided that four nuts and no washer provided the correct spacing

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix

All is mounted in top part All is mounted in top part

Mounting Midimixfix Midimixfix in box

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix

Mounting Midimixfix

This arrangement was my original idea, but it didn’t work very well This arrangement was my original idea, but it didn’t work very well

This works better This works better

Mounting Midimixfix


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