Reply 260 of 392, by dreamblaster
MN_Moody wrote on 2021-11-05, 14:04:
Wondering if you might consider building the McCake + Pi unit right into the 3.5" bay mounting bracket as a complete assembly, allowing for modular front panels to match different case colors but also solving the problem of standard mounting as it could be sized to utilize standard 3.5" device mounting holes? It might be a whole lot cleaner in terms of layout since the molex power connector would be in the same area as the other floppy/hard disks in the computer, and instead of running the control/OLED header cable plus a power connector to the sound card, you just run a single ribbon cable to the wavetable header. This would alleviate the issue of clearance for the PI+McCake on smaller sound cards (usually the later ESS and Yamaha ISA examples) with oddball wavetable header orientations and avoid consuming an adjacent expansion slot in the computer.
Yeah i will make some base PCB for this, so that McCake pcb can be mounted on it, in a slot.
it would be easy to realize