(closed)Modularity


 

No project has the same size as another one. Sometimes it is just a Pi and a cooler - sometimes though it is a SSD and a HUB and a sound card and an amplifier and a speaker and much more. Therefore a good case has to grow and shrink with your projects and the INcase ONE does exactly that. 

As we mentioned in the topic dimensions the outer line is 95x95mm but the length is variable with a minimal 42mm (front + thin back) and no limitation upwards. 

 

 Let's take a look at the modules in detail to see how this is done. Please always consider that the shown samples are not the final result - it is a version at the moment.

 


Interface module

Initially we called it "front module" but we realised that it has not to be the front at all. It could be at the back of your PC housing hiding the cables which go down the desk. Anyway it is the first part when you start assembling. At the current state it is 40mm thick at the top and 30mm at the bottom due to the bevel. In the 4 holes in the corners there fit self cutting thread inserts with a M3 inner thread. A tongue and groove connection gives additional strength and is essential for the outdoor solution. 



Extension module

It could be called "modularity module" because it is simply the game changer in the system.  The 70mm length is a good compromise between compactness and functionality and you can add as much extension modules as you want. It gets fixed to the previous module with 4 screws in the corners and for further building there come again the thread inserts on the other side - and so you keep on stacking until you have enough.



Closing module (thin/thick)

With the closing module you literally close your case and finish it. We consider to make 2 lengths to be more flexible. Right now one is planned with 18mm for very compact use cases or tiny boards and the other one about 50mm. (right now it is 40mm in the drawings) Ther will be an open topic for that so we can find the best length together. The closing module gets fixed with the same 4 screws in the corners. In the pictures you see a thread for tripods or wall mountings in the center but we actually moved it a little to a corner in the meanwhile (see 3D picture). We did this because when it is at the center then a lot of wall mountings cover too much good positions for things like cable glands or entries.

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thin
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thick


Let it grow


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