(THE UPDATE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR)
Hey folks, I have been busy with other things and have not been able to revisit my G5 project, although my PC is still sitting inside a nice and shiny G5 case.
I've been receiving messages about getting my source artwork for the PCB layout, which I've sent out to the first few who asked and I have not heard back from them since. I wanted to release this to the rest of you guys in case you wanted to build your own or have them massed produced. I have no problem with you guys producing and distributing these units amongst each other. That's what this community is all about!
BOM from www.mouser.com:
Telecom & Ethernet Connectors CAT 5 8P/8C
Phone Connectors 3.5 STE W/2NC SW SHD
USB Connectors USB UP RIGHT RECEP W/O SENSOR FLAG
BOM items purchased locally (or anywhere else online):
80 Pin Double Row, Straight Header Strip, 0.1" Center, qty 5
10 Pin Insulation Displacement Connector with Strain Relief, Gold/Black, Qty 10
BOM items purchased on ebay:
Cables were purchased in bulk from ebay, any usb/audio/ethernet cable works the same.
Download source vector artwork:
Password is g5download
I can't get over the fact that this project has made such an impact on this forum, and is still in demand today. I hope this helps you guys continue to build awesome uncut G5 cases for your system. Feel free to modify the design to fit your needs and take pics of your finished product and post on this thread to keep it alive. With all that said, I cannot be held liable for any errors that could happen in your build. Please test EVERYTHING before plugging this unit into your system. Thanks all for your interest in my G5 rear I/O port project.
I will be visiting the forums from time to time but will not be available for assistance. I may also not respond to messages/emails so please post on this thread for others to help and work it out instead.
P.S. If anyone is going to have this produced at a fabrication house I'd appreciate if you can send me a copy of the finished product ROCK ON G5 CASE MODDERS!
I have been receiving messages from some forum members about releasing my sources for this project since I am no longer producing these units. That's fine, I have no problem with sharing this with others who are interested in building their own (or wanting to get a run of these manufactured).
Though, I have been hesitant on doing so because there was an issue that some people pointed out that the pcb was a bit wider than they'd prefer. I wanted to have this issue corrected before any more are made, so I can release the sources to those who would be willing to revise the board design. (Must know how, or know someone who does)
I have been super busy between work and my own projects so I cannot revise the design myself. I can provide some advice/assistance from my own design process, but can't guarantee to reply to every email.
If you are interested, send me a PM with your email address and I can have those files sent to you.
It was fun while it lasted. I enjoyed making these but I can no longer continue producing these units because I have shifted focus on other things. For those who have purchased one I will continue to provide assistance to any questions you may have. Either PM me or shoot me an email (same as paypal email).
All remaining units are
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