Possible plastic case reuse ?

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Possible plastic case reuse ?

Post by mmu_man » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:18 am

I can't stop myself from searching for black and red boxes and cases around... that could be reused to put custom hardware for my ORIC.

I already noticed DVD cases have a nice finish (under the transparent plastic film) that resembles the atmos, although the polymer is different.
I know there are also red DVD cases, not sure the color is matching.
cf. http://www.izidisc.com/fr/markrub.php?mark=31&rub=29
They would make a nice fit for home made expansion boards.
The only problem are the 2 pins on the top to hold the leaflet and the dvd holder, the whole stuff being pressed and cut, so it leaves holes in the case.
Still with some tricks it could be useful.
Anyone knows DVD-like cases without those holes ?

Other case ideas ?

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Post by mmu_man » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:18 am

More red dvd cases here, still hollow.

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Post by mmu_man » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:21 am

Also, at the schlecker store here I saw some funny kiwi products.
Instant Wax Shine: nice design black case with a small red touch, could be used for some joystick-like thing maybe, or to hold a mic ?
Express Cream: the black one has a nice red-black case. I was thinking about fitting a mouse inside.

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Post by mmu_man » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:33 am

I can't seem to find the exact kind of plastic brief case I saw the other day...
Not those http://www.france-valise.com/valise/pla ... index.html
In france sometimes we have green ones with medical things inside...

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Post by mmu_man » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:44 am

Those have a mirror finish but could be interesting as well:
http://www.gardplasticases.com/deebee.html

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Post by mmu_man » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:49 am

Hmm, another interesting vendor:
http://www.plasticase.com/products.asp?node=12

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Post by mmu_man » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:48 pm

Except I don't understand anything :P
We do have case manufacturers in france as well...
http://www.ltp.fr/
http://www.atoplast.fr/
http://www.revoluplast.com/fra/tolerie_plastique.html
But I was more searching for cheap existing casing to reuse.

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Post by Silicebit. » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:06 pm

mmu_man wrote:Except I don't understand anything :P
Why?, you can choose english lenguage on the site. Well try http://www.supertronic.com/index.asp?idiomax=ENG there is several interesting boxs in red color and in black color.

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