In my first part I told you about electronics and software for my own Colibri T20 based media server. Now I will write about building a box for it. I decided to make a box out of a piece of white plexi glass and two 3d printed masks. I curved the plexi glass with hot wire, to form a top lid, and cutted a bottom panel.

Bottom panel with holes for PCB

Then I made a 3d model of my final product in Sketchup, so I could simply export front and rear masks to STL for 3d printing. The rear plate has holes for connectors and air outtake, while the front one contains 2 USB ports, power switch, reset button and status LEDs. The panels were printed in black color with Ultimaker 2.

Rear panel with power supply connector


Front panel


Final assembly


Final specifications:

  • CPU: Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz
  • RAM: 256 Mb
  • HDD: 750 Gb
  • Software: Linux Ångström
  • Mass: 606 g
  • Dimensions: 118 x 148 x 66 mm


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