I’m new to Khadas (in fact I don’t even have a board) but I was inspired to make a case for the VIM3/L based on the 3D model that was put out. I made a similar one for the LattePanda Alpha. Magnets allow the case to clip together quickly. It also allows you to quickly connect to other parts like a screen case assembly, etc. You can see my screenshots and the similar LattePanda example below. Long story short… I can’t actually test my design, so I was going to put it out there to see if anyone would like to have a go. It does require some 6x3 mm disk magnets.
Hi, it looks interesting.
Is it purely for the PCBs or you also think about having a version with the TS050 touchscreen?
I possess VIM3 and there are certain problems with the original Khadas case.
One problem is that e.g. USB C cable does not fit well to the board, when it’s installed in the case. The USB C plug is too short. Then it would be good to make it compatible with the steel plate from Khadas better for passive cooling. The backside of the board gets really hot.
Hi sorry for the delay! The website thought I was a BOT since I posted immediately after joining. My account got put on hold so I couldn’t post until my account was reviewed. Anyway, the best part about this design is it is flexible.
Here is my LattePanda alpha version. The case magnetically mounts to accessory cases. So really there is just the one base case and you remove a cover, install the case onto something else.
The case is supported by pcb holes. Basically the 3D printed part is a slot that is just larger than PCB thickness, allowing it to slide over the mounting holes. Yes, the case can accommodate a touchscreen attachment, so designing one for official touchscreen shouldn’t be a problem.
Nice design, probably as Gouwa was saying have something on the top over the fan like a wire mesh, or an air filter like the 120mm fans in computer cases. It would not only help prevent bugs or loose articles from flying in but also keep dust out that would reduce airflow or short something.