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Old 03 February 2011, 11:11   #1
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Check out my Kryoflux!

Hello.

My kryoflux in external enclosure is finally finished!

I wanted to make a drive that was easy to carry with you.
Since I am using a standard power connector I don´t have to carry an external power-supply around.
And also it looks nice on a desk, next to the monitor.

I get some kind of retro feeling when I put a floppy in to the drive


For those that are interested:
Floppy drive is :Sony MPF920
Extruded aluminium case by Hammond
Power supply is a Tracopower TOM12105

I tried to keep cost down as much as possible by using parts I had lying around,
or buy parts that I could get easy from my local electronics shop.




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Old 03 February 2011, 11:13   #2
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I like it - looking good!
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Old 03 February 2011, 11:33   #3
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^ What pmc said
I can imagine people would be interested in buying a 'ready-to-go' (literally ) Kryoflux solution.
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Old 03 February 2011, 11:59   #4
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I can imagine people would be interested in buying a 'ready-to-go' (literally ) Kryoflux solution.
Seconded

I'd love to have the Kryoflux and drive I bought put into a housing like that.
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Old 03 February 2011, 15:41   #5
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Very nice, good job there. How much did it all cost you in the end? And what's the power jack next to the usb port for?
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Old 03 February 2011, 19:13   #6
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Very nice, do you have a part number for the Hammond case ?
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Old 03 February 2011, 20:38   #7
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Wow wow wow. Do you have a BOM? What did the parts cost?
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Old 03 February 2011, 21:27   #8
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Thank you all for your kind words.

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Very nice, good job there. How much did it all cost you in the end? And what's the power jack next to the usb port for?
Case: €46
Case was not cheap, but I wanted a nice looking case and it was available
at my local electronics dealer. I didn´t want to order something from abroad.

PSU: €34
The store was going to discontinue both the 12W and the 25W model.
They were selling the 25W model for €7, so I placed an order instantly!

I got an order confirmation and everything was allright, but when I
got the package, there was no power supply, just the alu case!
I called them and they said that they had miscalculated their stock
and didn´t have any units left.

So I got the 12W version instead but that cost me €34.
The 12W version was better suited for the task, but the price was not a bargain anymore.
And since the PSU was "Pcb mountable" and I needed,
what I believe is called "terminal blocks" in english, to be able to attach wires.
I had to make an adapter. I made a "custom pcb" for this purpose.

pcb: €2.5
Sodium persulfate €2.5

The rest of the stuff, I had lying around.
The power connector and power switch for example,
was desoldered from an old ATX power supply.

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Very nice, do you have a part number for the Hammond case ?
See attached file for info on the case.
05043955.pdf


Finally I want to say that if you want to build one yourself, I think it is
possible that you can find the same parts I used at a better deal.
Very few stores (that I know of at least) sell these kind of things were
I live.

And regarding the PSU, see if you can get one with "terminal blocks",
then you don´t have to make the adapter-board.

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And what's the power jack next to the usb port for?
I believe someone from SPS can answer this better than me.
The small power jack is soldered on to the Kryoflux board so I had
to cut a hole for it in the panel.

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Old 03 February 2011, 22:06   #9
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Just checked pricing on that case here in Canada...

Ouch!!!
http://search.digikey.com/scripts/Dk...01BK&x=24&y=24

$41.11
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You wouldn't want to put a hole in the wrong place as I've done so many times on various (much cheaper) cases I've bought!
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What did you use to mount the kryoflux down?

Im currently hunting for something that will fit into the small mounting holes on the board.
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Either use small screws and plastic washers, or use zip ties. Put one through from the top, pull all down. Then use a second one on the other side. Cut excessive zip tie material.
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Got loads of zip ties

Screws... thats a different story. Got loads but they are too big.

Anyway I shall sort it somehow, thanx
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This is very nice! I think you've given a lot of people some great ideas! On the same notion, I know people house PC's within an Amiga set up, and this would be a perfect idea for the 'floppy drive' in the same housing!
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Hi there.

If I recall correctly, I used standard M2 screws and some standoffs.
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Red face

my kyroflux is maybe not as fancy, but cost me nothing and has dual drives (MITSUMI D359M3 with max 83 tracks and MITSUMI D359T5 with max 84 tracks), as I had all pieces lying around (drives and old scsi tower using an Enermax PSU)
Still have a few spare Sony 920 drives in case a Mitsumi breaks down.

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I'd buy both, they're all damn sexy
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Old 17 June 2013, 21:12   #18
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my kyroflux is maybe not as fancy, but cost me nothing and has dual drives (MITSUMI D359M3 with max 83 tracks and MITSUMI D359T5 with max 84 tracks), as I had all pieces lying around (drives and old scsi tower using an Enermax PSU)
Still have a few spare Sony 920 drives in case a Mitsumi breaks down.

What's that laptop? IT's built like a tank!!
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What's that laptop? IT's built like a tank!!
Panasonic Toughbook CF-19, google for it, survives about anything lethal compared with other laptops, seems it even saved a marine in Iraq as a bullet got stuck in the laptop...but is very pricey, luckily my company paid for it, i could never afford it...
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