Designing a 3d printable case that can handle two 3.5” drives is a challenge. I was tinkering with a cage style and a side supported design which got me wondering if a CloudShell2 could be converted for use with the HC4.
I did this work as a proof of concept and have not yet created a prototype so proceed with caution if your going to use it. The SBC Model Framework
is needed to view the CloudShell4 model in OpenSCAD.
-proof of concept
-adjusted io panel openings and positions
-rewrite for multi-sbc support. added Odroid-N1, N2 and N2+
The HC4 fits beautifully with the IR receiver facing the front, the boot button accessible and plenty enough room to route two 22 pin SATA extensions to the HDDs. Only two panels need to be modified, the top where the HC4 is mounted and the IO panel. Both are small enough to be 3d printed. STL files for every case component are included below as well as DXF files for anyone with any kind of CNC cutter. If you don’t have a 3d printer or CNC machine the DXF file for the top can be used as a template to drill HC4 mounting holes in the original Plexiglas top. I have removed any unnecessary holes in all other components. Consideration needs to be given to the OLED display mounting and extra spacing around the IO connections may be necessary due to cable housing differences.