Moving ethernet to back of NESPI case
@quicksilver yeah, that new case would reclaim so much space and screwing around. Looks like they made it work with a single switch. Nicely done.
jerryfudd last edited by
felt inspired and did the same :)
@jerryfudd oh, excellent job. I like your location better than mine.
cyperghost last edited by
@jerryfudd Nicely done ;) I see you've a NESPi+ ...
Nobody clears that question and I can only assume because of the python code used to shutdown. Can you affirm that a total shutdown (poweroff) isn't available? You will see, that on the Pie the red LED will still glow after shutdown ;)
Drakaen391 last edited by
Even enough space for the average laptop fan
Evert last edited by
That's brilliant, they should make them like that to begin with.
mcjacksebastian last edited by
I see that many of you irritate sockets under the flap in NesPi Case. I do not know why the producer placed them in this place. Probably the print on the flap itself is easier technologically, so this is the idea to put these nests forward - in a word, aesthetic and functional misunderstanding. In the front there should be only 2 USB ports for Joypads.
I use 3.5 "HDD connected via USB, and Ethernet sockets - I decided to move everything to the back of the casing.The first plan was to transfer the original PCB module from under the flap to the back of the case, but after calculations, however, I could not do it very well. Placing two USB sockets and an Ethernet socket has become quite difficult.
Finally, I came up with the idea that I would design a simple PCB without any electronic components to place the sockets in the right places. I decided to fix the plate with screws to a piece of a plastic plate, so that the whole thing can be glued non-invasively with a double-sided adhesive tape.
When I cut the Ethernen socket I made a little too big hole and then I put on a small mask to improve the look. It came out nice and functional but it's a huge mass of work and probably the second time I would not want to do it.
@mcjacksebastian Excellent work! I really love your solution. Making a PCB is a good, strong method. It is a bit beyond what I was able to do, but I do like that you included the USB ports. So, now you have a NESPi with six (6) USB ports. Nicely done.
I do agree, modifying the case is very involved and you have to be really careful when making and enlarging the holes so that they are in the perfect place and be careful not to scratch the rest of the case with your tools.
In the end, I think it is worth it. I wish I had the ribbon cable RJ45 when I made mine. That would have made everything easier too.
mcjacksebastian last edited by
Thanks a lot! I used the original Rj45 cable from the NESpi enclosure - it's a bit short but it worked! I would prefer the Ethernet socket to be on the right side but mine did not fit in here.
I noticed that you also changed the power supply of the fan to 3.3 V - noise reduction by 80%. :-)
@mcjacksebastian Oh I see. You desoldered the ethernet cable from the existing jack PCB and added it to your custom board. Nice.
Yes, I have the fan running off 3.3v which is slower, and probably hotter, but I have not seen the overheat issues so this works well for me.