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Yeah! Yesterday we got some more casing samples. So this is what the finished NextBox can look like. What do you think?

@nitrokey
Many questions arise from seeing only these two pictures:
- How can I access the GPIOs?
- What is that latch in front of the USB port meant to do?
- Looks like it will get very hot in there. No vents to dissipate heat, at least through convection?
- Not depicted: Access to the TF card slot without disassembly of the case?
- Does it have an option to mount ears to cleanly put it in a 10" or 19" rack? Or multiple of them next to each other?
- Intentions for this case are unclear.

@MacLemon
> How can I access the GPIOs?

There is a connector to use some of the unused GPIOs, further one for an (optional) fan.

> What is that latch in front of the USB port meant to do?

It's used as a mechanical safety for the usb-port connected to the harddrive

@MacLemon
> Looks like it will get very hot in there. No vents to dissipate heat,
at least through convection?

Bottom convection holes and the top holes exist, no problems seen so far concerning thermal. This is a full aluminium case, the entire case dissipates heat as it is thermally connected to the heat generating parts of the RPI.

> Not depicted: Access to the TF card slot without disassembly of the case?

There should be no need, but if, 4 screws are to be removed

@MacLemon
> Does it have an option to mount ears to cleanly put it in a 10" or 19" rack? Or multiple of them next to each other?

This is not a rackmount device

> Intentions for this case are unclear.

sorry if this seems like that for you, but the main intentions are: passive cooling and something what feels valuable compared to the typical plastic-fall-apart-cases.

kickstarter.com/projects/nextb

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