from my twitter:
> I started mocking up my DIY workstation enclosure case. I will make it with cheap aluminum extrusions from aliexpress and some plywood sheets, maybe acrylic if I can find that cheap.
> expect it to def change once I'm done designing, it's late
> this is in openscad
> red = 450mm extrusion
> white = 500mm extrusion
> brown 'sienna' = 150mm extrusion
> green = a 3.5" hard drive
> purple = ATX power supply
> black = my motherboard
> beige = plywood sheet
> blue = large radiator
> light blue = 12cm fan
> I can change the extrusion sizes programmatically if I need more space or can cut down on space.
> issue is this radiator I bought is 15.5" long so that doesn't leave much vertical room for other stuff like the hard drive rack.
> unfortunately might need a couple smaller radiators.
[Workstation Thread 2022](https://lemmygrad.ml/post/372601)
I think this will be the final design:
room for 3 hard drives and a liquid cooling reservoir + extra space between mobo and fans and above and below that. and there should be space on the exterior for vents, PCIe io, and whatever else.
the code: https://github.com/greenempower/workstation/blob/main/casing/mockup.scad
I count 4 red, 7 white, 9 brown extrusions. I'll get extra of each especially the 150mm brown extrusions.
Ok I ordered $80 worth of aluminum extrusions - $5 discount - $10 extra I prob won't use for this.
Instead of ordering the 150mm precut I ordered 8x 300mm because they are tangibly cheaper per mm so I will cut them in half as needed and have a few left over.
I will prob get plywood from home depot and plastic sheets (cheap PETG or acrylic) from mcmastercarr.