Custom case designs...

Ben Burdette bburdette at
Tue Jul 3 18:02:26 CEST 2007

Case modding for phones, cool.  You could have one machined out of 
aluminum, and as long as the FIC hardware doesn't change too much over 
the years, you could keep updating it with the latest boards.  Assuming 
that you could order the boards from FIC without the case, or are 
willing to buy and discard.  If someone comes up with a nice aluminum 
case design, there are sites where machinists bid on such things - a 
group of people could commission an order of replacement cases.  The 
company I work for gets complex sensor cases made for about 150$ each in 
small batches.  That said, carbon fiber would be cool too, though I 
don't know much about what it would take to fabricate such a case for a 

Tim Newsom wrote:
> I have been thinking a little more about this and I struck upon an 
> idea... What if you could buy a custom case with a custom message on it.
> I am not talking about painted messages but letters and shapes cast 
> into the plastic shell.
> Raised, sunk, custom fonts etc.
> Naturally we can't just replicate the exact neo1973 shell without 
> permission, but maybe something like it and removing the FIC logo 
> (unless we get permission to use it) or the like.
> This is more of a vanity thing than a functional thing.. But what do 
> people think of it?
> --Tim
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