Case for NuForce Icon uDAC 2
13 February 2011 — 3dprinting
This is a replacement case and faceplate for the NuForce Icon uDAC 2, commissioned by a friend. He discovered that buying the DAC without a case saves $60 — basically half the retail price.
- A 3D printer.
- An M3 tap.
- 8x M3 x 8mm socket-cap bolts. (M3 x 12mm will do in a pinch.)
- About 6cc of raw material. I suggest PLA: it’s translucent, so the DAC’s LED can shine through. The only down-side is that it doesn’t take bolts as well as ABS.
- One bare-board NuForce Icon uDAC 2.
- Print the faceplate.
- Start printing the case. While it prints, make sure the faceplate bolt holes will accept an M3 bolt. Enlarge them if needed.
- When the case is finished, tap and/or enlarge the bolt holes so they securely accept M3 bolts.