Gridseed Scrypt ASIC Mining Frame - Acrylic Waterjet & CNC

Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
Howdy!

Let's do something futuristic.

Cryptocurrency mining, heard of it? There's specialty computer hardware used to hash mathematical algorithms in a distributed network to generate digital money!

This project is to build a frame to sexily mount 10 of these specialty computers to in hopes of cleaning up some messy mining rigs out there.

Speaking of messy rigs, here's a video of some good and some bad examples of the Gridseed ASIC miners. www.youtube.com/watch

In the attached image TheDrawingBoard.jpg you'll see some ideas but I welcome your own input if you believe you've got something that equals win.

Ask questions, let's do this!
Wants:
The Gridseed miners measure 95mm in diameter and 70mm tall, so roughly 3.75" D x 2.75" H. I will have mine in hand within a couple weeks, they're just now coming out of China, then I will know the distance between the mounting holes to secure them to the frame.

The power supplies on the lower level of the frame measure (215 x 115 x 50)mm / (8.46 x 4.52 x 1.96)inch(L x W x H)eBay link for more images; http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPERNIGHT-12V-DC-30A-360W-Regulated-Switching-Power-Supply-for-LED-Strip-Light-/261401107652?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cdcb85cc4

The USB Hub measures 190 x 58 x 28mm, eBay link; http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-10-Port-Powered-Portable-HighSpeed-External-Hub-Multi-Outlet-Power-Strip-/200994217600?pt=US_USB_Cables_Hubs_Adapters&hash=item2ecc305e80

Let's keep the top plate of the frame within 24" L x 12" W x 0.25" thick acrylic sheet.

The lower frame just needs to be slightlu larger than the power supplies that will sit on it.

The CNC Aluminum struts to separate it should work well in the 3-4" range.
Don't Wants:
Put extra mayo on my McChicken sandwich at McDonald's next time, that's some shit I don't like.
Software:
  1. Autodesk Inventor
  2. SolidWorks
Additional Information
Please make all future submissions from flat parts only. This includes the struts.

Laser cutting will be used.

0.0625 inch/1.5875 mm thick aluminum for the mounting plates. 0.25 inch/6.35mm thick aluminum for the separating struts.

Detail, futuristic design and stackable are desired traits in new submissions.

Thanks!

Entries

1st Winner
#24 Edit by Sergiu.Nasta
2014-03-06 06:37:11
2nd Winner
#27 Gridseed Scrypt ASIC Mining Frame - Acrylic Waterjet & CNC by Ing. Ovidiu
2014-03-13 17:48:38
3rd Winner
#23 Gridseed_8 by jnatzic
I updated all of the dimensions. I also champhered the ends of the base plate, I think it looks better but I attached the old file as well if you don't like it.
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2014-03-06 04:47:21
#2 Gridseed_2 by jnatzic
What do you think about this one?
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2014-02-18 02:02:06
#4 Gridseed_3 by jnatzic
How do you like this support, it is 1/4" thick. I attached all of the .dxf files and I added slots in the base for the power supplies.
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2014-02-20 00:47:49
#8 _ASIC Minning Frame by Ing. Ovidiu
2014-02-23 10:09:46
#10 Gridseed_4 by jnatzic
Here is just another design that I came up with.
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2014-02-24 04:28:19
#13 Frame by Sergiu.Nasta
2014-02-25 04:01:48
#15 Gridseed_5 by jnatzic
I simplified the design of the top a bit. I also added the mounting holes. Is this simplified enough? Any other changes you would like?
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2014-02-25 20:25:34
#16 Gridseed_6 by jnatzic
Is this what you want for the support?
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2014-02-25 20:49:35
#17 Gridseed_7 by jnatzic
Here you go.
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2014-02-25 21:43:53
#20 Frame by Sergiu.Nasta
2014-02-26 16:46:03
#26 Gridseed Scrypt ASIC Mining Frame V02 by CAD SPARKLES
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In this version, connection of cable (mini USB and DC pwr) would be easy compare to the earlier version, to take out the cost, i have reduced the top plate size, and the standoff's, it is available in the market (10mm X 10mm)size
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2014-03-12 01:21:35
#1 Gridseed_1 by jnatzic
Let me know what you like and don't like about this design. I'd be glad to modify it.
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2014-02-17 08:06:41
#3 Support by jnatzic
How does this look? I was thinking two of them back to back for each support. Will you be able to put a bend on each end for the tabs?
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2014-02-19 18:19:24
#5 _ASCI Minning Frame by Ing. Ovidiu
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it's my 1st project on this site, so I apologize if something is not ok :D
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2014-02-22 13:44:04
#6 _ASIC Minning Frame by Ing. Ovidiu
2014-02-22 17:12:34
#7 _ASIC Minning Frame by Ing. Ovidiu
2014-02-22 17:13:17
#12 bandeja by N.J.Brizuela
proposed design for cooler in metal sheet cheaper than acrilic www.i-cad.es
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2014-02-24 20:34:12
#22 BTC miner rig tower by asdfasf
2014-03-03 05:08:12
#25 Gridseed Scrypt ASIC Mining Frame by CAD SPARKLES
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Attached Pdf file is 3D data which you can rotate and zoom the model here.
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2014-03-10 17:53:32

Discussion

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:22:39 +0000
rig for gridseed very efficient and tidy.
God forbid the place on to stick the usb hub and its controller gridseed and it would be a compact stand alone. really well done.
I really like the version of Rhinoceros 5 - Version 1.
I wish I could do on my gridseed. you can also download the file to dwg?

Billy Nare

Buyer

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:56:35 +0000
Number 23, 24 and 27 - you guys are the winners. Thanks for your hard work, I will be in contact through PM to finalize any last details of the design as I begin to work closely with the laser cutting facility this week.

You 3 wont have to argue about 1st, 2nd or 3rd places either - they're worth $200 each to me even if they wont all be mass produced.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 04:00:35 +0000
UPDATE: Hardware in hand! See file attachment meas.jpg for product measurements and get those designs updated!

Billy Nare

Buyer

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:45:04 +0000
The files look great, thanks for the simplification. (He attached an older render, but simplified the frame design, in case you're wondering.)

I am going to get a quote on these parts. The number of "features", as the shop puts it, is lower so we will see.

Thanks!

Billy Nare

Buyer

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:17:27 +0000
I like this because the flat side can face the wall and hide a lot of the cables nobody wants to see.

As described in PM the usage of the thicker aluminum would make it more expensive. Perhaps in future projects we will go for a higher price for mounting 50-100 miners to a single frame and could afford the stronger materials.

Thanks again for your creativity on the project!

Billy Nare

Buyer

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:55:54 +0000
ATTENTION DESIGNERS:

I spoke with the shop that will produce the laser cut parts today and here's what he had to say when comparing submission 2/4 with submission 17:

"I took a look at the new top and although it looks more simple it would actually be about the same cost.

We quote laser cutting based on the number of pierces and the linear cutting inches. Each time the laser has to get through the material it can take 3-30 seconds depending on material type and thickness.

The original .dxf had approximately 60 features and 400 linear inches of cutting. The revised .dxf had around 70 features and 325 linear inches of cutting. The changes basically cancelled each other out and the revised .dxf would actually take just slightly longer to cut.

The revised .dxf is positive in that it may make sense to move these to a CNC Turret Punch. This type of machine runs at a lower rate and might work for the parts out of .060 aluminum."

The current goal is to cut the costs down. Submission 2/4 would be close to $60 before tapping the struts for mounting holes and plating the metal to look cool. I'd like to get each frame produced for $50 including the strut mounts and plating.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:47:41 +0000
I love it and hope it fits within the target budget, will get a quote on the parts this week and update you then.

Thanks!

Billy Nare

Buyer

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:46:45 +0000
Thanks for your revisions. That should hit the target price point with the simplifications.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:20:06 +0000
XXX Porno, super hot mining rig stack.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:16:58 +0000
Brilliant, compact design that I am liking a lot!

Thanks for coming up with that new design. It's much more do-able.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:42:58 +0000
Thanks for your submission.

I feel it is too simple in design, but I do like how you made everything work off a single piece of metal. That would obviously cut costs down a lot.

More detail, futuristic design and stackable are desired traits in new submissions. Number 11 is a great reference point.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:40:08 +0000
Nicolas, we do have time for additional submissions. Thanks for your interest.

Our current target for materials is 0.0625 inch/1.5875 mm thick aluminum for the mounting plates. 0.25 inch/6.35mm thick aluminum for the separating struts.

All flat parts that can be cut on a laser cutter. I will have the struts finished at the cnc shop for mounting holes.

Thanks

N.J.Brizuela

Designer

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:38:28 +0000
Billy;
I'm Nicolas; from www.i-cad.es
got time for another idea?
best regards

Billy Nare

Buyer

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 04:35:48 +0000
This is an interesting concept.

Don't you agree that the middle plate supporting the weight of the upper plates would be under stress and bend?

I sent the files for you submission number 4 to several different laser cutting facilities today, still waiting on a quote from the waterjet place I had in mind. Laser cutting looks so much faster and cleaner though, should be cheaper too. So we'll probably go with that for the winning designs.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:58:10 +0000
UPDATE: 7.25cm distance between screw holes for mounting the miners.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 17:38:26 +0000
I received an update today from China. This is a video of the production miners in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyd992JqnjI

The miner design seems to be the same, but the heatsink color has changed to Gold. I was told 5.1cm distance between the screw points on the fan/heatsink, let me know if this is not looking right when modeled and I will ask for another measurement.

Thanks guys, I hope we can clean up a lot of ugly desktops like that in the video and have them looking as advanced as the currency they're mining.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:48:05 +0000
Amazing!

It looks like this competition will run a while longer and I will be adding 2nd and 3rd place prizes because it will be difficult to settle one a single design!

Billy Nare

Buyer

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:46:37 +0000
Very nice, thanks for the adjustments.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 03:09:54 +0000
Thanks a lot for your timely revisions. I really have no issues with anything now.

Let's see what the waterjet company says in the next few days for a quote. Hoping it'll be perfect with the amount of detail packed into the design, but might have to do some slight simplification to meet a price point. Retail's gotta be below $100 or it'll be a tough sell.

Billy Nare

Buyer

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 02:08:23 +0000
OMFG!

You dudes have your work cut out for you now, jnatzic set us up the FUTURE, on that one.

Mining in style!

Thanks so much for your work dude.

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