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Re: Chopped Sony PCM-A10
« Reply #60 on: July 26, 2022, 12:09:18 PM »
Taking apart someone's A10 today, I took better pictures of the mics. Let me know if you need other pics of it.

Update on the cases. We are now on version 5 of the design. At each point in the print process there has been a fail point. Which then needs to be redesigned to ensure it completes. These are just test resins. The final resin will be something robust but able to withstand hotter temps, as stated earlier.

Ryan is the case like a ‘skin’ that goes over the existing casing? I remember there was something like that for the R09-HR. I think I still have mine.

I think additionally it might be possible to make a new back for the unit and just replace that? One with a ‘flat’ top which joins seamlessly with the front of the unit.
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Re: Chopped Sony PCM-A10
« Reply #61 on: July 26, 2022, 12:32:38 PM »
Taking apart someone's A10 today, I took better pictures of the mics. Let me know if you need other pics of it.

Update on the cases. We are now on version 5 of the design. At each point in the print process there has been a fail point. Which then needs to be redesigned to ensure it completes. These are just test resins. The final resin will be something robust but able to withstand hotter temps, as stated earlier.

Ryan is the case like a ‘skin’ that goes over the existing casing? I remember there was something like that for the R09-HR. I think I still have mine.

I think additionally it might be possible to make a new back for the unit and just replace that? One with a ‘flat’ top which joins seamlessly with the front of the unit.

More like a phone case. It will be a harder plastic with a raised front and more robust corners so that if it does fall the display won't be flat on the ground. Also, the sides are mostly open for access to the buttons/ports.

Too hard to make the back, me thinks. Just because on the inside of the back there are small little connectors to the battery housing etc. Would need to be someone who is very advanced at mold making.
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Re: Chopped Sony PCM-A10
« Reply #62 on: July 27, 2022, 01:03:20 PM »
Did mine today.

I found that the little clip at the bottom broke, as per Ryan’s description, however it doesn’t matter - its the small clip a bit higher up that slips under the metal part of the battery frame that holds the back in place.

I did a bit more complex engineering which would be too much to go into…but the end result is that I got a plastic ‘blank’ which I cut out to cover the mic spaces on top, which I’m quite pleased with.

I still need to cut down the plastic at the top a bit more and smooth it out….any tips on how best to do that?


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Re: Chopped Sony PCM-A10
« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2022, 01:22:48 PM »
That blank on the top is slick. Nice work.
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Re: Chopped Sony PCM-A10
« Reply #64 on: July 27, 2022, 02:44:45 PM »
^^Rotary tool sander??
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Re: Chopped Sony PCM-A10
« Reply #65 on: July 27, 2022, 04:41:33 PM »
Looks great!

I just use a dremel and clean it up!
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Re: Chopped Sony PCM-A10
« Reply #66 on: July 29, 2022, 07:49:59 AM »
Here’s my final one. Not perfect, but does the job.

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Re: Chopped Sony PCM-A10
« Reply #67 on: July 29, 2022, 08:33:56 AM »
Thanks for showing us the pictures. My gorilla hands would ruin it, but I'm glad to see you offer up this service! I'm planning on getting another A10 down the road and when I do....I may come calling!

It's really not that difficult to modd the unit in this way and be able to reverse it while keeping it looking 100% stock. The trick is when you take off the back cover, you have to slid it up slightly to unlock it.

This bears repeating if you're breaking your locking clips when opening the unit!!  Don't break it.  Thanks Neutrino!
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Re: Chopped Sony PCM-A10
« Reply #68 on: July 29, 2022, 12:30:30 PM »
Here’s my final one. Not perfect, but does the job.

Do the mods allow topless photos on this forum?  ;D    Anyway, neat work!

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Re: Chopped Sony PCM-A10
« Reply #69 on: July 29, 2022, 04:34:04 PM »
Here’s my final one. Not perfect, but does the job.

Do the mods allow topless photos on this forum?  ;D    Anyway, neat work!

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