These are the first attempts at 'where will everything go' for a PIANA consisting of a Pi, a 3D printed base, a Behringer UCA202, a Not So Teeny Tiny TV, a laser-cut plywood base, a laser-cut acrylic top, and some 3cm spacers.
The little notch in the top left in the first shot is to give me a bit of headroom to attach a small heatsink to the 1117 regulator. From this perspective +12v and MIDI enter at the left, and the cables for NSTTTV pass down the hole behind it to connect to the Pi. The +12v feed up to NSTTTV isn't very conveniently placed, I may have to rework the PCB to get it to exit nearer the GPIO connector.
And that's what this experiment is about - before the PCB gets committed, is it sane in the context of the physical placement of everything else? For sure I need to measure how tall a MIDI DIN connector is, 3cm may be too short for the spacers ...
I may actually have one of these within the next two weeks, which would be pretty great.
p.s. mustn't forget to order from Shapeways the 3D printed spacer to keep the Pi and the PIANA PCB apart.