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3D Printed Mac Mini stands?

jdlanza

Well-known member
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I'm aware of some very slick plastic stands for the new Mac Minis that allow them to be deployed vertically, but I can't find any for the old Mac Minis, which are thicker.  Anyone out there ever put something like that together?  I have a small farm of PPC and Core Duo Minis that I would like to "rack."

Thanks!

johnl

 

Cory5412

Daring Pioneer of the Future
Staff member
Hmmmmmmm, I don't happen to remember anything like that, but, for what it's worth, these machines do work fine vertically, (even the newer ones, without a stand, TBH) especially if you have more than one. The only thing I'd say to be cautious about is that I don't happen to know what the optical drives would be like when positioned vertically. They should be fine, TBH, since the iMac G5 probably used the same mechanism, and, well, but, that's the only thing I'd say I'm not 100% on.

 

jdlanza

Well-known member
Thanks, @Cory5412!  Yes, these do work fine vertically (including the optical drives) -- I have been using a PPC and two Core Duo Minis vertically for a couple of years.  While they seem quite stable, there's always a little bit of a nagging feeling that one may just tip over (it's irrational) and then the rest would go like dominoes! I'm sketching something up in a CAD program to do what I want, just thought I would ask so that i don't reinvent the wheel!

johnl

 
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