Pictures here: http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?28132-Got-an-awesome-price-quote!-See-post-230-Aluminum-poker-cases&p=548042&viewfull=1#post548042
And here: http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?28132-Interest-check-Poker-aluminum-or-stainless-steel-cases&p=540275&viewfull=1#post540275Quick and updated info
Material: 5052 aluminum
Weight with keyboard: 2 pounds, 8 ounces
Weight without keyboard: 1 pound, 14 ounces
Attachment method: the metal insert will be attached to the metal base using glue (not normal crappy white glue but glue meant for this kind of a thing)
Color options: blue, red, gold (see here http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?29356-ANODIZING-for-aluminum-poker-cases
Cost: $82.62 for the case + optional anodizing + actual cost of shipping from me to you. Payable to: firstname.lastname@example.orgOlder info below which is still partially relevant
This is the order thread for hand made
aluminum Poker cases. This is not
made using a milling machine (CNC). So just as a warning, if you are looking for machine perfection, you may be disappointed as there will be minor signs of assembly (welding), so please take that into consideration. On the other hand, you could say that it gives it character! There are plenty of pictures and video footage of what you can expect for the most part. The one illustrated was the prototype however so most notably the USB jack cutout is very ugly looking but it will be cut square on the production versions.
The outside of the case will be glass beaded (similar to sandblasting). This is done to hide signs of scuffing that develop during the manufacturing process as the metal is handled, so it is not really optional. The top edge and inside of the case will not be glass beaded. It is made using 3/16" thick 5052 aluminum and weighs 1 pound, 14 ounces without the keyboard inside of it or 2 pounds, 8 ounces with the keyboard inside it. The body of the case is a single sheet of aluminum folded up to create the walls and the walls are then welded at the corners. The keyboard is mounted onto a separate metal insert that will then be [strike]glued[/strike] tacked (minor welds) to the body.Price
The actual price I was quoted is $64 per case. This price will not go down if there are more orders as these are made by hand, not machine, so it's no easier to make them in bulk than it is to make just a few.
The effective tax rate in Quebec is 14.975%, so with taxes it comes to $73.584 ~ $73.50. I then need to charge for the price of screws, insulating material and [strike]glue (still looking into the possibility of having it spot welded aka "tacked")[/strike] (tacking confirmed!). I'd like to charge $80
per case then to cover this and it will probably leave me with just a little extra which will allow me to get a case for myself for free, which I think is fair for my part in this. Other than that this is a non-profit project I took up for the benefit of the geekhack community so prices are as close to the actual cost as possible, enjoy!
Rubber feet are not included, so you will have to figure out something of your own if you want to elevate the back end of the case. Ergonomically speaking though, it's better to let your keyboard lie flat! I don't plan to use any feet at all.Shipping
This price does not
include the cost of shipping. You will be charged the actual cost of shipping when it comes time to ship out the cases. Please bear in mind that when packaged this will weigh about 2.5 pounds (heavy in terms of shipping costs!) and will be placed inside a box approximately 3" wider than the Poker in all dimensions to allow for padding. If you are not located in the United States, I highly encourage you to look up the cost of shipping from Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9R 5L9, Canada to your location using Canada Post (http://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/far/personal/findARate?execution=e1s1
) so that you have an estimate of what shipping will cost you so you know what to expect. If you pay for the case and then realize that you can't afford shipping later I won't be able to refund you, so make sure you know what you're getting into!
If you are located in the United States, I will be shipping all the cases out to someone in the US (probably mkawa) and then he will distribute them from within the US which will be much cheaper. You will then be charged the actual cost of shipping from within the US plus a fraction of the cost of me sending it to the US distributor. For example, if it costs me $100 to send out all the cases to the US distributor and there are 40 cases destined for the US you will pay $2.50 in addition to the local shipping cost.
If anybody is interested in being a distributor for another country to try and save money please talk about it amongst yourselves and let me know.Ordering
If you want to order, please PM me with the following (address format for US residents, but please use an appropriate format for your country):
Geekhack account name
1x Aluminum case
123 Fake Street
City, State 12345
If you accidentally forget to include the "1x Aluminum case" I will assume that you only want one. That line is mostly for people who would want more than one.
You can then send money using Paypal to email@example.com as a payment of goods. You will have to add the 2.9% + $0.30 Paypal fee for a total of $82.62 USD
. Please include the same information in the Paypal note as you did in the PM.
(two cases would be $164.94, three cases would be $247.26)
I'll keep this open till about March 29th.Order List
Total orders = 26 (+1 for myself and +1 for a local friend if I can find him a Poker to use it with. edit: found one for him!)
United States (17)
Autolyze - 1 - paid
Blackhawk19 - 1 - paid
boost - 1 - paid
Changdrew - 1 - paid
dippingriz - 3 - paid
ekw808 - 1 - paid
emptythecache - 1 - paid
Gawkbasher - 1 - paid
kisakuku - 2 - paid
metafour - 1 - paid
mkawa - 2 - paid
WRXChris - 1 - paid
zzspectrez - 1 - paid
Elrobo - 1 - paid
elton5354 - 1 - paid
United Kingdom (1)
J-P - 1 - paid
xauser - 1 - paid
xbb - 1 - paid
jinzo.pk3 - 1 - paid
jonnybastard - 1 - paid
KyesaRRi - 1 - paid
net2522 - 1 - paid