Anyone interested in a brand new Sinclair ZX80 case?

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Anyone interested in a brand new Sinclair ZX80 case?

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A member of the Sinclair ZX World forum is trying to get a run of brand new Sinclair ZX80 cases manufactured.

He says this:
jomac wrote: I've been working hard recently in getting together different manufacturers in order to produce an EXACT copy of the Sinclair ZX80 case, either the original, or the later injection moulded version.

This case would be commercially manufactured using the exact same plastics, trimmed and cut out using a CNC, screen printed in exactly the same way with the stickers produced and attached. When i say exact, i mean exact.!

I am hoping the final price will be around £55 posted in the UK, final price depends on the interest.

A lot of effort has gone into this, and was never intended as a commercial venture, but after discussing the idea in the FaceBook groups i was inundated with requests for more information.
jomac wrote:The final price will be £49.95 plus postage and there will be 4 versions of the case. Antenna hole to the left for UK etc, hole to the right for USA etc, hole in the centre for clones and one with no hole.
If the remaining problems are ironed out, the arrangements will likely be that I will take payment and send the cases out to any Spectrum Computing forum members that want them.

So if you are interested in buying one or more, please reply in this thread. Please let me know how many you wish to buy and which version (four choices).

Note that at this stage, consider this a pre-order list. I will post again when I have more information.

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Maybe, but the price seems a bit steep for what it is.
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I would be interested in one case.
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RMartins wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:35 pm
Maybe, but the price seems a bit steep for what it is.
A limited run with the associated one-off tooling costs that can't be amortised over a much larger unit number is likely the reason for that. I doubt anyone is retiring on the money, and all else considered this actually seems quite a reasonable price for any enthusiast.
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I would be interested in a UK version.

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Yes please! I would be interested in 2.
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You might find this project interesting. There's a link there to a thingiverse design for an entire ZX80 replica.
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dfzx wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:16 am
You might find this project interesting. There's a link there to a thingiverse design for an entire ZX80 replica.
Thanks. Yes, I have seen that one. Not too keen on 3D printing. I believe that he vacuum formed case would definitely be a better option. And there is this project for vacuum form molds of the ZX80 case ... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2587664

I did see that jomac ran into copywrite issues and had made an application for his project. He was expecting results by Jan 2020. But haven't seen anything posted since then (that I can find).
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