This crate was designed to hold and reduce the noise of a Bitcoin miner while distributing the heat. As with most of these boxes lately, I have to give credit for the basic design to Steve Barbour (twitter: @SGBarbour). I also pulled ideas from the Home Mining Wizards on telegram. Many thanks to all miners contributing to the At Home Mining movement.
Yooper Crate Cut Out Plans I followed the plans and it turned out solid. Below you will find a picture journey from Start to Finish. Most shopping was done at Menards, Lowes, and Amazon. Parts list at the bottom. Cheapest, decent board I could find that had .74” actual thickness. Beware, this stuff has sharp edges and will slice your hands. Gloves required! Main screws I used for most of the assembly Screws I used when I didn’t want to break through the other side Pieces all cut out on a table saw Started with the divider wall with internal hot/cold register Figured out how the filter was going to lay in. I made the intake and outlet side the same so I can reverse flow if needed. Air Filter - Probably not my final one but something to start with. I don’t want choke out the airflow Intake/Outlet side: .75” reveal to plan for the bottom piece coverage Pilot holes for the air flow cutouts Backside of Intake/ Outlet side - ready for jigsaw cutout Figuring out the duct mount Intake, Outlet, and Divider Assemble the Horizonal/ Vertical Air Flow Flanges x2 Flow flanges added to the pile Attach the Asic shelf to the Divider wall Asic shelf assembly added to the pile Attach bottom to hinge side Attach Intake/ Outlet Sides Attach divider assembly. Notice small support blocks Attach Horizontal/Vertical Flow flanges. Notice support blocks Few screws into support block Internal assembly complete Sound dampening: D.Y.O.R. - I used 4 layers of old bath towel on each surface and the compressed air staple gun was key Window seal for around the top D.Y.O.R. - Mounted some drywall for a little fire protection Window intake/ outlet for ducting Picking a spot for my 220v - Hire a professional unless you absolutely know what you are doing Not my best work, but all set for an S19 Loaner S9 - thanks BigCohooNah 65.2 DB with top open and S9 running at 1420w 51.5 DB with top closed and miner running at 1420w: I added anti-vibration foam between asic shelf drywall and the miner and I believe it got even quieter Final setup with node, miner, Yooper Crate, 87F outlet heat, Laptop, and slowly dialing in the best W/TH on the S9 Parts List
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