I’m not a streamer, but I subscribe to Caleb Pike’s channel and was intrigued by his ATEM Mini case build a couple of months ago. A lot of people in the comments expressed interest in buying one, but Caleb wasn’t interested in making them and welcomed the community to do so. As a sculptor (kinetic, electromechanical pieces), I had the requisite skills and tools, so I decided to take Caleb’s design as a starting point, make some improvements, and, possibly, offer the result on Kickstarter.
Here’s what I’ve come up with so far. I’d greatly appreciate any comments or criticism:
- 10.1", 1920 x 1200, IPS screen
- Integrated universal power supply (110/220VAC, 50/60Hz)
- Able to operate from internal (user-supplied) D-tap battery
- Digital voltmeter to provide battery charge status
- Space for a hard drive (the tray beneath where the Mini goes)
- The only case penetrations are screw holes, all sealed with rubber washers, preserving case environmental integrity
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Mesh pouch for cables on exterior of the lid (not shown in photos below)
- Locking power connector for the Mini
- Cheese plate on bottom for mounting to tripod or light stand (is this really necessary?)
- No power switch. I’m following Blackmagic’s lead here. The Minis don’t have one, nor do most of their other switchers. As I understand it, this is to eliminate the chance of accidentally switching the thing off during a broadcast. Should I add one?