MONOME 64 KIT : Bespoke chestnut case. Manufacturing.

October 7, 2008

Ebay number: 120315126447

I went home this weekend in order to build and mount my recently completed Monome 64 kit in a metal case my dad found at a car boot sale. Ive been very excited about completing the kit for a while but haven’t had a chance to put it in a case / I didnt find a decent case and dont have sufficient tools to do the job.

Dad’s a luthier / cabinet maker and has a workshop and i was well over due a visit so i went home to do the work.

On arrival we realised the case wasn’t going to be sufficient due to… well it was too small basically… so we decided to utilise dad’s proffesion! of course there is a load of wonderful examples of monome cases all over the net that people have made, i guess really, it was just with the intention of having something a bit unique in mounting the kit in a metal box… it seemed like a good idea…

What we have ended up with is acctually preferable… it’s very classy. Below are many pictures showing the process of making the case and photos of the end product…

As soon as we decided to make the case outrselves from wood, dad found a small pile of Chestnut wood that he had had left over from a recent job and we discovered that there was enopugh to make a load of cases! Being the open community that the monome community is, i instantly decided to make a bunch and try to sell them to others users being that some people may well struggle to make a case.

The fact that dad’s a joiner means we’ve ended up with beautifully made, really lush quality / finished cases. The wood is a lovely colour finished…

We have put the bases in, and have made a hole for the usb cable using a special square hole making drill bit… we thought about mountings etc but decided it was best to allow people to decide how they want to do that as maybe some people have different faceplates or something. These cases are made specifically perfectly for the faceplates from XNDR here:

I guess many people who make the kits (like me) buy from him so there we go… the faceplates are 177 mm square so that’s the size of the top ‘hole’ on the cases. they are 52mm high. You will need to drill your own holes to mount your faceplate and the monome chip board with the usb plug on it yourself.

there’s not much play / we dont have time to make these to order really… but of course ask if you’d like to any questions, id like to be able to give back any way i can to the community for all help they’ve given me in the building of this, plus just massive props to Brian Crabtree and the whole monome bag for this so amazing fantastic monome beauty we have here in this here crrrazy world!

If your interested in buying one, we’ve thought long and hard about the price and have come to the figure of £25.00 plus postage. We’re happy to post them anywhere and are selling through ebay because then everyone knows its legit and safe, my old dear (mum) has a great ebay score and you’ve got come back if anything goes wrong.

Well – enjoy!


monome site:

Blog about soldering the kit:

Ebay number: 120315126447

9 Responses to “MONOME 64 KIT : Bespoke chestnut case. Manufacturing.”

  1. Josh said

    Will this fit the 40h kit? If so I’d love to buy one! How much would shipping be to the States?

  2. Diamuid said


    I’d love to get a monome case of you.

    Can you e-mail me your paypal address?


  3. marcos said

    I just ordered the 40h kit as well. I would be interested in ordering one of these, assuming it would accomodate the kit.

  4. Cory said

    I really want to order a chesnut Monome case from you. Do you have any available,
    if so can you send me an invoice for one + U.S. shipping through paypal?
    Thanks in advance

  5. Karl said

    Hey there,
    Really nice case!
    You still have cases left?
    I’m really interested in purchasing one.
    How much are they going to be?


  6. Karl said

    …errr… In case you’re ot of cases…

    Do you have any blueprints left.
    I’m just curious how others are building their casings.

  7. Will said

    do you still have any of these available?
    im based in the UK..

  8. boops said


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