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BlueSCSI SE Bracket
Mount a BlueSCSI 1.1 into the expansion slot bay of a Macintosh SE or SE/30 to have easy access to the SD card and keep things tidy on the inside.
I’ve been restoring my collection of classic Macintoshes, and have been replacing the spinning hard drives with BlueSCSI. I have tried various ways of mounting the BlueSCSI inside a Macintosh SE and SE/30 and designed a bracket which can be easily created with a laser cutter.
The bracket is sized to attach into the expansion bay door so the BlueSCSI SD card is easily removable. On the inside, there are holes to mount the BlueSCSI board, and I’ve found the placement to be ideal for the drive ribbon cable.
You can download the SVG files for free from my Github. I hope you have fun making your own and I’d love to see what you create!
Personally, for sort of steampunk look, I enjoy making brackets in Poplar hardwood and Cherry veneer. Poplar has shades of creamy whites with yellow grays, and looks great next to the platinum-colored Macintosh SE series — and Cherry adds a gorgeous pop of color. Finished with tiny brass screws to secure both the BlueSCI board and the bracket to the Macintosh, it’s exactly the right touch of class — especially if you have one of the “rare” cases with signatures inside, like me. (I kid, of course you do!)
I have these on my Etsy store if you’d like one, and thanks!
Brackets are 100% hand-crafted in the USA on biodegradable, sustainably and ethically sourced wood. Brackets are precision laser etched and feature beautiful, unique woodgrains that ensure no two will be exactly alike. Each bracket comes with four (4) #3 x 1/4” brass wood screws in an eco-friendly natural burlap drawstring bag.
For use with:
Macintosh SE FDHD
Macintosh SE SuperDrive
My brackets do not come with a BlueSCSI, so make sure to get one of those if you don’t already have one. :-)