Posted on July 31, 2003
The bottom of the bantam case is made from two pieces of the old AT case's side.
These pieces are held together by drilling and tapping for four # 6 - 32 screws (common computer screws).
Screws were ground off on the business side.
Then holes were tapped to accept screws that will fasten the motherboard in place.
I wanted to keep the 'stand offs' as short as possible
but it was obvious that even a gentle squeeze would cause
the metal of the case to kiss the electronic underbelly of
the motherboard. I just knew that was a bad thing. So I sacrificed
the plastic lid from a Tupperware container to insulate against
There were a few plastic mounting lugs and thingies sticking out of the bottom of the board that measured 1/8" or so. Cutouts had to be made in the plastic to allow for them. The stand offs are moderately hard rubber cut from old computer feet.