Hey everyone, we’re thrilled to share the masterpiece - the amazing Slate AX 5G go box created by our customer, Mr. John Fleming with all of you. It’s beautifully designed and packed with great features. It’s sporting a dual sim USB adapter, a Slate AX and two pi fans underneath the Slate AX. For all you DIY enthusiasts out there, we’d love to see your own creations too. Don’t be shy, share them with us!
Hi guys, I am using the RM520N-GL modem in the build. The dual sim board connects to the Slate AX via USB 3 and is treated as a cellular connection in the software. Sim can be switched by issuing AT+QUIMSLOT=1 (or 2) and then reboot.
I enjoy custom building these systems and GL inet has been a good compact router to fit in the package. Some of my designs include an external rj45 port, sometimes a different type of modem adapter board, and of course different color boxes. if you have suggestions for improvement, I would love to hear them
The cases look great! If you make any other builds in the future, please do share them.
Would be cool to see you add a battery pack too, which is easier with the Slate AX as it runs off USB-C, and there are some great ones out there that can be simultaneously charged, and provide power. I did some tests a while ago with the Brume-W travel router, and if my memory serves me correctly I was able to run that for ~14 hours with a 20,000mAh battery pack. I wonder how long you’d be able to power the Slate AX for on the same battery pack size?
Anker now offer a 40,000mAh battery pack, though a little expensive, that’s the kind of thing I’d look to put in a go-box / on-the-go box.
A couple of nuclear switches would also add to the aesthetics too! Some inspiration:
One other suggestion I think you should consider is adding is an IEC C13 panel mount mains socket to the side of the case. This would allow you to have have all the power / transformers on the inside of the case, and a good sturdy connector on the outside.