Penny-pinchers , open source geeks, and people concerned with the longevity of sliding drawers rejoice! Upon the great recommendation of @Ethan_Spoelstra I have designed a drawer that is just a closed expansion card. Also, since I don’t believe this to be a transformative or significant advancement over the provided models, I’m giving the files away for free under CC 4.0! Enjoy.
If you don’t have a printer or would like to support me, I will be happy to print drawers for you (Not free, $2.50+shipping. Plastic, my time, and shipping, mostly shipping, costs money). Buy here!
Sadly not. Full size SD cards couldn’t even fit if I removed the back inside wall. I would have to extend the expansion card to extend out from the laptop by about 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch (1-3mm).
Expansion cards that end at the edge of the laptop are just a little too cute.
A little protrusion or bump out to allow an SD card or two would probably be worth the impact to the clean lines of the laptop given how crucial full sized cards are to photographers, you could even add a little handle with a divot to allow pulling out the drawer without lifting the laptop up.
Apple and other phone makers get away with a bump for their cameras, we can call this the photographer bump of the Framework.
I’ll do you one better. Framework provides 3D models of empty expansion cards with holes for mounting screws, an open face (like you wanted through cutting), and a hole for the USB Type C connector at the back.
I can print those for you too. It would save you a lot of trouble. I would like to know how Framework considers the selling of the exact designs that they made with no alterations…
@nrp Is selling of the empty expansion cards that you and your team designed and are shared on github as-is allowed?
Update March 15th
Physical drawer orders will not be taken until further notice due to logistical problems. The digital files are still for sale (or free in the case of Lite drawers Thank you for your patience.