This is something I’ve wanted to do for awhile, was to post my rig so people could use it for ideas in their setup. I’m part of the local Mac & iOS user group and host a monthly meeting where we do demos, Q&A, and help with issues. Since we meet at a local library that has no infrastructure other than a projector & screen.
My history with using Boinx & MimoLive goes back several years. I was a BoinxTV user early on, beta tested & was a day one user of ML.
Early 2011 17 inch MacBook Pro 2.2Ghz, upgraded with 16GB RAM & 1TB OWC SSD
OWC Helios 2 External PCIe Case
OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual 6TB total in RAID 1 config
Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro HDMI & Analog Editing Card PCIe
Blackmagic Design Decklink Mini Recorder PCIe
Blackmagic Design Intensity Extreme (now a spare, what we first started with)
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface (1st Gen)
Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavaliere Microphone (presenter)
Catchbox Lite Crowd Microphone
The dividers are made from wood and foam from material that was laying around the local Makerspace I belong to. The plywood was all trial and error, lots of measuring to get it all to fit. Joints are pocket holes drilled with a Kreg Pocket hole jig. Channels were cut for airflow and to run cables. Some of the foam was glued with just regular wood glue. The front slot where the tripod sits serves as an air duct and a cubby hole to store the mic & camera in transport. I didn’t glue any of the wood joints so it could be taken apart and reconfigured easily in the future, if needed. I’d initially planned to cover the wood in felt, but didn’t get to it. I’ve recently 3D printed a mount for the Scarlett 2i2 I found online (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3309292) as the Velcro I tried to use didn’t stick to the bare wood very well.
I try to leave things cable managed and plugged in when I can as the time I have to setup is pretty short. Camera is hooked up to the BMD Mini Recorder, presenter laptop to the BMD Intensity Pro & the output on that card goes to the projector, so the live audience can see Keynote slides, demos, web pages, etc. The production Mac (the 17in MBP) gets a Thunderbolt cable & USB cable from the Scarlett plugged in from the box. The external hard drive and PCIe chassis are daisy chained together. Currently working on some retooling, so I’ll hopefully update this thread soon with those details. Stay tuned!