The less mess you have on the desk, the easier it is to focus on the task at hand, be it organizing, editing or sharing your work. Between various hard drive options, memory card readers and other peripherals needed, it’s far too easy to amass a rat’s nest of cords.
To fix that, DSLR Video Shooter has shared an incredibly thorough DIY video on how to create the EH Mark I, a DIY editing hub out of a few memory card readers, a pair of hard drives and a custom enclosure.
By combining all of this together into a single enclosure, you end up with a single unit consisting of only two cords: a USB 3.0 cord to plug into your computer and a power cord to plug into the wall.
Rather than reiterating what the video says, we’ll simply leave it up to DSLR Video Shooter to explain how to make the video. TO save you some time though, we’ve provided the materials needed below (with the exception of hard drives, which can be either traditional HDDs or much quicker SSDs):
- USB Hub
- Card Readers
- USB to SATA Drive Adapter
- 12V Computer Fan
- Cord Organizer
- LED Push Button
- Fiber Optic Rods
- Silicone Glue
- Wood (or other curable material) for enclosure
[via SLR Lounge]