Arduino Mobile Lab 3.0

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Arduino Mobile Lab 3.0 by jasonwelsh Jun 26, 2013

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Much has changed in the design of the mobile lab after a year or so of the 2.0 release.
Mine has been strapped to tripods / thrown in backpacks / abused by teens learning basic arduino.


It holds an Altoid tin for all your electronic Do-Dads. Making it easy to come up with labs that are contained per container by the instructor. (Just better learn to love Altoids). The Altoid tin is held in by elastic bands and a sling. You can remove and put back the tin within a second.

Wire management so when you close it your experiment stays put.

Expansion- Not tall enough? Add another side piece and it becomes taller (3 is the bare minimum)

I hope you enjoy version 3.

I will be adding the blender file if you wish to add to the design.

Here is a video of it in action

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How to make PLA spikes and rivets here:

I used elastic cord around 1.75mm round for the Altoid sled.
Looks like this.


It is pretty common to find.

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Would it be possible to get these files in STP format? I would like to make a tweak to the holes for my application, but the STL files are not "tweak-friendly".


Blender Model now added

I also just realized that the breadboards that I have are about 6 mm larger than the breadboard space so having the blender file would allow me to change the dimensions slightly to accommodate the breadboards and wires.

You mentioned a blender file. Is that available because I would like to change the size of the wire holes because I like to jumpers that have a larger diameter at the ends.

I use Sparkfun breadboards or TrackShack (formally known as radioshack in my head).

The Arduino side came out perfectly (even though I apparently had the old version, pre-update); thanks!

Alas, it seems the breadboard I bought (a microtivity one from Amazon) doesn't quite fit. It's 84mm long, and it seems that's just a bit too long. What breadboard are you using in your completed kit?

Updated arduino side to make it easier to print

Updated the wiresides to make them easier to print

2.0 doesn't either . The only design that supports Mega or DUE is my arduino bookcase. Find it in my things-- Works amazing for all Arduino. It's a little bigger however..

ya im printing it now. using it to re-calibrate my printer as well as to have hobby kit with me when i go to Australia.

Im printing the 2.0 as i don't see any support for a mega in this revision. great work!.

Pretty awesome! Nice job!

Jason. Another great design. I just wish I had waited and not printed V2 the other week.

Jason, very very cool! I love your rivets and spikes. My favorite designs are screwless and support less. Well done.