BeagleBone Case

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BeagleBone Case by canadaduane Mar 14, 2012
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This is a simple design for a beagle bone case, suitable for 3D printing.

Blog about the Base: http://makerhome.ca/printing-the-beaglebone-enclosure-part-1

Blog about the Lid: http://makerhome.ca/printing-the-beaglebone-enclosure-part-2


The enclosure includes both the base (with stand and holes for bolts) as well as the lid. For my Washcloth Robot project [1] I needed a way to mount a 4-cell AA battery pack to the BeagleBone, so you'll see this option as one of the lids. There is also a "simple lid" which is more or less what you would expect :)

[1] http://makerhome.ca/in-the-beaglinning

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Very cool! just got a beagle bone black and can't wait to print a case for it.

Just curious, how long does it run on 4 AA batteries?

I haven't actually tested to see how long it lasts :P Also note that this case is for the BBW not the BBB--some slight modifications might be necessary. Good luck! :)

(This took my Ultimaker about 2 hours to do the base and about an hour to do the simple lid at 50mm/s)

This is a really nice case - the rounded corners are a nice touch (and match the rounded corners of the beaglebone). Its big enough to get it all in, but small enough to remind you that the beaglebone is incredibly small. It's a shame the mini USB isn't accessible, although it's not hard to hack o
ff a bit of plastic to open it up (or else make the mod someone else commented).

This may be down to my particular printer or settings, but I found the board literally only just fits in the box. It's so tight I ended up shaving a bit of plastic off here and there with a craft knife to get it to fit

I also can't see an obvious way to fix the (simple) lid to the box. Since mine is going out of sight, I'm just using a cable tie around it. Also I found the "locating lugs" on the lid that keep it in place on the box were a bit too flimsy and broke off pretty easily. There's enough of them left f
or this not to be a problem, and may just mean I need to fiddle with my printer settings a bit.

All said and done though - this is a great little case - thanks for making it!

I wanted a slot for the MiniUSB Host connector so I changed:




This is nice, thanks for sharing it.


You're welcome! I'm curious to see what you make. If you're so inclined, please share the results :)

curious - how long did this take to make and which 3d printer are you using? thanks

ah right - read part 1 and see you are using the Ultimaker.

Yeah, it is on an Ultimaker. I slowed it to about 50mm/s and it took about an hour to print the base and about 20 min to print the lid if I remember correctly.