The S.A.F.E. (Solarbotics Arduino / Freeduino Enclosure)
by Solarbotics, published
We build things with Arduino / Freeduino, but the wires to get messy. Aha! I see a laser cutter in the corner - what can we do with that?...
This is designed to fit an Arduino Uno form-factor microcontroller board, and has knockouts designed to fit the Freeduino mini-USB jack too. Corner chase-ways allow for wiring to be fed external to the enclosure, and mounting holes are located for mounting a 5-cell AA battery pack underneath.
We've got faceplates arranged for the Netduino standard and Plus, <i>and</i> a tall version with legs to suspend even a battery-pack laden enclosure off the ground.
If you just want one, check them out at http://www.solarbotics.com/products/60100
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Parts required: 3mm Acrylic 8 x #4-40 x 3/8 Bolts 8 x #4-40 Hex Nuts 4 x #4 Nylon spacers 4 x Little Rubber Feet (aka: LRF)
For easiest assembly, follow these steps:
1) Screw Arduino / Freeduino to Baseplate with 4 sets of #4-40 hardware.
2) Put the power switch tab on the power switch (Freeduino only).
3) Nest together the 4 pieces that make up the walls of the enclosure (not on the baseplate). Make sure the faceplate is right-side-up & out.
4) While tilting the 4-piece assembly, slip the faceplate onto the Arduino/Freeduino & power switch, and then rotate the assembly down flat into the slots on the baseplate.
5) Slide the nuts into the T-Slots, and screw down the sides, and then the top.
Note: If itâ€™s hard to insert the nuts, try putting them in from the other side. Lasering makes one side a bit more open than the other.
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