This is a set (growing numbers) of reusable parts for making of cases for many purposes.
One of many possible applications you can make from here: a small gift box:
You have something to gift so big it can't go through the door?
Tease it with a miniature hidden in a very personal giftbox you made from here.
- make a case the home for your Arduino dev board , stack the shields on it as well
- casing for diy electronics projects (pcb size max 70mm x 106mm (with the open frame)
- pcb exposer (pcb of size 60mm x 100mm x 1.75mm)
- picture frames
- storage boxes
- door sign
- name plate
It uses the parts stacked together. Stack as many as you like.
You want to stack more boxes, frames and plates together ? Have not found screws longer than 30 or 40mm?
Don't fear! Stack the stacks using the coupler frame or box in the middle between two packs .
The latest made parts demonstrate why the walls and frames bars should not go as thin as possible - future plans ;-)
.I'm not going to make everything "Thinner an lighter".
F bloody shitty parole, stupid thinking and making products worst than ever.
Regardles of f many outages a day on Tinkercad.
I have been very busy designing new parts (offline as well).
Easy access to 3D primitives but so many disadvantages over a solid CAD programm. The makers should improve the crap a lot. At least they should enable local caching on harddisk AND storing of edits by users request, better store the whole project on harddisk for offline work, for later edits and transfer to the server or restore if the server fails.
But no, they don't.
Makerbot guy's !! MAKE the crap better.
You know this problem? A new thing needs its own new case you don't have by the hand.
Why should one buy a new specialized case for each and every different board?
Exchange the board - print another case?
WTH. Too much waste of time, effort and material.
Reuse parts that can be shared many times.
Print newly the needed specialized portions only (mostly used with openings for connectors) and add an adapted top lid if any new is needed.
This thing dissects the existing enclosures (boxes) into their primitives. Those are basically cylinders, plates, frames (w./w.o. top/bottom planes).
This are the parts of this modularized system are intended for.
Make your gadget with the parts taken from here or take the projectbox (remixed).
Combine the things as you like.
Make your gadget mobil using the additional extenderbox. Put the batteries in and have a walk through the park.
Take it with you.
- added the ballhook- and latch- pics,
- the latch can be mounted subsequently (beta) onto earlier printed lids without latch, requires a frame with the counterpart
- added some ballhooks (one for screw, one for glue mount)
- added a smal hook with mountplate, can be mounted subsequently
- the hinged lid is now V3R3. See the gift box remix.
-bottom part (carrier for pcb exposer or carrier for a thin -flat batterie and a pcb)
-top frame windowed (carrier for plate made from glass or other materials with 2mm thickness)
-solid top /bottom plate 2mm thin
-intermediate frame 2mm thick, cutout 66mm x 105mm
-intermediate frame 5mm thick, cutout 66mm x 105mm
-intermediate frame 10mm thick, cutout 66mm x 105mm
-intermediate frame 20mm thick, cutout 66mm x 105mm
-nutcaps (same shape as the roundings)
-frames 4mm with slotin for slides 60x100x2mm (top / side entry)
-frame 3mm with slot for slides (110x74x1mm)
-(fixed)basemodul 20mm (was extenderbox)
-(fixed)open frame 20mm with support for plates/pcb (was for pcb 60x100mm)
- new openframe 20mm (cave 70x106mm)
- new basemodul with increased cave (70x106mm) with supportwall
- thumbwheels 14mm OD M3
- thumbwheels 16mm OD M3
- the coupling frame (beta)
- the coupling module (beta
- 2 plates for coupling / mounting (solid / with many holes) something on top or on the bottom of a module
- some topframes with hinge
- cornerstones holding thin plates
Look at the gallery!
If you have not noticed yet please follow the linked "remixes" to see the other related things I'v made.
- frames/top covers with flange/collar (resembling the small orange bricks from the childhood ?)
try to make them stackable w.o. screws where possible:
if it does not sacrify to much room and
if the fit is tight enough to hold the things together
- marry the Arduino with the case, make connectivity ready.
Thats my intention - keep it simple.
Therefore allmost all parts from here can be printed without support.
If you make your own screws take a 3mm rod from the hardware store.
If available tkae the threaded rod cut them to the length you need.
If threaded rods are not available take the smooth rod an put the treads on it.
It's a matter of minutes.
If needed take some instructions from here:
When you need a threaded rod of i.E. 80mm length ist ok to work out the thread on both ends only.
Threads of 10-15mm length each should cover all situations where nuts (used as screwheads) are sitting flat on surfaces or sunken in the holes.
Add hatnuts or selflocking nuts or make your own caps for regular nuts.
If you make the setup permanently it's adviced to lock the regular nuts with a drop of glue (Locktite or similar).
to the latch and hook with rounded bar:
they are intended to be mounted together
stack them with the lid plate in the middle
the screws should hold both plates so openeing the lid can't rip of the parts.