The S.A.F.E. (Solarbotics Arduino / Freeduino Enclosure)

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The S.A.F.E. (Solarbotics Arduino / Freeduino Enclosure) by Solarbotics Mar 11, 2011


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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, and 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


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 it’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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We made a prototype looks good so far. We will most likely make some modifications and submit a remix. Had some problems with the file type CDR. Will hopefully be submitting a SVG.

file is white for me:( would like to make one for my uno R3

On the LCD panel template the holes for lcd is offset slightly