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== external links ==
 
== external links ==
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* [[Wikipedia: IP Code]] [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code]
  
 
[http://www.pactecenclosures.com/ PacTec Enclosures]
 
[http://www.pactecenclosures.com/ PacTec Enclosures]
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[http://www.tekoenclosures.com/ Teko Enclosures] - Excellent quality, and very generous with samples. Fast, free shipping on all samples.
 
[http://www.tekoenclosures.com/ Teko Enclosures] - Excellent quality, and very generous with samples. Fast, free shipping on all samples.
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[http://www.stahlin.com/ Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures] - heavy-duty outdoor waterproof enclosures. PVC or fiberglass reinforced polyester. Some come with a completely transparent polycarbonate lid or a lid with a transparent polycarbonate viewing window.
  
 
[http://www.hammondmfg.com/ Hammond Manufacturing] - Versatile boxes, great service for adding custom machining to standard parts for moderate quantities.  Transparent boxes make holes unnecessary for LED indicators, etc.
 
[http://www.hammondmfg.com/ Hammond Manufacturing] - Versatile boxes, great service for adding custom machining to standard parts for moderate quantities.  Transparent boxes make holes unnecessary for LED indicators, etc.
  
 
[http://www.envplastics.com/ Envision Plastics & Design] Uses NMR Technology (No Molds Required) to manufacture custom plastic enclosures for a variety of applications.
 
[http://www.envplastics.com/ Envision Plastics & Design] Uses NMR Technology (No Molds Required) to manufacture custom plastic enclosures for a variety of applications.
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* The Electrical Wholesaler: splashproof boxes for bathrooms and kitchens, and weatherproof boxes for outside use.[http://www.theelectricalwholesaler.co.uk/c/Switches-and-Sockets-Splashproof-Boxes]
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* ip67 enclosures. www.aliexpress.com/ip67-enclosure_price.html
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== BeagleBone enclosure ==
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[[BeagleBone]]
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* Craig at Built-to-Spec put his design files for a BeagleBone enclosure on Thingiverse so anyone could make one from transparent acrylic with a laser cutter (or whatever color you want).[http://frommyplayground.com/beaglebone-enclosure-by-built-to-spec/][http://www.built-to-spec.com/blog/2012/01/07/building-a-beaglebone-enclosure/][http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:82363][http://www.built-to-spec.com/blog/2012/03/01/beaglebone-case-update-and-new-kits-page/]
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* Mike Doell designed a transparent plastic enclosure for Adafruit to hold a BeagleBone Black[http://www.adafruit.com/products/1555]
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* Pazdan makes enclosures milled out of solid aluminum for Adafruit to hold a BeagleBone Black[http://www.adafruit.com/products/1810]
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* Logic Supply designed an enclosure for the Beaglebone -- steel with orange[http://www.logicsupply.com/components/beaglebone/boards-cases-kits/bb100-orange/] or textured black paint.[http://www.logicsupply.eu/news/beaglebone/]
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* [http://www.thingiverse.com/search/page:1?q=beaglebone+black&sa= "beaglebone black" at thingiverse] has many enclosure designs.
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== Raspberry Pi enclosure ==
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[[Raspberry Pi]] ([[Motherboards that run Linux#Raspberry Pi]])
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* [http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:26922 Raspberry Pi Case by Wrighma]
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* [http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-interesting-diy-raspberry-pi-case-ideas/ "8 Interesting DIY Raspberry Pi Case Ideas"]
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* [http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:24461 "Adafruit Pi Box - Enclosure for Raspberry Pi® Computers"] (laser-cut acrylic case) (Is this the same as [http://www.adafruit.com/product/859 "Adafruit Pi Box - Enclosure for Raspberry Pi Model A or B"]?
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* [https://learn.adafruit.com/3d-printed-raspberry-pi-b-plus-enclosure "Adafruit: 3D Printed Raspberry Pi B+ Enclosure"]
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* [http://www.adafruit.com/product/975 "Adafruit: Rainbow Pibow - Enclosure for Raspberry Pi Model B"]
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* [https://github.com/joewalnes/pi-plate-clip Pi Plate Clip]: an accessory that makes the Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Plate a little stronger.
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* [http://www.emlid.com/community-designed-cases-for-navio-and-raspberry-pi-2/ "Community-designed cases for Navio+ and Raspberry Pi 2"].
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* [http://www.makershed.com/products/zebra-vesa-mounting-plate "Zebra VESA Mounting Plate for Raspberry Pi"]: fits the back of monitors that comply with the VESA standard 100mm, 75mm, or 50mm mounting holes.
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* [https://github.com/Workshopshed/3DPrinting/tree/master/PiZeroCase Andy Clark: "A simple Raspberry Pi Zero Case"] (OpenSCAD and STL for 3D printing); some [http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-79263?ICID=rpimain-topban-link#comment-70723 discussion].
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* [https://www.adafruit.com/products/2883 "Adafruit Pi Protector for Raspberry Pi Model Zero"]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxBamwc6s7U "Layer by Layer - Designing Raspberry Pi Zero 3D Printed Enclosure"] -- does this tell how to customize the case?
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* Pi-Top and pi-topCEED hold the Raspberry Pi and a LCD panel in an approximation of a laptop or desktop computer.[http://pi-top.com/] [http://www.element14.com/community/community/raspberry-pi/blog/2015/11/10/raspberry-pi-desktop-project-on-indiegogo-pi-topceed]
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According to a [http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-68090/l/raspberry-pi-zero-pi-2-b-a-compute-module-dev-kit-comparison-chart "Raspberry Pi Zero, Pi 2, B+, A+, Compute Module Dev Kit Comparison Chart"], the PCBs themselves are:
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* 85 mm x 56 mm : Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and B+
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* 65 mm x 56 mm : Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+
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* 65 mm x 30 mm : Raspberry Pi Compute Module
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* 65 mm x 30 mm : Raspberry Pi Zero
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== Arduino enclosure ==
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[[Arduino Links]]
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* Dr. Patrick Hickey. "Space Station modular enclosures for Arduino & Raspberry Pi".[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weeblackbox/space-station-modular-enclosures-for-arduino-and-r]
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* "Clear Enclosure for Arduino"[http://www.adafruit.com/products/337]
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* "Arduino Project Enclosure"[https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10088]
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* "Dirt Cheap Arduino Enclosure"[http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirt-Cheap-Arduino-Enclosure/]
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== working with foamcore ==
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Edge of Space Sciences (EOSS) needs lightweight, well-insulated, and reasonably strong enclosures to (a) insulate the electronics package during transit through the cold ( -50 °F ) tropopause on its way to the stratosphere, and the more difficult job of (b) keep the recovery beacon operational after crash-landing on Earth.
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The foamcore seemed to work best after EOSS flight tests with molded Styrofoam packaging material, built-up insulation-grade Styrofoam sheet, bulk closed-cell polyethylene foam, and foamcore sheet.
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Mike Manes, W5VSI (and Doug Gentges ?)
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has written some tips on building EOSS enclosures out of foamcore and hot glue and a bit of Kapton tape:
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[http://www.eoss.org/onlinepubs/construction/foamcore/foamcore.htm "Foamcore Payload Construction"];
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[http://www.eoss.org/node/1858 "Package Requirements"];
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[http://www.eoss.org/node/1860 "Foamcore Flight Experience"];
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[http://www.eoss.org/node/1861 "Foamcore Adhesives"];
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[http://www.eoss.org/node/1862 "Making Holes"];
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[http://www.eoss.org/node/1863 "Planning the Package"].
  
 
== working with acrylic ==
 
== working with acrylic ==

Latest revision as of 08:23, 29 January 2016

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[edit] external links

PacTec Enclosures

New Age Enclosures - They will usually send you free samples if you ask.

Teko Enclosures - Excellent quality, and very generous with samples. Fast, free shipping on all samples.

Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures - heavy-duty outdoor waterproof enclosures. PVC or fiberglass reinforced polyester. Some come with a completely transparent polycarbonate lid or a lid with a transparent polycarbonate viewing window.

Hammond Manufacturing - Versatile boxes, great service for adding custom machining to standard parts for moderate quantities. Transparent boxes make holes unnecessary for LED indicators, etc.

Envision Plastics & Design Uses NMR Technology (No Molds Required) to manufacture custom plastic enclosures for a variety of applications.

  • The Electrical Wholesaler: splashproof boxes for bathrooms and kitchens, and weatherproof boxes for outside use.[2]
  • ip67 enclosures. www.aliexpress.com/ip67-enclosure_price.html

[edit] BeagleBone enclosure

BeagleBone

  • Craig at Built-to-Spec put his design files for a BeagleBone enclosure on Thingiverse so anyone could make one from transparent acrylic with a laser cutter (or whatever color you want).[3][4][5][6]
  • Mike Doell designed a transparent plastic enclosure for Adafruit to hold a BeagleBone Black[7]
  • Pazdan makes enclosures milled out of solid aluminum for Adafruit to hold a BeagleBone Black[8]
  • Logic Supply designed an enclosure for the Beaglebone -- steel with orange[9] or textured black paint.[10]
  • "beaglebone black" at thingiverse has many enclosure designs.

[edit] Raspberry Pi enclosure

Raspberry Pi (Motherboards that run Linux#Raspberry Pi)

  • Pi Plate Clip: an accessory that makes the Adafruit's Raspberry Pi Plate a little stronger.
  • Pi-Top and pi-topCEED hold the Raspberry Pi and a LCD panel in an approximation of a laptop or desktop computer.[11] [12]

According to a "Raspberry Pi Zero, Pi 2, B+, A+, Compute Module Dev Kit Comparison Chart", the PCBs themselves are:

  • 85 mm x 56 mm : Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and B+
  • 65 mm x 56 mm : Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+
  • 65 mm x 30 mm : Raspberry Pi Compute Module
  • 65 mm x 30 mm : Raspberry Pi Zero


[edit] Arduino enclosure

Arduino Links

  • Dr. Patrick Hickey. "Space Station modular enclosures for Arduino & Raspberry Pi".[13]
  • "Clear Enclosure for Arduino"[14]
  • "Arduino Project Enclosure"[15]
  • "Dirt Cheap Arduino Enclosure"[16]

[edit] working with foamcore

Edge of Space Sciences (EOSS) needs lightweight, well-insulated, and reasonably strong enclosures to (a) insulate the electronics package during transit through the cold ( -50 °F ) tropopause on its way to the stratosphere, and the more difficult job of (b) keep the recovery beacon operational after crash-landing on Earth.

The foamcore seemed to work best after EOSS flight tests with molded Styrofoam packaging material, built-up insulation-grade Styrofoam sheet, bulk closed-cell polyethylene foam, and foamcore sheet.

Mike Manes, W5VSI (and Doug Gentges ?) has written some tips on building EOSS enclosures out of foamcore and hot glue and a bit of Kapton tape: "Foamcore Payload Construction"; "Package Requirements"; "Foamcore Flight Experience"; "Foamcore Adhesives"; "Making Holes"; "Planning the Package".

[edit] working with acrylic

"DIY Acrylic Refugium" describes how to make an acrylic enclosure.

  • "How to Cut Acrylic (Plexiglass)" [17]
  • "HOW TO: Hand Cut Acrylic" [18]
  • "Best way to Cut Acrylic?" [19]
  • "Working with Acrylic" (cutting, drilling holes, metal inserts, adhesives, etc.)[20]
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