Another electronics enclosure to fit all the things

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Another electronics enclosure to fit all the things

Post by made evident » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:43 am

Sitting here with a big smile this week after routing out the pieces for my Shapeoko's first project, an electronics enclosure which houses all PCB's and power supplies for the drives and spindle. Yet to complete all the wiring and tidy everything up but will get pics up once it's all completed.

Happy to post up the files if anyone is after anything similar, however I have arranged the enclosure to be specific to my set up. The enclosure uses 6mm Acrylic and was cut with a 3mm endmill.

Update:

Files can be found on my GitHub repository here: https://github.com/made-evident/Shapeok ... -enclosure
or via the attachment below. Please read through the revision comments in the .dxf before commencing your cutting
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Re: Another electronics enclosure to fit all the things

Post by cvoinescu » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:28 am

That's a very nice enclosure! I assume it'll have buttons on the top face, right?
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Re: Another electronics enclosure to fit all the things

Post by made evident » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:17 am

cvoinescu wrote:That's a very nice enclosure! I assume it'll have buttons on the top face, right?
Thanks! yeah there's a top face that fits on the diagonal which holds the emergency stop, spindle speed, spindle on/off and drives on/off. I'm currently trying to source an engraving bit to label them all nicely
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Re: Another electronics enclosure to fit all the things

Post by cvoinescu » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:09 pm

For text engraving in plastic, you may find that a small diameter straight endmill gives nicer results than a V bit. I recommend choosing a "stub" endmill (one with a short length of flutes, relative to its diameter), because it's much less fragile than a standard endmill. For instance, this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-32-0312-CARBI ... 0817944497 -- almost 0.8 mm diameter -- will work very nicely for letters down to 5-6 mm tall.
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Re: Another electronics enclosure to fit all the things

Post by wz9v » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:17 pm

Nice. Is that two different power supplies in the picture?

Are you planning to share the design?
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Re: Another electronics enclosure to fit all the things

Post by twforeman » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:40 pm

That is beautiful. Well done!

It looks a lot like the enclosure that I have in my head for my electronics but mine will probably be made out of plywood.

Please post a photo when the face with the buttons is all done.
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Re: Another electronics enclosure to fit all the things

Post by edwardrford » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:11 pm

Very nice! I especially appreciate the black and white photo to show it all off. Can't wait to see the enclosure once the control panel is mounted.

@wz9v - I'm suspecting the two power supplies are for: gShield and DC spindle

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Re: Another electronics enclosure to fit all the things

Post by bluecamel » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:48 pm

Very cool! I'm about to learn to make a box like this and would definitely appreciate the files.
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Re: Another electronics enclosure to fit all the things

Post by crazeegeek » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:19 pm

made evident wrote:Happy to post up the files if anyone is after anything similar, however I have arranged the enclosure to be specific to my set up. The enclosure uses 6mm Acrylic and was cut with a 3mm endmill.
Looks great and yes please post the files. This is very close to what I would like and the files would be a great jumping off point.

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Re: Another electronics enclosure to fit all the things

Post by made evident » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:11 pm

Once again, thanks for the comments guys.

@wz9v, yes there are two power supplies and Edward you're correct in saying one is for the spindle. My set-up uses a 400w Chinese spindle with a 48v supply (the top black one).

Sure, ill work on the files today to get them to a point where they are distributable and post them up here. Since this was the first build to come out of my ShapeOko, I used a ridiculously large tolerance to compensate for any inaccuracy's, turns out it wasn't needed so will shimmy things down for a tighter fit.

@cvoinescu, thanks for the advice on the engraving, I'll keep an eye out for one of these here but may end up having to order from Ebay and waiting it out until it gets here, prices of bits locally is extremely overpriced.
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