Electronics Enclosure

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bjustison
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Electronics Enclosure

Post by bjustison » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:26 am

I built this box for my electronics. I added a 24v fan and quick disconnect fittings for the stepper motors. I purchased both from the Inventables website. I created the box in Sketchup and cut it out on my Shapeoko 2. I used MakerCam to create all the tool paths. The top is not glued to allow access inside.
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RobCee
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Re: Electronics Enclosure

Post by RobCee » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:42 am

Neat job!
Reminds me I must sort mine out...
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McOtis
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Re: Electronics Enclosure

Post by McOtis » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:00 pm

I like the clear window!
Very nice!

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Re: Electronics Enclosure

Post by Damin69 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:11 am

Very nice looking case. What are the Dimensions of your Box?
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bjustison
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Re: Electronics Enclosure

Post by bjustison » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:41 pm

The dimensions of the box are: L6"xW4"xH3.75". If I were to do it again I would either make it slightly wider or move the wire connectors. It was tough to solder the short pieces of wire and then install the side panel. Overall I'm very happy with how it turned out.
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Signals
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Re: Electronics Enclosure

Post by Signals » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:46 am

What sized router bit did you use? It seems to fit together pretty well considering the joints appear to not have any dog ears or anything! Interesting :D

bjustison
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Re: Electronics Enclosure

Post by bjustison » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:01 pm

I used a 1/8" bit to cut out the parts. I then used a small square file to square up the edges. Most of the joints fit very well. I didn't fuss too much as this is not a fine piece of furniture.
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Signals
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Re: Electronics Enclosure

Post by Signals » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:08 am

Yeah looks great!

Well if you ever want to save yourself some work and utilize CamBam for your toolpaths, it has a function called "corner overcut" that I believe would automatically dog ear all the corners so they fit right together. Might save you some time/effort if it's for utilitarian projects. :)

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Re: Electronics Enclosure

Post by cvoinescu » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:17 am

Nitpicking: the little overcuts are dog bones, not ears. And if they're diagonal, they're bisect lines or bisect cuts.
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paulkaplan
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Re: Electronics Enclosure

Post by paulkaplan » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:24 pm

Awesome job! I especially like the clear window, reminds me of a wooden computer tower case (... has anyone done that yet?!)
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