Questions tagged [enclosure]

An enclosure is a box to hold your electronic device.

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Fixing a transformer inside a metal case

I want to fix this transformer inside the case you see in the picture. It doesn't matter if it lands on the bottom, walls or the ceiling of the case, I just want to learn how to fix an element like ...
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Repairing consumer electronic plastic enclosures [closed]

About the slightly brittle rigid black plastic usually used to house consumer electonics, e.g. a portable CD/MP3 radio player or a laptop computer. How to identify what kind of plastic it is? How to ...
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Good LCD for clean mounting in hobby project?

I'm refurbishing an old Kenwood amplifier--- removing the old faceplate and adding a board with a microcontroller, multiplexer IC, digital pot for volume control, IR receiver, etc. I'm also ...
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How can I make an attractive enclosure for my circuit?

I have finished working on the circuit and firmware for my design of a MIDI controller. I'd now like to take it off the breadboard and put it inside some sort of enclosure. I can handle making the PCB,...
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Designing a strong electronics holder

For a yearly running event at our university we have developed a lap counting system relying on Bluetooth-chips passing by small embedded computers. The chips are these. To power them, we use 4 AA ...
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Xbee Shield - Turning jumper settings into ON/OFF (XBEE/USB) manual switch

I have the following Xbee Shield where I need to constantly switch jumpers in order to allow Xbee communication and/or USB communication. The following is set for Xbee communication: "Xbee ...
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Where might I find a prefabricated enclosure for a PCB?

I'm working on a small electronics project that includes a micro-controller and a few extra items soldered down to a PCB. This project will need to be contained in a nice chassis/enclosure that can be ...
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Weatherproof enclosures IP65 or Nema 3R, with specific holes, 150x150mm?

I'm needing an enclosure weatherproof and with dimensions around 150x150mm. After searching, I know that I should look for something like IP65 or higher, is this right? I also want to have holes for ...
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Cheap method to drill neat holes in plastic casing?

A good deal of projects I see have their inputs and outputs neatly aligned in to plastic enclosures. I wish to do the same, however, I do not own a drill or anything similar. What is a cheap but ...
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Standard enclosure sizes?

I am working on a project and have decided that I will design the PCB so that it fits a standard enclosure size, as was suggested here. All electronics websites sell some variety of enclosures, and ...
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What is the name of this common metal tubing?

I see tubing used all over the place in machines, but I do not know what it is called. The cross section looks somewhat like this drawn picture. Can someone clue me in on it?
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7 Segment Display - Hiding the electronics

I'm building a basic thermometer that displays the temperature on 4 seven segment LEDs. I want to put the circuit in a box with a clear plastic lid. I'll mount the LEDs on the PCB around the other ...
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Custom Enclosure Design?

I have an odd sized PCB (about 0.8" x 14" x 5" ) that needs to be housed in data centers (rack mount.) It's a fairly expensive device so even though we won't have too many of them we're considering ...
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Custom enclosures

I need to produce a small batch (less than 100) of custom enclosures, each made up of 5-6 pieces of plastic. I need surfaces to look smooth and hard (think the quality of a computer keyboard) and one ...
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Plastic enclosure for small product [closed]

I have a small hw product and I would like to find a plastic enclosure company that do small runs. Recommendations with experience please (i.e. not a simple Google Search result dump!)
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DIN rail enclosure for a Arduino + Ethernet shield

I am looking for a way to put a Arduino with an Ethernet shield inside a DIN rail enclosure while exposing the RJ45 and a few screw terminals. Bare min: 55mm Width, 75mm length, 30mm height. Looks ...
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Cases for Phidgets boards [closed]

Are there cases for Phidgets IO boards such as the 1019 ?