CodeSlinger
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Suggestions for project box standoffs and connection ports?

Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:37 pm

Apparently there are lots of generic project enclosure boxes to choose from, so am hoping for some suggestions on what others have done in regards to adding standoffs for a Pi3 board and a relay board, and connection ports for passing in wires such as high and low voltage power. Thx

alphanumeric
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Re: Suggestions for project box standoffs and connection por

Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:13 pm

Have a look at this, https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgq8_0VrdS3_H5xL_AA I used these stand offs, https://www.adafruit.com/product/2336 and https://www.adafruit.com/product/2337 Power in goes through this, https://www.adafruit.com/product/610 My power supply is a 5V 4A with a barrel jack instead of USB. I used right angle male headers and female to female jumpers to link boards etc together. Everything interfaces on a Proto Hat https://www.adafruit.com/product/2310 mounted between my Pi and sense hat. I used a stacking header instead of the one that comes with it.

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Re: Suggestions for project box standoffs and connection por

Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:29 pm

@a/n - Thanks for the leads! Nice project photos!

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Re: Suggestions for project box standoffs and connection por

Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:38 pm

Thanks, I'm having a lot of fun with that project. Learning some Python in the process too. The only downside to those stand offs is they don't come with any screws. Just nuts for the studs. I got lucky and I salvaged a bunch of black anodized screws that fit from an old laptop I junked for parts. The studs are a perfect fit for the mounting holes in the Pi and the Hats I have though. The length is also perfect for mounting hats.

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Re: Suggestions for project box standoffs and connection por

Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:56 pm

This is another of my Pi builds, no case as such though, metal frame from extruded aluminum beams. It's called Open Beam. The Pi is in a Pibow case. I used those same stand offs there too. This one is semi portable. It only goes as far as my back deck under my gazebo to play with in the summer. My other project was bread boarded (tested) here first.
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjOYwiwlwDtpgq9LUHdGiiRpn7dr2Q

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Re: Suggestions for project box standoffs and connection por

Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:18 pm

Kudos on your various setups.

And fortunately I've got a ziplock full of small bolts from leftovers from all the tower systems I've built. Just not many standoffs for some reason.

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Re: Suggestions for project box standoffs and connection por

Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:33 pm

I think you'll find the motherboard stand offs from a desktop PC are too big. Diameter wise. I don't think the threaded part will go through the mounting holes on a Pi. I could be wrong but I think they are bigger.

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