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cnxsoft
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Modular Stripboard Enclosure

Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:21 am

I've spent a few hours to design a casing using stripboards (or rather perfboards) that can be easily assembled and disassembled, and enough I haven't done it yet, you can also add LEDS, displays, sensors to the casing by simply soldering them to the top, bottom or sides of the casing.

Some pictures:
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It costs about $7 to do a basic enclosure (without display, extra components).

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I've also shot a video to show how it's assembled.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnJeArfpkRA

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joan
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Re: Modular Stripboard Enclosure

Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:19 pm

Great job, looks like a bamboo temple!

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Re: Modular Stripboard Enclosure

Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:13 pm

Fantastic.

By the way I remember seeing a simpler one a long time ago, here:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=24479

All sorts of possibilities for flashing lights and things... I suppose they're self-cooling too!

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Re: Modular Stripboard Enclosure

Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:21 am

Ravenous wrote: By the way I remember seeing a simpler one a long time ago, here:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=24479
I had seen his design, and I liked how it seem to neatly assemble, but it looked hard and/or cumbersome to cut this way manually since I don't have a machine. So I just went my way :)

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Re: Modular Stripboard Enclosure

Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:19 am

I've worked a bit more on it to add some circuits. I've dropped the LCD screen for now, and replace it with 16-LEDs, and added a relay board too.

Here's what the connections look like before closing the case:
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and once it's closed.

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I've got the 16 LEDs blink, and the relay switched ON/OFF via a web interface. The instructions are commonly found on the web, but in my case I used a Linux image built with Yocto, and busybox httpd to server the web page instead of Raspbian/Apache2 combination usually found.

I've posted the instructions on my blog: http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/07/19/ ... pi-part-2/

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