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Laser cut acrylic case for Bus Pirate v4

Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 in Bus Pirate, cases by DP

Here’s another cool laser cut acrylic case for the Bus Pirate. It’s made out of 4 layers of 2mm transparent acrylic. The inner two layers simultaneously act as standoffs and as an edge to the enclosure. The SVG source files are available if anyone wants to laser cut his design.

I designed a laser cut enclosure for the BusPirate V4.0 enclosure. My version uses 2 mm thick acrylic sheet..

After laser cutting I discovered that the leds are right on the edge of the PCB and interfere with the side wall of the second lasercut layer…I filed the edge it to an angle of 45 degrees on that side and filed a little bit away for R8 as well. Then it all fitted together quite nicely. After discovering that a 3M screw could be screwed tightly into the PCB holes to fixate three layers I used some thin double sided tape to stick the back layer to the PCB, so there are no screws with bolts sticking out on the underside.

See our case video from a few weeks ago, and even more awesome DIY cases from Bus Pirate fans.

The Bus Pirate is a hacking multi-tool that can talk to many common electronic chips. Get the Bus Pirate DIY edition PCB from the PCB drawer for $3.95. Get an assembled Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.

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