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Another custom case

Some time ago I was looking for 3D printing/laser cutting facility. Finally found one.
Case design is based on existing cases I found here and on the Internet.
Case is made from 4 layers of 3mm laser cut black acrylic. All text is engraved and filled with white paint.
Buttons are cut from the same material, and they are mounted with double sided tape to the top cover (each button is actually a sandwich of two buttons and double sided tape - it touches a little those small switches on board). Smaller light guides for diodes are made from elastic light pipe, cut with Xacto knife and flame-polished, bigger ones are just 3mm light guides I had in a drawer).
How much did it cost?
€6 enclosure
€1 engraving
€1.5 filling with white paste
€3 shipping

PCB is snug fit for this case, so no rattling :D

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Re: Another custom case

Reply #1
Awesome!

So which service did you use? Looks like the best case so far

Re: Another custom case

Reply #2
It's located in Poland, but there is an English speaking person - http://www.gravlaser.ploffice@gravlaser.pl .
The person I talked to was very helpful and helped me to polish few quirks in my design :)

Re: Another custom case

Reply #3
i want one for my logic sniffer!

Re: Another custom case

Reply #4
Me too, since I accidentally reset the FPGA with a dangling ground wire :-o


Re: Another custom case

Reply #6
ordered! :)

Re: Another custom case

Reply #7
Are the design files available?
I might have access to a laser cutter at the local maker space in town.
I'm also not seeing any active ebay listings for the case. I'm also located in the US.

Re: Another custom case

Reply #8
Looks somewhat similar to the one I made, which I based on JJ Shortcut's design:
  http://jjshortcut.wordpress.com/2010/08 ... -and-case/

The forum doesn't allow attaching SVG files, but you can grab mine here:
  http://mygizmos.org/ols/OLS-use-3mm-clear-acrylic.svg

I used the Ponoko design service.
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