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sealed on all sides beige/black case in 60x37 format?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:35 pm
by kenyee
Anyone know of any preferably black plastic case that would hold the 60x37 sick of beige boards?
One thing that bugs me about the sick of beige cases is that the sides are open so alas, it doesn't look as "professional" as plastic case.

Closest I've found is Serpac's CH-4 case, but it's a bit smaller than the 60x37 size and it's beige instead of black :-(
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CEAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.industrycortex.com%2Fproducts%2Fprofile%2F502431965%2Fserpac-enclosures-ch-series-ch4&ei=cc3XUJu2KI7A9gSXvYHoBQ&usg=AFQjCNGqMyQxkVLs5svCeHPq4i4VNuIqrQ&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.eWU

Re: sealed on all sides beige/black case in 60x37 format?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:14 am
by matseng
Hammond is a classic manufacturer of boxes.

The 1591XXLSBK http://www.hammondmfg.com/pdf/1591XXL.pdf have inside dimensions of 79x50 mm

http://www2.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Ha ... Aal/pjloRD

Edit: And it's blaaaaaaack :-)

More boxes here : http://www.hammondmfg.com/scpg.htm

Re: sealed on all sides beige/black case in 60x37 format?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:40 am
by kenyee
Thanks all. I'm powering it w/ a coin cell, so no need for the space for a 9V battery.
The 1594B might work though it would be nice if it were a little smaller: http://www.hammondmfg.com/pdf/1594B.pdf
The Hammond stuff looks a lot better than the Serpac ones, just because they're black ;-)

But I'm surprised the Dangerous Prototypes "golden ratio" doesn't seem to be more common. None of the plastic cases I've found are an exact match for the size :-P

The other thing I've looked at is the Ponoko laser cut stuff, but that really needs some sort of tool like EagleCAD for 3D layout of everything:
http://support.ponoko.com/entries/20344 ... x-tutorial
Would be nice if there were a starting point for the Dangerous Prototypes boards. Looks like it'd be feasible to do a generic template w/ no holes and then people can use SketchUp to edit the template and add rough holes to get their designs to work...

Re: sealed on all sides beige/black case in 60x37 format?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:10 am
by arakis
kenyee wrote:Thanks all. I'm powering it w/ a coin cell, so no need for the space for a 9V battery.
The 1594B might work though it would be nice if it were a little smaller: http://www.hammondmfg.com/pdf/1594B.pdf
The Hammond stuff looks a lot better than the Serpac ones, just because they're black ;-)

But I'm surprised the Dangerous Prototypes "golden ratio" doesn't seem to be more common. None of the plastic cases I've found are an exact match for the size :-P

The other thing I've looked at is the Ponoko laser cut stuff, but that really needs some sort of tool like EagleCAD for 3D layout of everything:
http://support.ponoko.com/entries/20344 ... x-tutorial
Would be nice if there were a starting point for the Dangerous Prototypes boards. Looks like it'd be feasible to do a generic template w/ no holes and then people can use SketchUp to edit the template and add rough holes to get their designs to work...


This is the intent, and exactly what is being done :)
you can get the templates in our SVN..:)
http://dangerous-prototypes-open-hardwa ... Templates/
and here is a tutorial on how to edit the templates and export the file to SVG for laser cutting, using Eagle for the part location references..
http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Cus ... er_cutting

So far I've uploaded templates for the DP6037, DP8049, and DP10080.. but if you need any other size, lemme know, I'll send it over..