From: Dan Clingman
Subject: Re: Electronics enclosure needed
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Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 20:24:16 GMT
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Laser cutting is an option. Layout the box panels with a cad package;
include holes for plugs switches etc. Put tabs on the edges to make
sure it goes together easy. Once you get the parts, glue the box
together. You need to find laser cutting shop that will do plastic.
Cost for the box will be extremely competitive because most of the
machining is eliminated.
Ross Oliver wrote:
> I have an electronic design that I need to put in your
> basic plastic box. The difficulty is that the design uses
> 4 AA batteries. I have not been able to find any off-the-shelf
> design that will hold 4 AAs. Many for 2, but not for 4.
> I have tried the Mouser catalog, Google directory, and several
> manufacturers web sites.
> Anyone have any suggestions for where else to look? The basic
> requirements are: contain a 3x4 inch circuit board, 4 AAs with
> battery door, and machinable end plate for openings for on/off
> switch, 2 LEDs, and two jacks. I am trying to use an off-the-shelf
> box for the first product run because the quantity will
> be small (~250), and the product will likely be redesigned
> after the first run. Any leads would be appreciated.
> Ross Oliver