Case - Box

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by jismagic, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. jismagic

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    Hello guys,

    I m getting my project complete with a two or three boards. I connect them together for output.

    I have two things remaining.

    1.Case it and put screws to hold it.

    Now I dont have drill machine and other tools to put it in a case and make it a product.

    Question: Anything available in market which will help me give a case and screw the boards to hold it nice and tight.

    thanks,
    jis
     
  2. djsfantasi

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    a) Search one of the supplier for "Project Cases"
    b) Buy a screwdriver set.
     
  3. wayneh

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    I sometimes use old cookie tins, the rectangular ones with removable lids. The metal is thin enough to easily make holes in, to screw in the components.
     
  4. GopherT

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    I was just at the store "5 below" and saw that they had a whole selection for a few bucks each. Otherwise, RadioShack has real project boxes.

    As for the holes, you will have to bite the bullet sometime and buy a drill. Even a small drill will get you started and buy a stepper drill bit $20 to $40 depending on size and quality. It might rip a thin cookie tin apart but makes reasonable holes in most other plastic and steel.

    Good tools will last a lifetime. I have never regretted buying a good tool. I have only regretted spending too little on bad tools.
     
  5. GopherT

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    You can also custom design a box in CAD software and send it in for 3D printing. Various companies available on-line. It will cost $40 to $100 depending on size, thickness and material choice.
     
  6. wayneh

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    If you really don't want to use a drill, you can back the thin metal of the cookie tin with a block of wood, and drive an awl (or a nail, or center punch) through the metal with a hammer. There are even punches that will do a better job than a drill, but they're not cheap.
     
  7. jismagic

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    thank you, that helps.

    Not sure if i have to make a new post for this.
    I also have a requirement for a 16 spst switches in a case. Is there any switch box available with terminal boards so that i can reuse for other applications.
    I can make one but if it s already avble i can buy one.

    thanks
    jis
     
  8. sirch2

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    You can make holes in a plastic box with a small screwdriver, a hot nail or just screw a sharp screw straight into it with enough pressure.
     
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