ExpressPCB MiniBoard Mounting Options

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by jhausch, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. jhausch

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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone knew of any off-the shelf mounting solutions for those lovely ExpressPB miniboards?

    I would think there would be a market for a set of mounting options for those boards.
    For examples:

    A simple project box with board holding screws in each corner.

    DIN rail clips and appropriate slide-in channel

    A box with slide-in tracks for the mini boards

    A box with slide-in tracks and the ability to hold a mini board on the bottom or in the cover to which would hold connectors to interconnect the slid-in boards.

    Just thinking out loud. . . .

    PS - have you seen they now offer a MiniBoard pro service with a solder mask and silk screen layer?
     
  2. KMoffett

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    I just add a pad with a 0.125" ID (clear 4-40) to each corner as a mounting hole.

    ken
     
  3. jhausch

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    And then mount it in what?
     
  4. beenthere

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    Use standoffs to hold it clear of the surface.
     
  5. jhausch

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    Clear of what surface? :cool:
     
  6. beenthere

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    The metallic surface of a project box, or even a plastic enclosure.
     
  7. jhausch

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    So you know of a mfr who makes a box (plastic or metallic) which has mounting stand offs in the area you desribe?
     
  8. Oxbo Rene

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    Ya gotta get off yer duff and go lookin for something that'll fit the bill Joe!
    And if it don't fit, ya make it fit (alter)........
     
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  9. jhausch

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    Doh! - ya caught me!

    Seriously, seems like if there were a stock box available for the miniboard size with standoffs that mated up to corner holes it would be a popular item.

    Just sayin'. . .:p
     
  10. Wendy

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    Radio Shack sells something pretty close to that. But you have to make the board to suit the case, not the other way around in that senario.
     
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