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1  Community / Products and Services / Re: Acrylic Case for Arduino Unos on: October 09, 2012, 06:02:29 pm
Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know we released the Mega version of the case. It has the same style design as the Uno case, just bigger to fit a mega.
It also has the mounting holes for the Uno inside so this can work for your Uno projects that need more room.

You can check them out

Here are some pictures of the Mega case

2  Community / Products and Services / Re: Acrylic Case for Arduino Unos on: September 25, 2012, 10:54:57 pm

Attached is a rendering of three of the cases. The Arduino Uno standard case, an Arduino Mega Case, and an Arduino Uno Tall Case.
I have also attached a photo of the Arcylic colors we now have available.

Feel free to give input on the designs

3  Community / Products and Services / Re: Acrylic Case for Arduino Unos on: September 25, 2012, 07:50:06 pm
Hello Jim,

Taller cases are one of the things we are working on now. They should be available within the next few days.

The current case has 1 inch of spacing inside the case. We were thinking of doubling that to a 2 inch spacing. Would this be more in line of what you are looking for? or would you want something even taller?

I will post some design concept pictures up of the taller cases either later tonight or tomorrow and perhaps you can give me any thoughts you may have on it.

Mad Lab Industries

4  Community / Products and Services / Re: Acrylic Case for Arduino Unos on: September 25, 2012, 12:04:17 pm
Hello PaulS,

Thank you for your feedback. We are actually planning on having stock of Green and Blue by the end of today and do not plan on carrying the orange much longer as we are coming to the end of our stock on the orange stock.

We are also hoping to release the Mega version of the case later today or tomorrow as well.

If you have any more question please do not hesitate to ask.

Mad Lab Industries
5  Community / Products and Services / Acrylic Case for Arduino Unos on: September 24, 2012, 10:57:45 pm
Hey Everyone,

We just released our line of Acrylic cases for the Arduino UNO boards that have a nice clean look to them. They are made from a colored acrylic, and securely house the Arduino Uno boards, allow access to the USB and power ports, and have slotted side to allow you to cleanly route your project wires in and out of the case. They also come with a set of acrylic legs stands that allow you to stand the case on its side. All hardware for mounting your Arduino board inside, and holding the case together are included.

If your interested check them out here

6  Community / Products and Services / Re: Rugged Project Cases on: May 06, 2012, 07:59:44 pm
Hey sbright33,

Perhaps $25 dollars is a bit high as we are not seeing the volume of individual sales we were hoping for, though sadly there is not much room for us to adjust the price currently.
The reason being is these cases are produced in house and machined from solid HDPE. Since they are produced in short runs our overhead cost is a bit high.

We are currently working on getting the product carried by other vendors. This would allow us to increase our production levels which would lower the cost.

While we have your attention though. What do you feel would be an appropriate price for such a case. What about for the case with the expansion pack?

Thanks for your input, we take what people say to heart and try to work with it, so if you have any other comments please feel free to post em.

Mad Lab Industries
7  Community / Products and Services / Re: Rugged Project Cases on: April 30, 2012, 12:47:40 pm
Currently we are located outside Chicago,Illinois and that is where we ship from. We will be moving locations to Sioux Falls, South Dakota within the next month or two.

The shipping rates.

Everything uses Rate A - which is USPS.

If you are within the CONUS, the shipping is $5.15 i believe view USPS Flat Rate.
If you are outside the CONUS, the Shipping is $16.95 via USPS Flate Rate.

I am working on getting our web-system to integrate with USPS as well so it can give you live pricing if you wish to use that option.

Thank you for y our questions. If you have more feel free to ask.

Mad Lab Industries
8  Community / Products and Services / Re: Rugged Project Cases on: April 29, 2012, 01:30:20 pm

Thanks for the response and questions. Here are some answers, if you have any more shoot em our way.

The expansion stacks do not have "fitted" opening for things like the Ethernet stack yet. We are currently in the process of designing the more "specialized" stacks that require additional fitted openings. I would except to see the Ethernet expansion stack and a few others with in the next week.

There is a Mega Version that we are cutting the first batch of today. I will post some pictures, information, and link to their page once they are cut.

There is also a "double wide" version of the cases that supports the addition of breadboards, or other components.

We have contemplated weather and waterproof versions. Here are some questions we have arise during that process.
1) How viable are they. Do a lot of people besides us use Arduino Outside, and in projects they expect to get wet?
2) What method would we use to "seal" the cases. Should it simply be a gasket like fitting sits between the stacks and the lid?
3) If we do make a "sealed" version, how big should it be. We need to be able to put the whole project in there, or keeping it sealed from moisture would be an issue.
4) Obviously on a weather and water proof case it would make having your USB port accessible a bit unrealistic. What would be the best mounting solution/case design to make quickly accessing and updating your board viable then?

As far as bigger cases for batteries.
We do plan to make bigger cases that have battery docking in them, but we wanted to get some ideas of what most people use for their Arduino Projects.
We use lipos on pretty much everything. What about the rest of you? AA? AAA? 9v?
We were leaning in the direction of lipos or AAA for the first battery case add-on, as their size would keep the cases as small as possible.

As for re-sellers in Europe. We do not currently have any, but we are currently working on trying to get our products carried somewhere besides our own store. We do international shipping though. We are a small start-up company, and initially had planned to use Kickstarter for the release of our cases. After reading all the TOS and exactly how it worked though, it seemed far less of a viable option. So we decided to come right o the Arduino community. Most of the re-sellers wish to see that it is a viable marketable product before they are willing to purchase a minimum order.

If there is anything i missed, or if you have more questions don't hesitate to ask.


Mad Lab Industries

9  Community / Products and Services / Rugged Project Cases on: April 29, 2012, 03:55:08 am
Hello Everyone,

My partner and I use Arduinos... a LOT! However, mounting them in a secure and safe fashion is not always the easiest task. This usually ends up with various plastic tupperware and duct tape.

My partner and I have come up with a line of rugged project cases for the Arduino UNO and Arduino Mega footprints.

The cases are machined from HDPE plastic for its durability, and have a clear acrylic lid.
You can also add an expansion stack to the case so you can easily use them with your various Arduino shields.
There are slits in the sides and bottom that allow you to easily and cleanly route your wires for your project in and out of the case to the Arduino Boards.
The USB and POWER outlets are also easily accessible while the board is mounted in the case.
The cases also have a set of external mounting holes making it easy to mount your project just about anywhere.
They come in a variety of colors as well.

We are always open to suggestions on changes and improvements to our cases and really looking for some feedback.
We machine these cases ourselves in house, so changes can be done quick. Custom cases and lids can also be made.

For right now we will leave you with some Images of the UNO case and a link to its product page. Tomorrow we will be putting up the Mega case as well as our double wide cases and lids that support LCD screens. You can see some 3D models of the cases on our site as well.

Hope you all like em.

Mad Lab Industries

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