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Bt7cs

I think this is a neat project and actually fits with something I've been working on. I look forward to reading more about it.
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RamJam

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Jun 24, 2013, 07:30 pm Last Edit: Jun 24, 2013, 08:08 pm by RamJam Reason: 1


(...)Think of it like an open source software project except here the software will be gerber files, CNC milling files, dimension measurements and legible building instructions,(...)


FYI, that is called OSH = OpenSource Hardware.


With this in mind I have started checking out OpenSource Hardware. The Arduino board is also OpenSource Hardware.  The following drawings show the complete assembly, and individual parts that make it up.  There is enough information here to build this enclosure.  Feel free to add improvements.

Drawing 8 shows the complete assembly:



The following photos show individual parts:









The following shows a list of parts:


RamJam


I think this is a neat project and actually fits with something I've been working on. I look forward to reading more about it.


With the pictures in the previous post you can see how far I've got.  Unfortunately, the cost of getting each part machined the traditional way would come to about £2500 !!  This is the harbinger that is a major problem.  I had naively assumed that progress had reduced costs.  There is the 3d printer option such as Shapeways, however, they don't do brass or fine threads.

The drawings could do with extra refinment.  In terms of a colaborative community project I don't know where to go from here. 

Does anyone want an enclosure like this?
Do other people experience problems with enclosures for their projects?
Does anyone know how to get parts such as in the above made up at low cost?

Feel free to add your sketch or drawing ideas for components / building blocks to make up enclosures.

RamJam

In the meantime I shall explore an idea for making the same type of cylindrical enclosure using off-the-peg tubing and using grub screws to fit the sections and end sections.

aarondc

Suggestion: PVC pipe and connectors.
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