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I happened to find out that the official USB arduino board (which I bought from sparkfun.com) can fit into serpac A-21 box (with a 9V battery compartment).

http://www.serpac.com/products_a-21.htm

It's a very tight fit and the screw holes don't align. But with a front panel properly drilled, that little box can be a secure housing for the wonderful arduino board.

On the other hand, if I can suggest that the official version had its board resized to better fit in such plastic packages.
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... or maybe have a package designed around the arduino?

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Consider that arduino is designed using metric units and that box it's designed in imperial....

it's easier for arduino to fit in one of these http://www.teko.it  smiley

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Wouldn't it be great if people like me switched to the metric system?  Sure would alleviate a lot of problems (simpler imo too).
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Your suggestion is just fine and it's easier to get that box in the US.

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I modified this enclosure from PacTec. Fifteen minutes with a Dremel tool and it fits nicely.  My work area is always very messy and the Arduino is now safe from other activities, components, but mostly beer spills.

http://www.pactecenclosures.com/


This is a photo of my Arduino board & protoshield, safely enclosed:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/charmet_photos/DSC_0042.jpg
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This is a photo of my Arduino board & protoshield, safely enclosed:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee207/charmet_photos/DSC_0042.jpg


Looks awesome, sure beats having the board laying out in the open. I bet if you bought 10,000 (one for each of us), you'd get them at a reasonable discount.
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