plastic package for arduino board

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.

... or maybe have a package designed around the arduino?

-j

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 :slight_smile:

:slight_smile:

Wouldn't it be great if people like me switched to the metric system? Sure would alleviate a lot of problems (simpler imo too).

Your suggestion is just fine and it's easier to get that box in the US.

Wouldn't it be great if people like me switched to the metric system? Sure would alleviate a lot of problems (simpler imo too).

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

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.