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eeh

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi,

Often doing prototype casings are nightmares for many electronic
hobbyists with limited resource. We can design, draw and make a
soplicated electronic PCB but not a good-looking housing. Often we do
not have tools such as milling machines in home to open rectangular
ports.

And I have an idea about prototype house making: Is there a thing in
the world which is like LEGO toy but pinpoints on prototype making so
that we can make the casing just by stacking fundamentary elements?

Thanks!
 
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Michael Black

Jan 1, 1970
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eeh" ([email protected]) said:
Hi,

Often doing prototype casings are nightmares for many electronic
hobbyists with limited resource. We can design, draw and make a
soplicated electronic PCB but not a good-looking housing. Often we do
not have tools such as milling machines in home to open rectangular
ports.

And I have an idea about prototype house making: Is there a thing in
the world which is like LEGO toy but pinpoints on prototype making so
that we can make the casing just by stacking fundamentary elements?

Thanks!
There is a near infinite number of possibilities for the hobbyist.

You can solder scrap circuit board together, and make little boxes.

You can put things in tin cans that food originally comes with, indeed
I once tried some seitan that came a in a tiny can and while I wasn't
that happy with the food item, I bought some more for the cans.

Decades ago, someone at school was more interested in the finished product
than the electronics. So he'd buy kits, and then put his effort into
making nice wooden boxes for them. For some people, wood is something
they can work with easily.

Get a metal brake, and bend sheet metal for your boxes.

Electronic equipment that's tossed out can often provide interesting
boxes. Either the whole thing (such as an old stereo receiver with
the guts taken out and a new front panel, again circuit board
can be that panel), or inside where there may be small tin boxes
for shielding sections.

At least in North America, you can get metal utility boxes
that have two halves in the shape of a "u". I've cut those
down when a standard size has been too big.

Michael
 
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