Enclosure Enclosure Enclosure

This time I made a box of lamp for a gift to my mom. I set my goal this week was to explore Container Store in NYC. Since it was around Black Friday when I went there, I got a pretty good deal, it was 30% off buying all stuff there.

 

Ideas

Ideas

 

Materials

I knew that I didn’t really have time this week due to doing my final project. So I just bought a nice bamboo square container from the container store. Since it was on sale, I got it only $4.99. Below is the materials that I used for making this enclosure.

Bamboo Container Square 6 x 9 in
Screws
Acrylic 1/8″
Foam Cardboard
A Pile of Junk Wood

 

Measurements

I wanted to make place holder for my circuit, so I needed to make sure all is measured accurately. To make exact measurement, I used digital caliper. I measured the height, weight, and thick of the box, the pile of wood, and also the components: Arduino, Breadboard, RGB Led, and battery place holder.

 

Making

Cutting the piece of junk wood

Band Saw in Tandon’s Makerspace
Using the band saw to cut piece of junk wood
Cuts of junk wood

 

Laser cut the place holder

Layer 1: Place holder for Arduino, battery pack, and breadboard
Layer 2: Place holder for RGB LED

 

Glue the pieces of wood for the corners.

Glue the pieces of wood
Pieces of wood are glued on the corner

 

Make a hole for switch toggle

Drill a hole

 

Make holes for screws on the corners

Drill a hole for screw

 

Place everything in an enclosure, enclosure, enclosure

 

Screw the top lid

Screwing the top

Color the acrylic

 

Final Result

I didn’t actually making the circuit since I didn’t have much time. So, in the image below, I was using a led from my week 1 project. And tadaa, it doesn’t that bad actually. My mom would (hopefully) be happy with this gift.

From the Side
Front View

 

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