From: Michael Tripp <iamdrscience@ho...> - 2006-09-23 02:04:22
> To: gumstix-users@...
> From: dave.poirier@...
> Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:26:16 -0500
> Subject: [Gumstix-users] Cases for MMCnetDUO
> Good evening everyone,
> Would anyone of you have pointers has to building/purchasing cases =20
> for a MMCnetDUO? I'm rather new to the custom-built world, I'm an =20
> handy guy but not sure where to start; any pointer would be greatly =20
> Thanks in advance,
> Dave Poirier
As far as purchasing cases, Craig Hughes was on here just yesterday talking=
about in the future having cases easily available for several (all? most?)=
gumstix and expansion board combinations via their "case-wrapping tool". U=
ntil those are available I don't know of anyone selling a case readymade fo=
r gumstix with an MMCnetDuo board.
As for making your own, there are a lot of options depending on what you're=
looking for. If you're looking for just /any/ case, you could try to find =
a project box that suits your needs. You can get project boxes from Radio S=
hack, Digikey or most other electronic parts suppliers (Jameco, Mouser, etc=
.). It might be a little hard to find a box the right size because you're u=
sing a netDuo board, but once you do, just figure out how to mount the boar=
ds in the box and cut some holes in it.
An easy way to make a more custom case would be to design a case with eMach=
ineShop ( http://www.emachineshop.com/ ). You can use their easy (but somew=
hat limited) CAD software to design a totally custom case and get an immedi=
ate price quote. However, this is probably only worth it if you're looking =
to order a large number of cases, not if you're just looking at making a ca=
se for yourself.
For smaller numbers of custom cases you could make a custom resin-cast case=
or something (try googling around about hobbyist resin casting if you're u=
nfamiliar with the process).
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