I for one am definitely interested in knowing the process.  I'm wanting to build a case for my project as it's going to simply be a pocket linux system and obviously I want it to be as sleek as possible.  Is it possible to make the casing smooth and professional looking?  I don't have any experience with the materials you listed, is it hard to do?

Thanks,
Drew



> Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:32:24 -0700
> From: chris.armour@rogers.com
> To: gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Power & USB connections
>
>
> Hi Drew,
>
> I am thinking that is probably the simplest approach. I have seen references
> to the power connector being available from Digikey, so I will look into
> that. I probably have room in the case for batteries, but that is down the
> road.
>
> I made the case out of fiberglass and West System epoxy resin
> (www.westsystem.com). This is incredibly tough, but also very easy to
> machine, drill & tap etc. To make internal supports I used Shapelock
> (www.shapelock) which is a mouldable high density plastic that is easily
> shaped by hand at low temperature but is hard as a rock when cooled.
>
> If folks are interested, I will post a gallery of photos of the process
> somewhere public.
>
>
> Andrew Higginson wrote:
> >
> > Even though I've posted a number of times without a single reply yet,
> > I'll give it a go.
> >
> > Have you thought about getting a usb mini extension then snipping it
> > down and mounting one end in the case, then getting a suitable power
> > connector from an electronics store and linking it up to the console
> > board (very easy once you have the connector). You could even put a
> > lithium battery charger circuit in there and mount the power IN socket
> > on the case and hook the system power output to the power IN on the
> > consoleLCD board.
> >
> > I don't suppose you solved my problem with your setup have you? Managed
> > to get everything to line up on top of each other so the netwifi doesn't
> > hang over the edge of the screen?
> >
> > How did you make your case? I'm moving gradually away from the idea of
> > paying a premade case as there's so many variables in this kind of
> > system layout.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Drew
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: gumstix-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net
> > [mailto:gumstix-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of
> > Torchris
> > Sent: 25 March 2008 15:18
> > To: gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net
> > Subject: [Gumstix-users] Power & USB connections
> >
> >
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I am working on building a case for my verdex-netwifimicrosd-LCD console
> > combo. I have something that I am reasonably happy with (although my
> > wife
> > thinks it looks like the Professor from Gilligan's Island built it out
> > of
> > coconuts). See images below (if the image insert feature on Nabble
> > works):
> >
> > http://www.nabble.com/file/p16275901/IMG_3121_resave.jpg
> >
> > http://www.nabble.com/file/p16275901/IMG_3125_resave.jpg
> >
> > It will look better once it is painted!
> >
> > My problem is I have this ugly cutout in order to reach the power & USB
> > connectors on the LCD Console board. Can anyone suggest an easy way to
> > break
> > these out to connectors I can mount on the case? Can these be broken out
> > from the Console LCD or off of the Verdex itself? I have poked around
> > Nabble
> > & the Wiki but not found a very clear explanation of how to do this. No
> > doubt others would also be interested.
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Chris Armour
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