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Cheap + Good Cases / Enclosures - Continuing to Beat on this Topic

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#1 Chuckles


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:30 PM

Like many other newbies/lightweights, I looked around for something permanent-ish to hold my Netduino ][+ with an LCD and/or other gadgets. I followed a link to and uploaded it to, who quoted me ~$80. When an open holder costs more than my device, I am sure I am doing something wrong.


So.... Can anyone recommend a "big enough" case for a Netduino Plus 2 in the $20-$30 range? It seems like this should be easier to find than it is. I am sure I am missing something. Or maybe this is a market waiting to be cracked?





#2 cutlass


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

Anything 3D printed, or that has machine work will not be cheap.

You can get a cheap plastic case, use a Dremel, and make your own case.

BTW, if you don't have a Dremel, get a real Dremel (name brand) kit from Home Depot, etc.


Plenty to choose from:




Also, ebay has some cheap plastic cases.  IMHO, I've had much better luck with Digikey than ebay.



Dremel, accessories, kits, etc:


My suggestion:

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~$140 Having the flex shaft makes it much easier. :-)


Low cost basic kit:

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Good luck.

#3 baxter


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:03 PM

These are really nice boxes ($3),




Doing a bit of surgery with your Dremel and using double-sided tape, you can fit a whole project inside of them.  I have several and the lid is very durable.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:22 AM

These are very good value from $3,50,88

But do ensure that they can deliver before ordering - I've placed a few orders there and some items where backordered for a pretty long time.

EDIT: What about Arduino enclosures? There are lots at eBay.

#5 caEstrada


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:39 AM



I have used this



which resembles a PLC form factor.  You can buy it from

already have a board where you can mount your Netduino.  That board includes

the terminal screws to receive external signals.  That board already is perforated.



let me know if I can help.

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