Normally, when I start a project, I use prototyping boards to mount the components and develop the software. When the project is finish, I always have the same trouble: in witch box or enclosure I put the electronics? If you don’t have this in mind at the start of the project, it could be a serious problem. In these years, I discover that is more easy to first find and enclosure and then develop the electronics that do it backwards. Also, I usually develop systems for both indoor / outdoor, so protection against rain and humidity usually it’s a must. For these reasons, I decide to find a good enclosure and develop a prototyping board to use with it. In this post you’ll see the results!
- Small size: 100x100x45 mm
- IP55 protection, that means protection against dust and water jets (for more info about IP codes, you can visit the wikipeda http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code)
- Halogen free
- Impact resistance IK08
- Dimensional stability from -25ºC to +85ºC
The measures of the box are shown in the next figure:
The Prototype PCB
The design of this PCB is trivial, only has holes spacing 100 mils! Also, it includes some texts and logos on both layers. Here you can find all the specs of the board, including measures, distances, hole sizes: PCB_FMT_BREADBOARD
- 2014/06/27: Order received
- 2014/06/30: At board house (two days)
- 2014/07/07: Shipping (seven days)
- 2014/07/18: Boards received, so, only three weeks for all the process.
Now, the final test, put the board inside the box to see if fits good. And the result was successful! All the holes matched, I use M3 screws to fix it, here’s the result:
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