The SparkFun enclosure now in clear! This is a very simple, but surprisingly handy project box designed by SparkFun. The box comes with three plastic pieces and includes 4 screws. The insert on the end of the box can be CNC milled (or just dremeled out by hand) for connectors, LEDs, switches.
The bottom section of the enclosure has a unique pattern of raised dots. These dots are on a 0.2" grid. Our plastic standoffs fit nicely onto the 0.09" diameter dots. This allows for a large number of standoff configurations. Using our plastic standoffs, you can mount any shaped board into the enclosure. A small amount of super glue or hot glue will make the mounting permanent.
The outer corners of the SFE box also fit a Eurocard sized PCB (100x80mm). This makes the SFE box ideal for enclosing Olimex and other large development boards.
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Skill Level: Competent - You might need to break out the power tools. Nothing beyond a power drill or rotary tool should be required, but you might have a hard time with just a screwdriver and hammer. Cutting holes into plastic or metal might be required.
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Fit a 3" rectangular board: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/retired/8815
And a Particle Photon on headers easily. It is also sturdy enough that two of them have large (9") wifi antenna mounted to the box without any problems.
This is an excellent case for projects. Since it is clear on can see the full beauty of the electronics. On top, one can see status leds, displays, etc, without making complicated cutouts in the case. Unfortunately, Sparkfun had to put their massive logo right in the middle. Fortunately, with some sandpaper (waterproof, 400, 800,1000, 1200,then 2000) and some polishing compound one can sand it away. The case is especially suitable for handheld projects, because it really fits into the one hand. The idea of the dotted grid is really nice, unfortunately they stopped it in the middle for an opaque window. In conclusion: this case without the logo on the cover and finished grid would be excellent!