I was thinking a way to hold my BeagleBoard. My initial idea were fix
the screws in a shape but I found a small box (used in power supply).
So I make necessary machining and the result would be viewed in
I expect encourage other to create packaging for BB. Any comments
will be appreciated.
What are the overall dimensions of the box?
Depending on your use, I like to see LEDs so I use one at
http://specialcomp.com/beagleboard/DSCN0403.JPG with some custom nylon
screws and spacers to keep board off my shelf surface. I use spacers
so I can turn assembly in any orientation without board moving in
Honestly, the case from Special Computing can’t be beat. It has everything I would want if i was making one myself from scratch.
I have also ordered a new one they sell that allows you to enclose an LCD touch screen along with an expansion board and the Beagleboard in a clear case.
I’ll post my findings on it’s ease of operation in the next few weeks.
Honestly, the case from Special Computing can't be beat. It has everything I
would want if i was making one myself from scratch.
I have also ordered a new one they sell that allows you to enclose an LCD
touch screen along with an expansion board and the Beagleboard in a clear
I'll post my findings on it's ease of operation in the next few weeks.
The design made by Special Computing is great and I agree that perfect
for BB. My intention here was to show a "creative" way to made an
enclosure for beagle. This box costs less than US$ 3.00
I'll wait your review.
You should add your case design on the Beagleboard projects page:
Best of luck with your project,
your design is very similar to one i was looking at doing as an injection molded case:
the photos are of SLS prototype. the project was halted mainly due to the uncertainty of the physical characteristics of future beagle boards.
This thread is a little old, but I thought I’d add my input
You could make your own custom enclosure using a 3D prototyping service such as Shapeways.
I made this custom bezel for a Luminary micro display module, but the same principle can be used for BeagleBoard.
The model was made using Blender (GPL 3D modeller) then uploaded to Shapeways. 10 days later I had my model.
It was made using their “White Strong and Flexible” material (WSF) which is a laser sintered nylon powder.
It can be quite cost effective for one-offs, this model cost £35 (approx 55 USD).
There are a few tricks to getting your upload to work, such as minimum wall thickness and ensuring your model is manifold. Shapeways has an active forum that is very helpful for any problems.
The cost is based on volume, so you really need to minimise your model size and thickness to keep the price down. They are based in the Netherlands, but they ship world wide (included in calculated price).
P.S. I have no affiliation to Shapeways. “Other 3D rapid prototyping services are available”