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3D CAD drawing:
Enclosure to mini PC


Contents:

  1. CAD enclosure to my PC's peripherals
  2. CAD new ideas, Power terminal enclosure
  3. 3D-print of Power terminal box
  4. Design of the lid and 3D-print
  5. Design of the L-bracket and 3D-print
  6. To be continued

Note:
I take no responsibility or liability for what are written here, you use the information at your own risk!


4, Design of the lid and 3D-print:

Info:

I need a lid to my Power terminal, the plan i that the Volt and Ampere meter will sit on this together with the main switch.


The lid:

3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

After a couple of hours I have the lid drawing finished. It's built in two levels to get it stronger, looks better too.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

When 3D-printing details that have an overhang it must be added support during the printing process, it can't print in the air. This is how the slicer designed the support. It's printed as a thin framework below the edge that need this support.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

First thing to do is to get rid of the support plastic. I used a sharp knife, be very careful, the plastic is hard and you don't want blood all over the place. Grounded the last down with a file.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

The 5 mm text is clearly seen.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

The 3.5 mm text can't be read at all.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

Time to install the Volt and Ampere meter.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

It was impossible to push it all the way down.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

Wrong in the construction I believe. The four spring loaded hooks collide with the display.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

File out four extended edges. But there is a problem, the frame of the instrument have the same size now as the opening.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

In place, but it don't fit very well anymore.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

A look at the backside, I shall widen the opening in the drawing.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

The main switch was much easier to install.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

The switch has a small LED the lit up when in on position. Under the black insulation on the red cable is a small resistor soldered to limit the current to the LED, 1'200 ohm.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

Lot of long cables, I couldn't nearly get on the lid.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

After I shortened the cables it was more space left and the lid slip in place (after some modifications).


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

Nice look with the lid in place.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

Power on.


3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

Big difference compare to the prototype board I had earlier. It will be a dream to use this power terminal.

Only one thing left, a L shaped bracket that connect this box with the mini PC.


Update:
Some small changes in the design.

3D CAD: Enclosure to peripherals equipment of the mini pC

Adjusted the edges to the instrument, moved the fuse terminal edge towards the front, bigger text.

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