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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

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


5, Design of the L-bracket and 3D-print:

Info:

I don't know if I will have much use of this bracket. It's a L-shaped bracket that connects the Power terminal to the mini PC. But because it's easy to design and print it out I make one.


The L-bracket:

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

This L-bracket connect to the mini PC by two cylindrical guiders and one screw. At front, the two M6 screw holes that connect to the Power terminal.


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

The upper side of the L-bracket that connect to mini PC and Power terminal.


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

Bottom side with the guide and screw holes. The big elongated hole is for the cooling of the computer.


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

The two guide holes connect to the pads on PC. Only one tiny screw hold it to the PC, but not much I can do about it. The wall on the backside stabilized it.


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

 Mounted on the mini PC it act as a foot.


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

Next is to mount the Power terminal on the L-bracket.


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

Two M6 screws hold it in place. I made the base 7 mm thick to let the screw heads sunk into it.


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

Finished.


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

Much easier to handle in the dark now.


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

The mini PC is the Asus EeeBox EB1012P. It has 6 USB ports, four USB 2 and two USB 3. From the beginning I connect all my devices direct to it. Now with the new USB Hub mounted on the mount I only use one of the USB 3 port to connect to that USB Hub, and one more USB 2 port to the GPS receiver. The CPU is an Atom D510, 1.67 GHz and 2 GB RAM. It can handle up to 4GB RAM, some earlier owner has already installed 4GB RAM. It's on the limit to handle all task I have load it with. I have Windows 8 installed, from the beginning it was Windows 7. What I can do is to replace the HD with a SSD, then I also save some power.

Overview of AUS EeeBox series:

Now the Power terminal is finished, what I can do in the future is if I find a more compact fuse terminal is to build a thinner enclosure. When out on the field I normally have this PC in the same thermo insulated box where I have the big car battery. The heat from the PC helps the battery to give some more power out in the cold.

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