Using digital fabrication techniques like 3D printing and CNC milling engineers and makers can easily customize their projects while keeping the production costs low.
At ZMorph we recently designed and manufactured three custom Arduino cases with various applications in mind - for gaming, interior design, and student projects.
In this Instructable we’re sharing all three designs, their source files, and some tips on how to make them yourself.
All three cases for Arduino boards were originally made using our own ZMorph 2.0 SX multitool 3D printer, but you can use these free source files with any kind of software, 3D printers or CNC milling machines.
3D printing remains one of the best ways to create custom Arduino cases. For gaming-related projects, we created a case that resembles a classic arcade table and printed it from ABS filament. There’s a plexiglass cover on top of the case with holes for Pac-Man pins that were also printed from ABS.
We used standard settings for ABS printing with 0.2 mm layer height.
1.8 mm drill was used for CNC cutting the plexiglass top, and 1.2 mm drill for engraving Uno logo on top of it.
To assemble this Arduino case you’ll also need four M3x10 screws.