Step 2: Enclosure

Picture of Enclosure
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I decided to laser cut a custom enclosure for my project.  I designed the enclosure using AutoCAD, Autodesk 123D Make, and Corel Draw, and I've included corel draw and adobe illustrator 2D files as well as the STL, and DWG files from this process below.  If you do not have access to a laser cutter, you can use my 2D files a guide and drill the necessary holes in a project enclosure of some kind.  Figure 4 shows the holes that should be drilled on the front panel:

(3x) 7mm holes for gain, freq, and PWM pots
(3x) 7mm holes for four push buttons- sin, saw, tri, and pulse
(1x) 10mm hole for audio out
I cut out shapes of all four waveforms in the front of the enclosure so that I could backlight them with indicator LEDs, you may choose to just drill four 5mm holes for these LEDs in the front panel of the enclosure, place one LED under each momentary switch.
Also include a rectangular (11mm tall, 12mm wide) cutout somewhere on the side of the enclosure for the arduino's usb port.

I made my project enclosure out of wood, so I had to glue all the pieces (except the bottom) together with wood glue.  I will attach the bottom panel on later in this instructable.


LanoraB22 days ago

I have been disappointed with it.

When I open these files, all I see is a box. I don't see any of the laser cuttable panels. Could you please make these available, or, alternatively, if they are there and I'm just not able to see them, could you please show me how to access them?

amandaghassaei (author)  maxwelljets1 year ago

try the .cdr, you may have to instal corel draw.

donkeyknee2 years ago
good one
58custom3 years ago
>and I've included EPS, STL, and DWG files from this process below.

I do not see the files. Where can I find them, please?