A week ago I bought my first Arduino (Duemilanove aka. 2009). I'm a student on university 100 km from home. Every weekend I go home and naturally I want to bring my Arduino with me. So I decided to make a housing for my Arduino. First I wanted to make it from plastic, but then I saw iPod nano box... and it was perfect.
What you need:
- iPod nano box
- some sandpaper
- 2 screws
p.s.: sorry for bad resolution pictures, I only had my iPhone :)
Step 1: The Box
iPod box is made from 3 parts - bottom (inside there are instructions), divider (witch holds iPod) and top. I took instructions out and turn box up side down.
I sand the edges of the divider to make it smaller and to fit inside the upper part. When I put divider inside the upper part I turn it around so that it stands on iPod holders. (I could glue divider and upper part together, but there was no need)
Step 2: Mounting Arduino and Making the Hole for USB (and Power Supply)
I mounted Arduino with 2 screws (because the third hole was directly above iPod holder). I make them a little bit shorter.
Step 3: That's It !
Well that' s just put Arduino (mounted on a divider) inside the box.
Some pictures of the final thing.