The project boxes we found online didn't work.
-The ones that were priced right were way too small to fit our components.
-The project boxes that were big enough didn't have windows.
-The ones that were big enough AND had a window (which never lined up with our status displays) were WAYYYY too expensive.
You can see here the price range of professional boxes:
So, it became obvious that we were going to have to build our own. This turned out to be the luckiest thing in the world because we were able to put together a DIY Project box that is cheap, easy, and quick to build. The added bonus being that the entire "front" of the project box is transparent which lets us see the status of ALL of our components. Awesome!
NOTE: We will be adding LEDs to this box too!
So how did we do it?
Step 1: Gather Materials -
1x - Tool box (17" x 12 1/2" x 3 3/4"
1x - Roll of weather stripping
1x - Sheet of backing board
1x - Cut to Adjust Sprinkler Neck (1/2" diameter)
Tools we used:
- Table Saw
- Jig Saw
- Belt Sander
- Gorilla Glue
- Utility Knife
Things we had on hand but didn't end up using:
- Expletives (this project went so smoothly we didn't end up needing to use any)