Introduction: Totally Glueless - USB Drive Nest
I got kinda tired of the USB drives just floating on the Panduit wire raceway, so I decided to build them a home - a nest next to my WiFi Router.
I avoid glues - especially with plastic.
I wanted to make this easy - flat pack - no bending the plastic this time.
Step 1: Thanks to These Guys!
I went to Maker Case, where I could put my material thickness, box dimensions, screw size and length, and the box type,in the interface.
This next still uses about 12 screws with my tweaks - overkill, and next time I'll modify the drawing some for even fewer screws.
I'm using 1/8" acrylic -- in reality, about .118" thick not .125"
I'm using #8 @ 1/2" as the screw size.
Since I wanted this nest to be Totally Glueless, I chose T-slot edges, and my .svg file was downloaded to my computer..
Step 2: From Maker Case
Here's a shot of the .svg that Maker Case produced. I went ahead and tweaked it for my own needs in the next step.
Step 3: Ready for the Laser
I edited the .svg in Corel Draw and added the mounting wings - I wish I'd made the wings a bit larger.
I'm including the Corel Draw .cdr file and a .pdf with the drawing.
Step 4: Assembled and Mounted
With the 1/2" #8 screws, I assembled the box, then hung it on the wall to hold the hard drives.