Introduction: Cabinet Mount for ESP32 and ESP8266
Sometimes it can be useful to install your ESP32 or ESP8266 based project in a cabinet and give it a professional look. This small enclosure kit will help you to bring your ESP based project on a DIN rail.The kit includes a prototyping PCB with integrated 5V power supply. So you can use for example 24V DC by the cabinet to power the ESP module inside the enclosure. On the pcb you will find 2 different assembly options for a ESP32 and ESP8266 module.
I will show you the usage of the ArduiBox ESP kit in this little instructable.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
- ESP or ESP8266 module (AZ-Delivery D1 Mini or AZ-Delivery ESP32 Dev kit C recommend)
- ArduiBox ESP Kit
- Soldering iron
- solder wire
- side cutting pliers
- cross slot screwdriver
Step 2: PCB Assembly
Please follow the attached construction manual for the pcb assembly. If needed, you can add additional circuits or modules (RTC, communication...) on the breadboard area. Beside the breadboard you will find all GPIO and power pins marked on the pcb.
Step 3: PCB Mounting
Please use the 2 self tapping screws to mount the pcb in the bottom shell.
Step 4: Place the ESP Module
Plug the ESP module of your choice onto the headers of the pcb.
Step 5: Open the Terminal Covers
Depending on the used terminals you have to remove the terminal covers of the top shell.
These covers comes with rated break points. You can remove it with a screw driver and a nose pliers
Step 6: Cabinet Mount
After mounting the top shell you be ready to mount the Arduibox in a cabinet