Updated: Jul 11, 2022
In this video we will analyze DIY enclosure challenges and possible solutions. It may sound strange, but the biggest challenge for DIY projects is enclosure.
For a home project, it is almost impossible to process even mild steel. It is too hard to process with simple hand tools and you need a workshop.
A significant challenge is your final design weight as well. For practical applications aluminum, Plexiglas and plastic are materials that we can process at home or in a small workshop. For small electronic boards, you can get extruded aluminum enclosures for a price below 50 USD including shipment. Typically, somewhere around 30USD including shipment.
A completely different picture is with sizes of 20x30 cm. Prices are rocketing and shipment is about 60-100USD.
We need a different concept.
00:00:02 Problem statement
00:00:31 Aluminium extrusion
00:02:05 Requirements for prototyping enclosure
00:04:19 Competitive overview
00:06:03 Business considerations
00:08:00 Shipment package
00:10:57 Sample design
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