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Old 01-22-2012, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Clear Acrylic Case for Motor Controllers

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Hi everyone,

While I think the Open ReVolt project has been fantastic, I've always wanted a case for it that was just a little bit cooler-looking.

I just saw a recent blog entry by somebody who is a member of the same workshop co-op as I that I thought would work perfect for this!

Here's his blog entry - BoxMaker | Milwaukee Makerspace

http://milwaukeemakerspace.org/wp-co...12/01/box3.jpg

In this case, he was just making a box, but if I applied the same idea to make a box that was just missing the bottom, and cut square holes in the ends for the bus-bars, it would make a great case for a controller! (It would be fun to show off the guts, and much easier to see the trouble-shooting LEDs!)

This box was made with the tabs accidentally too big. Since I have access to a laser cutter (I still don't know how to use it!) I could perhaps do the work to design a case and THEN MAKE SURE I SAVE MY WORK! I could make extras to sell as a low-cost kit and/or share the file so that other people could download that and make it themselves on their local laser.

I was also thinking that it would be VERY cool to have the Open ReVolt logo laser etched on the top of the case!

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