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Re: UDOO case?

Postby josolanes » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:14 pm

^ Great information, thanks @Patola!
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Re: UDOO case?

Postby mkopack » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:55 pm

Yeah thanks! That at least lets us know whether it'll work or not. I consider it a "good first try" that was done without having an actual unit to test it with. but I agree, it would be nice if the author of those files would allow people to derive off it since it's not really usable as is...

Assuming I'm not dealing with tons of house moving stuff the week of Thanksgiving, I plan to spend the whole week learning the CAD package and trying to design something up. I don't have a 3D printer, but I do have access to a laser cutter/engraver at work, so I might try to do something like this (which is for the Pandaboard):

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:18645
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Re: UDOO case?

Postby gryphius_g » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:56 pm

I'm working on a printable case. you will be able to customize it directly on thingiverse, (select which ports should be open/closed)

customizer preview: http://www.thingiverse.com/apps/customi ... _id=170243

it's still work-in-progress, but I think I should have something usable in the next few days.

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openscad source is at https://github.com/gryphius/makerbot/bl ... _case.scad if someone wants to play around or join development
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Re: UDOO case?

Postby fuzzyfuzzyfungus » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:50 am

My CAD is pretty rudimentary; but I've had a go at an alternative to 3D printing, which should be more amenable to assembly with basic hand tools (if you don't mind getting your hands dirty and can cut a reasonably straight line) or relatively simple machine shop operations:

The basic idea is a simple 'sandwich' design. On the bottom is a baseplate, 120mm by 96.5mm (so, if centered, the UDOO PCB has 5mm of material on each side for a modicum of protection, without making the ports hard to reach. The baseplate has holes matching the locations of those on the UDOO PCB. If you want to use standard PC motherboard standoffs, these should be 6-32 tapped, if you find it easier to source the standoffs used in D-sub connectors (eg. VGA, serial, DVI) you'll want 4-40. (The attached baseplate file has 2.2mm holes, which should suit 4-40 screws, 6-32s would be better off with more like 2.7, with the caveat, in both cases, that all metal screws are somewhat self-tapping if you use acrylic or polycarbonate and all steel screws are slightly self tapping if you use aluminum and a little violence...)

Above the baseplate and the standoffs goes the UDOO itself.

The top plate is similar to the baseplate; but cut to try to expose the headers without totally sacrificing protection. The uploaded rough-cut has no tolerances for the 2.54mm headers(so those cut-outs will have to be a bit larger, depending on the tolerances of the process); but the cutout area on the bottom right, while slightly arbitrary, should expose all the headers located there.

The whole assembly is then secured by screws driven down through the top plate and into the headers on the bottom plate, with nylon spacers of suitable length(still to be measured) keeping the top plate an appropriate distance from the UDOO(whether you want the 2.54mm headers slightly above the top plate, perfectly flush, or slightly sunken can be ajusted to taste by trimming the spacers).
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Re: UDOO case?

Postby fmc159 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:41 pm

I also have designed a case for the QUAD. I only have access to a laser cutter so have designed a simple laser cut perspex design, consisting of 6 plates forming the walls and top and bottom in 3mm perspex. It all clips together without any glue or screws. There are cutouts to access access all ports and an easily removable top for access to the GPIO pins. The UDOO board itself will be held up by metal PCB standoffs. Unsure of pricing as of yet if anyone wants to buy, but feel free to register your interest, or add your thoughts on the design! Photos will follow once I get my board!
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Re: UDOO case?

Postby Lifeboat_Jim » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:03 pm

Thanks to all, it's great to have options, different sizes & materials etc.
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Re: UDOO case?

Postby Roberto » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:23 pm

@gryphius_g

I started developing a case in openscad too, but you seem to be way ahead. I really wanted to design because without mouse ears it will be a very difficult print. You solved my problem :D

Think I will try to print it today.

Thank you!
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Re: UDOO case?

Postby nayma » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:05 pm

Hi I've printed the case :D

As you can see I've been able to connect the imx with the sam, running arduino IDE nicelly.

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Re: UDOO case?

Postby mkopack » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:24 pm

Is the the one I posted the link for that somebody said was 2% too small? Either way, that looks pretty good!
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Re: UDOO case?

Postby gryphius_g » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:06 pm

@Roberto: Please let me know if your case came out ok. I'm currently having troubles printing (warping issues, even with the mouse ears). The bottom part should be ok but I haven't been able to test the top yet, so I don't know if it fits and if all the positions are correct.
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