No matter how good is your electronic project; without a nice looking enclosure, it will look awful, it won’t generate the same level of interest and it could also be complicated to operate.
Of course you can use cardboard or even wood but there is one way and just one way of making things right: 3d modeling and 3d printing.
Unfortunately there are no shortcuts and you will have to learn several steps with incremental knowledge. This books was written for the electronic enthusiast in mind, so only required theory and tools will be considered and not the entire modeling universe, which covers years of training.
We will start with basic Fusion 360 program operation, then we will directly start with a simple electronic front cover, then complete boxing, then snaps, nuts and even exciting forms and shapes including combination with other materials like glass or acrylic for a professional looking enclosure.
What requirements do you need? Not much. Just a free version of Fusion 360 software. You can even use a 3d printing service by mail, so there is nothing to purchase.
Are you ready? Let’s start with good looking enclosures for your own projects right away.
Table of contents
- Fusion 360 free download and installation
- Simple enclosure front
- Custom shape enclosure front
- Bottomless box
- Design considering support
- Complete enclosure with screw
- Crazy shapes with Loft
- Patterns, decorations and skeletons
- Final notes
Minimalistic electronic enclosure step by step video
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