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Arduino and Analog shield: any standard box or case?

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Hello,

My name is Simeon, I am postdoc at Purdue University. I'd like to use Arduino Uno and the Analog Shield for a quantum optics application. In a general effort to keep the setup organized and protect parts from damage, I enclose all PCB electronics into boxes or cases. So far, I have found all boxes and cases I need at DigiKey. However, for the {Arduino + Analog Shield} assembly, I have failed to find commercially available boxes with the correct dimensions, despite spending two hours looking for it. I called Digilent Customer Service, but they could not help me either. All I need is a metal or plastic box which keeps the two PCBs tight and preferably allows access to the connectors (basically, the Arduino USB and the Analog Shield's DAC ports). Although I could make some holes myself, I don't have the skills and time to design and machine the whole enclosure. Is anyone using a standard pcb box for these components from a common vendor?

Thank you in advance!
Simeon

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Hi @Simeon,

I have reached out to co-works to see if they have any input. Otherwise I will do some research tomorrow on to see if anyone has made anything like this here for the arduino uno and the analog shield.

cheers,

Jon

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Hello,

Unfortunately you won't find in Digilent exactly what you are looking for. But let's try to find something close to what you are looking for.

Let's consider that:

- Analog shield is longer than Arduino Uno, so let's think on Arduino Mega.

Analog-Shield-on-Arduino-Uno-Digilent.jp

- Analog Shield fits into Arduino Mega dimensions (see attached files), as it is 3.1" long, while Arduino Mega is 4.0 " long  (found on Internet).

Therefore we suggest you to look for a case for Arduino Mega and an (Arduino) Shield, it most probably accommodate your Uno + Analog Shield.

Maybe you can find one to buy, we took a look and only found this 3D model https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:943420.

The power connector and USB connector on Arduino Uno and Arduino Mega are positioned identically on the short edge of the case.

Good luck.

AnalogShieldDimensions.jpg

Arduino-Uno-Mega-Dimensions.png

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