Mark Roland

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Microcontroller Case

Microcontroller Case Microcontroller Case Microcontroller Case

March 2004 — Lawrence, KS

This case was designed and built to hold the Motorala M6HC12 microcontroller board that I was using in my engineering classes. I think the board cost about $100 and it was constantly being moved around in my backpack. The board needed to be easily accessible for use during labs, so I fastened the lid using thumbscrews that could easily be removed. One side features an array of holes for ventilation that I made by designing the pattern in Adobe Illustrator, printing it, taping the design to the acrylic and using the drill press to the pattern. This was a very fun extracurricular project for me and one of my first chances to merge my design, fabrication and engineering skills.

Dimensions: 5.00" x 2.00" x 8.00"

Media: Acrylic

Tags: Industrial Design