Back from SC with a BeagleBone case
May 28, 2012 3 Comments
I just got back from a one week vacation to North Myrtle Beach, SC visiting my grandmother. The whole time we were there, I was looking for potential BeagleBone cases everywhere I could. I finally found one when we stopped at a flea market on the way home. It’s a very nice wooden box that’s just about a perfect size for the BeagleBone, a cape or two, and some extra room for WiFi modules, etc.
As mentioned before, the BeagleBone fits in quite nicely. Here you can see the ‘Bone sitting in the box (it’s sitting so high because I’m temporarily holding standoffs onto the board using screws that are way too long).
The box wasn’t cheap ($23), but it was hand-made by the guy who sold it to me, it seems well-built, and it looks very nice. I thought it seemed like a fair deal, so I bought it. I’m not quite sure how I’ll mount the ‘Bone inside, though. The box’s sides are too thick for most panel-mount connectors I’ve found at reasonable prices, so it might be best to just drill holes carefully for all the connectors on one side, and leave the other side’s connectors internal. I also might want to remove the felt from the bottom of the box before drilling holes to mount the BeagleBone. Or maybe I could just drill the holes right through the felt. That wouldn’t have any terrible consequences, right?