Laser-cut acrylic guards...

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A small cubiform stackable development platform.

Charles AylwardCharles Aylward 02/08/2016 at 08:144 Comments

A bit of a diversion, but I wanted to see what some laser-cut acrylic shields would look like (first time I've ever made anything with acrylic).

Small top and bottom guards on the main board + 16-chan servo controller configuration (there is enough space between the bottom acrylic and the main board to host a LiPoly):

Also, outer rings that can be stacked to make a solid case:

Here I have the small board-sized top and the rings together (they mount into a full pane on the bottom with appropriately spaced holes). Alternatively, one could just mount the boards on the standoffs without the board-sized top and use a full-sized pane on top (made with this batch, includes the engraving as well, but not shown)

You cannot see it well in this photo but there are also outer rings with cuts for a USB plug to fit in. They can also be oriented to provide access to the two user buttons, but was not done for this picture.


georgefomitchef wrote 02/13/2016 at 17:03 point

The best engraving with a diode laser

We would like to give 50 USD as a special prize for the best engraving using 2W or 3.5W

diode laser

Not necessarily Endurance L-Cheapo.

Please send your pictures to or place them in our facebook group:

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Craig Hissett wrote 02/08/2016 at 15:41 point

This is just incredible - this is going to be game changing for so many projects!

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Charles Aylward wrote 02/09/2016 at 01:09 point

Thanks for the encouragement! :)

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Craig Hissett wrote 02/09/2016 at 01:13 point

You're welcome buddy!

Now keep it up! :)

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