Diecast Aluminum Boxes

  • For those who will be getting kits soon, there are some diecast aluminum boxes that might fit the bill if you can route the holes right.

    http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?qs=6TxPMibg5tJVHViDNQnYGA%3d%3d

    10x10x4 about. Definitely deep enough to fit it all. They aren't cheap though. The sad thing is that a half a year ago they were half that price. Interestingly the ones that come with sealing are cheaper.

    http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?qs=QcGG04hj5i%252bqOPR%252bqjcqrA%3d%3d

    It's too bad there isn't a deltron 3030.

    Also, hammond makes a largist square box but I doubt this would fit it.

    http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?qs=lxPAlgZqN%2fwpzOkQSdwGwQ%3d%3d

    There are also some steel enclosures that might work, but they would probably bend under the pressure of button presses.

  • I've been looking at those too, but I don't like them.. they're too industrial and too high. I think the best solution for an all alu box would be to make it from extrusions and panels.

    http://wiki.port23.de/index.php/Creative.chaos.de/Enclosure_for_WRAP
    http://www.lincolnbinns.com/e-case.htm

    I've got some of those extrusions over here, I'll take some pictures later.