It’s just a cheap clear plastic box! It should give a somewhat safe/stable area to prototype, with room for my large hands, and some extra components, wires, etc.
So, I’ve finally gotten around to picking up an Arduino to play around with. I’ve owned a couple books on programming/interfacing them for a while now, just to see if it would be something I would be interested in. So I finally took the plunge and bought a Mega 2560.
I have a black-box SDR (software defined radio) that I would like to control without a typical computer, and I think the Arduino should fit the bill.
However, I didn’t like just having the Arduino “out in the open”, I wanted to protect it a little, give myself a semi-permanent breadboard prototyping area, and be able to take it to work easily to work on it in my downtime. So I came up with this:
I cut out holes for the USB and power connections. This also acts as a “mounting point” for the Arduino. You could even mount some buttons, switches, pots/encoders, etc. in the lid or side.
I drilled a couple holes in the bottom of the box and used machine screws/nuts (and a dab of hot glue on each) to secure the two boards. Now I’m ready to play!