Week 4 — Enclosure

I wanted to make an enclosure for my Pcom Project, which is an piano/octave.

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Breadboard View

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So what I will need for the control pannel:

8 buttons for 8 notes; A power switch.

I bought a bamboo kitchen drawer from the container store to use it to hold my arduino.

Then I started to make the control panel. The first thing is to measure dimension of every component. IMG_3624.JPG

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The hardest dimension to get is that of the box’s dimension. It took me three test on cardboard to get it right. And even it is right on the cardboard. I found that it is a little bit off to cut on wood.

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Then I started to create laser cut files to build the control panel.

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After I cut the first hole for my button, I realized it was too small to squeeze the button into. And if I make it 0.02inch bigger, it doesn’t really stay.

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So I used hot glue to fix it.

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Now I had to work with the first hole I drilled which is to small for my button. I am not sure if this is the best way to do it, but I used a Dremel to sand it. And this is so hard. It took me about one and a half hours..

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I tried to hard to push the button in that my wood cracked…..

But finally it fits in.

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