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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:22 pm    Post subject: The MicroLab Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

And lastly,
here is a pic of a cool little box I found today.
I'm planning on building the smallest SL ever into it.
It's real aluminium framing, and the clear plastic is only about 2-3mm thick, but very tough.
The whole thing contained nothing more than a couple of lipglosses for little girls (they've gone to Felicity and Indigo) and cost AU$10
I couldn't believe such a perfect case would turn up so cheap!! Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nice!

I'm still looking for one myself. I was told to use one of those red plastic lunchboxes from the 1980s. Something with the A-Team or Knight Rider on it...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hey OPG, you could check out a company called "Harbor Freight", they have a lots of stores across the US.

www.harborfreight.com

They sell lots of cheap tools and whatnot, but they also have some cases for good prices, like this one:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=36870

They're lined with a 1/4" of foam rubber, and they're rock solid for the $$.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I was thinking about that, you can get some nice subminature-switches and minature pots ( can you get sub-minate pots? ) , how do you plan to do the pcb ? its about 160mm wide!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

They sell lots of cheap tools and whatnot, but they also have some cases for good prices, like this one:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=36870

They're lined with a 1/4" of foam rubber, and they're rock solid for the $$.[/quote]

Hey, that IS a good deal! I'm only working on the Weird Sound Generator now (my first project ever), but I plan on building the bigger Sound Lab next. I like the case!

The WSG is incredibly tiny, possibly smaller than a cigar box. This is good, because I would be able to afford more expensive raw materials (strange plastics and metals) from McMaster-Carr because I won't need much at all. But I still like the idea of gutting an old toy and using it as the case. That's what yard sales are for!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yeah,
the toystore near us has some big plastic Sci Fi laser guns. The soaker's have heaps of room for circuitry to.

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