As my first really practical laser cutting project, I created an acrylic enclosure for a voltage regulator.
I used MakerCase to easily create a box-joint enclosure with the basic dimensions I was looking for, and used Adobe Illustrator to clean up the SVG file.
The best part of MakerCase: The SVG comes out ready to cut, no cleanup or offsets needed!
I added some holes for style (and airflow!), a logo mark, and holes for the electronic components.
The job cut easily out of 1/8″ cast acrylic, at around 20ma and 15mm/s.
My first version (frosted white) had the outlets on top, but by the second revision (clear, below), I concluded that the plugs belonged on the back side.
I am sure, in coming days, weeks, months, I will be creating MANY more enclosures using this technique.
|120VAC Dimmer Module||$5.89||Amazon.com|
|IEC Power Input||86¢||Amazon.com|
|Edison NEMA-15 Plug||33¢||Amazon.com|
|Scrap Acrylic For Enclosure||70¢||$1.40/lb from TAP Plastics|
|Rubber Feet||<$1||Local Hardware|
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