This product is sold through our reseller channel including Sparkfun (US) and Watterrott (Germany).
Finally, home-sweet-home for your Arduino projects! Made from sturdy, lightweight powder-coated aluminum, the Crib for Arduino case can accommodate either an Arduino Duemilanove or Arduino Mega with head room to spare for a shield like an Ethernet shield. This enclosure weighs only 5.6 oz (159 g) and is structurally very strong.
The baseplate is pre-drilled with hole patterns for both Arduino boards so you get perfect alignment and no hole drilling for board mounting.
Flanges on the lid let you mount your project anywhere with just 4 screws - bolt it securely under your desk or to the ceiling! Or just insert four rubber feet (not included) into the flange holes so your Arduino project can sit on your desk and not scratch it.
Finally, use the snap-in standoffs to quickly mount your board and go.
Crib for Arduino case comes with:
(1) pre-drilled baseplate
(1) blank faceplate
(1) Arduino faceplate
(10) self-drilling screws to secure the lid, base, and faceplates
(4) snap-in 3/16" standoffs for board mounting
Baseplate: 4.4" x 2.6"
Lid top, width: 2.72"
Lid base, width: 4.22" (base includes flanges)
Lid, length: 4.4"
Lid, height: 2.3"
Faceplates: 2.56" x 2.225"
5.6 oz (159 grams)
If you use the Ethernet Shield in your projects, we offer an optional Arduino Ethernet Shield faceplate that will bolt right on the front of the enclosure replacing the Arduino faceplate that comes with your Crib. The faceplates are easy to drill so you can add switches, LEDs or other controls on the front panel.
Photos show Arduino, Arduino Mega, and Arduino with Ethernet Shield - none of these boards are included. Ethernet Shield faceplate shown in some photos is optional, not included.
The following videos demonstrate the assembly of your Crib for Arduino case:
Assembling the Crib for Arduino Case for Arduino Mega or Ethernet Shield:
Assembly of your Arduino case is simple:
1) press snap-in standoffs into baseplate pre-drilled holes where the board will mount
2) press the Arduino onto the press-in standoffs to secure the board
3) mount the rear faceplate to the baseplate with a self-drilling screw (included)
4) mount the front faceplate to the baseplate with a self-drilling screw (included)
5) fit the lid over the baseplate and inside each faceplate end - the lid fits between the two faceplates
6) secure the lid, baseplate, faceplates with 8 self-drilling screws (included)
The first time self-drilling screws are used, they will produce metal shavings, so please be sure to blow out and remove the metal shavings after you've assembled the Crib for Arduino. It can be a good idea to assemble the enclosure without the electronics in it the first few times you put the enclosure together.
Looking for a DIN Rail solution for Arduino? Just bolt on one of our DIN Rail clips to the blank faceplate of the Crib for Arduino Case and you can mount your Arduino on a DIN Rail.
We're interested in developing additional faceplates to accommodate other shields. Sound off below in the "Questions?" feedback area and let us know what shield faceplates you'd like to see us make. Your suggestions are welcome.