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Choosing the right enclosure for your electronics project

07 October 2022

Moving from a prototype to a final version of a project requires several key decisions, including choosing an enclosure that meets the project’s requirements. Often, the case is an afterthought, which can negatively impact the design and functionality of a project you’ve worked on for many hours. This article summarises enclosure options and gives you a few tips and tricks on when to use each type of case in your project.

Using a pre-made case
Using an off-the-shelf electronics enclosure, sometimes referred to as a project box, is the most straightforward option for many makers and projects. Pre-made cases come in all shapes and colours, and you can often also choose materials specifically tailored to different project environments.

ABS enclosures are the most common type. This flexible and durable plastic offers a fantastic mix of properties that work fine in most projects. However, ABS alone is not UV resistant.

Read the full article in DPA's October issue

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