- Published: Thursday, 07 July 2016
- Written by Jon Chandler
At some point, many of our projects should go into an enclosure so that it looks nice or is projected from damage and even weather. Many styles of enclosures are available from Radio Shack (yes, they are still in business), Digikey and Jameco but cost can be high and finding exactly what you want can be difficult. Often, with a little ingenuity, enclosures can be found at hand. I've shown some different options here in the past for enclosures but you may be neglecting a great source of stylish enclosures as close as your bathroom - stick deodorant containers!
These come in different colors in a small range of sizes and some even have transparent end caps if you want to show some LEDs. These containers are nearly air-tight too, so a water-tight enclosure can be arranged with some judicious use of silicon sealant.
The pictures here show a couple of Old Spice Deodorant containers. A TAP-28 Plus board (98mm x 60mm) slides right in the larger container with about 12mm to spare in the length.Discuss this article in the forums (5 replies).