I received a shiny new Google Home Hub and I wanted to immediately mount it in my kitchen under my cabinets so I can use it as a recipe / music / news / video device. Unfortunately the home hub doesn’t include any provisions for mounting. So I decided to fix that.
You will need 2 25mm long M5 bolts and nuts, and a pair of wood screws to mount this. A cord management thingy is not a bad idea here either. Bolt the brackets to the main hanger, slip the google home in, then screw the thing to the underside of your cabinet. You may need a spacer to get proper fit here. Gravity holds it in place. it seems to stay pretty well, you may use some adhesive double sided tape to secure it more firmly if desired. The volume buttons and the rear microphone mute slider are still accessible from the back without dismounting the unit. It may be lifted out for cleaning or service as needed.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.