With the release of the Adafruit PyBadge I thought I’d create a tutorial on making a case. What I thought would be a single video ended up becoming a three part series. This mini series we’ll walk through the process and show case tips along the way. We’ll learn how to design and model a parametric enclosure driven with user parameters in Fusion 360.
Part One – Initial Design
The first six minutes talks about PyBadge, MakeCode Arcade and the case. In this first installment we’ll import the PyBadge PCB and use a joint for placement. Create user parameters and sketch out the initial enclosure. Use construction planes and components to create the top and bottom parts of the enclosure.
Part Two – Cutouts
Picking up right where we left off, in this episode we’re going to create the proper cut outs for the buttons, display, neopixels, and light sensor. We’ll also create a stylish notch to expose the on/off switch and micro USB port. Excellent!
Part Three – Snap Fits
In the last installment of this mini series, we’re creating snap fit features. Instead of drawing them within the document, we’ll import it as an external component and customize user parameters to create snap sets with different lengths.
PyBadge PCB on Github
PyBadge Case Learn Guide
PyBadge Case Project Video
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