How-To: Fabricate enclosures from copper-clad board

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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By Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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Copper-clad board is strong, lightweight, good-looking, and reportedly has EM shielding benefits desirable for low-power ham operators. Ken (wa4mnt) at QRP Builder has produced a nicely-detailed tutorial (PDF) that shows off the precise hand-work that goes into making his cases. Nuts can be soldered directly to the board to provide screw closures or other fittings. [via Hack a Day]

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