Circuit Skills: Electronics Enclosures, sponsored by Jameco Electronics


Every useful circuit board deserves a good enclosure. Providing a proper case for your circuit can protect it from accidental spills & falls – plus give it a cool look you can proudly show off even to those unfamiliar with soldering and such.

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Personally, I’m a big fan of designing & casing up my electronics projects. The sturdy & functional results always leave me feeling a little impressed with myself, and I’m often surprised at how useful the completed device can be. In the above vid, I set out to build a basic waveform generator for testing and experimenting – but I ended up with something I’m more likely to use for noise-jamming, synthing and well … just plain fun.

If you’d like to build your own waveform generator, check out the Function Generator Bundle over @ Jameco. It includes all the pots, switches, enclosure, kit, etc – just add wire & a 1k resistor (for the LED). If you do build one, be sure to let us know by leaving a comment or posting pics to the MAKE Flickr pool.

Oh – and in case it helps anyone, here’s the wiring diagram I followed in the video: