Vents for project cases

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Vents for project cases

Case With Dots
Vanya writes –

For most of the electronics projects I build for fun (power supplies, function generators, code keyers, 555 timer circuits, etc.), I usually just head to the local Radio Shack and buy one of their cheap plastic project cases. Unfortunately, these cases don’t have vents or fan ports, a desirable feature to have with circuits that dissipate a lot of heat, so I have to “drill my own”. I’ve since developed a quick and accurate technique to create these vents that others might find useful.

Make Your Own Vents In Electronic Project Cases – The Lyzrd’s Stomp – Link.

4 thoughts on “Vents for project cases

  1. JackANSI says:

    I’ve used that tape meant for drywalling that has holes in it to do this for years. Great to see it getting picked up!

  2. RobCruickshank says:

    For drilling nice round holes in plastic cases, get a Unibit:
    http://www.irwin.com/irwin/consumer/jhtml/brandProducts.jhtml?brand=Unibit
    Twist drills tend to grab, particularly in larger sizes.
    The Unibit will set you back a few bucks, but you’ll find yourself drilling holes just for the sheer pleasure of it.

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