Acrylic controller case

Back when I first started the MPCNC project (burly) I made myself an acrylic case. It came out okay but had many design flaws that only came out when I needed to open it up (for modifications and such). Little by little I modded that case. Recently I decided I wanted to add joystick support. My old case wouldn’t be able to support it, so I decided to take a break from upgrading the router and upgrade the controller. I took all my design flaws and found solutions that I was very happy with. One big improvement was how I connected them all together. My last design used printed corners that allowed a nut on the inside that was hot glued in place. Well they never really stayed in place and just dropped into the controller. Now i used pressed inserts… SOO much better. Also the top lid was my access point. If I wanted access, I needed a screw driver. This round I used thumb screws. Also added an e-stop connector.

Best part was my work had this acrylic sheet as scrap!



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Forgot to show the bottom. This is for the board to cool. Placed on the bottom so chips and dust stay out

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Slick!

With the estop from Amazon. It’s ultimately wired to to the reset switch on the LCD panel

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That is the nicest case I have seen yet!

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Very pretty. I guess you’re always connecting via USB, and not using the SD card though?

Yes. My old case had an SD card extender, but I never used it anyway. My MPCNC has a dedicated computer and I just run everything though that.

Thank you! When I don’t have projects to make, I’m always trying to improve the machines I have. For me, looks are just as important as functionality :smiley:

Really excited to use the joystick!!!

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That’s really impressive.

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That is a really nice controller. Super clean. What controller are you using and how did you wire up the joystick? Was there custom firmware required to use it?

There’s a whole topic on here. I pretty much followed it. I use the Rambo full. I edit my own firmware but i think there’s a link to the firmware.

You have to scroll a bit down past the comments that Rambo is difficult to wire. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Also editing the firmware is super easy

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