3D Printed Case for Meshies

#1

I found a case that works for the gotenna mesh. It is on thingiverse. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:961949

I used Cura to double its size and convert the files to g-code. It slices the object and gives directions to the 3D printer.
CURA_BOX

Here is my LulzBot Taz 5. It took a little over 5 hours to print the case out of ABS plastic.

TAZ_CASE (1)

And the finished product

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Car top mounting options
3D model for mesh case
#2

This is neat!
Have you considered adding a USB port and insulation to make the enclosure water tight?

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#3

There is a flange on the cover that is a perfect fit inside the cavity of the box and will make a water tight fit with a small bead of silicone.

This box is so versatile… a water tight USB would be great, didn’t know there was such a thing! After searching they seem to run $25.

If I keep with the maker theme, I cound print the blue plate seen here and glue it on the cover:

Or add threads to the case I already printed and add a cap to the bottom or side:

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#4

So I am going to try this without a battery. :crazy_face:

Power…

Stepdown DC to DC converter…

Do I need a diode to the solar panel or from the converter to the goTenna Mesh to make everyone play nicely?

Justin

#5

Looking to make an adjustable solar panel mounting bracket. Found this for measurments:

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#6

I made a frame for the solar panel. 3M outdoor mounting tape will attach panel to the frame.

First test shows the panel a complete failure with .03 A output. The goTenna mesh flashed red as the capaciters discharge their voltage into the usb cable. I will hook up an osiliscope to verify V and A. :cry:

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