CLASS 004 - ENCLOSURE

For the enclosure assignment, I am making a snow globe like piece. 

Laser cut an ellipse out of the acrylic sheet, made sure it was a little bit larger than the actual diameter of the semi-sphere.

Laser cut an ellipse out of the acrylic sheet, made sure it was a little bit larger than the actual diameter of the semi-sphere.

Sketching out the composition and dimensions.  

Sketching out the composition and dimensions.

 

Not that accurate. The height of this enclosure is designed to fit in a cooling fan along with an Arduino, I have cut out small walls for them to sit in, will update photos.

Not that accurate. The height of this enclosure is designed to fit in a cooling fan along with an Arduino, I have cut out small walls for them to sit in, will update photos.

I cut 1/8 inch extra, somehow it could have been smaller, but still fitted alright.

I cut 1/8 inch extra, somehow it could have been smaller, but still fitted alright.

Piecing all the laser cut parts together. For the side parts I used 1/4 thick, 12" x 24'' acrylic sheet, and it took almost 3.5 hours to cut it through on the 50W cutter. 

Piecing all the laser cut parts together. For the side parts I used 1/4 thick, 12" x 24'' acrylic sheet, and it took almost 3.5 hours to cut it through on the 50W cutter. 

I added two long stops for the lid, so it will stay put when covering the bottom part. It was a tricking process to align them right.  

I added two long stops for the lid, so it will stay put when covering the bottom part. It was a tricking process to align them right.
 

For the next assignment, I will continue to design the snow globe, adding on copper mesh and rubber tube.