While almost all the components required for electronics can be found on the Internet today, the variety of housings required for this is often less well-ordered. Many of the plastic copies sold by mail order are more reminiscent of cans for storing sandwiches than of the stylish housings of well-known device manufacturers, so that often only self-construction is an option. However, this often fails due to a lack of technical know-how
Our article in the current issue of Make 5/21 shows how an attractive housing can be easily manufactured using readily available materials. The resulting front panel height of 4 or 6 centimeters is a suitable dimension for many laboratory devices, which also allows several such housings to be stacked on top of one another.
Further topics in the magazine: Identifying CD covers with AI
AI project on the Raspberry Pi: Go to the CD shelf and choose an album with a dreamy look – our CD player revives this cultural asset, which is dying out in streaming times. The magical thing about it: You don’t even have to remove the silver disc to listen, it is enough to show the artificially intelligent player the cover.
There is more on the subject in issue 5/21 of Make.
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