How do I cut a small rectangular hole in plastic?
July 26, 2014 10:15 PM Subscribe
I'd like to tidy up my Raspberry Pi projects by putting them in custom cases. The pre-made cases have holes for every port, which I don't need (and sometimes I have sensors and other things that need holes of their own). I have some plastic project boxes, but I'm not sure how best to cut the holes I do need.
For example, I always need a hole for the USB power plug. That's a very small rectangular hole. Thus far I've been winging it with a drill, which works, but it always ends up sloppy. The plastic is too thick and hard to effectively cut with an xacto knife. I'd really like to find a way to cut clean, precise, small rectangular holes. Is this something I could do with a Dremel? Other suggestions? I'm pretty good at electronics, and software isn't a problem, but this kind of hardware stuff has never been my string suit, so feel free to explain tools and techniques as if I'm completely clueless....