5 posts tagged with electronics by Charlie Lesoine.
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How to get a plastic case made for a prototype product.

I am making a prototype of a consumer electronic device, the final product will be housed in plastic. I want to get a case made for the prototype that will resemble the final product. The case design is nothing complicated, essentially a rectangular box with some rounded corners and some holes for buttons, etc. I have designed the look of the outside of the case in adobe illustrator (top, bottom, front, rear and side views). The case will have a top shell and a bottom shell that fit together. What is the best way to go about getting maybe 2 cases made for prototypes? I am thinking either cnc or 3d printing, but I don't know what the best route to making a 3d model is from adobe illustrator or anything...
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Jan 18, 2013 - 16 answers

howto convert a BMP file to a gerber file for PCB fabrication

What's the easiest way to convert a bmp of a simple one layer circuit board into a gerber file? Or...into a circuit board, I'd like to get them fabricated by a company, not sure which one.
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Jan 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Suggest some online stores for DIY electronic gadget making.

Can you recommend some good stores like http://www.goldmine-elec.com/ and http://www.sparkfun.com/ I'm looking for little motors, gears, metal rods, rubber rollers/grommets as well as electrical components.
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Dec 3, 2009 - 20 answers

How to teach myself audio electronics

I'd like to teach myself electronics with a focus on audio. I'm starting with this book. What should I do/read from there? [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Nov 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Where to buy electronic components in Los Angeles

Looking for somewhere to buy electronic components in Los Angeles, possibly in bulk ammounts. Things like resistors, capacitors, op-amps, LEDs. I'm imagining a great big store with aisles and aisles of switches, knobs, project enclosures, components, wires and soldering irons. [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Jul 8, 2009 - 6 answers

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