View Poll Results: Enclosure or Case for the Fusion Brain

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  • We don't need no stinking cases

    7 30.43%
  • I would like a plastic case designed specifically for the Fusion Brain

    13 56.52%
  • Option 2 is good and all, but too expensive for my tastes

    2 8.70%
  • I would like a metal case designed specifically for the Fusion Brain

    3 13.04%
  • Option 4 is good and all, but too expensive for my tastes

    3 13.04%
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Thread: Enclosure for Fusion Brain. Would you want one?

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    A sealed enclosure could lead to substantial heat buildup and that wouldn't be good for the FB, would it?

    How about instead of an enclosure, design a mounting bracket with standoffs that can be attached to anything? That bracket could be used in an enclosure if the user so desired or it could be attached to something underneath the dash, in the trunk or wherever.
    Thanks,

    Dan

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    maybe instead of creating a enclosure from scratch, sell some premade enclosures and market what they can fit(ie. a fb and 4 auto relays...)-- it might not be a perfect solution, but might be more cost effective than trying to come up with a very small production custom option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    maybe instead of creating a enclosure from scratch, sell some premade enclosures and market what they can fit(ie. a fb and 4 auto relays...)-- it might not be a perfect solution, but might be more cost effective than trying to come up with a very small production custom option.
    Well I figure this is something that normal hobbiest could do by themelves. I figure those that want a case built, probably want it customized to perfectly fit the FB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan2008 View Post
    A sealed enclosure could lead to substantial heat buildup and that wouldn't be good for the FB, would it?
    Indeed. And it would be impracticle for the majority of people IMHO. Sealed may be used in some applications but I am sure that 99% of people dont need or even want the hassle of a sealed enclosure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan2008 View Post
    How about instead of an enclosure, design a mounting bracket with standoffs that can be attached to anything? That bracket could be used in an enclosure if the user so desired or it could be attached to something underneath the dash, in the trunk or wherever.
    That's an idea... I never even thought of that. And bending some metal sheets with cutouts is cheaper than building a full enclosure. Perhaps a metal adapter for a premade enclosure. I like your thinking.

    Personally I would still prefer a case of some sort, but that seems like a more viable option
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

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    Indeed. And it would be impracticle for the majority of people IMHO. Sealed may be used in some applications but I am sure that 99% of people dont need or even want the hassle of a sealed enclosure.
    Yeah, but with the quantities you are talking about a case would be expensive to make.

    Someone like mx270a might be able to get away with a sealed enclosure sinnce he uses the tractor in cool weather, but in the summer it would probably cook the brain.

    That's an idea... I never even thought of that. And bending some metal sheets with cutouts is cheaper than building a full enclosure. Perhaps a metal adapter for a premade enclosure. I like your thinking.
    Originally I was thinking of just a flat piece of stock (metal or plastic) with traditional standoffs for the mount points but thinking more about it, if you made it from bent metal you wouldn't even have to use traditional standoffs...just a tab bent to hold a screw for each mount point.

    Let the user decide how to mount it--screws, double-stick tape, whatever. That way the only holes that would need to be punched would be for ther FB mount points.

    You wouldn't even have to use screws to mount the FB...you could use plastic, friction-fit push-ins.
    Thanks,

    Dan

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    maybe a plate to hold relays?
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