Proto Armour Tinker Edition
Proto Armour Tinker Edition is a protective enclosure designed for today's most popular development platforms. Students, engineers and designers alike, all love to tinker with the countless variety of small embedded computing boards. An area that challenges many tinkerers however is experienced first hand while breaking out connections to external hardware and peripherals. Attaching a few cables to the board immediately reveals how lightweight the device is and how vulnerable it is to physical harm. Most development boards are a small fully exposed circuit board with limited non-standard mounting features. Proto Armour Tinker Edition offers wrap-around protection and supplements the board's limited non-standard mounting capabilities with a host of structural support and standardized mounting features.
- Durable Construction
- Structural Modular Design
- Security Friendly
Experimentation is often performed outside the safety of a lab environment. Gadgets usually contain breadboards and sensitive electronics that require a layer of protection, or better yet - a layer of armour. Proto Armour Tinker Edition is made from aircraft-grade aluminum using state-of-the-art CNC equipment at our facility in Orchard Park, New York USA. Parts are machined to exacting specifications, resulting in an enclosure that fits your board like a glove. Many surface treatments are available, ranging from a cost-effective bare metal finish, to a professional looking anodized coating in a variety of colors.
Structural Modular Design
Gadgets sometimes require external components or subsystems that are mounted close by. Proto Armour Tinker Edition features an assortment of threaded holes and structural reinforcements that facilitate the mounting of external components and subsystems directly to the case. While some enclosures are designed to fit a specific development board, such as the very popular Raspberry Pi, Proto Armour Tinker Edition can accommodate a variety of platforms such as Arduino development boards, Freescale Freedom Platform, and 'mbed' modules from ARM. In most cases, Proto Armour hole spacing allows for interlocking several enclosures into a single assembly. Accessories such as brackets and spacers are designed to be compatible across the product line where possible.
Your new gadget is very cool. Whether it is a factory setting where a demo need to be attached to a work bench, or at a hackerspace meetup where a new creation is on display, it is critical to properly secure sensitive and valuable hardware. Proto Armour Tinker Edition is assembled using machine screws that are threaded from the bottom and hidden from unintended guests. The included through holes facilitate mounting the enclosure directly to a tabletop using special tamper resistant screws. Cover plates are also available to prevent cable detachment and memory card removal.
While functionality and quality are equally priority number one, affordability goes without being said. Project budgets are just as important as timelines. Proto Armour Tinker Edition is designed for manufacture, resulting in a lower cost of manufacture that enables low cost of ownership. New enclosure and accessory design is a careful balance of functionality, robust construction, and affordability for all.
|Physical / Environmental|
|Enclosure Size||4.97 x 2.97 x 0.97 in (length, width, height)|
|Enclosure Materials||Bare (standard) or Anodized (option) 6061 Aluminum, Black Nylon Plastic|
|Board Mounting||Double-sided adhesive pad x 2|
|Threaded Mounting Holes||6-32 x 4 per surface (except bottom)|
|Security Mounting Holes||#6 countersunk 82° x 4 (bottom surface)|
|Port Access||26 conductor ribbon x 4, 10 conductor ribbon x 4, 0.25 x 0.25 in x 4|
|Enclosure||Top and bottom compatible with common development boards|
|Tinker Hardware Pack||Screws, washers, pins, bumpers, spacers, adhesive pads, wrench|
|Welcome Document||Assembly instructions and parts list|
|Anodized Finishes||Black, Red, Clear|
|Special Anodized Finishes||Green, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Orange, Gray, Pink|