Proto Armour Universal Edition

OVERVIEW

Proto Armour Universal Edition is a protective enclosure designed for inventors of electronic gadgets. Students, engineers and designers alike, all love to invent with the countless variety of embedded computing boards and peripherals. An area that challenges many inventors however is experienced first hand while breaking out connections to external hardware and peripherals. Attaching a few cables to a board immediately reveals how lightweight your device is and how vulnerable it is to physical harm. Many prototype devices include small fully exposed circuit boards with limited non-standard mounting features. Proto Armour Universal 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.

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FEATURES

  • Durable Construction
  • Structural Modular Design
  • Security Friendly
  • Affordable

Durable Construction

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 Universal 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 gadget 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 Universal 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 Universal 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.

Security Friendly

Your new gadget is very cool. Whether it is a factory setting where a prototype needs 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 Universal 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.

Affordable

While functionality and quality are equally priority number one, affordability goes without being said. Project budgets are just as important as timelines. Proto Armour Universal 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Physical / Environmental
Enclosure Size 4.97 x 2.97 x 0.97 in (length, width, height)
Weight 8.0 oz
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 None (requires user modification)
What's Included
Enclosure Top and bottom compatible with common development boards
Universal Hardware Pack Screws, washers, pins, bumpers, adhesive pads, wrench
Welcome Document Assembly instructions and parts list
Options
Anodized Finishes Black, Red, Clear
Special Anodized Finishes Green, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Orange, Gray, Pink




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