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#1

Tried eBay, but was hoping to locate a online retailer for various sizes of electronic enclosures... Looking for large sizes of about 8" x 8" x 2" or 10 x 10" x 2", etc.... Anyone now of a good supplier of these?


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#2

Honestly there are limited options that are also reasonable price. There are huge enclosures for desktop equipment that range around 100 dollars but it is simply not worth it. I have noticed it is however economical to buy old equipment , remove the insides in a few minutes and have a ideal project box. Target items for smaller enclosures are cable and dsl modems, wifi or wired routers ect. A larger enclosure in the 10 to 14 inch range are typically things like a old xbox, ps2, old cable box from time Warner or comcast, tivo, old satellite receivers from companies like dish or direct tv.

#3

Alltronics.com has a selection of desktop sized cases and rack mount sized ones too. I'm looking for some more options.

#4

You can Try Mouser. You have to wade thru the listing. They have lots of listings.

http://www.mouser.com/Enclosures/Enclosures-Boxes-Cases/_/N-5g3p?Keyword=enclosure+8+x+8+x+2&No=25&FS=True

#5

Thanks guys, I'll check it out...

#6

I have two of these comcast boxes that gutted easily with a t series screw driver. T6 i think. The are vented and the comcast logo is a easy fix. Plus they come with a external 4 amp 5 volt power brick

Just search for :
RNG110 cable box

they are 15 -35 dollars

http://m.ebay.com/itm/221424615477?nav=SEARCH

http://m.ebay.com/itm/271471966659?nav=SEARCH

http://m.ebay.com/itm/271468093939?nav=SEARCH

i did a basis tutorial showing how easy it is to re purpose these , they should meet your needs. Smile

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#8

Here's a WebSite for plastic that I use to get just what I want.

#9

you can buy polyphorph and shape it to the size and shape you need here is the link http://www.ezrobot.com/Shop/AccessoriesDetails.aspx?prevCat=8&productNumber=28

#10

Thanks again Josh, Robert and Doc... the polymorph would not work.... I am looking for an elegant solution... I think I have found what I need...

Thanks again guys
Cheers