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So the next project using Fusion360 is this little bad boy
This was created as part of the Give you Hardware a Home challenge. This time i though i would be nice, and actually pretty cool to have a fun enclosure for the impWeather Hack.
The idea is to have something look fun, and also reflect it's obvious purpose. Just because something is utilitarian, doesn't mean it has to look boring!
The construction is a simple 3 piece structure, top and bottom enclosure and a sun (because.. well.. just because)
The top and bottom enclosures have a good seal by means of a lip, and screws holding it closed on the back, the imp module, sensor and battery are stacked together, held in place by double sided adhesive foam (about T1.0mm should do)
There are vent holes at the bottom to allow a truer air temperatur reading, also, these shouldn't allow too much moisture inside as they're at the bottom.
The sun does have a little purpose, and that is to balance out the weight of the battery to it will hang straight when fixed to the wall.
The enclosure is held together with M2 (for the sun) and M2.5 screws. for battery access only the M2.5 screws need to be removed
The sun was modelled as a free form object, whilst the main cloud body was a standard solid model.
Once again i took advantage of the Cloud rendering service to product the images, this really does save time. The materials used for the rendering were based on Textured Plastic, This were customised for colour, glossiness and also the bump maps were tweaked for better scaling
The whole project from start to finish was about 4 hours, considering this was day 2 of Fusion360 it's not too bad at all!
Thanks for looking