[USRP-users] Ettus B2x0 enclosure group buy/machining interest?

Jason Heym jpheym at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 20:58:35 EDT 2014

I used this with a B200.



These are 100% aluminum enclosures for $20. I drilled the endplates
and attached bulkhead connectors.

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 3:37 PM, vincent via USRP-users
<usrp-users at lists.ettus.com> wrote:
> Robert McIntyre via USRP-users <usrp-users at ...> writes:
>> I've been doing a little research on cases for the Ettus B2x0 series,
> and wanted to talk to the group about interest in some sort of group buy,
> or at least group machining.  I have one of the Takachi enclosures, which
> is a perfect fit for the board, and the price is about 21 USD in the
> volumes that we're likely to do.  That includes silver finish, and
> aluminum endplates (unmachined).  They have the same enclosure with ABS
> plastic endplates, though, for about 8 USD.  I don't think that the
> plastic endplates will work very well, though. I have a local friend who
> owns/runs a mid-sized machine shop, and will be taking him my enclosure to
> see what the cost to CNC machine the aluminum end plates.  I'll have him
> look at both machining Takachi-supplied end plates (so, the 21 USD
> enclosure), as well as making end plates from blank aluminum stock (so,
> using the 8 USD enclosure).  He can also do laser engraving, so will get
> pricing on labeling the end plates as well. The absolute easiest thing for
> me/him to do would be to just machine the end plates from stock, and you
> get your own enclosure from Takachi.  But, while the Takachi company was
> extremely pleasant to work with, there's still the back and forth across
> time zones, etc., and I'm not sure about the costs of the different
> options yet to say which would be the absolute cheapest. How many people
> would be interested in a bulk buy/machining?  How much would you
> be willing to spend for a complete enclosure, with CNC-machines end plates
> for either the B200 or B210?  Both of those numbers will help me when I
> talk to my machinist. Also, Ettus folks, if there's any interest in me
> getting you in contact with my machinist for a possible "official
> enclosure", please contact me offline, and I'm happy to put you in touch.
> I have a day job, and would rather spend my free time playing with my B200
> than coordinating shipping, etc.. :) Thanks!Robert
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> Robert, I would be interested in a group buy. I just purchased a B200 a
> month ago.
> Vincent
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