What Boats Were Used for the COA Vintage Voltron Panels?

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What Boats Were Used for the COA Vintage Voltron Panels?

Post by syncretism » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:25 am

The old VV4 I had came with a pretty rugged boat, much sturdier than the Bud enclosures I've seen. I picked up a VV6 without a boat a while ago and, horror of horrors, I resorted to drilling holes and in an R*S boat and fastening the panel with zip ties. It'd be nice to free up that boat for other uses, though - especially if we're only talking a 30, 40-dollar spend for the real thing.

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Post by the bad producer » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:00 am

The other one is a Hammond, you can tell the difference as they have angled corners, rather than err not - or something lol, check out Mouser:

546-1444-1773

AFAIK there are only Bud and Hammond for DIY in this size, the BUD has folded over 'square' ends, check the datasheets as people use Bud interchangeably for both!

563-AC-423

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Re: What Boats Were Used for the COA Vintage Voltron Panels?

Post by dksynth » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:07 am

syncretism wrote:I resorted to drilling holes and in an R*S boat and fastening the panel with zip ties.
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Re: What Boats Were Used for the COA Vintage Voltron Panels?

Post by syncretism » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:40 pm

dksynth wrote: you do you, hah.
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Post by syncretism » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:20 pm

the bad producer wrote:The other one is a Hammond, you can tell the difference as they have angled corners, rather than err not - or something lol, check out Mouser:

546-1444-1773
Legend. Thank you!

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Post by teleport » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:41 pm

Have found "pem-style" M3 press-in threaded inserts work pretty well with the Hammond cases for creating arbitrarily positioned fastener points for panels.

(can't remember exactly which ones - but any of these look like they'd work)

https://www.mcmaster.com/m3-threaded-insert-press-fit

You need to drill the exact diameter hole to accept the component and then squeeze it into the hole (from the backside of the lip) - using an arbor press or something. A c-clamp (non-wobbly side towards the part), works in a pinch.

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Post by dksynth » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:23 pm

I've used hand rivet guns like this:

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with bud and hammond boats. works great.

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