Emma shows you how to make a egg timer enclosure for the Kitronik timer kit, don't give this the brush off as there's an optional teeth cleaning design too! Follow along and make your own!
There are two DXFs zipped up into a single ZIP file for this resource. Warning, the fascia DXF is a bit of a monster due to the the intricate engraving and may cause problems for older machines. The facias are optional for this build but it will look better with them.
You Will Need:
- Kitronik Timer Project Kit.
- 5mm Material of your choice (We used Caramel Sidepressed Bamboo).
- 6 x 30mm M3 Pan Head Screws.
- 6 x M3 Hex Nuts.
- 6 x 12mm Plastic Spacers.
- 4 x Plastic Hex Nuts.
- These DXFs.
Egg And Brushing Timer Enclosure:
Grab the DXFs and head to the laser cutter/CAD software. The smaller of the two files is for the box and the build can stop there if you prefer. The second file contains both facades/fascias and you can choose whether you want an egg timer or brushing timer!
Step 1 to the lasercutter:
Cut out your box using the key above.
Step 2 Building and mounting the kit:
Assemble the kit as per the instructions, and then attach to the top and speaker side panel as above.
When assembling the board, leave the LED as long as it can be on its legs to make sure it will poke out of the hole in the lid.
Use the 30mm Screws for mounting the speaker and the PCB. Use 12mm spacers for the Speaker, and use 12mm spacers with an additional hex nut to make 15mm for the PCB to ensure room for the button above the board.
Step 3 Assembling the box :
Slide it all together! This may be friction fit depending on laser and material tolerances, so you may have to use a little adhesive.
Step 4 Adding the fascia:
The facades for the project are entirely optional and the design is extremely customisable. As long as the bottom does not exceed the length of the box and the hole for the button exists, anything goes! Here are two as examples:
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