P10 Panel Enclosure Build

This is how I built my P10 Panel Enclosure for my DIY North Pole sign.

The enclosure started out with a 1″ x 6″ x 8′ White PVC Trimplank from Home Depot. I used a 10″ x 84-Tooth Laminate/Non-Ferrous Metal Cutting Saw Blade to make the cuts. They are expensive, but I already had one for cutting acrylic sheets and it cuts through it like butter. The miter cuts were tricky to line up and I probably could have done a better job with that. The blade cuts a 1/8″ slot which I used to hold the clear acrylic securely.

I drilled 1/8″ holes in the bottom plate every 4″ on both sides to let moisture drain if needed.¬† Eyelets through the top are sealed with silicone to prevent moisture from coming through the top.

The electronics¬† (power supply, BeagleBone Black & a SanDevices E6804 pixel controller sit on a tray I made from 1/4″ PVC facia board (don’t have a link for that). It makes mounting the electronics easier and raises them up a little in case moisture gets inside the enclosure.

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