APC Enclosure Assembly Instructions

APC Case

Step 1: Prep the Parts

The laser cut acrylic parts of the kit have a protective mask that keeps the parts from getting scratched up or marred during cutting. You'll need to peel this mask off all the parts before assembly.

Step 2: Insert the Nuts

APC Case Assembly Instructions

Tape 2 of the M3 nuts in place on the central support bar with some scotch or masking tape and the remaining M3 nut in place on the button support arm. This step is optional, but can make assembly a bit easier.

Step 3: Insert the Bolts, Install the Button Support Arm and install  Board Stand-offs

APC Case Assembly Instructions

Take the Button Support Arm and attach it to the Central Support Bar with an M3 bolt as shown in the picture.

APC Case Assembly Instructions

Now comes the tricky part. Grab the bottom of the case and the 2 sides and set it in front of you as shown in the picture. Be sure to get the Board Stand-off holes lined up correctly. Then, with the Button Support Arm facing you, bolt the 2 sides to the Central Support Bar.

APC Case Assembly Instructions

At this point the bolts just need to be snug, we'll need to loosen them a bit to install the rest of the parts.

APC Case Assembly Instructions

APC Case Assembly Instructions

Install the Board Stand-offs as shown in the picture.

Step 4: Install the APC Board and Attach Sides to Bottom

APC Case Assembly Instructions

Take the APC board and set it on the Board Stand-offs. Then take the side assembly and loosen the 2 bolts about 2 twists.

APC Case Assembly Instructions

Lift up on the side assembly and set it over the APC board. Make sure to keep adequate outward pressure on the sides so that the Central Support Bar doesn't fall out.

APC Case Assembly Instructions

At this point you will need to install the Light pipe Button Extender. To do that, gently lift up on the Button Support Arm and slid the Light Pipe Button Extender into the hole. Make sure that you have the button pushing arm over the button.

APC Case Assembly Instructions

Now, Carefully lift up one side of the bottom plate, insert the tabs into the slots on the side and then tighten the bolt of that side. Repeat with the other side.

Step 5: Install the Top

APC Case Assembly Instructions

APC Case Assembly Instructions

Slide the top panel into place. Loosen and tighten side bolts as necessary. It is beneficial to tighten the bolts up after each side panel is installed to prevent the bottom from falling out.

Step 6: Install Front

APC Case Assembly Instructions

Slide the front panel into place as you did with the top.

Step 7: Install Back

APC Case Assembly Instructions

APC Case Assembly Instructions

Slide the back panel into place as you did in steps 5 and 6. Then tighten the side bolts down until they are nice and snug because your case is done!

Your enclosure should now look something like this:

APC Case

APC Case

APC Case

APC Case

APC Case

APC Case

For added effect, try adding some acrylic paint or white-out to your back plate to make those labels stand out.

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