BeagleBoard-xM Enclosure Assembly Instructions

BeagleBoard-xM Case

Step 1: Prep the Parts

BeagleBoard-xM Case Parts

Remove the paper mask from all the acrylic parts in the kit.

Step 2: Mount the Board

BeagleBoard-xM Case Assembly

Using the M3x14 bolts and nylon standoffs in the kit, mount the BeagleBoard-xM to the bottom piece. Use the holes for access to the IO ports as a guide for fining the proper orientation.

Step 3: Start Assembling the Case

BeagleBoard-xM Case Assembly

Clip the side with the audio jacks and the side with the Ethernet port to the blank side as shown.

Step 4: Install the Bottom

BeagleBoard-xM Case Assembly

Install the bottom piece into the slots on the blank side and line the ports up on the two already installed sides.

Step 5: Install the Top

BeagleBoard-xM Case Assembly

Install the button extensions by placing them in their holes as shown. Leave the top piece in this orientation (upside down) so the extensions don't fall out and install the top by flipping the whole enclosure over and sliding the top into its slots as you did the bottom. When you're done it should look like this:

BeagleBoard-xM Case Assembly

Alternatively, you can use some masking tape to hold the buttons in place while you install the top, like in this kit's assembly:

ODROID-X enclosure assembly

Step 6: Finish Assembly

Install the side with the serial port and insert the clips and you should have a completed case, like this:

BeagleBoard-xM Case

BeagleBoard-xM Case

BeagleBoard-xM Case Assembly

If you need to access the expansion ports on the bottom of the board, windows to these ports have been provided. Note that this enclosure my not be compatible with other BeagleBoard-xM accessories though.

BeagleBoard-xM Case Assembly

If you'd like to grab one of these enclosures, head over to my web store here. The files for this case are also available for download on my Thingiverse page here if you've got access to a laser cutter or want to make modifications.

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