The laser-cut parts of the case are protected by an adhesive film which needs to be removed before assembly.
Bill of Materials
- Genuino 101
- 9x Acrylic plates
- 7x M3 x 25mm Bolt
- 7x M3 Nut
- 3x M3 x 5mm stand off
- 1x Adhesive PCB mount
NOTE: Acrylic is a hard and stiff plastic which is sensitive to stress concentrations and shares a certain level of fragility with glass. Acrylic can scratch easily and should be cleaned with a mild solution of dish detergent and warm water. Never use cleaners unsuitable for acrylic. Never use a dry, abrasive cloth.
Here are the parts from the case kit:
Follow these images checking parts and orientation of the acrylic pieces. You will see a before and after image for each step. Make sure you have all the parts ready, shown in the before picture.
Starting with the bottom clear plate, peel the protective film off the adhesive pcb mount then align and stick to the bottom plate. Making sure that the engraved face is facing upwards. Once stuck, insert the bolts from the underside of the plate and place a stand off over each bolt.
Now place the 101 board on to the bottom plate, making sure the bolts go through the mounting holes of the 101 board. Give the board a gentle press to ensure the pcb mount engages correctly. Once the board is in place, secure the bolts using the nuts.
You will now need to trim the excess length of the bolts. Simply cut with a pair of scissors, or a sharp knife.
Starting with the surround that has the rectangle cut out, slide the edge under then USB and Power ports then gently press down to sit flush on the bottom plate. This can be a little fidely, remember acrylic is brittle so don't apply too much pressure.
Do the same with the second surround.
Next we need to place the three U shapped surrounds into position.
Now we need to press out the little buttons from their surrounding acrylic.
This bit can be tricky. We need to balance the little acrylic buttons on top of the "reset" and "master reset" buttons on the 101 board.
With the acrylic buttons in place, carfully place the top clear plate on to the case making sure the acrylic buttons fit into the cut outs on the top plate.
Finally, carfully insert the bolts from the top down and secure with a nut.
That's it! Case assembled!