Koki'o Project Case

by Cowfish Studios

An open-frame enclosure kit for panoramic viewing of your PCB

$910 raised

of $500 goal

182% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$20

Koki’o Project Case (Small)

One Small Kit, 80 mm x 50 mm (3.15” x 1.97”) that includes standoffs, mounting hardware, and rubber feet.


$20

Koki’o Project Case (Medium)

One Medium Kit, 100 mm x 60 mm (3.94”x 2.36”) that includes standoffs, mounting hardware, and rubber feet.


$20

Koki’o Project Case (Large)

One Large Kit, 120 mm x 70 mm (4.72” x 2.76”) that includes standoffs, mounting hardware, and rubber feet.


$20

Koki’o Project Case (Extra Large)

One Extra Large Kit 140 mm x 80 mm (5.51” x 3.15”) that includes standoffs, mounting hardware, and rubber feet.

Details

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"The open design also allows entry of air and moisture, which is great for applications that require environmental exposure (i.e. sensors). A set of PCB template libraries are available for most major EDA tools (Eagle, Altium, KiCad) right out of the box. "

You’ve prototyped your Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design: It blinks, it speaks, it’s IoT-enabled and it breathes fire (maybe it doesn’t breathe fire…). Now it’s time to get the PCB made and put that awesome new project of yours into an enclosure. Unfortunately, all you have is a generic project case that appeared to come straight outta the 80’s.

Introducing: The Koki’o Project Case

The Koki’o project case is an open frame design which allows for panoramic viewing of your PCB while protecting the board from harmful contact with hands or tools. The open design also allows entry of air and moisture, which is great for applications which require environmental exposure (i.e. sensors).

A set of PCB template libraries are available for most major EDA tools (Eagle, Altium, KiCad) right out of the box - no pun intended.

example PCB design

Features & Specifications

  • Choice of Four Versions:
    • Small 80 mm x 50 mm (3.15” x 1.97”)
    • Medium 100 mm x 60 mm (3.94”x 2.36”)
    • Large 120 mm x 70 mm (4.72” x 2.76”)
    • Extra Large 140 mm x 80 mm (5.51” x 3.15”)
  • Durable 18-gauge steel chassis, black powder paint finish
    • Keyhole slots for mounting
  • Top plate formed from acrylic (PMMA)
  • PCB templates compatible with most major EDA tools (Eagle, Altium, KiCad)
  • 3D models available
  • Keyhole slots for wall mounting
  • Ideal for prototyping or permanent installations
  • Adjustable lid to accommodate expansion

Pledge Levels

Each pledge level will come with a durable 18-gauge steel chassis with black powder paint finish and keyhole slots for wall mounting, a top plate formed from acrylic (PMMA), machine screws for mounting, two sets of standoffs to accommodate board expansion (5 mm and 10 mm), and protective non-skid rubber feet.

Is it Open Source?

Yes! We have greatly benefited from the open source community and we are dedicated to give back. The hardware is released under the Creative Commons ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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Support & Documentation

All related documents, 3D models, and footprints available on GitHub.

Fulfillment & Logistics

The Koki’o project case will be delivered to Crowd Supply’s warehouse for final distribution to backers worldwide. Please see Crowd Supply’s guide on Ordering, Paying, and Shipping for more information about delivery, VAT payments, etc.

Risks & Challenges

In order to reduce the frustration of backers, we chose to work ahead of time and made sure that the project was as close as possible to mass production before launching this Crowd Supply campaign. The development and tooling costs are paid for and the funding required is purely to cover the costs of the production runs.

Here are some potential risks and how we plan to address them:

Budget & Finance:

We have a budget, modeled our potential income, identified pitfalls, created wiggle room within our budget, and have spoken to several different successful Crowd Supply launchers about what problems they ran into.

Hardware Production:

All project members have experience in enclosure manufacturing and have used contract manufacturers in the past to produce commercial and non-commercial products. While we do not claim to be experts, we know what it takes to successfully take a design from an idea to full production.

We have suppliers lined up, and to the best of our knowledge, should be able to deliver without any problems.

In summary, we believe the risk in backing this project is extremely low.


Credits

Cowfish Studios

Cowfish Studios is an open-source hardware company based in Illinois. The company designs and sells a number of electronics products, electronics components, tools and accessories.


Paul Bartek

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