Standoffs or mounting ideas?


#1

I am a noob and have the Air Quality Kit. No problems with getting the Argon to work. But the board and wires are a mess (which is ok while I am working with it on my desktop.) I’d like to mount the parts on to a board/box so it can be placed in a room - without the wires/sensors hanging off as it does in the picture.

Any ideas to mount the Argon+Antenna+Sensors+Wires+Battery ?? A google image search for “arduino+standoffs” gave me some ideas (eg buy a kit of standoffs). But, hoping there might be specific ideas here.

Thanks


#2

Welcome. Post a photo of what you have…


#3

Picture added. Thanks


#4

A bit of double sided foam tape could work as well, if it’s to be mounted out of sight anyhow.


#5

@Moors7 - I agree - if this is a once off - then tape is great - for more permanence, I typically use a plastic enclosure that has holes for a mounting plate internally - something like this

https://za.rs-online.com/web/p/general-purpose-enclosures/8180432

Then I make a internal base plate to fit onto the internal mount points

image

Then use self adhesive pcb mounts

https://za.rs-online.com/web/p/adhesive-backed-supports/2809180/

to mount the various boards as you want. You can also drill two holes in the base plate (I use perspex/polycarbonate sheet usually as its easy to work with) to pass a nylon cable tie through to hold the battery in place.