I have a MIDI project I put together using an Arduino UNO R3 and the Olimex Shield-MIDI.

Omilex Shield MIDI

I want to install the project permanently in my Guitar rack so I want a decent enclosure, but there doesn't seem to be anything that would support the extra height that the MIDI ports have, relative to the Arduino + Ethernet enclosures.

Has anyone come up with a good solution for Arduino + MIDI projects? A metal enclosure would be a plus.

  • You would need a custom enclosure, or some random enclosure with custom holes. How much do you balance cost against DIY competence? :)
    – CL.
    Feb 21, 2017 at 9:40
  • By Guitar rack, do you mean something like this?
    – sa_leinad
    Dec 23, 2017 at 12:11

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Your best bet is to 3D print the enclosure.

There are many places that will 3D print your enclosure for you and most will mail it to you as well. I would recommend Shapeways as they are fairly reasonable in price and ship worldwide.

If you are a handy DIY person you could use SketchUp or Tinkercad to design your enclosure. Also there are many Arduino enclosures on Thingiverse that you could use as a starting point.

Alternatively there are often places that will design (and then 3D print) the enclosure for you, you just have to supply your hardware. There are often a few places like this in each city.

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