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covewi
07-10-2017, 07:09 PM
I am almost done with the P10 frame and wondered if anyone would put a shelf right below the white box (the PS) and then make the bottom of the frame below the PS?

Otherwise should I have the PS and Pi in a separate enclosure outside the frame?
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Kev7274
07-10-2017, 07:12 PM
Looks good,I still need to build one for my 3x4. What are you using? Got any more info?
I have my ps mounted to the back of my p10 panels.

mrGrumpy
07-10-2017, 07:43 PM
I am almost done with the P10 frame and wondered if anyone would put a shelf right below the white box (the PS) and then make the bottom of the frame below the PS?

Otherwise should I have the PS and Pi in a separate enclosure outside the frame?
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I mounted my PS and Pi right behind the P10 - have you got enough depth in your frame to do the same.

bcstuff
07-10-2017, 07:45 PM
Looks good,I still need to build one for my 3x4. What are you using? Got any more info?
I have my ps mounted to the back of my p10 panels.

I have been researching this too and my original plan was two 3x4 grids but I may go down to two 3x3 grids to reduce frame material costs, specifically plexiglass or Lexan is expensive. 4 p10s wide is about 50 1/4" which means you can only get 2 panels out of a 4x8 sheet (3 high is 18 15/16")

So far I am planning something along the lines of this
http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?44866-Built-my-P10-enclosure-today

I contemplated plastic sheeting or greenhouse material instead of plexiglass but not thrilled about the idea.

Waiting to see what other people do.

covewi
07-10-2017, 07:46 PM
I used pine 1" X 1" for the support frame that the P10's rest on. Then I am using pine 1" X 4" to build the larger outside frame. I did not want to use 1" X 6" (which would allow room for the PS) because of the weight and bulkiness of the entire frame. Thats why I am going to mount the PS on the shelf our in an enclosure.

I did cut a groove inside the frame for a plexiglass sheet - but the cost of that is staggering.

Any suggestions you have been thinking about?

Ruppro
07-10-2017, 07:46 PM
I mounted my PS and Pi right behind the P10 - have you got enough depth in your frame to do the same.

They have low profile PSUs, MrSmoofy @ Holiday.Lighting (https://holiday.lighting/psorderform) as very reasonably priced Meanwell PSUs

mrGrumpy
07-10-2017, 08:03 PM
I used pine 1" X 1" for the support frame that the P10's rest on. Then I am using pine 1" X 4" to build the larger outside frame. I did not want to use 1" X 6" (which would allow room for the PS) because of the weight and bulkiness of the entire frame. Thats why I am going to mount the PS on the shelf our in an enclosure.

I did cut a groove inside the frame for a Plexiglas sheet - but the cost of that is staggering.

Any suggestions you have been thinking about?

Plexiglas....do extruded acrylic, not Lexan.
Lexan scratches too easy. Acrylic won't take BIG rocks, but won't scratch very easy.
I find 1/8" is all you need to weatherproof, but I'm not 30 panels,

In the future, or others that are reading this...use popular. When dry, it is very strong and lighter then pine or fir. Used a lot in furniture

mrGrumpy
07-10-2017, 08:28 PM
I have been researching this too and my original plan was two 3x4 grids but I may go down to two 3x3 grids to reduce frame material costs, specifically plexiglass or Lexan is expensive. 4 p10s wide is about 50 1/4" which means you can only get 2 panels out of a 4x8 sheet (3 high is 18 15/16")

So far I am planning something along the lines of this
http://doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?44866-Built-my-P10-enclosure-today

I contemplated plastic sheeting or greenhouse material instead of plexiglass but not thrilled about the idea.

Waiting to see what other people do.

Here is what I got for my 3w4h about $40 for extruded acrylic from a local cut to size plastic shop. there is another one in town that is usually less pricy but they were closed due to death in family.

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ukewarrior
07-10-2017, 08:29 PM
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Here is what I got for my 3w4h about $40 for extruded acrylic from a local cut to size plastic shop. there is another one in town that is usually less pricy but they were closed due to death in family.

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mrGrumpy
07-10-2017, 08:33 PM
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try now

pmiller
07-11-2017, 09:41 PM
My power supply and Pi3 are inside the box. With 1x4 you should have plenty of room to use a LRS series Meanwell power supply.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170712/7c5dd048526fed3b187ead9742b98564.jpg

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pmiller
07-11-2017, 09:44 PM
Here's a close-up of the power supply and Pi3
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170712/890bd5ec5a9c4be84d6888f759757558.jpg

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