The JARVIS station for my workshop. The design is inspired by the Dedsec art style from Watch Dogs 2 and houses the ardunio that monitor and controls the lights in my workshop.
Step 1 – cutting the front panel
I wanted to cut a window so you can see the electronics inside – as I was re-purposing the box, that decided how large I was to cut the window.
Step 2 – cutting the bottom panel
For cutting the holes, I measured the holes out, marking with a red sharpie and used masking tape for an extra guide.
Step 3 – mounting the arduino
Step 4 – cutting the holes for button and PIR sensor
Step 5 – drilling a hole for the DC input jack
Step 6 – cutting the mouse-hole for the sensors
Step 7 – sanding and cleaning the metalwork
Step 8 – applying the neon green paint after white-primer
Step 9 – masking the areas to keep
Step 10 – painting the box black
I used satin black spray paint. I used 2 coats to make sure I had a good coating, but I probably could have
Step 11 – removing the taped areas
I let the paint dry naturally, in a cool area. I learnt the hard way not to put tape near a heater – the glue melts and ruins the painted surface.
Once the paint is dry (about 24 hours) it is safe to remove the tape.
Step 12 – applying clear-coat
Step 13 – drilling holes to mount unit on wall
Step 14 – adding stand-offs
Step 15 – adding the arduino
Step 16 – gluing in the PIR sensor
Photos of the completed unit.