BDB-5000 Bluetooth Doorbell

A New Enclosure

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I have a new enclosure that I plan to use for the next prototype.  It is much smaller than the one used for version 0.0.2 and has a cleaner mounting system.

The mount/holster would stay attached to your cube wall through the use of double sided adhesive strips or with screws where possible.  After a day’s work, you could easily remove the BDB-5000 Bluetooth Doorbell from the holster and plug it in to your computer or USB charger to juice up the battery for the next day.

I’ve designed a printed circuit board that will fit in to this new enclosure and I’m awaiting its arrival (which will take a few weeks).  Even if I decide not to use this enclosure for the final product, this will still give me the opportunity to test out the latest revision of my schematic and printed circuit board design.

You can find out more information about this enclosure here (http://www.okwenclosures.com/products/okw/smart.htm).

Through some basic testing I don’t think this enclosure is 100% perfect for the BDB-5000 Bluetooth Doorbell.  The enclosure is not tight enough in the holster, which leads to the enclosure riding up in the holster after pressing on it moderately.  I’ve reached out to OKW to offer remedies to this issue (by making slight modifications to the design or offering an alternative design), but I haven’t heard back from them.  If you have better ideas for an enclosure design, please let me know.

Written by jasonh

June 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm

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