Drilling Sensor Holes

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Small Plastic Project Enclosure - Weatherproof with Clear Top

The enclosure we're using is great for drilling holes. We'll need our sensors and solar panel to connect to the components in the box but be outside of it. These holes will allow this to happen. Later we'll waterproof the holes. 

  • On the left side of the enclosure (orientation doesn't matter), draw a large X with a pencil 1 & 3/8" from the left side and 1/2" from the top of the opaque half of the enclosure. This hole will be for the solar panel DC cable and needs a bit more height (because of the thickness of the jack end) than the hole we'll draw from the sensors next.
     
  • Use a 5/8" drill bit and drill a hole through the center of the X you drew.
     
  • On the right side of the enclosure draw a large X 1 & 3/8" from the right side and 5/8" from the top. This hole will be used for the sensors.
     
  • Use the same 5/8" drill bit to drill a hole.
This guide was first published on Aug 29, 2018. It was last updated on Aug 29, 2018. This page (Drilling Sensor Holes) was last updated on Nov 28, 2019.