Pop out the acrylic cutouts.
Use something small and pointy to pop out the acrylic bits from the mounting holes.
Insert the screws from the bottom side of the acrylic.
Place on a flat surface.
Add standoffs.
The standoffs set the Arduino high enough for the USB port to clear the edge of the Otterbox. Both the screws and standoffs are nonconductive nylon.
Seat your Arduino board on the screws.
Place the hex nuts atop the Arduino and tighten the screws with a screwdriver.
Rev 2 Arduino boards will accommodate all four hex nuts, but rev 3 Arduinos have more headers that prevent the hex nut from fitting.
No big deal, three screws will hold your rev 3 board just fine.
Place the acrylic with Arduino inside the Otterbox. Use one of the foam tape pieces to secure the acrylic to the Otterbox if desired (but not required).
Affix two foam tape pieces to the bottom of the storage tin.
Peel off the other side of the sticky tapes and stick the tin in the righthand cutout with the hinge on the right.
Peel the adhesive cover from the bottom of the breadboard and stick it to the Otterbox in the lefthand cutout.
That's it!
Now you have a sturdy way to transport your project! Throw it in your bag, dunk it underwater, etc.
There's plenty of clearance to accommodate your project, and storage for other parts.
The USB cable clears the edge of the Otterbox for convenient programming.
You can even add shields!
Enjoy!

This guide was first published on Dec 14, 2012. It was last updated on Dec 14, 2012.

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