Make it Portable

The clear plastic enclosure for Circuit Playground Express is an excellent way to encase and protect your project. This enclosure has a threaded adapter which fits a handy 1/4" to 1/4" screw adapter.

Adding a cardboard handle to this enclosure makes it into a handy and functional "talking stick" that can easily be passed or tossed around in meetings.

Cardboard Handle

 

Cut a short piece of cardboard tube lengthwise.

 

Roll into a compact cylinder.

Attach Screw Adapter

 

The 1/4" to 1/4" Screw Adapter is excellent for connecting things to the Circuit Playground Express.

 

Roll the tube so that it matches the diameter of the screw adapter, then hold the tube in place with a strip of tape.

 

A ring of hot glue is sufficient to make a strong connection between the screw adapter and cardboard tube.

As a final touch, two strips of differently colored tape (in this case, black and green), can add a beautiful spiral pattern to your handle, and make it much easier to find besides.

If a toss-able orb is more enticing, the Circuit Playground Express fits nicely inside one of these 6cm diameter globes

3D Printing a case is also an option if you have access to a 3D printer. This ornament fits a Circuit Playground Express and could easily be re-purposed for this project. 

This guide was first published on Jan 05, 2019. It was last updated on Jan 05, 2019. This page (Make it Portable) was last updated on Apr 11, 2019.