Case Hardware

Use the following hardware to secure the mirror stand to the case.

  • 2x M3x7mm Thumbscrews
  • 2x M3 Locknuts with nylon insert

Install Stand

Place the stand over the case and line up the mounting holes on the sides. Insert an M3 locknut into the hexagonal recess inside the case. Insert and fasten an M3 thumbscrew through the hole on the side of the arm to secure the parts together. Repeat this process for the other side.

Wipe Clean

Before installing the PyPortal, wipe away any smudges from the acrylic. Use alcohol and a paper towel or a lens cleaning wipe.

Install Acrylic

Get the piece of acrylic ready to install into the case.

Handle acrylic only by the edges to avoid smudging the surface.

Orient the acrylic with the case.

Place the piece of acrylic into the recess inside the case. Press the piece of acrylic into the recess.

Prep PyPortal for Mirror

A piece of black tape is used to block light from the display from leaking into the mirror.

Place a strip of gaffers tape over the top of the PyPortal so it wraps over the edge.

Install PyPortal

Orient the PyPortal in the case so that the microUSB port is pointing down and the edge with the tape is pointing up.

Place the PyPortal into the case and line up the mounting holes.

Secure PyPortal

Insert and fasten 4x M3x6mm screws into the mounting tabs on the PyPortal to secure to the case.

Do not over tighten the screws! 

Install Cover

Get cover ready to install onto the case.

Orient the back cover with the case.

Press fit the case into the case so the edges snap fit together.

 

 

USB Power

Plug in a micro USB cable into the pyportal and power it using a 5V power supply or USB battery bank.

Congratulations on building your mini small mirror with PyPortal!

This guide was first published on Jun 22, 2022. It was last updated on Jun 17, 2024.

This page (Case Assembly) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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