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Archive for July 11th, 2018

Siglent SDS2304X Oscilloscope: Homebrew Front Cover

Both my Tek 2215A and HP 54602 oscilloscopes came with snap-on front covers to protect all those delicate knobs and connectors. Not so the Siglent SDS2304X, which is basically a flat shoebox with a handle: the case has no features for a cover to snap onto, Siglent doesn’t offer a padded carrying case, and it’s too thick big for any of the laptop bags around here.

I’ve been lugging it to Squidwrench meetings and can easily visualize a gash across the LCD panel or a knob rammed against a door frame.

So I trimmed a pair of foam angles, punched holes to fit around the knobs along the right edge, cut up a cardboard tray from the heap, and duct-taped the whole mess together:

Siglent SDS2304X Oscilloscope - crude front cover - interior

Siglent SDS2304X Oscilloscope – crude front cover – interior

The cover is equally ugly from the outside:

Siglent SDS2304X Oscilloscope - crude front cover - installed

Siglent SDS2304X Oscilloscope – crude front cover – installed

A Velcro bellyband around the whole affair / through the handle holds it together.

I considered 3D printing a set of corners and screwing them to a flat plastic plate, but came to my senses just in time.

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