I’m wondering if it’s possible to affix a kind of security loop or keychain attachment to the Arduboy?
It would be nice if there was a hole in the unit for looping things.
We are attending an event, may run a game on a few of these, and need to find a way to stop people walking off with them…
This is certainly an interesting topic.
Couldn’t you just drill a hole all the way through the unit in a given spot to secure it with a wire of some kind? (You’d probably have to take the unit apart and drill them individually, though.) There seems to be a few places on the board that are ‘empty.’
Removing one of the screws, drilling through the shell and putting a keychain through the screw hole would probably be the easiest, not necessarily the safest though as I would imagine you could yank it off pretty easily. I used to work in a computer shop years ago and people were able to rip Kensington locks off the laptops, even those made with metal chassis’.
Me and my son are building a 3D printer, we could probably knock out something a bit more stylish for you (depending where you are in the world), but again it would not be very secure, I was going to make a Gameboy inspired (well a complete copy) case for the Arduboy.
What about ardu-keychain?
I thought about doing the same hardware just smaller with this screen. Takers?
but but but … that’s only 128x32 …
So far at events we’ve attached the Arduboys to USB cables and that usually stops people from walking away with them…
I was just talking to @bateske this morning about attaching mine as a keychain, would have to create a hole on the plastic cover where the screws are fastened but if it turns out nicely i’ll share it here!
Is there any ‘safe’ spots to drill through the PCB? Ideally a corner that’s free of any routing…?
I’d really love a spot to attach a silly lanyard like for my gameboys!
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