Project: Data Box – Reusing Motherboard Standoffs for Mounts

In this project I’m making a data acquisition box using a Raspberry Pi, just something to take inputs then log and plot them. An idea occurred to me to reuse motherboard standoffs as a way to attach the top and front face allowing them to be attached and detached frequently.

I had to use two different hole sizes, first a narrower hole for the bottom screw of the standoff, then a slightly larger hole for the top standoff part, a little bit of wood glue holds it in place.

Top Mounts

Front Mounts

Here’s what it looks like with the front panel mounted:

Front Panel



I was pretty happy with the end result, it works well and looked good and finally I have a good use for all the motherboard screws and standoffs I had been hoarding for all these years.

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