Altoids Tins and shorts
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What have you all use to prevent shorts when using something like an altoid tin for a enclosure?

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I line the tin with electrical tape, two layers. Make sure you also cut the leads of the on-board components down as flush to the board as you can. Then, put a couple of layers of electrical tape on the bottom of the board as well.
 
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Sounds good to me, any recommends on punching holes in the tins?

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Also, is it possible to wire up two LEDs?
 
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Start by using some masking tape around the perimeter of the tin. I use the actual securing nuts for the jacks, pot, and switch to use a guide to mark where the holes will go. Use an awl to punch a small starter hole (the masking tape will prohibit the awl from "running" and creating a nice scratch in the paint). Remove the tape and start drilling. Use a small bit for the first hole, and then go every other bit size until you get to correct size hole.

Take your time and you'll get a nice clean opening.
 
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Sure, but there is only one LED pad on the board so you would have to be creative.
 
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Thanks for the help and the patience JMT


BTW, check went out for the boards today.

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