Transform your Barebones Prototype into a Sleek and Functional Product!
ProtoStax - The stackable, modular, extensible and hackable Enclosure System for your creations!
ProtoStax Enclosures are modular, extensible and stackable plug-and-play enclosures that can transform your prototype into an attractive and usable product.
They help you showcase your creations with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other breadboard-friendly micro-controllers & single-board-computers (like Particle.io, Adafruit Feather, ESP32, Nano, Pico, etc.).
Go from a jumble of wires and boards to an attractive product you can proudly display on your coffee table, carry around, share with friends and family, or even sell to customers!
Very flexible and easy enclosure for Pi Zero
I found this kit because I needed a bit of space inside my enclosure for other electronics, not just a Raspberry Pi Zero. It's very flexible and very easy to build. Just what I wanted.
— Andrew Richards
Elegantly styled. Beautiful viewing window
This is a very glamorous case with a giant view of the onboard display. Assembly is easy. Removing the backing from the little washers is tedious but a little label remover makes quick work of it.
Modern Visual Design with Strength and Durability
Made of high quality cast acrylic and durable components, these sturdy enclosures provide a modern visual design with tons of well thought out features to showcase your next project!
With room inside for a Shield (or two!), HAT, or components, and access to external components via cable cutouts, ProtoStax will help showcase your entire project, not just your board.
But wait, there's more! 😊
Use it as a Prototyping Platform
When you begin prototyping, use it as a prototyping plate using the Platform Configuration, with your board firmly mounted to the bottom plate, giving you ultimate access to the board. Removable rubber feet will help protect your table or surface as well, and elevate the board!
Use it as an Open Enclosure
In the Open configuration, add the vertical bracing elements and top, but leave out the side walls. This is useful when you want protection from grubby fingers but still have accessibility from the sides, as well as good airflow - useful for that Raspberry Pi 4 that's churning away on bitcoin mining!
Use it as a Fully Closed Enclosure
Get maximum protection with our Fully Closed configuration. Our beautiful, elegant enclosures are not just functional but great-looking, light-weight, and offer considerable protection for your project! They also offer ample room inside for a shield, or a HAT and components.
ADD FUNCTIONALITY TO YOUR ENCLOSURE WITH EXTENSION KITS AND ADD-ONS
Extension Kits and Add-Ons allow you to swap out existing pieces of your ProtoStax Enclosure with new pieces that offer additional functionality such as:
* Camera kit for the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera with Tripod Mount
* Cooling fans for your PiUltrasonic sensor for your Arduino or Pi
* Momentary push button switches
* and much more!
Now you can get more out of your enclosures! Because of the modular universal design, extension kits can work with multiple enclosure types - for example, our Camera Kit will work with all of our different Raspberry Pi enclosures, so whether you have an A+, B+, 4B or Zero, start clicking away!
We keep adding new Extension Kits - remember to check them out when you pick out your next enclosure! If there is any extension kit you would like to see, simply drop us a note! If there is enough interest, we'll make it for you! 😊
Mix-and-Match, Customize and Expand
Great on their own, ProtoStax enclosures can also be combined with each other as they are modular and stackable and work together.
Combine Arduino and Breadboard enclosures to have a prototyping plate, and transform it into a full enclosure when done.
Mix-and-match different devices. Build a hybrid Raspberry Pi Cluster with different types of RPis that you have lying around! A Cluster with RPi A+, B+ AND Zero, enclosed and working together? You bet! 😊
Protostax Enclosures can be stacked one on top of the other: replace the top plate of your enclosure with the bottom plate from the next level, and keep building up! The number of vertical levels is only constrained by the overall weight and stability of your high-rise tower!
With ProtoStax, you can choose either an Open or Closed configuration for any of your levels. Leave it open for increased airflow and cooling, or fully enclosed for full protection. You can also leave your top level as just a Platform—useful when you have a breadboard with some user interaction elements like buttons and knobs.
But before you build your towering skyscraper, ProtoStax offers another trick up your sleeve — horizontal stacking!
Horizontally Stack as Platforms
Set up two Platforms side-by-side as a prototyping plate for a stable platform that gives you ultimate access. No more yanked wires when your Arduino falls off the table as both are firmly anchored, stable and connected.
Horizontally Stack as Open Enclosures
The horizontally stacked Open Configuration omits the side walls, providing additional protection while maintaining open access to your boards.
Horizontally Stacked Fully Closed Enclosures
The horizontally stacked Fully Closed Configuration gives you the ultimate in protection and a professional, finished look! The side panels also have Cutouts for getting wiring in and out of the enclosure.
No limit to the amount of Horizontal Stacking!
By connecting different ProtoStax enclosures side-by-side, there is no limit to the amount of horizontal stacking you can do as your creation grows! Of course, beyond a certain point, you may also want to start thinking vertically! 😊
... or Both Vertically and Horizontally!
Manage Your Cables
ProtoStax enclosures have been designed with your prototyping needs in mind, providing efficient and easily accessible cable management Cutouts in the side walls. These Cutouts allow you to smoothly insert any cables thereby providing access to wiring external systems.
When you are vertically stacking ProtoStax units that are Open Enclosures, you can also use the Wall Slots on the Top/Bottom plates to thread your cables through, keeping everything neat and tidy. These unique additions allow for endless customization for every prototype design!
Finished ProtoStax Enclosures are Stackable too!
Included with every ProtoStax enclosure are rubber feet that not only protect your surfaces and device, but also slightly elevate your ProtoStax enclosure for increased air flow.
You can also stack separate ProtoStax enclosures for easy storage—the rubber feet fit into the screw heads of the enclosure below—yet another attentive detail for an enclosure that continually evolves with your prototype!
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ProtoStax for Arduino fits Uno AND Mega footprints
ProtoStax for Raspberry Pi comes in three flavors — A+, B+/4B and Zero
ProtoStax for Breadboard/Custom is useful for breadboarded circuits, breadboard-friendly micro-controllers & single-board computers, or any custom board that fits its dimensions: Usable space inside: 4 in L x 2.4 in W x 1.2165 in H
Extension Kits offer customizations that you can easily apply to your ProtoStax Enclosures
View all of our available options below and don't forget to check out our extension kits!