Thomas' writings, builds, toys

2020-07-11

Din-rail mounted Home assistant gear

din rail mounted stuff

I have a technical wall with several pieces of electronics mounted onto it. It started to look a bit disorganized, with all these things mounted at random places on the wooden board and cables running all over the place.

So I wanted to clean it up a bit... I stubled upon a dinrail mount on thingiverse, and remembered I had a piece of DIN rail in a box. Time to remix a bit and mount everything on DIN rail!

I had quite some stuff that was suited to mount on the DIN rail:

  • Raspberry Pi 4
  • NVMe SSD in enclosure
  • Arduino Uno used as an interface board
  • a separate USB hub: the RPi onli has 4 ports, of which 2 are used for disk I/O
  • a MOCA (ethernet<>coax transceiver) unit
  • WD My book hard disk

I used the Arduino Uno mount from this nice collection of DIN rail mounts: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2610621

everything mounted

picture by imstrng

With everything installed on my wall, it looks like this:

everything mounted

To mount everything I created these new objects:

  • snap-in-place RPi 1-4 holder
  • 50x50mm fan holder (to cool the pi)
  • Trust 7 Port USB2 Powered Hub HU-5870V (Pyramid shaped usb hub)
  • MOCA holder

You can find them at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4539402

usb hub

I also created a box to hold my hard disk

WD My book hard disk holder

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4589145