Custom 3D Printed Enclosure for NXP LPC-Link2 Debug Probes

I love 3D printing as it enables me to create custom enclosures for all kind of projects. The NXP LPC-Link2 probe is great, but it lacks a protective enclosure. So I decided to create a custom enclosure. And as 3D filaments are available in different colors, I experimented with red and black and custom painting:

lpc-link2 enclosure

lpc-link2 enclosure

The NXP LPC-Link2 board comes with a 10 cm 10-pin SWD cable in a box:

LPC-Link2 OM13054 Package

LPC-Link2 OM13054 Package

As it comes without enclosure, debugging is ‘bare board’ only:

Debugging with the LPC-Link2 Debug Probe

Debugging with the LPC-Link2 Debug Probe

To be able to carry the LPC-Link2 and to protect it with a nice enclosure, I have designed in several iterations a 3D printable design. It took me several iterations to get to something like this:

red with black

red with black

The 3D files have been designed with the free Autodesk 123D Software and the design is available on Thingiverse:

LPC-Link2 in 123D Design

LPC-Link2 in 123D Design

Below it the bottom enclosure part:

Bottom Enclosure part

Bottom Enclosure part

I created different NXP logo inlets. The painted one is using a white PLA filament:

NXP Logo Inlet

NXP Logo Inlet

The hardest part is to press the small filler for the ‘P’ letter into the inlet. The inlet needs a bit glue to keep it in place:

inlet with glue

inlet with glue

glued inlet

glued inlet

It does not need and nuts or bolts, and the parts easily slide together. Depending on your printer tolerances, no glueing is required. A moving slider in the middle is used to store the SWD cable:

Slider to hold SWD Cable

Slider to hold SWD Cable

Here two different color variants:

Two enclosure variants

Two enclosure variants

I have not decided which inlet I finally want to use, here a version with no painting:

combination of red and black

combination of red and black

Printing the enclosure for one LPC-Link2 takes around one hour on a Ultimaker-2 (0.2mm layer height, 20% fill density) and 11g of PLA.

Happy Printing:-)

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