Get some tips how to mount Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Totem and other electronics on Totem mechanics. Each type of electronics has few methods of mounting, thus you can choose what suits best for your project.

Choose the topic:

1. Raspberry Pi
2. Arduino
3. Totem Electronics
4. Other Electronics

 

Raspberry Pi

The same mounting method can be used for all the boards that have smaller mounting holes than Totem standard.

Note: if you use #2 Method for other boards than Raspberry Pi make sure not to damage traces and components.

#1 Method

Parts needed:

  • M2.5 threaded spacers and
  • M2.5 Bolts – both are standard parts easy to find in e-shops, however they will be available in Totem shop in autumn 2017. Make sure spacers are longer than the sum of two M2.5 bolt lengths you are going to use, because otherwise bolts in the spacer will meet before they tighten the Raspberry Pi.
  • Totem adjustable Brackets (brackets with oblong holes): Raspberry Pi mounting holes do not match Totem grid, so use adjustable brackets for that purpose.

Process:
1. Find the best position of Brackets to make mounting holes match.
2. Fasten M2.5 threaded spacers to Raspberry Pi.
3. Fasten mounted spacers to brackets

#2 Method

Totem fasteners are M3 standard and Raspberry Pi mounting holes are ∅2.5mm, so with this method Raspberry Pi mounting holes need to be drilled to ∅3mm.

Parts needed:

  • Totem Nut Holders.
  • Totem Nuts M3 10×6.
  • Totem adjustable brackets (brackets with oblong holes).
  • M3 Bolts.

Process:
1. Drill Raspberry Pi holes using ∅3mm drill bit (harmless to Raspberry Pi functionality).
2. Find the best position of Brackets to make mounting holes match.
3. Insert Totem 6×10 Nut to the Totem Nut Holder.
Make sure the Nut sits on two lips of the Holder making 2mm gap for the  bracket.
4. Mount the Nut Holder with inserted Nut on the Bracket.
5. Place the Raspberry Pi on Holders, slide them to make holes match and use Totem Bolts to fasten
the board.

 

Arduino

The same mounting method can be used for most Electronics boards.

#1 Method

Parts needed:

  • M3 or M2.5 threaded spacers – standard parts easy to find in e-shops, however they will be available in Totem shop in autumn 2017. Make sure spacers are longer than the sum of two bolt lengths you are going to use, because otherwise bolts in the spacer will meet before they tighten the Arduino.
  • M3 or M2.5 Bolts
  • Totem adjustable Brackets (brackets with oblong holes).

Process:
1. Find the best position of Brackets to make mounting holes match.
2. Fasten M3 or M2.5 threaded spacers to Arduino.
3. Fasten mounted spacers to Brackets.

#2 Method

Totem fasteners are M3 – the same standard as Arduino.

Parts needed:

  • Totem Nut Holders.
  • Totem Nuts M3 10×6.
  • Totem adjustable brackets (brackets with oblong holes).
  • M3 Bolts.

Process:
1. Find the best position of Brackets to make mounting holes match.
2. Insert Totem 6×10 Nut to the Totem Nut Holder.
Make sure the Nut sits on two lips of the Holder making 2mm gap for the bracket.
3. Mount the Nut Holder with inserted Nut on the Bracket.
4. Place the Arduino on Holders, slide them to make holes match and use Totem Bolts to
fasten the board.

 

Totem Electronics

Totem electronics can be also mounted the same way as Arduino. Otherwise the method explained below can be used:

# Totem Method

Parts needed:

  • Bolt M3x20.
  • Nut M3 10×6.
  • Totem Tower– to use like spacers for bolts.

 

Other Electronics

One of the previously described methods can be used in most cases.

 

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