When you’re prototyping something on a breadboard, usually the last thing on your mind is making it look finished, and there’s a huge risk of wires getting pulled out when unattended. To some extent that’s just part of the process, though perhaps you’d be wise to take a picture of your design before putting it away. At least that would give you a better chance of putting it back together.
On the other hand, why don’t we have enclosures that are meant to hold a development board, while at the same time protecting the breadboard that holds all of the accessory pieces? It’s a good question, and as you might suspect, the enclosure pictured here presents an answer beyond putting it in a dedicated drawer—or perhaps a cardboard box!
Yes, this enclosure is large enough to fit an Arduino Uno next to a standard solderless breadboard, measuring 8.5cm x 5.5cm. Importantly, it features an acrylic body with a clear lid, allowing you to see what’s going on inside, even when closed. Though it won’t protect your project from every danger, at least it stands more of a chance when stored or even used in this form!