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Can I use a cardboard box instead of a case to assemble my parts?

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January 10, 2014 8:37:29 AM

The thought popped up in my head and wonder if its viable.. in a sense
January 10, 2014 8:42:58 AM

Funnily enough, yes!

Just make sure there's nothing touching anything that can discharge static and you're good to go!
January 10, 2014 8:46:34 AM

Yes, it will not conduct any electricity (make sure no staples)

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January 10, 2014 9:03:37 AM

Yes and no. You might physically mount your parts in/on a cardboard box, but it will not be sturdy, may trap heat (cardboard is an insulator), and won't be strong. Also, it will offer no EMI protection, in or out, and will not offer good grounding to your components, so you'll need to be especially careful about static.
If you're just talking about assembly for test purposes before using a case, sure and a a lot of people do things like this.