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Bukshi
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DiscPi - DIY case

Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:03 am

Hi everyone!

Yesterday I made an easy to do at home case for my Pi and wanted to share the result with you ;)
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Things I used:
- 1x old CD
- 2x CD protector plastic
- 1x old CD case cover (used to cut the supporting L-shaped parts)
- 3x screws
- 12x nuts
- piece of straw
- some glue

More images here: http://www.vkspartak.sk/discpi/
Last edited by Bukshi on Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: DiscPi - DIY case

Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:59 am

Nice. (Who needs flame-polished acrylic & gold-plating ;) )

Would it be possible to use washers on top of the lower nuts to support the board instead of the little L-shaped bits? (With a plastic washer on top if they might touch anything conductive...)

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Re: DiscPi - DIY case

Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:01 am

It might be possible and I had the same idea first, but I wanted to keep access to all the connectors. The underside of the Pi board on the edges is quite crowded and I couldn't manage to arrange the pillars with the board so I ended up with the plastic bits. I know it isn't the best solution, but it worked for me ;)
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Re: DiscPi - DIY case

Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:51 am

Nice work!
I ate all the Pi

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Re: DiscPi - DIY case

Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:27 pm

nommo wrote:Nice work!
Thanks ;)
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Re: DiscPi - DIY case

Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:36 pm

Wow, what an awesome idea for a case!

I'm from South Africa and we're finally taking delivery of our orders and I know others will be interested in the idea. I've shared this thread with a local tech community I belong to:

http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread. ... ost8556377

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Re: DiscPi - DIY case

Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:39 pm

Thanks I'm glad you like my case :)
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Re: DiscPi - DIY case

Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:29 pm

Quality.

A simple design, I wonder why we haven't thought of this before? Is it because as humans, we tend to over think things like this?

I like it. :)
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Re: DiscPi - DIY case

Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:08 pm

duke2k7 wrote:Quality.

A simple design, I wonder why we haven't thought of this before? Is it because as humans, we tend to over think things like this?

I like it. :)
Thanks ;)

Actually the story behind the idea is very simple. I was looking at some nice clear plastic cases and wondered how to get hold of some raw material to build something similar. One of my colleges was just about to trash the CD protectors and asked me If I need them. And that was the moment when it hit me that there he stood with my case in his hands :D
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Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:42 pm

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