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Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:05 pm
by alexandru.cucu
@anhe85

I think this was the idea behind not including mounting holes.

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:51 am
by guisacouto
Just registerd in the forum to tell how great this case is Marco.

Any ideas how much could this cost to produce?

best regards

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:29 pm
by mike34
Case looks good, if you have some proper 3d cad drawings i could work out a price per case, I would happily pay for a tool if enough people were interested.

I could get it made in any material even see through or smoked cases.

(Black would be very cheap)

I'm UK based so could no expensive shipping over weeks from China etc.

I see them being very cheap as it wont be much material in it, should be able to produce around 5,000 a week, post for free, any colour long as meet minimum batch sizes, changable logos etc

getting excited as i want one now!!

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:04 pm
by MarcoA
cdcarpenter said:


I just want to take a second to thank Marco for putting together this beautiful case.

I appreciate the work and consideration that you put into it.


areinike said:


I think this is a great looking case, Marco!  [...]



Thank you very much!

Xentity said:


- Holes on the bottom so it can be screwed or mounted to something

- a VESA adapter, so you can put it on the back of your TV = smart TV

- Maybe the ability to stack/clip together



I think that they are too much features for such a little object. Maybe there could be a more complex version of the case, including some fixing capabilities, but… what about a simple piece of bi-adhesive tape?


- I'm not sure how you've mounted the board inside, but as there are no holes on the board you'll need to make sure it's secure



The board is fixed by a sort of snap-fits. I'm confident it's secure enough, but I'll be more precise after prototyping it.


- Transparent / opaque case



I managed to make it available on Shapeways, where you can choose the materials and some colours (transparent is available, even if I think it's expensive).

But I designed it having plastic moulding in mind, so it would be fantastic if it were really produced in moulded plastic.


- A flap or slot so you can get at the SD card


Uhm… the SD card is completely accessible through the bottom slot. I find a cover a useless complication.




Just a few ideas to consider, but really like the design of the case!



I really appreciated your ideas! Thank you so much!

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:04 pm
by MarcoA
A view with SD card and a coin as reference for dimensions:


Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:02 am
by guisacouto
Any plans on producing this case?

Haven't seen anything better and I can't imagine something looking nicer than this

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:59 pm
by bico
Very nice case! Excellent design! Beautiful style! Perfect form factor!

/Birger

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:46 pm
by MarcoA
My case inside unveiled:



I think that I could consider it finished, but of course I want to test a real prototype (all these are renderings) with a real board before releasing it.

THank you for your encouraging feedback!

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:21 pm
by cesarcardoso
Congratulations MarcoA, it looks really beautiful! Hope it works with a real board

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:29 pm
by itsonlyme
That is really nice case.  10/10

Now all we need is a pi to feed to it.

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:27 am
by hzrnbgy
I want three!!!

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:27 am
by dennisMe
Marco for president!

Sheer genius how the clip -ins use the flex in the long sides to allow you to easily insert and remove the Pi!

I like the no screws approach very much, I forget the number of times I've dropped a small screw onto a live mobo or other board... Horror of horrors! Glad all those kids that get to screw around with the R-Pi will be spared that ordeal.

This is really the best case design I have seen, by far, simple, sturdy and sexy.

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:35 am
by MarcoA
dennisMe said:


Marco for president!



LOL!


Sheer genius how the clip -ins use the flex in the long sides to allow you to easily insert and remove the Pi!



I like the no screws approach very much, I forget the number of times I've dropped a small screw onto a live mobo or other board... Horror of horrors! Glad all those kids that get to screw around with the R-Pi will be spared that ordeal.



Not so easy to remove, but easier and faster than screw mounting. Anyway this is the only way I had in mind. There are no holes for screws, so there is no choice.0


This is really the best case design I have seen, by far, simple, sturdy and sexy.


Thanks!

I've just placed an order on Shapeways.com to test the behaviour of the case (and the lightguides, too), while waiting the boards to be available for order.

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:55 am
by crundy
Is this public on shapeways yet?

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:59 am
by MarcoA
Crundy said:


Is this public on shapeways yet?



Not yet, of course. It will be released after testing.

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:37 am
by Killerbee





Why are Italian designers (or Italian designs) always better   Is it in their genes....?

Best case so far. I will definitely buy a few of them as soon as they become available

BR

KillerBee

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:21 pm
by crundy
Re the light guides, what do they actually show? I can only see a power LED on the board but I'm pretty sure I'm missing something!

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:24 pm
by crundy
By the way, would it be possible to merge this into the existing "Cases for the Raspberry Pi" thread? I'm sure there are people subscribed to that thread who haven't seen this (and yet would love one).

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:56 pm
by Phil Spiegel
How about this as a ready-made case - add a suitable LCD panel in front /place of the speaker in the monitor. It already has a built-in radio andaudio amplifier....


Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:14 pm
by BigPete
MarcoA,

Were you able to get one from the first batch?

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:19 pm
by AlastairoRP
magnifico pezzo di design

I look forward to getting one.

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:29 pm
by bukaj
I like buy three . It is possible sned me plan/scheme for this case?

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:43 pm
by MarcoA
BigPete said:


Were you able to get one from the first batch?


Unfortunately not. I ordered it on Farnell and I'm sitting and waiting...

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:09 am
by Montala
I am really impressed with your case design Marco, and I really would love to own one!

Is there a real chance that these will actually go into production, and that I will have the chance to buy one, either directly from you, or from a reseller?

Thanks!

Re: Concept for a case

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:31 am
by PaulTech
I had an idea last night, why not rip apart a USB 104 keyboard and see if it could be squeezed into one, a 4 port Powered USB hub would have to go in also. The keyboard could be hardwired to the hub leaving 3 ports. I suppose the concept is very similar to the OLD 8bit computer consoles of the 70-80's. Effectively all you carry around is the keyboard and a small 5v - 2A switching plug plack/wallwart. I realise not every application would require a keyboard but there are so many times R-Pi's will be attached to keyboards it might work.