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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:33 pm

Quote from Burngate on November 19, 2011, 11:14
I reckon I can make cases for 3564 R-Pis.
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:27 pm

Quote from Method on November 21, 2011, 12:09
That's a cool design. The problem I can see with it, however, is that the device would rattle around inside it, as I can see nothing is actually holding it into place.
There is a recess on the bottom cover, as we can see just under the green board, near the bolt.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:42 pm

I don't have access to any hi-tech equipment so I was thinking of an enclosure made of papier-mâché, with a raspberry painted on it in acrylics and then lacquered; but then I realised that one of the things that attracts me to the r-pi is the look of the thing: big cables clustered around a tiny board like giant piglets feeding off a tiny sow - and of course der blinkenlichten. So I will probably do without a case.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:48 pm

brushed wooden case with rounded edges for me.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:37 am

I was hoping that ethernet and power were on the same side of the device so that it would be easy to create a blade type cabinet for a collection of these. Could you imagine having a pi cubed? (a collection of pi's stacked together in one case).

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:35 am

Montekuri: Do you have the design in a format I could use on my RepRap? I can read STL files, and either OpenSCAD or FreeCad files.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:54 am

Quote from davidgoodenough on November 22, 2011, 10:35
Montekuri: Do you have the design in a format I could use on my RepRap? I can read STL files, and either OpenSCAD or FreeCad files.
I use Autocad R14, so I can save in *.dwg or *.dxf.
And I can export to *.3ds, *.sat, *.stl or *.vrml.
But I would wait for final component size before build a case.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:01 pm

I'd love to implement the raspi into a keyboard, together with a small battery (2 cells of li-ion probably), and various extension cords to get all connections to the back of the keyboard.

C64 all over again!

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:43 pm

Quote from reiuyi on November 22, 2011, 14:01
I'd love to implement the raspi into a keyboard, together with a small battery (2 cells of li-ion probably), and various extension cords to get all connections to the back of the keyboard.

C64 all over again!

I thought the same thing, but a couple of things deterred me from it:
Firstly, it would involve finding a large keyboard (or an old amiga), and gutting it, which feels like a waste (and mean).
Secondly, if I would intergrate it into a keyboard like the old amiga, I wouldn't be able to access the IO ports on top of the board itself. Of course, might not be much of an issue to you.

I think there should be a competition on the RasPi website a month after the initial release of the coolest cases. If only I still had access to my laser cutter.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:13 pm

Method: Find a broken one off of ebay, then you'd get it even cheaper and you'd be breathing life back into it too :)

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:30 pm

I've was thinking about taking a POS keyboard and disassemble it. Then put something like weather stripping between the two halves as a spacer. With added space Dremel out the ports and put external connection. Then use new elongated screws to bring the unit back together.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:16 pm

I'd love to put a Pi in this box. It might even have room for a battery or hard drive. I like the flip lid, which could cover up all the connectors.


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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:04 am

I would like to modify a small, wooden box as a case but I am not sure what considerations there out to be. For instance, how much heat does the RPi generate? what kinds of connector pad will there be for the ports and is there a documented map? Do we have any details on power consumption yet?
I am interested in using recycled elements as a case, in keeping with the low-power, low-carbon footprint of the RPi. It might also be cool to integrate RPi into a portable projector for doing presentations and such.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:35 am

I'm thinking tobacco tin, I'm hoping to mount a small LCD into the lid but that depends what I can find cheap.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:21 pm

For my media center PI, I recently decided on doing a new twist to an old favorite. I'm going to take a NES, and rather than gut everything out, slip an r-pi in as well! There's a lot of spare space under the motherboard of a NES, so I'm going to splice off the power lines, put in a voltage drop, and then the r-pi board (power will be feed via the two pins in the GPIO strip connected to the 5V rail). Holes will have to be added for the network card, and HDMI and probably the SD card (it would be a hassle to have to open up the NES every time I had to do anything with the SD card). Internally, I've purchased two Playstation 2 to PC adapters and will plug wireless PS2 controller adapters into those. In the end this will provide me with the means to have 4 ps2 wireless controllers and 1 wireless keyboard (I'll be using a passive USB hub) all of which will provide both media to my TV as well as let me play old school emulators *and* I could still play old school NES if I wanted to!
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:16 pm

i intended on getting a google sketch up image created (when i have some time) and get a 3d printer to sort it.
i think itll look wicked

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:11 pm

Quote from smeatons on November 19, 2011, 09:38
Steven,

The fablab case is fairly cheap material wise. I'm no expert, but I've been looking at material costs and found that a 600mm x 60mm x 5mm red tinted acrylic sheet is just £3.28. The same in clear is just £1.66! That's enough material for a board that is 2cm high. Of course you have to get your design right first time though :-)



Thanks for that, will definitely look at this. :)

So many idea's, not enough Pi.. ;)

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:45 pm

:D Made myself an extra slot to hold a sd card in my PS3 Paper Case, its coming along well

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:52 pm

At first I thought it was a Polystation. Looks good.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:20 pm

I was hoping to fit a model-A (maybe even a model-B) into this type of case:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290636550662

Even just for transpiration it looks cool. Plus, mega cheap.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:22 pm

Quote from bsmulders on November 28, 2011, 20:20
I was hoping to fit a model-A (maybe even a model-B) into this type of case:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290636550662

Even just for transpiration it looks cool. Plus, mega cheap.
For transportation, yes it does look nice. But, is it thick enough on the inside? ( range of 21 to 25 mm as I recall). Based on the eBay article, it is only 2cm tall, so it is may not be tall enough to hold a RPi...

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:39 pm

On the Raspi A/B I think you're roughly looking at 15mm for the highest component (Ethernet or RCA), 1.6mm for the 6-layer board, then 3mm for the SD-Card underneath. So the total is around 19-20mm high.

The problem is that the dimensions of that case are almost certainly outside measurements, so when you take the aluminium and padding into account, it's probably a lot less than that inside, especially with the curves and the closing clip.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:56 pm

A quick forum search for "dimensions" reveals a thread named "official dimensions"

The height is 21mm for model B (so you were close ;) )
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:02 pm

Quote from Method on November 22, 2011, 14:43
I thought the same thing, but a couple of things deterred me from it:
Firstly, it would involve finding a large keyboard (or an old amiga), and gutting it, which feels like a waste (and mean).
Secondly, if I would intergrate it into a keyboard like the old amiga, I wouldn't be able to access the IO ports on top of the board itself. Of course, might not be much of an issue to you.

I think there should be a competition on the RasPi website a month after the initial release of the coolest cases. If only I still had access to my laser cutter.

You could also remove the numpad from a standard keyboard and place the R-Pi in there. And if you don't cover it, you'd still have acces to the IO ports.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:16 pm

Thought so about the credit card box. My second option would be a small jewelry box with about 5-6 drawers, creating a make-shift server-rack filled with a nice bramble of 5-6 Raspberries. One can dream...

Btw: Thanks for the replies!

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