Konek
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Case with built-in modular usb hub

Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:34 am

Hello all,

This 2 cases made out of recycled Xbox CD cases with interchangeable 4 port usb hub:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xuec6j4tqsc70q9/2Case1.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fshft32f9jyut02/2Case2.jpg

Raspberry Pi and hub can operates together with a power adapter (with hub acting actively) or both by itself (with hub being passive):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/19qdotkxlt2u6 ... mPlug2.jpg

So what you all think of it?

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Raspberry5
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Re: Case with built-in modular usb hub

Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:12 am

interesting :D
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toxibunny
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Re: Case with built-in modular usb hub

Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:28 am

The green one is pretty cool!
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suicidal_orange
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Re: Case with built-in modular usb hub

Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:56 am

Not many cases have protection for the SD card and using a micro + adapter means taking the Pi out of the case to swap, your case overcomes that - good work!

I'm liking the green too :D

Konek
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Re: Case with built-in modular usb hub

Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:57 pm

thanks :D

I liked the green one too. Ran out of green material to make usb hub with.

next on wishlist: incorporate power switch if can get one :mrgreen:

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jbeale
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Re: Case with built-in modular usb hub

Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:13 pm

How did you put this together? I have not seen an Xbox CD case but I doubt it's that exact shape, did you cut out all the flat pieces and glue them together, or is the plastic folded somehow?

Konek
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Re: Case with built-in modular usb hub

Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:06 am

Yup cut out all the pieces that is needed.

Sadly have to use clear tape to hold it together for now as couldn't find plastic glue that don't leave a mess or fogged up the plastic.

All the tool you need is: exacto knife and a ruler

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jbeale
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Re: Case with built-in modular usb hub

Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:14 am

I have seen plastic solvent type glue that can make clear joints but it only works on specific types of plastic (acrylic?) which may be not what you have. http://www.curbellplastics.com/adhesive ... sives.html
They probably can be messy, but if applied correctly I've seen some very clean looking joints made that way.

Konek
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Re: Case with built-in modular usb hub

Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:18 am

I don't know what kind of plastic the case is mad of but tried 2 different solvent glues both don't gave right result. :cry:

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