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oneninedesign B+ case

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:51 am
by Malvineous
Hi all,

I haven't seen much discussion of the "one nine design" B+ case anywhere. I bought one of these quite by accident as it was the only B+ case I could find a few weeks back when I ordered it, and it arrived yesterday. I was amazed at how well designed this is! It has a number of features I thought were really useful:
  • The case has rubber feet so it doesn't slip all over a desk
  • The case underside has two holes for screws to wall mount it (the rest of the case then clicks in on top of the wall-mounted piece)
  • There is a middle piece which covers all the electronics and only exposes the connectors, meaning the lid is optional but some protection is still offered for the more sensitive components.
  • The middle piece has a vertical mounting slot for the camera PCB to slide into, which allows the unit to sit flat on a desk with the camera looking out across the desk
  • There is a lid which encloses the whole unit, which has a small ~2mm gap all around for ribbon cables to enter without being squashed
  • Most impressive to me - there is a cutout Raspberry Pi logo in the lid, and a mounting point for the camera behind this, so that the camera looks out through one of the holes in the RPi logo! This lets the unit remain completely flat with no pointy bits while still allowing the camera to be used! If you were to wall mount it, the camera would look out into the room.
  • It only cost AU$9.88!
Weirdly they are a bit difficult to find on the RS website, as they now have other (more expensive but IMHO less functional) alternatives, but they have no photos or anything of this particular case! The part number for the black case (at least on the Australian RS site) is 8193655, the white one is 8193646, and the clear one (which does have a picture) is 8193658. They are still pretty new so while I got the black one yesterday, the white ones apparently aren't shipping until December(!)

I was so impressed with this design and the way the camera mounts that I have just ordered another two RPi+cameras and two of these cases to use them as cheap network security cameras. (You can get PTZ IP cameras for a similar price from China, but they use slower hardware and don't document their firmware so running custom software on those cameras is rather frustrating. And I never used the PTZ functions anyway because the software to control that was so buggy.)

There are some photos at the modmypi site linked in the first line of this post, but I'm happy to post some detailed photos if anyone is interested - I'm figuring since this case was apparently developed in cooperation with the RPi foundation there is some big announcement about it that I have missed, but I can't seem to find it!

Re: oneninedesign B+ case

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:33 pm
by Malvineous
I like this case so much I bought another two, this time in white! Here are some photos:

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Re: oneninedesign B+ case

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:06 pm
by RaTTuS

Re: oneninedesign B+ case

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:46 pm
by valver
Buy this case blank and I am very disappointed.

The white is not white like the photos, it's a very ugly in my opinion yellowish white, also do not get to keep the box closed with the camera connected to the top cover, the cable is bent and pushed for it to open.

Any solution to connect the camera?

Re: oneninedesign B+ case

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:16 am
by kyled2012
Bought this case in black and it's become my favourite Pi case. My only complaint would be that in order to fit the camera to the top cover, the camera cable has to be twisted 180 degrees and it is extremely awkward. A very well made case aside from that minor problem.

Re: oneninedesign B+ case

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:34 pm
by valver
It possible buy a cable that not needed be twisted 180 degrees ? Where i can buy? Would be good small length to not push top cover

Re: oneninedesign B+ case

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:17 pm
by BlueRasPi
I somehow got around the camera problem myself, and was able to attach the camera to the lid and get it to see outside clearly without twisting the cable 180 degrees around. In this way, only two of the four prongs on the lid are attached to two of the camera's four holes in the circuit board.

One thing I really want for this case is a display screen that will fit perfectly with it.

Re: oneninedesign B+ case

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:16 am
by quartz
Does anyone know how to remove the RPi from this case? Thanks!