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Travel bag for Pi 3 B+

Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:37 pm

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I'm new to Raspberry ecosystem and I'm yet buing accesories. I'm looking for a travel bag to keep for my trips the NesPi case, two gamepads, the power supply adaptor and the hdmi cable.

DO you have any recommendations?

I've seen these two but I'm not sure which one should fit my needs or even be suitable for that:




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Re: Travel bag for Pi 3 B+

Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:16 pm

Having been a wargamer for a few years I've found specific cases are the best for carrying anything around but as you have a mix of bits I would look for a small camera bag with partitions that can move around using velcro, a basic case with 'egg shell' type foam or an empty case and a sheet of 'pick foam' also know as 'pick and pluck' foam to go in it.

The main drawback with the loose net style inners is that bits shake around a fair bit and I've lost SD cards out of slots before today.

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Re: Travel bag for Pi 3 B+

Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:58 pm

I would definitely recommend plywood and aluminium clad cases. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes; camera cases, tool cases, make-up cases ( squarer ), even backgammon sets ( long and thin ).

They are incredibly robust, not usually overly heavy, and often remarkably cheap when found second-hand.

When you have a good idea what is going in the case you can cut foam to fit and cover that with glued-down felt to get a pretty good-looking result.

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Re: Travel bag for Pi 3 B+

Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:15 pm

Just about any bag should work if the RPi is not powered in transit. I personally keep 2 RPi, 2 Keyboard, 2 Joysticks, 2 Mouse, 2 10 inch monitors, 2 12V 15Ah batteries, 2 8A 12 to 5V adaptors, a bunch of MicroSD cards, and MicroUSB power cables in one section of my grab and go backpack that has appropriate dividers and reinforcement to keep it all safe. I do use small plastic boxes for much of it just to keep it better orginized.

I also keep an 8A 12V flexible solar pannel and charge controller in that backpack so I can recharge the batteries when outside, and potentially have near infinite travel time with the RPi's.

I would recommend adding to your list a 20 foot CAT5E ethernet cable, as many game gatherings are wired only ethernet, no WiFi. And they tend to run out of extra CAT5E cables in a hurry.
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