mondola
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Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:08 am

Hello,

I bought a second hand Raspberry Pi and took a delve into the world of Raspberry Pi.

I wanted to build a Media Centre to replace our WD TV Live box which always over heats or has a memory leak.

I've done that now, and the family are getting used to the new interface.

I'm struggling to find a case for it and was wondering whether anyone can help.

It says on the board c 2011.12 which I believe is a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B?

I've looked at various cases that claim they should fit, but they all have the slot for power on the side as apposed to on the end for my model.

Are there cases available, or am I best simply chalking up the knowledge on this one and purchasing a newer Raspberry Pi whereby I'll be able to get a case more easily?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:56 am

Welcome to the forum.

The Pi 2 Model B has the power on the side https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... 2-model-b/

If you are up and running, then have a look here to find out the exact model https://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2012/ ... d-version/
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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:00 am

Your model is Raspberrypi model B, from 2012
Check http://socialcompare.com/en/comparison/ ... comparison

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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:06 am

mondola wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:08 am
Hello,

I bought a second hand Raspberry Pi and took a delve into the world of Raspberry Pi.

I wanted to build a Media Centre to replace our WD TV Live box which always over heats or has a memory leak.

I've done that now, and the family are getting used to the new interface.

I'm struggling to find a case for it and was wondering whether anyone can help.

It says on the board c 2011.12 which I believe is a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B?

I've looked at various cases that claim they should fit, but they all have the slot for power on the side as apposed to on the end for my model.

Are there cases available, or am I best simply chalking up the knowledge on this one and purchasing a newer Raspberry Pi whereby I'll be able to get a case more easily?

Thanks in advance.

That is a Raspberry Pi 1B and has a full size SD Card
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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:07 am

Hi.

The only pi to have the power connection on the end is the the original pi some times called the pi 1

Which has only 26 gpio pins and uses a full size SD card.

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you may struggle to find a case for it now.
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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:15 am

I have a reasonable spare case for that model which you can have for the cost of postage. It depends where in the world you are.

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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:16 am

Adafruit appear to have some in stock for that model.
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1319

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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:39 pm

alphanumeric wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:16 am
Adafruit appear to have some in stock for that model.
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1319
That's for the A model will not be suitable for a B model, because it has a LAN port which is missing on the A model.
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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:40 pm

If the offer from rpdom fails eBay still has some non U.K. supplier
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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:58 pm

Oops maybe this one ill work
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1124

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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:22 pm

If you're in the UK I've got three cases you can have for the price of the postage.

Send me a DM on Twitter.
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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:18 pm

May I also suggest this one:

https://www.adafruit.com/product/859

which I still think looks very cool, laser-cut and etched clear acrylic in a kit form.
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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:39 pm

Hello all, and thanks for the replies.

Apologies for the delay in replying.

My mistake then, I believed it to be a Pi 2, hence why the cases looked incompatible.

I am based in the UK, so I guess, rpdom (as you replied first), I shall take you up on your offer.

Please let me know how I go about getting in touch as I couldn't find a message facility but I might be being stupid.

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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:41 pm

It's not you, private messages have been disabled on this forum for security reasons.

You'll have to share some contact details here, where anyone can see them, so make sure to use something non-personal.
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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:54 pm

Imperf3kt wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:41 pm
It's not you, private messages have been disabled on this forum for security reasons.

You'll have to share some contact details here, where anyone can see them, so make sure to use something non-personal.
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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:22 pm

Andyroo wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:54 pm
Imperf3kt wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:41 pm
It's not you, private messages have been disabled on this forum for security reasons.

You'll have to share some contact details here, where anyone can see them, so make sure to use something non-personal.
GDPR I was told :!:

Maybe a temp google mail account?
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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:29 pm

Ernst wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:22 pm
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I use 33mail.com when I need a temporary email address.
Ta for that, the last one I was using went under a few months ago - bookmarked.
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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:42 pm

The case for that model of RPi is scarce and quite expensive (from where I am)
thus I made my own case using a $1 calling card case.
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Re: Where could I get a case for an older Raspberry Pi please?

Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:29 pm

mondola wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Hello all, and thanks for the replies.

Apologies for the delay in replying.

My mistake then, I believed it to be a Pi 2, hence why the cases looked incompatible.

I am based in the UK, so I guess, rpdom (as you replied first), I shall take you up on your offer.

Please let me know how I go about getting in touch as I couldn't find a message facility but I might be being stupid.
Drop me an email to "[email received. Address redacted]" using the same subject line as this post and I'll get back to you.

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