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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:30 pm

I am sure there are a number of "Liquids" that will work. ukscone hasn't decide about the challenge yet? lol. I might have to do it. Do not know what use it will be as cooling will not be an issue, but what about a RasPi lava lamp?
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:34 pm

if the R-Pi had lots of blinky leds on it i'd definatly do it. i'm not sure what you'd use to seal round the connectors. some sort of silicon based calk?

would the R-Pi get hot enough to drive the lava in a lava lamp?

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Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:36 pm

Nope - it runs very cool, so you'd probably have to use an additional lightbulb!
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Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:37 pm

Quote from liz on August 14, 2011, 00:36
Nope - it runs very cool, so you'd probably have to use an additional lightbulb!

darn. never thought we'd be complaining that a computer was running too cool did we

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Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:42 pm

hehe...

for the cooling isse you can also use destilled water.. if the pcb is clean you will not get a shortcircuit.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:54 pm

Quote from ukscone on August 14, 2011, 00:34
would the R-Pi get hot enough to drive the lava in a lava lamp?

That is such a cool idea. Unfortunately, the CPU runs cool, so it would be a no-go. You could use a peltier electric heat exchanger or something similar but I suspect you would then have the problem that the volume of liquid is too small for the temperature delta to activate the lava lamp oil correctly.

A better solution would be to try and source a very sensitive temperature sensitive liquid.

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Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:09 am

You could just put a light bulb under it like they do with a real lava lamp. lol

EDIT: Dang it Liz you beat me to it!
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Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:27 pm

Quote from AmyS3 on August 13, 2011, 00:35
or you can make the case ultra sturdy if you just dunk the raspi in epoxyd...

I'd think that would cause some heat issues.

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Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:13 pm

Quote from The Ferminator on August 14, 2011, 19:27
Quote from AmyS3 on August 13, 2011, 00:35
or you can make the case ultra sturdy if you just dunk the raspi in epoxyd...

I'd think that would cause some heat issues.

At $25 you can never know until you try it!

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:09 pm

Quote from Thorn on August 14, 2011, 20:13
Quote from The Ferminator on August 14, 2011, 19:27
Quote from AmyS3 on August 13, 2011, 00:35
or you can make the case ultra sturdy if you just dunk the raspi in epoxyd...

I'd think that would cause some heat issues.

At $25 you can never know until you try it!

If they wanted to just sell the first best thing then you would now have a untested alpha board. Have some trust and respect, they deserve it.

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Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:47 pm

I don't think any of us have taken any offence - don't worry!

The low temperature the chip runs at is part of our mobile phone dividend - it's brilliant, but it was really a side benefit. And it means you can build swanky metal cases without having to worry about anything melting. I'm trying to work out how I can show you guys how cool it runs in a video - if we thrash the 3d-ness and park a finger on said chip without screaming, will that do?
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Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:50 pm

Quote from liz on August 14, 2011, 22:47
I don't think any of us have taken any offence - don't worry!

The low temperature the chip runs at is part of our mobile phone dividend - it's brilliant, but it was really a side benefit. And it means you can build swanky metal cases without having to worry about anything melting. I'm trying to work out how I can show you guys how cool it runs in a video - if we thrash the 3d-ness and park a finger on said chip without screaming, will that do?

you could put a bit of ice cream on a bit of aluminium foil although that would be a waste of ice cream. what about a cadbury flake on a piece of aluminium foil? er no that would be a waste of a cadbury flake. er ok what about er nah sod it use the finger

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Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:55 pm

You know - I quite like the chocolate idea!
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Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:57 pm

Quote from liz on August 14, 2011, 22:55
You know - I quite like the chocolate idea!

do you have any easter egg molds?

a chocolate easter egg with a Raspberry Pi filling

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:39 am

you could go all high tech and use a laser temperature sensor! you should be able to porrow one someplace for a few minutes, but chocolates good.
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:38 am

Back on topic...this may be a good use for a used cigarette pack. Just cut holes where you need 'em!
Plastic travel soap dish (I still have my old one from when I lived in the college dorms).

Pencil box? Hmm...what else??

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:49 pm

Quote from bnolsen on August 15, 2011, 05:38
Back on topic...this may be a good use for a used cigarette pack. Just cut holes where you need 'em!
Plastic travel soap dish (I still have my old one from when I lived in the college dorms).

Pencil box? Hmm...what else??

An Altoids box: a credit card just about fits in one. A power supply and LiPo battery should fit in the lid. The box should also make a great heat shield (probably needed for the PSU and the battery. We are told the Raspi runs real cool.)

For the Model B of the Raspi, you will need to carve the lid a bit to be able to use the RJ45 jack and the top USB port.

I think a Raspi inside an Altoids box will be truly "curiously strong". It will be "curiouser-ly stronger" inside a Cinnamon flavor box, if you can find one: http://bit.ly/oLhDhi

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Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:18 pm

Altoids box, that would be fun.
I was also thinking that we could put it in a matchbox.

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Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:22 pm

Quote from tnelsond on August 15, 2011, 17:18
Altoids box, that would be fun.
I was also thinking that we could put it in a matchbox.

you must have blooming big matches where you are.

i just picked up a 12 pack of altoids at the local box store so i'll have plenty of tins :) pity the circuit board isn't circular (still think they missed a visual pun by it not being circular but that's by the by) as i have 2 really really nice circular tins (that contained espresso pillows -- coffee toffee wrapped in chocolate) with little perspex portholes in the top that would look really cool

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:15 pm

Yeah, I guess we do have some big matchboxes, the big strike on box large kitchen matches. :D. I wonder if the cardboard would be a fire hazard?

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Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:56 pm

Quote from tnelsond on August 15, 2011, 18:15
Yeah, I guess we do have some big matchboxes, the big strike on box large kitchen matches. :D. I wonder if the cardboard would be a fire hazard?

You want to make sure you take out the matches first.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:21 pm

Quote from bnolsen on August 15, 2011, 18:56
Quote from tnelsond on August 15, 2011, 18:15
Yeah, I guess we do have some big matchboxes, the big strike on box large kitchen matches. :D. I wonder if the cardboard would be a fire hazard?

You want to make sure you take out the matches first.

:)

The cardboard, not to forget the striking surface, will be a fire hazard even with the matches out. :(

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:19 am

There will probably not be enough heat to be a fire hazard. Sparks could be possible but unlikely. If it worries you, coat the inside with tin foil glued in. A match box server has been done before, so it will work with enough research. Computers have been assembled into wood enclosures also. I would leave the matches in though. Might need to start the BBQ later.
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:49 pm

Quote from Cafe on August 15, 2011, 14:49
An Altoids box: a credit card just about fits in one. A power supply and LiPo battery should fit in the lid. The box should also make a great heat shield (probably needed for the PSU and the battery. We are told the Raspi runs real cool.)

For the Model B of the Raspi, you will need to carve the lid a bit to be able to use the RJ45 jack and the top USB port. ...

Gert provided some useful information about this: http://www.raspberrypi.org/?pa.....38;t=191.0

Quote from Gert van Loo on August 19, 2011, 13:04
X and Y are no use as they will change. Z is probably the same on the next board.
Height is ~22 mm. That is from the top of the stacked USB to the bottom of the SD-card.


Assuming the ~22mm height is for Model B ("stacked USB"), we really do need to carve up the Altoids' lid a bit, hopefully only on the edges. ( I have just verified that a standard Altoids box is 20mm high with lid closed.)

If no cans get in the way, a Model A might still fit inside an Altoids box.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:06 pm

Quote from Raikomaru on August 12, 2011, 19:25
I'd love to fit it into a keyboard, along with an portable HDD.
We should see if we can't put it into a G15 or a G19.
That way it would even have a display...

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