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Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:04 pm

I am going to purchase the pi2, touch screen and official case from Newark and was wondering if the screws mount nicely on top with the screen?

http://www.newark.com

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http://canada.newark.com/raspberry-pi/r ... dp/38Y6467
http://canada.newark.com/raspberry-pi/r ... dp/68X2069
http://canada.newark.com/raspberry-pi/r ... dp/49Y1712

I contacted Newark support, they said it should work, but nobody knows 100%.

I know it's a pretty obvious question but googling/searching forums netted me nothing and I wanted to turn that into a "yes" officially.

Thanks.

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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:08 pm

Deleted nonsensical vote.
There are no cases yet for the combination of display and PI, using a normal case is out of the question, don't do it!

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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:21 pm

mahjongg wrote:Deleted nonsensical vote.
There are no cases yet for the combination of display and PI, using a normal case is out of the question, don't do it!
You can combine a Pibow and the Pimoroni DSI display case. I saw them at CamJam last weekend.

I thought you could also drill out HAT holes in the official case too? (but I'm not so sure about that)
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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:21 pm

mahjongg wrote:Deleted nonsensical vote.
There are no cases yet for the combination of display and PI, using a normal case is out of the question, don't do it!
How about this one?
http://uk.farnell.com/multicomp/cbrpp-t ... 0000046001

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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:23 pm

gordon77 wrote:
mahjongg wrote:Deleted nonsensical vote.
There are no cases yet for the combination of display and PI, using a normal case is out of the question, don't do it!
How about this one?
http://uk.farnell.com/multicomp/cbrpp-t ... 0000046001

Link no workie :P
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Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:24 pm

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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:03 pm

This link should work for everyone.

http://uk.farnell.com/multicomp/cbrpp-t ... dp/2494691

Bloody ugly and expensive thing in my opinion though :lol:
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Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:20 pm

alexeames wrote:This link should work for everyone.

http://uk.farnell.com/multicomp/cbrpp-t ... dp/2494691

Bloody ugly and expensive thing in my opinion though :lol:
Yes expensive, it does look better on the datasheet.

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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:24 pm

wow there is a case for it already! very quickly, other cases will probably follow soon. Pibow & Pimoroni, do you hear me?

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Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:28 pm

They should have a case with an area for some sort of battery to power it all.
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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:32 pm

i'm sure that for whatever use someone will probably design a case.
at the moment just be a bit creative, use a transparent boy for example.

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Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:45 am

mahjongg wrote:wow there is a case for it already! very quickly, other cases will probably follow soon. Pibow & Pimoroni, do you hear me?
Pimoroni has a mounting (it's open back). Available in several different colors. Looks fairly nice. Price is 10 pounds, which is reasonable.

I would imagine that some decently priced backs will start showing up in the near future.

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Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:38 am

W. H. Heydt wrote:
mahjongg wrote:wow there is a case for it already! very quickly, other cases will probably follow soon. Pibow & Pimoroni, do you hear me?
Pimoroni has a mounting (it's open back). Available in several different colors. Looks fairly nice. Price is 10 pounds, which is reasonable.
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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:03 pm

I am currently using this case for the Pi on the back of my display:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MQQQO9W

Then I just have it sitting on my desk, and the bottom-facing edge of the Pi case acts similarly to a tablet kickstand and keeps the display upright.

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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:56 pm

ah, that is the one with the totally useless fan!
Only thing it does is lowering the total current consumption of peripherals before the fuse blows, because the fan is unnecessary consuming current.

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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:29 pm

alexeames wrote:This link should work for everyone.

http://uk.farnell.com/multicomp/cbrpp-t ... dp/2494691

Bloody ugly and expensive thing in my opinion though :lol:
I've got one of these (needed a case that fully protected the internals for the Cotswold Jam next week) - my opinion stay away; of the 3 official ways to power the RPi and display board, none can be done because access to the display board micro USB socket, USB A socket and GPIO pins are blocked by the case.

But having paid so much, out came the dremmel and now I can access both micro USB sockets.

Trouble is, the center of gravity of the installed case is such that when you touch the screen, it falls over.

Oh, and I think it puts pressure on the touch screen chip / connector too, as my mouse pointer just vanishes periodically and only a reboot brings it back.

I have several customer support requests with farnell about this completely useless yet expensive piece of plastic. No reply as yet from them.
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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:55 pm

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Attached photo may help, simply omit bottom of adafruit-style laser cut acrylic case.

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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:08 pm

The Big Problem with all earliest Display Cases is that the Cable-Outputs are on the wrong side, because all manufactures had build their Cases with the 'wrong' Rotation.

Last Week the Rotation changed in Firmware so its now 180° upside down... (i know it was before flipped and now correct, but that doesnt change the Case-Problem)

I think its better to wait a little bit till new Versions of the Display-Cases will arrive :!:

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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:28 pm

meigrafd wrote: I think its better to wait a little bit till new Versions of the Display-Cases will arrive :!:
Its not really a problem. You just have to use the lcd-rotate = 2 line in config.txt. Longer term solution is that this orientation becomes the software default. That way none of the cases need to be redesigned.
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Re: Screen compatibility with official RPI case

Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:10 pm

scotty101 wrote:
meigrafd wrote: I think its better to wait a little bit till new Versions of the Display-Cases will arrive :!:
Its not really a problem. You just have to use the lcd-rotate = 2 line in config.txt. Longer term solution is that this orientation becomes the software default. That way none of the cases need to be redesigned.
It is a bit of a problem if you want that improved viewing angle from the top.

I'm also not sure I understand what you're saying, are you expecting the software to correct the rotation again? Surely the cases need to be redesigned if the viewing experience is enhanced by physically rotating the screen.
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