Commercially available RPI cases? Are there any yet?


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by monkeyra » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:35 am
I'm building a little review section for RPI cases, rounding them all up with all the details (price, website etc) and the only commercially available one I can find is the modmypi.com case. Are there any others out there yet? (Google is proving useless!)

Thanks

Nick
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by JoeDaStudd » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:43 am
Have you searched the Shapeways stores?
http://www.shapeways.com/searc.....spberry+pi
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by monkeyra » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:52 am
Aha, brilliant, hadn't come across that one before. Thanks :)
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by ally » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:19 am
there are a few cases now available on ebay

the nicest to date I think is this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rasp.....500wt_1129

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by colincoach » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:22 am
ally said:


there are a few cases now available on ebay

the nicest to date I think is this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rasp.....500wt_1129

:)


That is a very nice case, might be tempted as my Pi is now coming w/c 7th May!!
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by steviewevie » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:41 am
ally said:


the nicest to date I think is this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rasp.....500wt_1129



Wow, very nice !
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by Retroman » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:47 am
I'm building my own case(out of a Game Boy as some of you might have seen). I'm also designing a few different types for my 3D printer(Makerbot Replicator).

I did purchase the above case from ebay last night anyway as it looks nice and its no harm to have a few different types. I'll take a few pics when it arrives with the Pi inside and give a small review.

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by monkeyra » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:57 am
That clear one is a great looking case. If anyone has one / purchased one, please could you do a very quick review?

http://www.rpiforum.net/forum/.....ylic-case/

You don't even have to be logged in, you can submit it as a guest :)
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by jamieoliver22 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:49 pm
ally said:


there are a few cases now available on ebay

the nicest to date I think is this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rasp.....500wt_1129

:)


That is one sweet case, might just have to get myself one of those! :D

EDIT: Oh noes. All sold out :(
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by calidor » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:17 pm
monkeyra said:


I'm building a little review section for RPI cases, rounding them all up with all the details (price, website etc) and the only commercially available one I can find is the modmypi.com case. Are there any others out there yet? (Google is proving useless!)

Thanks

Nick



I ordered on of these from Switzerland:

http://www.yoctopuce.com/EN/pr.....ts/raspbox

I havent built it yet as I dont have the pi, but it looks good. Discussion thread including some worries about static here:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....38;ret=all

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by JonB » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:12 pm
Why are they all so expensive? I would think twice before paying 30% of the price of a Pi on a plastic box.
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by secretreeve » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:39 pm
acrylic is actually more expensive than most give credit for.

the individuals making these cases arent buying huge quantities.

further you have the cost of

manual labour

parts

research and development

engraving/etching/laser cutting

they will also have to recover the costs of any specialised equipment in making the cases
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by Nick Brian Walters » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:16 pm
Amen to the costs involved. With any new tech, first offerings will be expensive until people recoup their RD and prototyping...soon enough prices will drop.
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by Retroman » Tue May 01, 2012 10:14 pm
So I got that case anyway. Few small issues that the seller is sorting out for me(broken corner, probably in transit etc).

Anyway, I wont do a review of it until I have all the functioning parts but so far it seems decent. Perhaps a few tweaks to the design would improve it but the person who made it is open to changing it if the end product is better but still profitable.









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by colin B » Wed May 02, 2012 10:42 am
I like that Ebay case, I hope they get some more made. In the meantime if anyone has the correct tools and a knackered LCD monitor you will have the raw material for making your own perspex case.

Behind the actual LCD panel is a very nice and very high quality light diffuser made from a Perspex looking material, this is see through (though has a series of small white dots for diffusion purposes). The thickness of the LCD panel and weight is all down to this one component. With the right plastic cutting tools you have ready made case material.

CAUTION!

Depending on the make and age of the LCD depends on whether the CCFL tubes are held in by a small screw and therefore easily removed,or if they form part of the metal case. If the latter, they will often break (the tubes are very very thin compared to what you might be used to) when removing the metal back panel to gain access to the acrylic/perspex diffuser.

I'll try and take some pictures at work tomorrow and post them for those interested.

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by buckett » Wed May 02, 2012 10:57 am
This was mentioned on another topic, http://www.skpang.co.uk/catalo.....c-238.html

They seem like nice cases with a breadboard area, which would come in handy when keeping your projects nice and tidy!
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by jhaas » Wed May 02, 2012 1:35 pm
We have two commercially sold cases.  This is the Pi Sandwich (PS-11591.)

Data:http://www.budind.com/view/Pla.....Enclosures

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They will be sold through Newark/Element14 & Allied/RS Components
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