Cases for the Raspberry Pi

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by riffraff » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:58 am
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by Arto_otrA » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:48 pm
New here, first post. Just got my Rpi last night and spent my first time with it making a case for it out of LEGO. Here is the result:

Tell me what you think!
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by notarat » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:17 am
I went basic with the design

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by reiuyi » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:27 pm

Sweet, a casing featuring the colours of the Dutch flag
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by Rox64 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:54 pm
Hi guys, new RPi user here, I'm going to buy a Raspberry Pi these Christmas. I'm currently googling all the necessary peripherals and I found heatsinks like this one: ... atsink-set
I know the RPi doesn't need a heatsink, but I don't want it to be hot :D

Can you tell me which cases gives you space for heatsinks located on the CPU, the USB/Ethernet Chip and the voltage regulators? From what I have seen, cases like the Pilow only have space for a single heatsink on the CPU.

Thank you very much!
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by Michael J » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:00 am
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by Rox64 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:15 am

That's great, thanks for your reply.
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by Craig French » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:44 pm
caulktel wrote:What about using this case? It is slightly larger than an Altoids tin so might work.

The Raspberry Pi fits in the Altoids mint tin, the FAQ is wrong (at least for the Chinese model B I just received via element14). You have to drill holes for the connectors and SD card anyway, just use your same mad Dremel skills on the corner where you’re placing the ethernet port. Yes, the top will close nicely, see and . I placed a gift card underneath the Pi for insulation — works great.
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by pesoui » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:06 pm
Hi !
here's my case, in a Famicom game case
(Ring King - Family Boxing - ファミリーボクシング - 1987 Namco).
It's currently running a webserver (Apache / PHP 5.3 / MySQL)

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by mob-i-l » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:29 pm
A homemade case for the low cost ($35) computer Raspberry Pi model B. Video:
The box is made from a DVD+RW 10 pack spindle with cutouts for the connecting cables: USB-power, composite video, speaker, USB to PS/2 converter (active), LAN, HDMI. How to make the enclosure: 1. saw off the axis, 2. insert all the cables into the Pi, 3. put the Pi on the bottom, 4. put over the top, 5. rotate the top to avoid needing to cut through the locks, 6. mark where the cables are on the top with a CD+DVD permanent marker pen, 7. cut using scissors, 8. bend up the plastic or to the side, 9. put on the top and lock down the top by rotating the bottom.

(I normally don't connect the composite video cable and the network cable since I use HDMI and WiFi, respectively.)
Raspberry Pi A @ 700MHz w/ Raspbian (from NOOBS Lite) & Raspberry Pi B2 @ 800MHz w/ Raspbian & OpenElec (from NOOBS Lite).
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by jawhn » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:33 pm
MINKIN2 wrote:jawhn said:

Well, I am hoping to fit mine into an old Atari 2600 cartridge... I have seen several other people had the same idea.

I even designed a label for it. Whaddya think? I'm planning on printing a few of these up soon...

Loving the CX-2601 Combat cart design mate Have you made a top label too?

Thanks! Hey, look, it's only a year later that I post again... :roll:

I was up until super-early morning the day these originally went on sale, and was going to order one, but all the severs were crashing from the demand. Tried the next day, same deal.

Got frustrated and kinda forgot about the Pi for a while.

Well, I saw the sticker about a month ago (I made a bunch, including the top sticker) and ordered a raspi from Newark, and now finally have one.

Problem? The Pi is a bit too tall, and the SD card juts waaaay out of it. :( So... I think I'll be designing a 3D-printed case in the near future. A buddy of mine has one, and I am learning SketchUp right now to design a taller Atari 2600 cartridge that will have mounting screw holes that match the Pi, and the cutouts around the cartridge will be made to look like Atari would have made them, if the connector holes were supposed to be there. ;) It'll take some doing, but I will eventually have my goal. I may even enlongate the cartridge juuuust a little, to better protect the SD card / help support it / still have it easy to remove.

Don't hold your breath.

BTW, if anyone else is interested in the labels I made (to fit an orig 2600 cart) I'll let the extras go pretty cheap - even better, if you can think of a cool little trade I might be interested in. I'd say PM me on here, but I don't know how soon I'll be back on here. Just shoot me an email to raspi@ (my username here) (.com) (Just wrote it that way so spambots don't acquire my email...)
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by TheTechMan23 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:17 pm
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by tarafisherhitaltech » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:37 pm
Hi all,

Not sure if it's of interest but we (Hitaltech) have recently launched a DIN Rail mounting enclosure to house the Raspberry Pi. The enclosure is now available from CPC. ... 20Products

Hitaltech UK Ltd
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by » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:22 am

Now in stock at CPC!!

Excellent DIN rail/Wall mounting case for the Raspberry Pi. Very robust using UL94V-0 polycarbonate housing material with a clear transparent window. Suitable for industrial/commercial environments. ... tt=en83317

Any questions do not hesitate to ask!
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by DannyBoy1988 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:42 am
Hi Everyone. New to the forums.

Have had my PI for a while now, not really done much with it except try out all the different OS's on it and used it to connect to spotify and play music throughout my house.

I'm currently toying with the idea of putting the PI into an old laptop.
I can fit in the PI, a Battery, Regulator, LCD controller board, USB hub, and all the chassis mount connections to have all the PI's ports accessible externally.

The only thing i'm having trouble with is the keyboard and touch pad....
They are connected to the laptop mother board via ribbon cables, touch pad is 6 pins and the K/B is 24 or 26 pins..
I would really like to keep them intact and try to make them function with the PI, so as to keep the Laptop look.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this?
Any help is very much appreciated.

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by rel » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:04 pm wrote:Image

Now in stock at CPC!!

Excellent DIN rail/Wall mounting case for the Raspberry Pi. Very robust using UL94V-0 polycarbonate housing material with a clear transparent window. Suitable for industrial/commercial environments. ... tt=en83317

Any questions do not hesitate to ask!

Nice case, but can you ship in France ?
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by ashwee » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:41 pm
If you are looking for a good case for a Pi I would recommend something like the Sweetbox by Grasping hand with the heat sinks. Best case I have ever seen.
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