Cases for the Raspberry Pi


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by edgarinventor » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:55 pm
...And can be cut and shipped in the UK.
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by tzj » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:09 am
not a bad case :)

tho my trail of thought was for more of a lab style clamp for the pi.
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by sdeyerle » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:05 am
Hey guys,  I only read a little bit of this long thread, but I made my first attempt at a Raspberry Pi case today and I just uploaded it to Thingiverse.

I have no idea how well it will work with an actual Raspberry Pi, so I may need to update it, but if you have access to a 3D printer and actually print it, that'd be pretty neat.  :-)

Here's the link!

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:19978
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by RMW5 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:35 am
Lots of neat designs here, but for the times when we might want to take our R-Pis on the road, has anybody designed a case with an attached 4xAA battery holder w/ micro USB cable?
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by E » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:06 pm
Some ideas I doodled but rejected in the end. Thought I'd still post them, as maybe they'll spark off some ideas.
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by tzj » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:29 pm
I"ve had a try at the arcade one, would love to build it for real tho.
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by fmanso » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:33 pm
Hi,

I just want you to know that we are live at a crowdfunding project for produce a quality case for the Raspi.

You have more info here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....production

The project is hosted at indiegogo.com: http://www.indiegogo.com/Raspb.....e?a=482006

This is our last prototype produced:



Thank you !

Fernando Manso.
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by jacklang » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:39 pm
I posted in another topic:

A few remarks on case design:

1. We are moving to favour screws or other positive mechanisms
rather than clips for case closure, as its likely the case will be opened and
closed by the users many times, for example to access the GPIO pins, and
plastic detents tend to snap .

2. The case may need a conductive coating to act as an RF and EMC
shield. The case plus board must conform to CE, UL, FCC, EMC and other
regulations including RoHS and WEEE directives. The outside should carry
appropriate markings indicating standards conformance, and places for a label
for serial numbers and legals

3. Optional ports (eg knock out) to access the expansion pins would
be good.

4. Ability to view the LEDs desirable

5. Ability to stack good

6. Capable of surviving in a kid's pocket, even when sat on.

7. The case must appeal to both male and female users, so not
appear too butch. It would be nice if users can customise it.

8. It should be iconic, and reflect Raspberry Pi in some way

9. Mounting, either to an industry standard such as Vesa or Din
Rail, or even just allowing the case to be screwed down would be desirable
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by rurwin » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:26 am
jacklang said:

1. We are moving to favour screws or other positive mechanisms
rather than clips for case closure, as its likely the case will be opened and
closed by the users many times, for example to access the GPIO pins, and
plastic detents tend to snap .


True. But self-threaded screw-holes wear out quicker, especially when mauled by hands that don't know how far the screw can be safely tightened. I imagine a captive nut would break the budget?
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by Tassilo » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:45 am
My son's (Lego-)approach on a RaspiCase, while he"s waiting for his first computer: http://tassillustration.jimdo......y-pi-case/
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by Piezo » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:22 pm
Lolo34140 said:


I also created a design case for the Raspberry Pi.

I hope you like it!

Raspberry Pi case

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This case looks awesome! Nice work. I actually really like the Pi cutout on top, gives it some character :P
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by yell » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:10 pm
Tassilo said:


My son's (Lego-)approach on a RaspiCase, while he"s waiting for his first computer: http://tassillustration.jimdo



your missing a ".com" in your link
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by Tassilo » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:43 pm
yell said:


your missing a ".com" in your link


Half the link got lost, strange. Corrected it into http://tassillustration.jimdo......y-pi-case/

Thank you!
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by RaspberryPiBox » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:46 am
Hey! we have opened our new website with the latest info about our cases.

They are made of durable PMMA (Polymethyl methacrylate) available in different colors and with the possibility of  being personalised by adding a laser-engraved message or image.

have a look at http://www.raspberrypibox.com
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by rurwin » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:20 pm
RaspberryPiBox said:


Hey! we have opened our new website with the latest info about our cases.

have a look at http://www.raspberrypibox.com

That website is in contravention of the Raspberry Pi trademark rules. I suggest you fix it before Jack statrts asking for takedowns and witing Cease and Desist letters.
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by RaspberryPiBox » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:40 pm
OK I will check it now
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by RMW5 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:52 pm
"Fill in the following form to express an interest in RaspberryPi BOX and we will be in touch soon"

I have to ask: have I just  put my name in a queue to purchase a case, or have I filled in a form to express an interest in filling in another request to purchase case?
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by RaspberryPiBox » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:09 pm
At the moment it's only to express your interest about it. We will inform users interested when the product will be finally available

Thank you!
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by RMW5 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:24 pm
Thanks. Does the 9.95€ price include shipping + VAT.  Where are you sending it from?
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by RaspberryPiBox » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:51 pm
Hi, the price does'nt include shipping taxes, we will inform about the shipping taxes prize very soon.

We wil send the boxes from Spain.
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by dodge » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:40 pm
Hi,

I'm also working on a case for the rpi.

I made the design so that everything is included into the case. the case fits to the usb but still the network connection is available.

It's not done yet. I still need to add the fixing of the upper and top part.

I want to do this by clicking on one side and use a kind of screw on the other(usb) side.

Since I made the case a bit bigger there is room for this fixing.

The compleet case is also prepaired for tooling. So manufacturing cost should be low.

hope you like it.

I added a few picture of the current status.open

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by Jim Manley » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:14 am
Why are most manufacturers not offering this in a clear (glass) RASPBERRY color, such as a deep, dark red like that in the RaspberryPi.org logo?
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by Nick S » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:50 pm
Here is my concept for a Raspberry Pi case

Since there are no mounting holes in the PCB, my thought is to hold the edges using rubber panel grommets.  With ports on all sides, I decided against sides on my 'case'.

The top and bottom panels will be 3/16" thick opaque blue acrylic that I have left over from another project.

The acrylic panels are countersunk for #4-40 flat head machine screws.  On top of the grommets are female threaded spacers.  The fasteners from the SD card side of the board will compress the grommets and hopefully hold the board in place.  Although there are no moving parts in the RasPi to worry about, the rubber grommets should also provide some shock absorbtion in the event I drop it.  Dimensions are 3.00" x 4.00" x 1.21" thick.

It is modeled in Solidworks, I used the RasPi model posted by Tronetix.  The last image below is a cross section view.





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by tonesoft1956 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:58 am
I have an old freeview box, will build mine inside that, add a small HD with usb interface should look good cannot wait :D
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by Jim Manley » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:03 am
Nick S,

Very nice minimalist design! I particularly like the screw offset along the shorter side to constrain the board in place, and I have also been thinking about using grommets to cushion the edges of the board.

Too bad this won"t be a product.
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