Cases for the Raspberry Pi


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by ErdBär » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:57 pm
New Case for the RPI in Shop.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/859
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by thexman » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:33 pm
JamieR wrote:The nicest looking case i've seen so far is this one http://solidworksbootcamp.com/raspberry-pi-board-b-enclosure/ But it don't seem like you can buy it :/


hi james you dont buy it its a free download file for solidworks and you get a 3d printer to make it for you hows that for free

free link http://bit.ly/wSzlJV
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by wallacebiy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:37 pm
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Has anybody got a 3D Cad of the R-Pi ,

My Pi will be about another 6 weeks before I get it , so I'm thinking out with my designing hat and start prototyping a few cases .

A 3D Model will allow me to be more creative with my prototypes , and hopefully the Pi will fit into a Dog / penguin/ Dragon or F1 car shaped case .

Cheers !!


OK , Forum Search actually works well

nemmi69 has a link posted
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Hub#Resources

Where there are cad files submitted ,

( I'm using Bentley Microstation though so there'll be a Job to get one of those translated into it , )

Many thanks !!
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by skater_j10 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:23 pm
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by Xeno43 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:35 pm
skater_j10 wrote:New case from Solarbotics: http://www.solarbotics.com/product/60103/


Lol those shipping costs and a $5 handling fee. Yea, I think I'll wait...
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by mkeeley » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:04 am
skater_j10 wrote:New case from Solarbotics: http://www.solarbotics.com/product/60103/


Nasty!
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by mkeeley » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:05 am
ErdBär wrote:New Case for the RPI in Shop.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/859


Not bad!
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by wallacebiy » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:53 pm
It appears the Google sketchup on the Elinux Wiki , is not an accurate 3d of the production model B .

Still it's useful for me to work on to get the basics right ,

I'd still like an official/accurate 3d file of the physical dimensions of the pi , so I can work on designs with confidence .
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by rurwin » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:05 pm
But no one who may be considered "official" has ever drawn a 3D model of the board. If they drew one now, they would have just as much chance of cocking it up as you would. They may also not use sufficient accuracy for your needs, nor the right file format.

Therefore, if you need a 3D model, you're the best person for the job.
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by wallacebiy » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:17 pm
rurwin wrote:But no one who may be considered "official" has ever drawn a 3D model of the board. If they drew one now, they would have just as much chance of cocking it up as you would. They may also not use sufficient accuracy for your needs, nor the right file format.

Therefore, if you need a 3D model, you're the best person for the job.


Rurwin ,
With respect , I haven't got a Pi , nor do I have the schematics ( other than the graphic available here ), nor did I design the Board . So No , I'm not the best person to do this .

When I have the correct ( accurate 3d ) Dimensions for the board ( either when I get my pi and measure them , or if the org actually gets a chance to give them ) I'll surely make my case design available for people to look at , as that will be my work ,

For the time being I'm grateful to be able to work with the kindly user supplied sketchup , even if it is inaccurate ( for the reason of accurate information not being available to that user )
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by ErdBär » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:09 pm
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by Daz555 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:45 pm
Has anyone done a case yet where they have moved/replicated all the ports so that they are on one side of the case (like say a typical router). Pi is a bit of a mess with cables sticking out on all sides with the cases we see right now.

I've gone with the lego option for now.
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by boskone » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:57 am
Daz555 wrote:Has anyone done a case yet where they have moved/replicated all the ports so that they are on one side of the case (like say a typical router). Pi is a bit of a mess with cables sticking out on all sides with the cases we see right now.

I've gone with the lego option for now.

No, but I might mess with that this weekend. I'd have to upgrade my case to a larger tackle box, though. ;)

I only have 2 cables in mine, though: ethernet and power. I'm just running it headless with X forwarding.
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by Mike Lake » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:31 am
markb wrote:If you look at the instructions at stage 6 you put the supports in place, then at stage 7 you are supposed to put in the board - notice how the support nearest to the SD card has suddenly moved to the right.

I think the photos on http://www.thepishop/pihousebuild.htm are correct because they were taken during a real build without moving the parts.

Once you get your head round the fact that you are building it upside down it is straightforward.

I admit the tricky part is step 7 which requires patience. Patience, along with the ability to RTFM, is something we nerds lack (and I am one of the worst!)

Nothing that having three hands couldn't cure of course <g>

BTW: the "forgot to take the blue covering off the plastic bits" club now has six members <g>
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by markb » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:23 am
Mike,
the issue is that the board is roated 180 degrees between photos 5 & 7.
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by Mike Lake » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:56 am
Mark

Gordon Bennett! You are quite right - thanks!

I must have picked it up and rotated it - but why! I reckon the old brain cell is on the way out.

I have added a suitable notice to http://www.thepishop.org/pihousebuild.htm.

Thanks again.
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by bigsi111 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:34 am
Mike Lake wrote:BTW: the "forgot to take the blue covering off the plastic bits" club now has six members


I know :oops: :oops: :oops:
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by markb » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:12 am
Some further feedback on the PiHouse, swapping the SD card is a nightmare, in fact I can take one out but not re-insert one without taking the case apart. any ideas?
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by Mike Lake » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:42 am
markb

I thought it was the other way round?

I have no problem inserting the SD card (done it a fair bit in the last couple of days with different sized cards, different RPis and different Debians!) - just turn the PiHouse over to see what you are doing.

Getting it out is harder mainly because the SD card holders on my RPis are a good tight fit - they do their best to hang on to the board. However, finger and thumb either side and pull is fine. Again, I do that upside down so I can see the card in the holder as I pull it out.

I notice some of the new RPi competitors are using SD or micro-SD holders and they have put them on the top of the board which makes life a bit easier. See www.ThePiShop.org/value.htm.

The size of the PiHouse was chosen to protect the card when in place - otherwise it is easy to get banged about. (Well, on the mess I call a desk it is!)
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by Ariii » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:17 pm
You could always house it in a modded Mac Mini case :). I always thought the iBook Clamshell looked nice, if I could just set up an external monitor and keyboard in there that would be perfect.
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by wallacebiy » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:59 pm
Ariii

I'm considering an Iomega Minimax that I have lying around ( HD Died , I replaced it with the old 80gb HD from my mini )

viewtopic.php?f=40&t=8260

I might just add an acrylic case to the top and power the Pi from it .


The mini will eventually find some use , stripped down to a server or a music box . I've had it six years now !!
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by nhslzt » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:30 am
Finally my own case made of laser-cut wood is also ready!
Please take a look here:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=9584
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by teko » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:12 pm
"Alea iacta est"

http://youtu.be/TDqnu82pRLM :o


...stay tuned...
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by Millzee2000 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:30 am
MINKIN2 wrote:Hi Guys,

I started to look around the house to see if there was anything that could be re-purposed for the Pi board and came up with a couple of simple concept designs

Atari CX – Ri typeB



Rasberry Pi Pod case



Marlboro Pi"s



Ok the last one was just for fun. But I would like to re use one of my battered Pac Man cases if possible. I kept the label design just in case.

How did you make those?
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by chromebookbob » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:23 pm
Visit my Pi powered Tekkit Lite Minecraft Server: picraft.no-ip.biz:25565 (Whitelist, sorry!)
and my website with instructions on it for both vanilla and Tekkit Lite Servers: www.picraftbukkit.webs.com
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