Punnet - a print at home cardboard case


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by lordelph » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:39 pm
Love the punnet, it inspired me to create a BBC Model B themed case...

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Obviously, more of a novelty than a practical case, but fun anyway. If anyone fancies making one, or improving on the design, you can get a PDF and an Open Office drawing here http://blog.dixo.net/2012/06/02/papercr ... pberry-pi/
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by stevepdp » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:43 pm
lordelp wrote:Love the punnet, it inspired me to create a BBC Model B themed case...

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This is awesome, thanks for sharing.
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by E » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:13 pm
stevepdp wrote:
lordelp wrote:Love the punnet, it inspired me to create a BBC Model B themed case...

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This is awesome, thanks for sharing.

I second that awesomeness!
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by E » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:58 pm
Ok people, here is what I'm feeling confident enough to call Punnet Mk1 (now I have a Pi for testing it with).

There are 2 downloads:

Standard PDF
SVG editable version for modding.

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Short list of changes:
>Slightly narrower.
>USB hole is a tighter fit.
>RCA video hole is larger, as I noticed the connector on my Pi was at a bit of an angle, and I guess other boards may have the slight irregularity, so this is to take it into account.
>Everything lines up! (at least it does for me!)

Thanks for all the feedback and comments all. I've got a real kick out of seeing the variations and mods that have been done :) I'm considering Punnet pretty much done now, as there is the .SVG if you want to mod or tweak it, but I might come back to it some time, I just I won't be doing regular updates as I have been doing. Please do still keep posting ideas/feedback/photos/mods etc though!
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by bob_binz » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:28 pm
Just wanted to say thanks for this - just built one. Was a little difficult seeing laser printing on black card (duh!!) but we got there in the end.
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by Nimphina » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:41 pm
Whoops, I was halfway through making one until I realised you had updated :lol:

I like the idea of this case, it suits the Pi very well being a cheap computer and all.
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by Dal » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:24 am
Hi all

Well done lordelph! (that brings back some memories)

I wanted to include my 2 cents worth since there's obviously some very creative people here on the forum.

http://www.e300.co/rpicase

I've completed 2 designs with a window but also adjusted the base to allow for box cardboard to be inserted under the RPi, this makes the box a lot more sturdy to work with.

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by mfg » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:09 pm
Great adjustments to the case, E! It fits now perfectly. I have printed it on paper, cardboard and latest on a transparent sheet ... looks marvelous!

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You can find the other ones i tried @tolletechnik on twitter ;)
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by orcusomega » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:49 pm
Just my contribution - here is the Punnet design as a Sketchup file - I am working to make it an SVG to feed to common paper cutters - so you can print out the case on paper with the design of your choice, then cut and fold :)

Hope it helps someone...

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by Piman » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:22 pm
Here is another design for a cardboard case.

This design is from one sheet of A4 card and requires no glue.
Youtube video here

http://youtu.be/r1c8me-FNJM
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by mfg » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:30 am
Piman wrote:Here is another design for a cardboard case.

This design is from one sheet of A4 card and requires no glue.
Youtube video here

http://youtu.be/r1c8me-FNJM


This video is not available in my country (Germany)
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by Steep » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:15 am
Piman wrote:Here is another design for a cardboard case.


Should call it the Pi-rigami case. Mucho accurate cutting and folding involved in making it but it's hard to be sure how good it is since it doesn't sit still in the video.

E you're not missing much, the video is not really about the case, it's an exercise in stop motion to bad music (imo of course :) )
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by Skrotus » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:23 am
Excellent case idea, I had a couple of problems making mine though:

I suck at cutting out circles.

Superglue doesn't work on paper/cardboard.
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by Piman » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:22 am
Attached is a clearer view of the no glue card design.
Best to use a cutting machine to get the accuracy.

Or you can see it here:
http://raspicases.com/portfolio.html
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by Crook » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:29 am
This case is excellent. I printed it out and laminated it before building. It easily held together even though it was cut out, is nice and sturdy and glued together with superglue easily. Took about 45 mins from print to finish.
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by Foaly » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:27 pm
Here is mine! Thanks :)
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by Foaly » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:44 am
Here are the PDF and SVG. I didn't change many things :
- I replaced the hole on the top by a RPi logo (my first idea was to cut the white ellipses of the logo to keep the original hole purpose, but it was a bit hard to cut by hand. However, if someone has a computer-controlled paper cutter, I'd be curious to see the result :) )
- I removed the text on the back
- I changed the network led label to 100M, according to this page : http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... ad_of_100M
Be careful, I got problems with the svg size (it was far to small after printing), so I had to resize it, and it seams to be about 1mm too large. But it works anyway.

Thanks to E for the original idea, my RPi looks awesome in its cute little case :D
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by mutsugoro » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:04 pm
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It was clipped by a laser cutter.
This is a bungle, but the part of a logo is good, isn't it?

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by Edcon » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:06 am
Is there any advice regarding protection from ESD? Would this be taken care of by lining the inside of the transparent case with the anti-static bag? Kindly advise, if possible, please. Thanks
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by Pebcak » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:18 pm
Thanks to all of you for the work you've done!! Now I don't have to spend $30 for a case!! :)
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by Montala » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:33 pm
lordelph wrote:Love the punnet, it inspired me to create a BBC Model B themed case...

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Obviously, more of a novelty than a practical case, but fun anyway. If anyone fancies making one, or improving on the design, you can get a PDF and an Open Office drawing here http://blog.dixo.net/2012/06/02/papercr ... pberry-pi/

Unfortunately your link doesn't seem to work any more?

An interesting design though... and with a working keyboard too, of course! :D
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by praest76 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:22 pm
Montala wrote:Unfortunately your link doesn't seem to work any more?

An interesting design though... and with a working keyboard too, of course! :D


Still works fine for me.
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by Montala » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:49 pm
praest76 wrote:
Montala wrote:Unfortunately your link doesn't seem to work any more?

An interesting design though... and with a working keyboard too, of course! :D


Still works fine for me.

I am using Google Chrome and just get "Error establishing a database connection"!
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by Steep » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:57 pm
Montala wrote:I am using Google Chrome and just get "Error establishing a database connection"!


Same using Opera.
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by praest76 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:28 pm
I'm getting that now too. Must be an intermittent failure.
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