PCB holder and Wall wart case, thoughts?


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by koosh34 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:23 pm
Hi all,

Been a while since I last posted, still waiting on my pi but since it is due early next month (fingers crossed, touch wood) I thought I'd start looking into all the bits I'd need.

Was looking at different case designs (closed, open) and stumbled across these on ebay, just wondered what everyone thought?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PCB-Holder-Mobile-Phone-PDA-Repairing-Repair-Tool-1299-/180660335368?pt=UK_Mobiles_Accessories_RL&hash=item2a1031f308

Figured this would make a good open case (holder really) and £3.32 delivered, not bad?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/82x27x49mm-HOUSING-POWER-SUPPLIES-BOX-ENCLOSURE-with-PCB-HOLDERS-BLACK-/200726352979?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item2ebc391453

This one might make an interesting project, maybe gut a USB charger and put the internals along with the pi to make a wall wart pi?

Haven't checked the dimensions in detail yet, did a quick search but couldn't see a definate set of measurements? (I'm sure they must be around, had a look on the wiki but it said none available yet.. http://elinux.org/RPi_Documentation#Pro ... 2012_Q1.29:)
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by Steep » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:33 pm
Your first link is to a bit of kit that's been posted a few times in the thread "Securing a Pi in a case", seems like quite a good solution. The housing in the second link is too small, the Pi needs a minimum of 58mm width internal space to fit.
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by RaTTuS » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:00 am
http://twitpic.com/a5o5e7
it won't got lengthwise as
a) the SD card is in the way
b) the size is just too short with the sping unit in.
sideways the unit is OK but off centre as the HDMI socket is in the way ....

but it works
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by koosh34 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:06 pm
RaTTuS wrote:http://twitpic.com/a5o5e7
it won't got lengthwise as
a) the SD card is in the way
b) the size is just too short with the sping unit in.
sideways the unit is OK but off centre as the HDMI socket is in the way ....

but it works


Thanks for taking the time to let me know and screenshot :)
Mine is on the way, good to know it fits sideways at least.
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