BRAMBLES - finger jointed wooden case


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by nhslzt » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:00 pm
Dear RasPi-ers!

I'm glad to finally announce that my own case design is finally available! :D
https://www.etsy.com/listing/93162730/brambles-raspberry-pi-laser-cut-finger
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Made out of laser-cut wood, it comes as a set of parts which are easily assembled together. No glue or screws needed and it takes a minute to complete!
You'll love the feel of the wood. And everyone I've shown it too likes also the faint smell of burned wood.

Furthermore I was able to reduce the shipping costs from the first estimates!

Please take a look and post your impressions, questions and requests!
Let me know if you'd prefer to buy via Ebay, enough requests and I'll sell there too.

Cheers,

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by Salamander » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:11 am
Nice design, seems even adequate for an acrylic case.
Just one question, how are the smaller faces of the box keep from falling apart?
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by cheery » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:14 am
Now this is something I'll consider.
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by jamesh » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:14 am
Nice job!
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by nhslzt » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:17 am
@Jamesh & cheery: thx!

@Salamander: yep, it should work out in acrylic too. I have some of the same thickness and will try it out this weekend. If you are interested I can also put some up on [url]Etsy.com[/url] (or Ebay), in various different colours. Cannot say yet anything though about the possible price.

The smaller faces are held by two means: first the fingers are made so to be tight enough to hold the box together. Secondly the addition of the two support parts tightens the hole structure further. I was working on a third support piece to hold the small sides but it turned out to be completely superfluous :D
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by jojojojojojo » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:48 am
Hi Nick,
how is the Pi held in place?
Thanks!
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by nhslzt » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:53 am
@jojojojojojo: the Pi is held simply by the case which is pretty tight fitting. The various plugs, especially the larger ones like the USB and RCA prevent the board from moving up & down.

Can anyone tell me why I can post an image? All I get is the text "Image"...
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by Joefish » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:12 pm
That is lovely.

Though I know the Pi doesn't need fan cooling, I suspect some air-holes in the sides and top to allow a bit of convection airflow might be a good idea..?
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by nhslzt » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:50 pm
I have tried running my own Pi in there for some time and it was no problem. But because I imagine most people would be concerned I will cut a few holes. New photos will come up by tomorrow, at the latest!
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by The Door » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:20 am
Ordered :)

But would like with holes ;)
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by winwaed » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:07 pm
(finally got my invitation to order, so I've started to investigate 'everything else')

You know what you could do, is to cut holes in the top and base, in the shape of a simplified Raspi logo...

Most of us coult cut our own circular holes, but the logo includes leaves. I assume that is no problem if you've got a laser cutting machine at your disposal?
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by nhslzt » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:05 pm
@winwaed: that is really funny! I'll upload in a short while what I've been up to last night... ;) and you'll see :D
You are absolutely right, that with a laser cutter you can do almost anything!

ps: I still am not able to show an image of the case here, neither by upload or link. Can someone help me out? I wanted to embed this image: https://ny-image2.etsy.com/000/0/6196962/il_fullxfull.351738426.jpg
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by walleee » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:28 pm
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by nhslzt » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:48 pm
Please take a look at the Bramble Pi2
new design - laser engraved!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/103284715/bramble-pi2-raspberry-pi-laser-cut
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by nhslzt » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:31 am
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Revised design!
- Official logo (license obtained)
- More ventilation ports (2 sides and bottom plate)

Buy from => My shop
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by vicary » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:20 am
Bought one and love it so much!
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by nhslzt » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:32 am
Worldwide shipping reduced to 2 Euros!
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by liz » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:02 pm
The logo's looking really cute on there - nice job!
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by campi » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:21 pm
Looks just like a box of cigars - maybe raspberry flavoured? :lol:

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by nhslzt » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:13 pm
liz wrote:The logo's looking really cute on there - nice job!


Well many thanks for allowing me to use it! :)
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by nhslzt » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:22 pm
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Now also heatsink sets are available!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/nhslzt
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by DaveClax » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:27 pm
Is it possible to order the custom case with a custom design on top and your circuit schematic design on the bottom plate? Also, is it possible to have both the circuit schematic design AND the Raspberry Pi logo vents on the bottom plate?
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by nhslzt » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:17 pm
DaveClax wrote:Is it possible to order the custom case with a custom design on top and your circuit schematic design on the bottom plate? Also, is it possible to have both the circuit schematic design AND the Raspberry Pi logo vents on the bottom plate?


To your questions:
1. Yes, no problem!
2. If you wish so yes :)
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by nhslzt » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:55 pm
FREE shipping to the US!! ;)

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by nhslzt » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:55 pm
Improved design (and more) coming soon!
- even more stable construction, yet easier to assemble
- Model A case
- optional part with NO SD card slot, for pIO users
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