Just ordered my 2nd RPi


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by extravagoose » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:36 am
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Ok, so I don't plan on flogging it on Ebay for a sneaky profit... :P Although I did notice that RS are selling 3 cases at just under a fiver each. 1 Black, 1 White and 1 Clear. Are these the official cases then?

So, 10 weeks to wait... but what could one do with two Pis?... I am tempted to hand it to a mate who is interested... but I don't know. Guess it depends on how greedy I am in 10 weeks time? :twisted:
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by RaTTuS » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:41 am
how about a link to these cases?
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by extravagoose » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:57 am
RaTTuS wrote:how about a link to these cases?


Seems to be no link - but they were there on the order page. Can't get back again now as the activation code is now invalid...
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by Jim Manley » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:12 am
Was there a limit on how many you could order at one time?
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by extravagoose » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:33 am
Jim Manley wrote:Was there a limit on how many you could order at one time?


Yes wasn't able to order more than 1... Accessories I don't think had the limit - but then I didn't try :P
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by adlambert » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:43 am
RaTTuS wrote:how about a link to these cases?


I couldn't track one down on the UK RS site, but here is a link to one on Allied:

http://www.alliedelec.com/search/produc ... U=70231926
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by extravagoose » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:44 am
adlambert wrote:
RaTTuS wrote:how about a link to these cases?


I couldn't track one down on the UK RS site, but here is a link to one on Allied:

http://www.alliedelec.com/search/produc ... U=70231926


The UK cases appear to be VERY similar to those being offered by ModMyPi although not exactly the same...
https://www.modmypi.com/shop/
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by AndrewS » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:57 pm
adlambert wrote:I couldn't track one down on the UK RS site, but here is a link to one on Allied:
http://www.alliedelec.com/search/produc ... U=70231926

"These patent pending enclosures..."
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by alexeames » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:01 pm
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Budd ugly if you ask me (I realise nobody has). :lol: Doesn't it make the whole thing unnecessarily big too?
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by extravagoose » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:27 am
alexeames wrote:Image

Budd ugly if you ask me (I realise nobody has). :lol: Doesn't it make the whole thing unnecessarily big too?


ew lol

at least RS aren't flogging those :P
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by piglet » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:58 am
Eugh! Fugly!

I can't find any case on the RS site. Maybe it's only shown on order pages. I'm still looking for a basic clear enclosed case with enough ventilation. I dare not leave the pi out as I have young children who would find it irresistable. Top/bottom covered only case look pretty but still too tempting for little fingers...
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by clickykbd » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:36 am
piglet wrote:I'm still looking for a basic clear enclosed case with enough ventilation.

You've seen the AdaFruit case? It is the one i'm waiting for. It's out of stock at the moment but you can sign up to be notified:
https://www.adafruit.com/products/859
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by spamurai » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:31 pm
clickykbd wrote:
piglet wrote:I'm still looking for a basic clear enclosed case with enough ventilation.

You've seen the AdaFruit case? It is the one i'm waiting for. It's out of stock at the moment but you can sign up to be notified:
https://www.adafruit.com/products/859


This is the case i've brought.
Here's a picture of my RPi in it.

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If you ask me, i'd say this is the best one. Its cheap and allows for lots of ventilation, very sturdy and strong and even has additional holes over the headers and GPIO incase you expand any features...
The case isn't ugly either and probably the best part about it is how still it holds the board which allows cables to be plugged in and pulled out with ease and without the risk of breaking anything :D

My 2nd RPi is on its way too, definitely getting another one of these cases for it.
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by spamurai » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:38 pm
By the way, i brought it off ebay for £8 including postage & packaging.

Heres some better pictures:
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by Ettore_M » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:13 pm
spamurai wrote:By the way, i brought it off ebay for £8 including postage & packaging.

Heres some better pictures:
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Hey, spamurai! Can you please post a link from where you bought your case, as I too search for one for my new pi?
Thanks!

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by spamurai » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:29 pm
Ettore_M wrote:
spamurai wrote:By the way, i brought it off ebay for £8 including postage & packaging.

Heres some better pictures:
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Hey, spamurai! Can you please post a link from where you bought your case, as I too search for one for my new pi?
Thanks!

Hector


Heres the link to the one i have:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-RPi-Techn ... 745wt_1063

There's plenty of cool ones on eBay but this is one of the cheapest and most practical 8-)
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by Ettore_M » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:27 pm
spamurai wrote:Heres the link to the one i have:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-RPi-Techn ... 745wt_1063

There's plenty of cool ones on eBay but this is one of the cheapest and most practical 8-)

It's indeed one of the cheapest, and really practical! Thanks a lot, spamurai!

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