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cheery
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How to get case?

Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:18 pm

I looked at pibow and other dedicated cases.. and I can't imagine spending twenty euros for a case.

I wonder where to get reliable casing that wouldn't cost more than 2€ maximum + work.

I have plastic bottles, aluminium cans, cardboard, paper, hot glue, CD/DVD cases, several kinds of foams here + some basic tools. Depending about the quality of measurement and use of tools, I guess I can reach tolerance in tenth of millimeters but not more precise than that.

Ideas? It'd be nice if it'd look good and be easy to mount, but for starters I'm looking for anything at all.

bredman
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Re: How to get case?

Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:27 pm

If you want something dirt simple and cheap, you could try...

Ingredients
- Cut out 2 rectangles from the clear front of CD cases
- 4 wooden dowels or 4 plastic wall plugs
- 8 screws

Method
- Use the clear plastic to make the floor and roof of the case
- Use the dowels or wall plugs to make pillars from the floor to the roof
- Use the screws to hold it together

Careful placement of the pillars will stop the board moving very much.

I leave the details to your imagination. We try to inspire imagination here.

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cheery
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Re: How to get case?

Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:54 pm

It's an engineering challenge to get this thing into a case of any kind. So it might be reasonable what you propose although it only allows me to mount this thing.

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Re: How to get case?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:30 pm

The most inexpensive cases I have seen are:
Punnet case
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... =40&t=6424
which you can make yourself.

Then there is the IP Adelt case
http://www.ip-adelt.de/shop/raspberry-pi-case.html
which you also can make yourself if you don't order it
http://www.ip-adelt.de/produkte/neuigke ... ther-case/

A more expensive alternative is the myraspibox
http://www.myraspibox.com/RaspberryPi_Case_Transparent

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Re: How to get case?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:34 pm

And there are several folded paper designs. This one was posted on this forum recently
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... t=glueless

I just printed one out on card stock and will see how it goes together this evening.
I will try to post some pictures.
- Ted B. Hale
http://raspberrypihobbyist.blogspot.com

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Re: How to get case?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:03 pm

Looks like my post with pictures didn't make it.
trying again.

A functional and dirt cheap case.

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Re: How to get case?

Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:10 pm

cheepest one is the bx it comes in ...
apart from that ... what ever floats your boat ... the PIbow is excellent
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