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Pi ^4 Case Prototype

Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:53 am

Having quite a few Pis I needed a case that could hold more than one in a single case. I am aware of two others that can be purchased, namely the Beagle Bone (and similar designs) and the BitScope blade. My Pi3's are running at 100% CPU load 24/7 so they need a case with active cooling.

I had previously done surgery on the official Pi case http://markjatboinc.blogspot.com.au/201 ... -case.html but that left me with lots of individual Pi's scattered around my computer room (loft).

I ended up designing my own case and getting it 3D printed. I've already got some ideas for improvement in the next version. I've posted the rest of the images on my blog here

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Re: Pi ^4 Case Prototype

Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:11 pm

I’ve renamed it to save confusion with other products. I am now referring to it as the Pi ^4 Case (ie Pi to the power of 4).

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Re: Pi ^4 Case Prototype

Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:49 pm

That is cool! My question is if the Raspberry Pis are connected, or is it a case for 4 Pis?

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Re: Pi ^4 Case Prototype

Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:24 am

Looks great!
I tinker around with Raspberry Pis daily and make sure that people can easily access theirs remotely.

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Re: Pi ^4 Case Prototype

Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:29 am

Nice :D

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Re: Pi ^4 Case Prototype

Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:47 am

you should get yourself a 5port Switch i.e. https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-GS305- ... B00TV4A96Q and link them all to that
or
https://www.scan.co.uk/products/5-port- ... ac-pow?v=c <- usb powered, use one Raspberry to power the switch for the pthers

and have one PSU for the 4 Raspberrys
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Re: Pi ^4 Case Prototype

Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:54 pm

RaTTuS wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:47 am
and have one PSU for the 4 Raspberrys
As he said that all four of them are running at 100% load, do you have a specialised PSU model in mind?

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Re: Pi ^4 Case Prototype

Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:03 pm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Family-S ... B00PK1MADE should be good enough
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though other options are available
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Re: Pi ^4 Case Prototype

Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:35 pm

https://hakshop.com/collections/wireles ... net-switch

I have one of those on my Banana pi M3, which is my localized router. Or at least an ethernet to wifi bridge. It's quite handy to turn one ethernet port into 4 (since 1 of the 5 is connected to the M3).

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Re: Pi ^4 Case Prototype

Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:12 am

Re the power supply.

I use a 5 port USB charger. You can see it in the picture of the fully assembled case. They are Astrotek USB smart charger model AT-UPS-008 or 008B. I tried an Anker but it didn’t work for the Pi’s - great for charging the iPad but not for keeping voltage/current at a constant level.
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Pi ^4 Case Mk II

Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:57 am

Now on the second iteration, it has two 60mm fans instead of four smaller ones.

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And here is a link to the pictures...http://marksrpicluster.blogspot.com.au/ ... mk-ii.html

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