rpiHole
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Industrial Case Needed

Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:37 pm

Hey all, long time reader first time poster.

I've searched the forums, and it's been slim pickings when trying to find an industrial case for an RPI. A lot of dead links, or cases that just don't fit what I'm after

I'm looking for these features, but overall I'm flexible too. Not in order of preference:
-Metal case
-No raspberry or large cheesy logos on the case
-No large openings, I don't need to see the board
-Some kind of Din rail mounting would be a huge bonus

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction, thanks in advance!

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Re: Industrial Case Needed

Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:46 am

Perhaps "duinoCase-B+" (just google it)? I think metal cases are rare due to they cost to much. In general they cost more than the RPi itself.
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Re: Industrial Case Needed

Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:59 am

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Re: Industrial Case Needed

Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:10 am

These may be worth a look.

I have two for B. Now available for Pi 2

Price is reasonable but watch out for postage!

http://www.emko.cz/en

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Re: Industrial Case Needed

Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:39 am

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Re: Industrial Case Needed

Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:40 am

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I'd be happy to help with a case. I made a sealed case for daily use in my machine shop.

I used a "BUD Industries" BT-2740 which is available from many industrial supply companies such as McMaster-Carr. Item #7092K16 http://www.mcmaster.com/#7092k16

I used my cnc mill to cut out holes and windows for the official PI LCD, waterproof buttons, and a water resistant USB/HDMI panel mount. I picked the case because it is $35 USD and since it is plastic, it allows the WIFI to work without any trouble.

The reason I chose such a large case was to house the 7" LCD and my desired peripherals, but I could easily work with a smaller case to suit your needs.

About the only thing you'll have to do is use silicone or equivalent to seal off any spacious cutouts for things like the power line to pass through.

Look at http://www.nc-logic.com to see some pics.

I've been thinking of adding a back panel so I can get to the GPIO easily, but I haven't absolutely needed it yet.

Let me know if you like what you see, I'll make you a case!

-Eric

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