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Re: Raspberrypi case

Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:30 pm

london_bug said:


Found my case over christmas ...and i enjoyed the chocolates



Firstly, be very careful if you are cutting holes; it will crack very easily.

Secondly, do not paint the outside. Start by painting or otherwise applying the logos, port labels and so forth inside the box. Then finish with an overall coat of paint also inside the box. You will end up with a professional-looking high-gloss finish and an impervious paint-job. I've done this sort of thing a few times, and it takes a so-so DIY project and makes it look great.

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Re: Raspberrypi case

Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:43 pm

rurwin said:


london_bug said:


Found my case over christmas ...and i enjoyed the chocolates


Firstly, be very careful if you are cutting holes; it will crack very easily.

Secondly, do not paint the outside. Start by painting or otherwise applying the logos, port labels and so forth inside the box. Then finish with an overall coat of paint also inside the box. You will end up with a professional-looking high-gloss finish and an impervious paint-job. I've done this sort of thing a few times, and it takes a so-so DIY project and makes it look great.



I'd suggest something like a Dremel-Multi -tool circular saw attachment, on the highest RPM possible for cutting plastic like that. then sand to smooth you edges.

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Re: Raspberrypi case

Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:25 pm

There is an older (and very long) topic about cases for Raspberry Pi:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....38;ret=all.

Read that to get a lot of information

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Re: Raspberrypi case

Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:40 pm

Yeah, this thread is technically about the creation of a custom case and less about repurposing existing items and turning them into a case
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Re: Raspberrypi case

Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:02 pm

This is my initial thoughts for an enclosure, awaiting proper dimensions...

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Re: Raspberrypi case

Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:37 pm

meekgeek said:


I would love to see something that's rack mountable.

Better yet, have the case resemble a real 1U Server that we put in a mini rack.

Oh that would be fun!



Nice  " ThermalTake 01 ?" : )

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Re: Raspberrypi case

Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:44 pm

LondonGeek,

Look at Pelican cases

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