Stalthy
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Re: Rugged case? Suticase And alternative cases?

Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:10 pm

Hello.

I have several questions and ideas And a bonus question.  Lets begin with some emulator questions first

Will the Rpi be able to handle a n64/ps1 emulator, i am guessing no, but openpandora says its perhaps possible with an n64 emulator (http://openpandora.org/) hint, will we be able to "borrow" theirs emulators, since it openscource ?

Now, i was thinking, since the rpi is really small, why not make it nearly indestructible? Are there any rugged cases in this size? And how much would it cost and which degree of damage could it take ?

Also another thing. For alternate cases that few have thinked of, what could be cool ? I was thinking a minature stargate (however since the exites are faced in all directions the stargate would not actually having any port exits, also pherhpas we can make a cool additon, how about when we boot the rpi we have a couple of leds looking like the stargate is being activated (of cource without the wormhole…) )

Are there any good ideas, i have seen the case thread, and many of them are great, however not quite uniqe, i was also thinking of putting the rpi in an drawer and complete it with a usb hub and small memory sticks.

Bonus questions:

Are there any confirmed date of shipping/able to buy the rpi ? I have only heard late in january (and it is late in january now )

Why did you guys not include screw holes?

And it would be ready to use? please dont say that we get a building set with instructions

E: Oh damm, i forgot the suitcase, how cool would it be to have a rugged case for a rpi kind of mini suitcase, or even better a mini safe (if they are even making it in such small scales). walking around with mah mini suitcase and BAM! its a computer!

SneakerMonkey
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Re: Rugged case? Suticase And alternative cases?

Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:03 am

I'm guessing that if you start screwing THROUGH the board, it may put unnecessary strain on the board itself. Also if you are cack handed like me and slip - bye bye board!

As for release dates - it will be on the site when it happens, until then no date is officially set

Stalthy
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Re: Rugged case? Suticase And alternative cases?

Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:28 pm

Well thanks for the answear. Now I am wondering, what mounting options are there? there must be a way to actually mount this into something.

For cases: I am thinking about using an, xbox, ps1 or ps2 slim case.

The xbox case: Lets say i get a chippet one, can i be able to fit an rpi in there? (I belive its space enough) and will i be able to use both the xbox and rpi? or how would this work (and exertanl powerbutton to the rpi!? In case how would i mount the powerbutton?)

The ps1, same as the xbox, however without a chip, can i get it to "dualboot" ? With an external power switch. And how would i be able to cut out the holes for the usb and that stuff

The ps2 slim, aww god this is the best of 'em all, really slim, can it fit an rpi besides the parts which is allredy inside?

Also how much power does the rpi require, do we need an 220volt. On the pictures i have not seen any space to insert the power..

tech guru
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Re: Rugged case? Suticase And alternative cases?

Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:00 pm

here are 2 small heavy duty cases that should work , and they are supposed to be waterproof 

http://www.calculatorsource.co.....-2000.html

http://www.calculatorsource.co.....-3000.html

scubaguy
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Re: Rugged case? Suticase And alternative cases?

Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:44 pm

tech guru said:


here are 2 small heavy duty cases that should work , and they are supposed to be waterproof 

Waterproof only so long as you don't want to connect any external wires, cables or PSU!


Stalthy
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Re: Rugged case? Suticase And alternative cases?

Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:30 pm

so. What if you would build the psu right next to the rpi? what kind of psu would it require (i am thinking of the 3k series). Also shipping to norway? better check ebay i think.

Also "You can run a truck over it witout being destructed" Aha. yea right? wanna check that video…

with the cheapest shipping to norway being




$29.95-$39.95




And the case cost 20 bucks, no thanks

E: I am thinking of the otterbox 3500 series, but would it fit? i found one at http://www.accessorydepot.net/.....20-C1OTR_A and according to the site they have free shipping all over the world, but 3 questions remain, would it fit and what kind of psu? as i recall psu's are incredible large (pherhaps batteries?) and the smallest psu are shuttle's.. And still their big!

Would the rpi + psu fit in this box? and what about mounting?

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Re: Rugged case? Suticase And alternative cases?

Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:02 pm

Since there is no moving parts and not much heat dissipation, you could pot it with a rubbery compound for a serious protection. Maybe resting a heat sink on the main cpu (or any other warm components (to be discovered)) whilst it sets (fins poking through) might be still worth it tho.

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Re: Rugged case? Suticase And alternative cases?

Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:30 pm

Hello community.

I'm looking for an indestructible / rugged case.
Outdoor use.

Thank you.

Greetings Markus
http://blog.meldekopf.de

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tskwara
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Re: Rugged case? Suticase And alternative cases?

Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:57 am

See Proto Armour for Raspberry Pi at http://www.protoarmour.com. This case works with all models and revisions, and is virtually indestructible. Did I mention it's only $35?
MobileApp Systems
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Makers of Proto Armour for Raspberry Pi
Explore Proto Armour / www.protoarmour.com

Carnyworld
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Re: Rugged case? Suticase And alternative cases?

Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:00 pm

The Raspberry Pi fits perfectly in the OtterBox 1000 Series case.

SPECS:
ƒ Waterproof tested to 100 feet
ƒ exterior Dimensions: 4.837” x 3.682” x 1.652”
ƒ internal Dimensions: 3.700” x 2.350” x 1.000”

See this video: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisjelledge/8673165458/

daveelson
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Re: Rugged case? Suticase And alternative cases?

Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:36 pm

Hi, We have designed a rugged metal case made from Zinc which can be used inside and outside for your Pi and it's camera.
You can look at this product range or order it by going to http://ed-venture.biz/ we are a UK company that sell this product world wide. Hope to see you soon.
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