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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:12 pm

I"d like to thank marXmit for his Raspberry Pi 3d model, which I"m using for mock-up.

I"m not even close to making it yet, but I do have the rough concept modeled (pictures hopefully attached). My wife is the inspiration for this. She loves the Portal games and I thought this would be a cute little case to have on the desk. I"ll shut up now and post the pictures. Oh yeah…it measures 4.5 inches (114.3mm).

The full shot (looking at it from 3/4 front view)



A close-up of the usb area. That will be an aluminum bezel...most likely polished.



A shot of the bottom, where you can hopefully see the SD card slot.



A see-thru shot, showing the board floating in position.



So that"s my initial concept. I"m not going to have a lot of time to work on it, due to a crazy deadline at work. I will probably miss out on getting a board from the first 10,000, also.

Hope you find it as cute as I do.

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:24 pm

That is cute.

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:58 pm

Oh my god... I would buy this.  This blows my Marks and Spencer mint tin idea into next year... take my money!! =)

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:11 pm

Looks like a Rubik's Cube... (there's another idea)

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:16 pm

Hey you forgot the hearts!

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:01 pm

I absolutely need this to survive.

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:17 am

Crundy said:


Hey you forgot the hearts!


It does look as if I did, but I just haven't put them in yet. I hadn't decided if they were going to be painted on, a vinyl sticker, or a separate part that drops into a pocket. I'll probably go with a separate part so I can use them for port relocation.

I have some sad news...sad for me, anyway. Alias Automotive (the CAD software used) thought it would be a good idea to save over my file. I had opened it up strictly to take those screen shot. When I closed it, Alias asked if I wanted to save. Since I didn't change anything, I said no. The next time I opened it up, there was nothing there. No surface data, no layers, nothing. :/ It's done this to me once before, several years ago. I'm not sure why!

I have started over but work is taking the majority of my time.

Thanks to those who liked it!

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:30 am

This is cool.

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:17 am

One thing a Newbie learns early on ... "Save As", "Save As", "Save As", and save copies remotely - have them sync automagically, if at all possible, so that you never have to think about doing it.

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:00 pm

Looks like a great case idea for a processing nodelet... hmmm.... add a proc to tablet or mobile.Or a piconet server .

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:49 pm

From a marketing standpoint I think it goes along with the new paradigm. cant call them servlets however. j2me thing which like MUSCLE to dist computing must haves and very cool. Hey cloud picomirror.

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:39 pm

I'd love to see this case made.
3b+, 2b, b+, b, Zero & Zero-W

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:59 am

Mirror finish aircraft aluminium (name: phantom ark)

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:32 am

I can see rubick cube. actually, interface method shapes that light up ala simon game capacitive touch. add vibrate system very cool

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:32 am

I can see rubick cube. actually, interface method shapes that light up ala simon game capacitive touch. add vibrate system very cool

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:32 am

I can see rubick cube. actually, interface method shapes that light up ala simon game capacitive touch. add vibrate system very cool

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:14 am

Server error resulted in loopy commenting. no really, if they figure out how to recharge units via am amplitude power converter to a rechargable lithium cell in addition to the usb that would be cool

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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:23 pm

Other than the USB ports and the SD card slot, where are all the other ports connecting?
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Re: Weighted Companion Cube case concept.

Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:21 pm

I think it changed a bit, but it looks like it was probably finished: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... f=9&t=4660

Unfortunately neither user ID has visited for over a year, so we are unlikely to find out.

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