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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:34 pm

A general way of mounting a R-Pi might be to use MakerBeam. Check out the first 30 seconds of this video: http://www.kickstarter.com/pro.....ilding-kit

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:10 pm

Quote from JamesHardiman on August 26, 2011, 14:34
A general way of mounting a R-Pi might be to use MakerBeam. Check out the first 30 seconds of this video: http://www.kickstarter.com/pro.....ilding-kit

looks really good, but it's not released yet?

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:24 pm

in a cigar box with a small screen attached inside the top cover. with a wireless keyboard it would be nice.

i would to see it in some older computer like one of the first beige mac with the screen built-in.

with the low power consuption, a little box with solar panel would be awesome to!

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:00 pm

A Raspi would perfectly fit into a "Pringles Can", i think i'll try it out as soon as i can buy a Raspberry Pi.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:37 pm

i was thinking inside a gameboy advance sp.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:58 pm

May bey in a N.E.S. cart.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:43 pm

One of the nintendo DS cases that hold the DS all the cables and stuff would probably work great. You could put a small screen inside the cover, a battery underneath the RasPi and still have room for some short cables.
Something like this:
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:37 am

I have one of these for My ipod bet the R-pi will fit right in. It has a jack for ipod speaker bet the same as R-pi but only holds 2 AA batteries but I'm sure there is enough room for at least 6 more.

http://www.amazon.com/iSP110-P....._e_title_3

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:46 am

I've already got a case for my R-pi:
http://techno-viking.com/img/P.....004854.JPG

It has a built-in power supply (13V 55A), battery backup (12V 220AH), and 5500Watt generator for when the battery gets low.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:21 pm

Quote from Cafe on August 15, 2011, 19:21
The cardboard, not to forget the striking surface, will be a fire hazard even with the matches out. :(
The striking surface on most match boxes is basically just sandpaper, something to force the sulfur and red phosphorus in the match head to ignite.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:27 pm

Quote from Blars on August 28, 2011, 07:46
I've already got a case for my R-pi:


And your case is so portable too. You can take your R-Pi -- anywhere. :P

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:58 pm

Please no cases! R-pi is for kids to handle, empathise with, break and learn to solder, seek the physics inside components and learn the scale jumps between the chip and the circuit board and the web as steps to those between neurons and the zoosphere, touch components and dream about how to improve them. Wrap in cling film if you have to. I would argue by analogy that cased lifeforms stopped at shellfish and tortoises, admirable but inflexible, while vertebrates like mammals learnt to fly, think, and decide their future. ;)

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:40 pm

There are some projects I'm thinking of where I would like to have a custom case built (I was thinking of taking an old laptop screen and making an e-reader). I could make it myself but then all the edges would be hard 90 degree turns. Does anyone know of a reasonably priced place that lets you provide specs of how you'd want a case built?
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:48 pm

1- size your case so that it matches a popular tablet
2- DIY ugly case wth 90° turns on the cheap
3- buy a $4 case protector matching your case from dealextreme
4- admire how it hides your ugly DIY case
5- profit ! (well, actually, savings ! but lotsa them.)

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:08 pm

it would be better if people join together to create a 3d render of a case for the final board and someone or the raspberry pi foundation order say 2000 units that way you could probably have a perfect case for say £2.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:50 pm

Indeed that would work very well for a basic case and I hope that we do get a cheap case from the r-pi team along those exact lines, but what I'm thinking of (combining it with an LCD screen to make it an e-reader) would need a unique case built for the size of the screen

@Obarthelemy Yes I could do it myself but I want a pretty case, not a clunky one that I could make. I'm thinking about getting a block of wood and rounding the edges then putting my acrylic/plexiglass piece on top of it in the oven. The heat will make it malleable and I can shape it to the wood mold. In theory it should work and get me a cheap, pretty case to boot!
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:15 pm

I think the ultimate cannibal is ukscone, he wanted to submerge a RasPi in fryer oil.

Why not go all Jimi Hendrix and set fire to your R-Pi and start programming on it at ultra high speed.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:20 pm

I could make it myself but then all the edges would be hard 90 degree turns.

I would make my own then and then you could go all Jason Bourne if attacked, think of all those sarpe edges on your Pi (Think of Jason Bourne while in his Paris flat with the pen), you could buy two and make nunchucks with a cable between.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:19 pm

Quote from hajj_3 on August 30, 2011, 19:08
it would be better if people join together to create a 3d render of a case for the final board and someone or the raspberry pi foundation order say 2000 units that way you could probably have a perfect case for say £2.

I agreed to this 100%

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:22 pm

I should add, of course, that as soon as we have final dimensions for the boards, I'll be posting them here and on the front page.
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:34 pm

Quote from hajj_3 on August 30, 2011, 19:08
it would be better if people join together to create a 3d render of a case for the final board and someone or the raspberry pi foundation order say 2000 units that way you could probably have a perfect case for say £2.

100% agree

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:52 pm

I recently stopped smoking, so I might use the packaging.



Quote from miauto on August 31, 2011, 17:34
Quote from hajj_3 on August 30, 2011, 19:08
it would be better if people join together to create a 3d render of a case for the final board and someone or the raspberry pi foundation order say 2000 units that way you could probably have a perfect case for say £2.

100% agree

I think thats the best option, but I also think it would need to be a generic down to earth and simplle case. Deffinatly partly opaque.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:51 am

What about saran wrap or something, would that work as a case? I'm leaning towards no, but I'm not sure.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:30 am

You stand in danger of someone mistaking your computer for a very small sandwich.
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:51 am

Quote from Chris on August 31, 2011, 22:52
I recently stopped smoking, so I might use the packaging.



Quote from miauto on August 31, 2011, 17:34
Quote from hajj_3 on August 30, 2011, 19:08
it would be better if people join together to create a 3d render of a case for the final board and someone or the raspberry pi foundation order say 2000 units that way you could probably have a perfect case for say £2.

100% agree

I think thats the best option, but I also think it would need to be a generic down to earth and simplle case. Deffinatly partly opaque.

I would change the health warning aswell to something funny, like Raspberry Pi will not harm your health, but still may be addictive.

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