Kissman
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:39 am

lol... why you need $100,000? When you build own small (for not large 3D prints) you just need around $1,000 ;) look here http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:21 am

Hi

First Post lol

Can't wait to see the raspi

My keyboard idea http://www.ebuyer.com/250233-x.....b-pkb-1720

Dylatron47
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:13 am

oh I was thinking of a massive 3d printer and even then i will still need to borrow a $1,000 because I dont have those kinda funds. :D btw I like your keyboard idea. now all you need is a small monitor :)

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:43 pm

Quote from Kissman on November 12, 2011, 09:39
lol... why you need $100,000? When you build own small (for not large 3D prints) you just need around $1,000 ;) look here http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

Thats a lot of money to build a case for a 35 dollar computer.
I do like the idea though. I think I may try to get access to one.

dfeerst
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:44 pm

Quote from Kissman on November 12, 2011, 09:39
lol... why you need $100,000? When you build own small (for not large 3D prints) you just need around $1,000 ;) look here http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

Thats a lot of money to build a case for a 35 dollar computer.
I do like the idea though. I think I may try to get access to one.

dfeerst
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:44 pm

Quote from Kissman on November 12, 2011, 09:39
lol... why you need $100,000? When you build own small (for not large 3D prints) you just need around $1,000 ;) look here http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

Thats a lot of money to build a case for a 35 dollar computer.
I do like the idea though. I think I may try to get access to one.

dhicks
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:27 pm

Quote from Kissman on November 12, 2011, 09:39When you build own small (for not large 3D prints) you just need around $1,000

In the UK, Genesis Machines sell RepRap parts kits for, I belive, around £300:
http://genesismachines.co.uk/

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:55 pm

I'm planning on hollowing out an old 3.5" HDD so that the MOLEX connector charges some batteries for the RasPI, and have holes cut out of the case for the ports.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:50 pm

I'm not going to go out and buy a 3D printer. That would be crazy. I will just use the one that I have access too. Though the price of the material will probably be more that the Pi itself. I will also have the outline of the RPi logo. 'T will be awesome.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:49 pm

I like the hard drive idea because dead hard drives are so easy to come by these days. but I'm still not sure what i want to use R pi for.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:42 pm

So I asked this question on this thread a long time ago, but we kinda glossed over it and now the community is much larger, so here it goes again.

Does anyone know of a good custom case place? I've thought about 3d printing, but I haven't really found a place that does it (or would do it cheaply). I'm looking to something tablet like with an existing lcd screen I have so that case will be around 16x9x1 inches. I could make it myself out of acrylic but then it would be boxy.

We've talked a lot about cases that we're going to make from existing items, but what about creating the case from scratch?
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:30 pm

16x9x1 inches? That's bloody enormous! If you wanted a 7" - 12" cse then I'd point you in the direction of the wholesale Android tablets from China which can be had for < $100. But 16x9?

For that sort of size I can only recommend getting an old laptop, although if you want your aspect ratio then you'll need a widescreen. If you can find an old broken one then just rip the top (screen) half off and you've got a nice basis for a tablet. Plus, if the screen's still intact then you've got a working display as well (so long as you can interface with it).

hope this helps :)

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:37 pm

Yep, that's why I was asking for places that would custom build a mold based off instructions rather than re-purposing an already existing item :)
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Dylatron47
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:49 pm

what materials did you want to make it out of? maybe this will help http://www.protocase.com/index.php

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:54 pm

I have a friend that does high quality wood working. Think Hi-end furniture and display boxes.

I've already talked to her about doing a Home Theater enclosures for the R-Pi in exotic woods and fancy finish. Also a treasure chest style with flip up lid. Knowing the vices of many programmers, some will offer a hidden tray/drawer under the R-Pi for "other" stuff that helps with the design thinking periods. ;-)

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:55 pm

I'm fairly flexible on that point, my desire is for it to not cost more than the board itself, but I also recognize that I'm dealing with a rather long item even if it's not a very large amount of square inches item
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:41 am

Hollow lexan brick, filled with hot glue. Have some port extenders, and Bam. There it is.

Dylatron47
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:21 pm

you could also use a project box. they are easy to get and very cheap. :D

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:55 pm

Will the raspberry-pi ship in a cardboardbox? Maybe that can be made its case with printed on cutouts?

Or like with the stickers sell a piece of cardboard that can be cut and folded into a case with a nice raspberry print.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:04 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/6.....6348712834
I hope this works (the image) it's something I got years ago from Linux Journal. Perfect Altoids tin type case for a linux nano-sized computer.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:09 pm

lol, that's all re-purposing existing cases! :P But I suppose my question was if anyone knew of a good custom case design place, and from the response I've received, the answer is no :)
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sh4d0w0lf
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:23 pm

Can I make a suggestion for a case (I'm not clever enough to make one) make it stack-able.
Just think 2, 3 or even 10 raspi's stacked up each churning away at their own individual tasks :p
Would save quite a bit of space. :)

Kissman
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:29 pm

yes, i am planning this in my 1u rack case for Rpi... it will be realized with distance holders like this http://www.direto.cz/img/imi/0.....26750p.jpg and will be mounted to the one place in rack case, on another place will be power supply and cable system with usb hub & conectors with pinout to the front of the rack case...

macarelo
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:01 pm

*thinks*
Hmmmm a VHS tape with HDMI output...

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:49 pm

I'm thinking plastic 10 x 3.5" floppy disk boxes with flip-up lids. Being plastic it's easy to work, drill holes etc, and even possible to cut-and-shunt to resize with a dob of adhesive.

I've actually got a slightly larger floppy disk box as a promo moulded to look like an Apricot Server , like this but smaller, which I'm definitely going to have to turn into a real computer ...

http://museum.ipsj.or.jp/compu.....0_01_l.jpg

Someone mentioned adding a Nokia LCD to a small R-Pi system and I've also got a millennium countdown clock in the shape of an iMac translucent monitor which I reckon I can just squeeze everything in. Quite a few similar toy computers around to have fun with ...

http://www.photoconnect.net/ph.....ef=1006027

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