Wooloomooloo
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:50 pm

Erm, am I really the only one noticing that the RasPi (credit card) size is just a touch under the size of a deck of cards (63 mm × 88 mm)...? Just sayin'.

...Ace of raspberries, anyone? The Jolly Joker of small computers, perhaps...? ;)

Skygod
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:09 am

Being the size of a business card, just a cheap business card acrylic box.

http://www.businesscardboxes.org


Looking at their bulk prices, a custom job in 'Raspberry Pink' could be produced very cheaply and quickly.

Maybe they could even manage output cutouts as well.

Or alternatively, something like this :

Just have the I/O outputs on the inner box and the lid acts as a protector when not in use.

Metz
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:39 am

I'm also thinking along the lines of miniturised 'rack space'... with a stack of RasPis mixed with 2.5" drives mounted into a minuture rack. Multiple drives gives me the posibility of a Raid array (software raid, obviously....I don't think they make raid-cards that small ;)). I would mount each RasPi into its own custom caddy, externally the same as those for the drives. Internally, I would probably de-soulder the connectors to re-wire upto a rear-facing back-plane connector.

No so much 'Blades' ....as.....'Slices' of Rasberry Pi :)

Asmodeus
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:55 pm

Quote from Wooloomooloo on November 28, 2011, 22:50
Erm, am I really the only one noticing that the RasPi (credit card) size is just a touch under the size of a deck of cards (63 mm × 88 mm)...? Just sayin'.

...Ace of raspberries, anyone? The Jolly Joker of small computers, perhaps...? ;)

You could use a Deck Box for customizable card games like "Gagic The Mothering" or "Yu-Gi-Ohh Noo!".
http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Pr.....im_sbs_t_3

wrhii
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:52 pm

Quote from Metz on November 29, 2011, 10:39
I'm also thinking along the lines of miniturised 'rack space'... with a stack of RasPis mixed with 2.5" drives mounted into a minuture rack. Multiple drives gives me the posibility of a Raid array (software raid, obviously....I don't think they make raid-cards that small ;)).

No need for the raid card to be small: This one is rather big but probably would work.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:06 pm

I've always wanted a 'wooden' computer. Maybe a nicely jointed box out of pine? You know, proper dove-tail joints and french polished. Maybe some brass fittings?
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:25 pm

Quote from Luny on November 29, 2011, 15:06
I've always wanted a 'wooden' computer. Maybe a nicely jointed box out of pine? You know, proper dove-tail joints and french polished. Maybe some brass fittings?

That's exactly what I'm thinking of. BrassPunk FTW ;) But I think I have to wait until I get the actual board to start tinkering with that kind of case, to get the measurements right. Meanwhile, I can try to learn how to actually work the wood :P

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:58 pm

The third option I had is reusing an old 3.5" USB HDD box and swap out the current disk for a 2.5" one. That way I have enough space to put a Raspberry Pi next to put; plus the box can also supply a steady 5 volts.


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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:15 pm

It would be neat to put a stirling engine on the cpu.. I bet even though it runs cool it will be hotter than the surrounding temperature...? Also, having a little "putt putt putt putt putt" noise while it's running is intriguing to me.

Signs
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:51 pm

Quote from Payo on November 29, 2011, 05:46


Something like this would make it easy for you to bolt the R-PI to the back of your TV (and hide it from the family). VESA is a universal standard for bolting points on the back of TVs (that some TV manufacturers implement).

The above was found under the "Power Supply news" forum:

I like your idea, I hope that the Rp will fit in between the wall mount. I have a bunch of these types of wall mounts to mount up to 32 inch flat screens. If it will fit between the two sides of this mount it will fit most tilt wall mounts.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:51 am

Quote from euxneks on November 29, 2011, 20:15
It would be neat to put a stirling engine on the cpu.. I bet even though it runs cool it will be hotter than the surrounding temperature...? Also, having a little "putt putt putt putt putt" noise while it's running is intriguing to me.

Top of the line SteamPunk solution, right there :)

Someone already mentioned an old VHS cassette (you could go real retro-chic is you used Betamax ;)), but now I'm thinking good-old VHS cassette cases...including the original film cover-art.....

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:42 pm

I am still trying to build a transparent acrylic case, like this:

WASD
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:38 pm

What about cooling when you put it in a case, would it be needed? I guess something like http://www.dealextreme.com/p/p.....n-7cm-5185 wont work since it says 12V. I'm intending to build my own case.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:02 pm

Maybe use something like this?

http://www.buyincoins.com/deta.....-9096.html
If size good, just make some holes on sides for connectors....and use some epoxy glue.

Signs
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:50 pm

How about a personalized Rp case? With just a little work you can spend is much is you desire, and have a case of any sort for the cheap. Click http://search.ebay.com/cigarette-case

Over 26,000 candidates in the US.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:57 pm

You should not need cooling to dissaspate the 1-2W needed.
You may,however, need a conductive coating for RFI compliance

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:14 am

I was thinking about bricking the Raspberry Pi

Although i still have no clue how to open a brick in a way that it wont break...

For the people who want it with a screen you could look at car the car screens there small not to costly.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... 48|&Sort=4
-edited since | doesnt work on these fora http://tinyurl.com/bo6uwqf-

I think you could fit it in this one http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....CatId=5248
then you can use it as a cheap ease no moving parts carputer :D

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:13 pm

I've got a good idea for a case... http://fimo.com/...

Bake your own case (obviously remove the RPi first)! It's what I'm going to try!

What do you think?

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:19 pm

Quote from WASD on November 30, 2011, 20:38
What about cooling when you put it in a case, would it be needed? I guess something like http://www.dealextreme.com/p/p.....n-7cm-5185 wont work since it says 12V. I'm intending to build my own case.

It actually puts out a very low amount of heat even going full tilt (I *believe* the specific wording was "[The SoC] was warm to the touch, but not painfully so") So cooling shouldn't be a significant issue :)
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:16 pm

Quote from abishur on December 2, 2011, 16:19
Quote from WASD on November 30, 2011, 20:38
What about cooling when you put it in a case, would it be needed? I guess something like http://www.dealextreme.com/p/p.....n-7cm-5185 wont work since it says 12V. I'm intending to build my own case.

It actually puts out a very low amount of heat even going full tilt (I *believe* the specific wording was "[The SoC] was warm to the touch, but not painfully so") So cooling shouldn't be a significant issue :)
Even if it's not needed I think a small fan would be cool :) But I'll put that aside for now. If someone knows if a 12V fan will work I would like a reply. I don't know electronics.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:45 pm

oh the pun, it hurts! If you wanted to grab a 5v fan (should be held in electronics store like radio shack or fry's or online) then there's a spot next to the gpio holes that is on the 5V rail meaning you could solder your fan power leads right onto the pi board and be good to go
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Signs
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:57 pm

Will this fan work for you all that want a fan? It is the one at the top of the page.
http://hosfelt.com/contents/en.....s/d83.html

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:01 am

How about using a Heatsink fan (pardon me if this has already been suggested)?

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:27 am

Quote from Signs on December 2, 2011, 23:57
Will this fan work for you all that want a fan? It is the one at the top of the page.
http://hosfelt.com/contents/en.....s/d83.html

Looks nice (two for the price of one!) I just wish it made a reference to dB. :(
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