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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:27 pm

The case on this wiki-article looks sweet :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milkymist

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:44 pm

After looking online and finding a lot of cases that will work for the Rp. I wonder who will be the first to send a Rp to a case builder to produce the first case to house this little super project? I see that it can be done very cheaply and many case builders do not charge for the initial design of the case providing you agree to by some kind of quantity. I guess it will come down to the price of the case, and how often Rp will redesign the board.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:54 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Thermalt.....038;sr=8-3

What about this? and it could be powered from our power usb hub.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:04 pm

Quote from Jasont41 on December 3, 2011, 20:54
http://www.amazon.com/Thermalt.....038;sr=8-3
What about this? and it could be powered from our power usb hub.
Too big and the R-Pi do not need a fan.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:28 pm

Get a big enough fan and it could levitate.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:36 pm

I was thinking of makin a server, with serveral Pi's in a case. I would rather not have several cooked Raspberry's. And the method I will be using the server is having a main Pi and using some sort of program to access them or display them from a different PC on the same network. Or even cross-computing:P

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:47 pm

Quote from Jasont41 on December 3, 2011, 20:54
http://www.amazon.com/Thermalt.....038;sr=8-3

What about this? and it could be powered from our power usb hub.
Nice find. I'm sure the RPi doesn't supply enough power over usb for that but a usb-hub would work as you say. It's also too big. The RPi is 8.5x5.4cm and that fan is 8x8cm

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:29 am

Hi,

I've been working on a 3D print case and just wanted to give you guys a sneak peek and maybe get some opinions.

I plan to put this on shapeways. The price will probably be in range of the RasPi itself (unfortunately 3D printing is still relatively expensive).

Anyway at the moment this is only a concept as I need the final connector sizes / positions.

Bye
Ulrich

PS: Yes I know that the cut-out for the audio jack is missing - it will be added once I know how exactly the connector is placed.


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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:37 am

I'm just going to screw a credit card above and below. Haven't figured out exactly how yet cos there aren't any holes in the board. Maybe upgrade to two pieces of perspex at a later date.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:51 am

Okay. THIS is the case... You could even use one of the tiny picture frames for the screen:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mr-SPO.....4ab07604be

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:08 am

That is double awesome.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:39 am

@ulope: that is beautiful!
It would have my vote if the Foundation considered it as an official case.
Which material are you considering for it?

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:55 pm

Quote from batjac on December 5, 2011, 02:51
Okay. THIS is the case... You could even use one of the tiny picture frames for the screen:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mr-SPO.....4ab07604be



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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:24 pm

Quote from ulope on December 5, 2011, 00:29
Hi,

I've been working on a 3D print case and just wanted to give you guys a sneak peek and maybe get some opinions.

I plan to put this on shapeways. The price will probably be in range of the RasPi itself (unfortunately 3D printing is still relatively expensive).

Anyway at the moment this is only a concept as I need the final connector sizes / positions.


I think I would prefer to have to cut/split line above or below the connectors and not in the middle of it. ok this looks good but if i look at all kind of low cost items that spliting line from top and bottom is almost always above or below. and i think its cheaper to make that way.
and also easier to screw them together (clicking is flimsy you dont want to have it fall apart)

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:33 pm

Quote from ulope on December 5, 2011, 00:29
Hi,

I've been working on a 3D print case and just wanted to give you guys a sneak peek and maybe get some opinions.


Opinion 1: nice case - I've been thinking the same thing about shapeways (might be a nice way to make a prototype if nothing else).

Opinion 2: you will probably be asked (very nicely) to remove the r-pi logo

EDIT: - but it would make a lovely home for one of the r-pi sticky labels :)

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:42 pm

Quote from Burngate on December 5, 2011, 11:39
@ulope: that is beautiful!
Thanks :)
Which material are you considering for it?
Personally I will probably go with white plastic (Shapeways WSF) as it is the only one that they are offering in a polished finish. But the other *SF colors are probably a good choice too.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:43 pm

Quote from walney on December 5, 2011, 13:33
Quote from ulope on December 5, 2011, 00:29
Hi,

I've been working on a 3D print case and just wanted to give you guys a sneak peek and maybe get some opinions.


Opinion 1: nice case - I've been thinking the same thing about shapeways (might be a nice way to make a prototype if nothing else).

Opinion 2: you will probably be asked (very nicely) to remove the r-pi logo

EDIT: - but it would make a lovely home for one of the r-pi sticky labels :)


Re: 2. He would only HAVE to remove the label if he was selling it without the blessing. For home you you can do what you like.
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:00 pm

Sorry - I should have been more specific:
..if you put it on Shapeways for public consumption

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:08 pm

Quote from mobeyduck on December 5, 2011, 13:24
I think I would prefer to have to cut/split line above or below the connectors and not in the middle of it. ok this looks good but if i look at all kind of low cost items that spliting line from top and bottom is almost always above or below. and i think its cheaper to make that way.
and also easier to screw them together (clicking is flimsy you dont want to have it fall apart)

Where the separation line is doesn't influence the cost for 3D printing (injection molding is another matter of course).
The problem with having it at the bottom is, that there are connectors on all 4 sides and some of them are not rectangular (i.e. RCA and audio) that means it would be difficult (or even impossible) to insert the board / connectors into the cutouts.
However until we see the final boards and connector placements that is all speculation.

Quote from walney on December 5, 2011, 13:33
Opinion 2: you will probably be asked (very nicely) to remove the r-pi logo


Actually I asked about that beforehand and got a what I would call a cautiously optimistic response.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:19 pm

I suppose you'll just have to get clarification... I was taking this thread as the lead http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....038;t=1335

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:33 pm

On the subject of where the separation line is: keep it half way through the holes - it helps keep the board located whichever half you put it in (there's no mounting holes on the board) Screw-together is better from the point of view of constant disassembly-reassembly, but might be difficult if the board occupies most of the inside.
Quote from jacklang on December 5, 2011, 16:58
I'll ask the other trustees, but I dont forsee a problem, so long as your terms of business make it clear that its your project and responsibility.
If you make a profit remember we are a charity!

In the spirit of open source I would encourage you to publish your design in a format that others with access to a 3D printer could print their own
seems to say it'll be ok!

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:00 pm

case like this:


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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:07 pm

I have a dead one of these - http://www.lacie.com/uk/produc.....m?id=10155

And a dead one of these - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.....o_70CT.jpg

Obviously the libretto will be much harder due to screen interface...

But I do have a live one of these that I no longer use - http://www.uberreview.com/2009.....onitor.htm

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:10 pm

Excuse my Blender skills. Here is the design I'm intending to build :D It will also have a plastic roof that I can't make in blender and also some more space for the SD-card.


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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:58 am

How about a tube. RPi in one end. Space for the wall-wart, cables, mouse and one of those flexible USB keyboards you can roll up in the other end. Saw one (flexible Keyboard) at Big Lots store for $10 packaged in a tube. Other places sell them online for about $14 with shipping.

Tube could be cut from 3 inch PVC Pipe, White, Gray or Clear. Pool Noodle carved to support the RPi, protect it from shock and isolate it from the other accessories.

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