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rgmward
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:05 pm

just read an interesting article over on theregister where there is a company created a material that is paper based that can be used for pc cases.

sounds really interesting that the raspberry pi case could be recylcable and environmentally sound - something for the foundation to look at?

if it is paper - should allow for customisation in design/painting

http://www.reghardware.com/201.....rom_paper/

mgmt_idiot
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:55 pm

rgmward said:


just read an interesting article over on theregister where there is a company created a material that is paper based that can be used for pc cases.


You beat me to it

spamel
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:07 pm

I might just blu-tac mine to the desk!

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:09 pm

Legos are getting my attention right now
Dear forum: Play nice ;-)

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:02 pm

Hello!

I'm working a nice finger-jointed and laser-cut wooden case, please contact me if interested! Small customizations will be possible. I still have to set a price but it will be cheaper than a 3d printed one.

In the next days all info will be posted here:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/93.....er-jointed

spamel
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:10 pm

I have some Star Wars lego knocking about some place. That'd be cool if |I could incorporate the pi into one of the builds!

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:25 am

nhslzt said:


Hello!

I'm working a nice finger-jointed and laser-cut wooden case, please contact me if interested! Small customizations will be possible. I still have to set a price but it will be cheaper than a 3d printed one.

In the next days all info will be posted here:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/93.....er-jointed



A wooden case sounds very cool, be sure to post a picture of your first one, i'd love to see it.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:37 am

I think I'll make a case from card to see if it works and then break out the grinder and make it from stainless (must also buy own welder).

Fred

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:11 pm

At this stage my plan is to stick embed mine inside a gutted 5'1/4" floppy.

Really like the r2d2 money box idea though, that's brilliant. I wonder if there's any suitable transformer ones...

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:15 pm

optimus said:


At this stage my plan is to stick embed mine inside a gutted 5'1/4" floppy.

Really like the r2d2 money box idea though, that's brilliant. I wonder if there's any suitable transformer ones...



Ive seen an Allspark usb hub somewhere

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:27 pm

Pfft, new transformers aren't real transformers!

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:52 pm

spamel said:


I have some Star Wars lego knocking about some place. That'd be cool if |I could incorporate the pi into one of the builds!


Pi Fighter surely is the obvious choice!

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:37 pm

... Or an Pi x-wing bramble!

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:24 pm

Does anybody know what the operating temperatures would be??

I was thinking about putting together a casing using Polymorph thermoplastic but it melts at 60deg. So the last thing I want to do is lovingly craft a casing to go on the much anticipated R-Pi to then melt the casing on to the unit.

Alternatively I have been toying with the idea of using EVA foam which has better temp properties and more likely to be available in schools.

Thoughts?

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:38 pm

SirWeasel said:


Does anybody know what the operating temperatures would be??


Good question S.W., I have been wondering the very same. The answer is probably somewhere on the forum or wiki. I hope…

Okay, much better now: http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....emperature

Now that I know, I can do a certain type of build without any worries. It's hot where I live and very humid. Our summers are even worse.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:49 pm

Will this one work as a box for the Pi?

http://www1.conrad.nl/fas6/fh......w%3Dsearch

Its priced well, and, of course you have do the side cutting part yourself.

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:04 pm

Here"s a revised video of the 3D model I"m using to plan everything(old model was 1.3mm to short in length and 1.3mm to wide for some reason).



Link to the project:

http://bit.ly/RasPiBoy

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:52 pm

debabrata said:


Will this one work as a box for the Pi?

http://www1.conrad.nl/fas6/fh......w%3Dsearch

Its priced well, and, of course you have do the side cutting part yourself.


And I got another one, and this one looks better, but is a bot more costly and a bit more bigger but I guess will fit in the Pi well.

REVOLTEC ACRYLIC CASE - 2,5"

http://www.revoltec.com.ua/pro...../rs034.htm

http://www.h-online.com/pricei...../eu/183135

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:03 pm

debabrata said:


debabrata said:


Will this one work as a box for the Pi?

http://www1.conrad.nl/fas6/fh......w%3Dsearch

Its priced well, and, of course you have do the side cutting part yourself.


And I got another one, and this one looks better, but is a bot more costly and a bit more bigger but I guess will fit in the Pi well.

REVOLTEC ACRYLIC CASE - 2,5"

http://www.revoltec.com.ua/pro...../rs034.htm

http://www.h-online.com/pricei...../eu/183135



WOW....I seem to be very lucky...found another "maybe" case for the Pi (and the price is also right @ £5.00 I think) and both are 3.5 inch floppy cases (didn't knew they were still around):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00.....nkCode=asn

http://www.airetechit.co.uk/e-.....livemode=1

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:09 pm

debabrata said:


debabrata said:


debabrata said:


Will this one work as a box for the Pi?

http://www1.conrad.nl/fas6/fh......w%3Dsearch

Its priced well, and, of course you have do the side cutting part yourself.


And I got another one, and this one looks better, but is a bot more costly and a bit more bigger but I guess will fit in the Pi well.

REVOLTEC ACRYLIC CASE - 2,5"

http://www.revoltec.com.ua/pro...../rs034.htm

http://www.h-online.com/pricei...../eu/183135



WOW....I seem to be very lucky...found another "maybe" case for the Pi (and the price is also right @ £5.00 I think) and both are 3.5 inch floppy cases (didn't knew they were still around):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00.....nkCode=asn

http://www.airetechit.co.uk/e-.....livemode=1


And, I think I got the ultimate one yet! (in terms of ease of use and price @£2.99 Inc VAT )

http://www.misco.co.uk/product.....s-_-110845

Will this last one fit the Pi I guess??

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:55 pm

jawhn said:


Well, I am hoping to fit mine into an old Atari 2600 cartridge... I have seen several other people had the same idea.

I even designed a label for it. Whaddya think? I'm planning on printing a few of these up soon...




Loving the CX-2601 Combat cart design mate Have you made a top label too?

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:02 am

I've searched the wiki and website and can't seemed to find a mechanical drawing of the board showing dimensions to the various connectors.

I'm sure there must be one, can someone point me in the right direction ??

Cheers
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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:42 am

I was going to make a brass and mahogany ply case for my Pi, but it looks like I won't have the time...  So when I get my first (which batch I wonder?) its going to have a printed thick paper outer with reinforcing card inserts glued inside for stiffness and to hold the board in place.

When I get another, I may make a spiffy case!
I'm just a bouncer, splatterers do it with more force.....

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:47 am

devnull said:


I've searched the wiki and website and can't seemed to find a mechanical drawing of the board showing dimensions to the various connectors.

I'm sure there must be one, can someone point me in the right direction ??

Cheers



You need to increase your searching skills young padawan.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....nical-data

there even was a front-page post that linked to it and to a highly detailed drawing the last post on the first page in that thread has a sketch-up model

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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:14 am

Thanks very much.

Just to be sure I was not dreaming this morning when I posted, I just searched again for Mechanical Drawing in the forums and didn't see anything on the first 4 pages of threads.



Is anyone able to advise if / when we might get an 'official' mechanical drawing ?

Thanks again.
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