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Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:44 am
by rurwin
We will probably get the gerber files, but that is probably the only "mechanical drawings" that exist.

The only point in making a mechanical drawing or model is to make sure nothing collides with anything else. This is a bare board; there is no requirement for fitting it to anything at this stage. If it had been designed alongside a case, then maybe a mechanical drawing would have been necessary, but it wasn't. The case will come later.

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:09 pm
by devnull
Thanks, but I will be making my own case, hence the need for the drawings in advance of the actual boards.

Cheers

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:16 pm
by grumpyoldgit
This is the first item on the first page referred to above by mobeyduck.



It's as technical as you are going to get.

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:27 pm
by mobeyduck
devnull said:


Thanks, but I will be making my own case, hence the need for the drawings in advance of the actual boards.

Cheers



You got all the measurements you would need to make a drawing the only things that haven't been measured are the small diodes and stuff on top of the board but if your going to make a case I bet you wont want to just make a thing that fits the chips on the board.

If the drawings that can be found in the linked thread are not good enough feel free to make one your self and link it there.

And as i said before there is a 3d model you might be able to use

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:21 pm
by tzj
http://pdfcast.org/pdf/raspber.....revision-1

nothing like spreading this around a bit

enjoy

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:24 pm
by mrlinux2u
found these :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-BU.....45ef0f73e7

on ebay - perfect size and cheap too!

BTW, they also sell coloured ones including a nice bright red one.

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:14 pm
by slacer
I am not so happy with the position of all these connectors on the board because I want to build a nice cluster with about 16 nodes.

The question was how to avoid a big mess with all those usb, power, network and video cables...

Well, if all those nodes will be used as headless devices, I only need 3 connectors per device:

Front side: Ethernet, USB

Back side: power connetor

But - what if I choose a bigger (longer) case and move the power socket to the front besides the USB ports?

What if I use a prism to project the LED indicators to the front, too?

This would allow me to use a 24 port fast ethernet switch to connect all nodes

with short cat5 patch cables. The remaining free ports could be used to connect a low budget NAS, a netbook/pc as management console, a firewall router, etc.

Having the RPi boxes upright and 3 connections to the front makes it easy to replace a unit from this bramble by just drawing it from the shelf...

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:29 pm
by spurious
Rack 'em up baby!




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:31 pm
by spurious
that was thinner on preview.. shrink it sideways..  ;)

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:41 pm
by slacer


Now I need a smart solution to power those 16 nodes whithout 16 individual usb charger...

I guess there is no 16 port USB hub

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:12 pm
by spurious
slacer said:


I guess there is no 16 port USB hub


rurwin - did you say you found a multi USB power supply?

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:37 pm
by slacer
Guess what... I found it:

http://www.ipadcarts.com/solut.....P-PP16.htm

This baby charges up to 16 USB Devices!


Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:51 pm
by walney
Hmmm - but what about this? 7-ports and each individually switchable (though maybe that 's just for data)

http://www.ebuyer.com/279681-x.....es-n-uh725

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:32 pm
by mobeyduck
@mrlinux2u

Those boxes have been linked here way to often, so it must be a good idea for some.

@walney

It looks to me that it switches both power and data for that one port. It looks like any powered usb hub but then one with switches on it.

I don't see any output power statements so you wont know if it can do the 0,7a that 1 R-Pi uses let stand 16.

@slacer

That thing is huge it comes with its own 180w adapter that will be about 11w per port and it has its own fan for cooling even with the adapter looks verry ineffective to me. especially with such an adapter, the adapter should make it all 5v then there wouldn't need to be such a block on the charger.

An other possibility is to mod a power supply for a pc so you would only use the 5v lanes to the R-Pi's, shoudnt be to hard.

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:33 pm
by rurwin
spurious said:


rurwin - did you say you found a multi USB power supply?


If I did, I mis-spoke.

I am however, making one as we speak, four ports poly-fused to 1A each plus 5V at 6A and +/- 12V at 100mA with room for 3.3V when I work out how to do that.

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:51 pm
by FreudianNM
first I thought this...

Lunchman

then I thought why not go the whole hog and hollow out one of these?

Walkman

Especially if you could hook the buttons up via the GPIO Headers.

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:27 pm
by dapperdanman
I was thinking of something like this:



No idea of the dimensions of the toy, but I thought it would look cool as a case.

-Dapperdanman

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:33 am
by nhslzt
About the laser-cut wooden case...
well the first testing is done, now I'm waiting for the exact positions of the plugs (USB, Ethernet, etc...). In the meanwhile here a little preview


Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:27 pm
by mobeyduck
Im still thinking about a hand-cut wooden case

with one of the softer wood, about 1cm thick and brown

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:10 pm
by 1ne2woBe
I will be building 2 cases out of acrylic. One I will be a smoke tint:



And another using a red tint:



I hope to also print and cut out a sticker of the RPI logo, and then acid etch the logo onto the acrylic. We'll see. It should be a really fun project!

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:01 am
by tzj
http://sketchup.google.com/3dw.....34b22434b3

finally uploaded my "first" case

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:47 pm
by wicky0570
I am not sure if this case has already been mentioned in this forum, but thought I would post the link as it looks really good:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3604.....951wt_1502

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:44 pm
by Montekuri
I got an old laptop power supply. I removed its components and I thought I could use it as a R-Pi case.


Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:17 pm
by bwoodbury
Hmmmm Great idea - I must have one of those collecting dust in the basement. I see from the photo that, appropriately, yours was made in China

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:56 pm
by dawilson123
I've bought one of these off eBay. Due to arrive from China in early April. Cost just over £20.00

http://szwholesale.com/ebay/4/.....23/175.jpg

More than large enough to house the R-Pi at 56mm(H) x 106mm(W) x 180mm(L).