flikto
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PIBRICK - Swimming Pool Case for PI

Thu May 09, 2013 10:05 am

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Diving Pool
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We are happy to tell the Raspberry PI community that we have released detailed instructions for how to build our PIBRICK case on http://flikto.de

We actually were designing a 3D printed case (we hope to have the .stl available soon) when one afternoon we decided to use some lego to experiment with the support structure underneath.

We used Bricksmith, LDGLite + LPub to make the instruction booklet. Bricks were bought from Bricklink - which is an amazing eBay-style buying/selling community where you can find any brick you need.

Anyway, we hope you have fun with the instructions and it helps you with your next lego project.
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Instructions
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canibalimao
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Re: PIBRICK - Swimming Pool Case for PI

Thu May 09, 2013 1:08 pm

What a awesome case! I just want to know if there is a possibility to have access to the GPIO ports with a ribbon cable?

flikto
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Re: PIBRICK - Swimming Pool Case for PI

Thu May 09, 2013 2:34 pm

Thanks for the nice feedback.

It comes in 2 sections separated by smooth tiles, so you can remove the top easily and then use the GPIO cable. Alternatively, you can remove a piece or 2 from the pool lid and the cable should fit out while the lid is on.

Case design is really interesting for us - we have even found subtle variations between the component & port positioning on the Chinese made PIs v. the newer UK made PIs - so designers beware :geek:

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