add1ct3dd
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My plastic case!

Sun May 27, 2012 7:40 am

Crafted with a box from Maplins I've produce this:

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Raspberry Pi Case by matthew-evans, on Flickr

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Raspberry Pi Case by matthew-evans, on Flickr

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Raspberry Pi Case by matthew-evans, on Flickr

It's near enough a perfect fit!

What do you think?

benzeman
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Re: My plastic case!

Sun May 27, 2012 8:21 am

How do you get the ethernet out, you need to squeeze the tab, which will be stuck inside the case? That's the only flaw I can see - well done!

piless
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Re: My plastic case!

Sun May 27, 2012 8:38 am

Wow, that looks really nice. What was the box in maplin called?

add1ct3dd
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Re: My plastic case!

Sun May 27, 2012 12:16 pm

benzeman wrote:How do you get the ethernet out, you need to squeeze the tab, which will be stuck inside the case? That's the only flaw I can see - well done!
That was my only dilemma, but to get around this I've used a cable that doesn't have the tab :)

It's not as secure, but it works! :D

piless wrote:Wow, that looks really nice. What was the box in maplin called?
http://www.maplin.co.uk/psu-enclosures-612692 - it is Order Code: N13KH :)


I'm also tempted to get one of the larger PSU Enclosure cases with the plug attachment and create the miniUSB power cable too so it's an all in one :)

spurious
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Re: My plastic case!

Sun May 27, 2012 12:20 pm

Is there anything supporting the board or are you relying on the solder connected to the components and just resting everything on components?

add1ct3dd
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Re: My plastic case!

Sun May 27, 2012 5:45 pm

spurious wrote:Is there anything supporting the board or are you relying on the solder connected to the components and just resting everything on components?
It's resting on the components at the moment, but it's also wedged on the SD-card end by some posts in the box so it wont move that way, only possible up or down but shouldnt do!

It's not really the best case but will do for now until there are some in production :)

spurious
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Re: My plastic case!

Sun May 27, 2012 5:52 pm

I might have a visit to maplin with R-Pi in hand and see what I can come up with... only mentioned the support, cos I've already had to solder the R-Pi as the packaging from Farnell was not good enough to protect the connectors from the world of second class UK postage.

jules2689
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Re: My plastic case!

Tue May 29, 2012 6:27 pm

How much room is on the top/bottom? I'm looking to potentially add a 2.5" sata drive to this (left over from a laptop) using a usb converter. Do you think there would be enough room?

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