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Mike Lake
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250 PiHouses and counting!

Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:54 am

Time to order another production batch of PiHouses - we have broken the 250 barrier!

The margin from PiHouse sales is going towards our Project Bakewell and there is a photo of the prototype controller board on http://www.thepishop.org/bakewell.htm. Nik Staunton of http://www.lyteral.com did the board design for us. Notice the four large mounting holes in the corners <g>

One PiHouse user asked why the PiHouse slot for a ribbon cable to the GPIO port was slightly offset (see the photos on http://www.thepishop.org/pihouse.htm). The answer is simple.

Finding support location points on the Pi (in the absence of mounting holes) is hard. The only real place at the SD card end was just inside the GPIO connector. So, moving the GPIO slot very slightly outwards allowed space for a support. It still leaves bags of room for a ribbon cable to come out.
Life's single regret: not patenting dongles when we invented and named them to protect the Wordcraft word processor on the Commodore PET!

You can buy 31 RPi3s for the £639 price of one Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smart phone - who buys this stuff?

colincoach
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Re: 250 PiHouses and counting!

Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:19 am

Hi Mike,

Just ordered one - I assume as no colour option was offered that they are all transparent?

Looking forward to it arriving and housing my Pi!!!!

Cheers,

Colin

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Mike Lake
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Re: 250 PiHouses and counting!

Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:38 am

Colin

Yes, at the moment you can have any colour you like as long as it is clear (transparent.)

The on-line survey was interesting - it is still splitting 60% clear, 15% red and 15% green/yellow.

Shocking Pink has made a surge in the last two days (no idea why) and is now at 1.5%. Have a look at http://www.robinsonsofworcester.com/

Shame really, the orange looks particularly tasteless and I am all in favour of lack of taste.
Life's single regret: not patenting dongles when we invented and named them to protect the Wordcraft word processor on the Commodore PET!

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jmacey
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Re: 250 PiHouses and counting!

Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:49 am

my case arrived yesterday (clear) it's really good and the pi no longer skates across the desk when the monitor cable moves. Can't wait for the break out board looks interesting

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dhardingham
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Re: 250 PiHouses and counting!

Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:40 pm

I quite like the PiHouse, but would prefer it if the Pi was held a little more firmly. I may shorten the grey upright spacers a little, so that I can lock the perspex uprights a little easier.

It would be good to have a top plate without any connector holes, since these aren't likely to be required when using the Pi as a TV media server.
David Hardingham

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Re: 250 PiHouses and counting!

Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:10 pm

dhardingham

my case is similar and will be listed on e bay again soon we sold over 100 in the UK and theres no holes in the top if you don't want any, you can see the design at

http://WWW.Yoctopuce.com and click the enclosures link there.

or click http://www.yoctopuce.com/EN/products/raspbox
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