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leol
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Case

Wed May 15, 2013 3:40 pm

Anyone had any thoughts on a suitable case for the Pi with a camera?

Leo

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Re: Case

Wed May 15, 2013 3:57 pm

leol wrote:Anyone had any thoughts on a suitable case for the Pi with a camera?

Leo
This update for the Sweetbox II case Kickstarter project was posted earlier this afternoon:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/677 ... y-pi/posts

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Re: Case

Fri May 17, 2013 10:47 am

Nice concept, it needs to include a small enclosure for the camera module itself I think.
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Re: Case

Fri May 17, 2013 11:40 am

Mortimer wrote:Nice concept, it needs to include a small enclosure for the camera module itself I think.
Good point :-). I've queried this on the comments section on their Kickstarrter project page and got the following response:
"Hi Fergal,

no, but it's a very exciting idea!

maybe in a second phase,

we thought that it could be great also to do an antenna for the wifi with a gooseneck, to multiply those tentacles floating above the sweetbox...

all the best,
GHz"

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Re: Case

Fri May 17, 2013 2:58 pm

Hi all,

I emailed Mark at Pimoroni.com on Tuesday, he's told me that they should have the Pi-Camera Expansion layer ready for the Pibow case next week - Keep a eye on the Pimoroni site.

http://shop.pimoroni.com/collections/cases

Which is great news, so need to buy a whole new case if you already own a Pibow!
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Sat May 18, 2013 6:38 pm

That is great news, I love my Pibow.

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Re: Case

Sun May 19, 2013 12:00 pm

I've got some samples of a case for the camera module (with a combinded pi/camera case in the works).
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Re: Case

Sun May 19, 2013 7:21 pm

fbutler wrote:
leol wrote:Anyone had any thoughts on a suitable case for the Pi with a camera?

Leo
This update for the Sweetbox II case Kickstarter project was posted earlier this afternoon:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/677 ... y-pi/posts
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£11? Pfft...

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Nailed it!

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Sun May 19, 2013 9:49 pm

Longbow wrote:
fbutler wrote:
leol wrote:Anyone had any thoughts on a suitable case for the Pi with a camera?

Leo
This update for the Sweetbox II case Kickstarter project was posted earlier this afternoon:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/677 ... y-pi/posts
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£11? Pfft...

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Nailed it!
So what is it your using to mount camera then? a flexible arm & some sort of fixing to the rca connection... more info please.

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Mon May 20, 2013 5:25 am

Nice hack, LongBow. :-)
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Re: Case

Mon May 20, 2013 10:49 am

manc wrote: So what is it your using to mount camera then? a flexible arm & some sort of fixing to the rca connection... more info please.
Are you kidding :D Looks like AWG12 solid core wire jammed into the RCA slot on one end, and in&around the camera mounting holes on the other. Epic :lol:
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Thu May 23, 2013 4:37 am

Here's my cheap and cheerful camera case.
It's a lid off an old iPod Nano box. A hole drilled for the lens to look through. The camera board is held in position with Sugru. And finally I stuck it on an old satnav window sucker which has an adjustable ball joint.
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Thu May 23, 2013 9:28 am

I considered using a 35mm plastic film can, but the hole for the lens would have to be so big because of the curved surface, that there wouldn't be enough protection for the board, so I'm wondering whether to sacrifice one of my old 1930's 6x9 folding cameras, which is big enough to fit the Raspberry, a battery pack and the Raspicam in. Removing/modifying the shutter/lens without damaging the bellows might be the sticking point. It is unlikely that the viewfinder would line up either, but it would look cool if I could manage it.
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Thu May 23, 2013 10:32 am

Hi!!
This is a first idea of ​​enclosure to accommodate the PCB inside.
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Basically it's a die of 37 mm edge..
I keep thinking refined and new options .. ;)
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Re: Case

Thu May 23, 2013 3:53 pm

leol wrote:Anyone had any thoughts on a suitable case for the Pi with a camera?
Threw together a DIY camera case using an electronics project enclosure.. Larger remote case... Smaller are available, just not locally.
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Thu May 23, 2013 8:49 pm

Trav wrote:I considered using a 35mm plastic film can
but I decided an SD card case was a better fit
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Cheap and cheerful, but it protects the camera board and gives a larger area to gaffer tape to a support.
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Sat May 25, 2013 12:23 pm

Here is my variant of a case for the camera:

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Case is this one (german site): http://www.conrad.de/ce/de/product/5384 ... mm-Schwarz

I added a hole for the lens and another one to insert the cable (which can still be detached/attached). Also in front of the lens there is a thin transparent piece of plastic for protection. In all 4 edges are about 5mm high rubber blocks to which the cam is hot-glued (to have the correct distance to the front of the case)


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Re: Case

Wed May 29, 2013 6:13 am

Realised I could clamp the ribbon cable coming out of the camera board between two bits of Lego, giving a surprisingly solid support. There's nothing poking into the cable, and there's usually a slight gap between the two pieces like that anyway. Next step: adding motors and the Mindstorms whatsit so rioblanco.local can go for a drive...

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Bigger version here!

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Thu May 30, 2013 11:41 am

Case with camera mounted on the hinged lid:

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http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:89745

Can buy them for £8.99 in the UK:
http://www.phenoptix.com/products/openb ... mera-mount

You can buy a less garish colour too !
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Re: Case

Thu May 30, 2013 12:19 pm

Not finished yet (and i don't have a camera board to demo it with yet either). but i'm working on a mount for the camera board using thisUSB light. Once i'm done, I'll be posting my results :D
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Re: Case

Thu May 30, 2013 2:26 pm

Not really a case, but an easy test setup if you have a Gorillapod.
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Re: Case

Thu May 30, 2013 5:00 pm

thesab wrote:Not really a case, but an easy test setup if you have a Gorillapod.
With my Gorillapod you can just slide it into the socket that takes the lens plate:
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It’s a perfect fit.

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