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Re: 80's retro case suggestion

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:40 am
by stuporhero
I just had a cool idea for a case for my RasPi. It has easy access, solid with a view port so you can see the device and an 80's retro feel. It's also quite cheap.

Take a look at Maplin, here's the link (minor modification may be needed!)

MAPLIN

Re: 80's retro case suggestion

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:51 am
by walney
stuporhero said:


I just had a cool idea for a case for my RasPi. It has easy access, solid with a view port so you can see the device and an 80's retro feel. It's also quite cheap.

Take a look at Maplin, here's the link (minor modification may be needed!)

MAPLIN



Not tall enough for a model B

Re: 80's retro case suggestion

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:09 am
by Lakes
£2.80!, people would throw these away, who still uses cassette tapes?

Re: 80's retro case suggestion

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:49 pm
by Prometheus
Lakes said:


£2.80!, people would throw these away, who still uses cassette tapes?


From what I gather, they're still widely used by folks with poor vision, as tapes and tape-players tend to be easier to use than CDs or digital files. It seems to get mentioned frequently in reviews of tape players on the Argos website.

I still use them, myself, as it's a rather cheap way of getting old albums in digital form - it's often a fraction of the price of purchasing MP3s, and pretty close sound-quality, too, as long as you keep your tape player in good order.

Re: 80's retro case suggestion

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:01 pm
by pieman
What about a VHS tape? That should be thick enough, and there are millions around unused, you could even leave the tape protector on to act as a guard over some of the ports...

Re: 80's retro case suggestion

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:13 pm
by DBloke
*Stands up*

I still use them, to load old computer games off.

What you could do for the Model B is stack two of them.

Wonder would one fit in a 2600/NES cart? (id say NeoGeo but you could get a house in one of those).

Think of the awesomeness that would be a Atari cart that plays Atari games

Re: 80's retro case suggestion

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:23 pm
by Jawloms
Or you could use one from a double album!