Yeh, everyones opinion will be different. I do like this case though. Looks very smart. The only thing that puts me off is not having access to the GPIO/headers.W. H. Heydt wrote:I don't know if this qualifies as "better"...it's pretty close to the same price and doesn't require tools (so far as I can tell...
I'm not sure there is a "best" case, anyway. It's likely to come down to individual tastes. I will say that I like the one you posted, and not just because it's transparent (though I suspect that clear cases will be pretty popular for the time being).
The biggest issue I see coming is that some company *ought* to be able to produce a reasonable case and sell them at a very low cost--say, no more than $5 each. After all...pay 1/3 to 1/2 the price of the *computer* for a case is a bit odd...
That sucks Is there no grounds for a refund/return? Or have they covered themselves by literally saying "be careful"?pjc123 wrote:Stay away from the Adafruit case. Mine broke in the first week of use. It has detailed instructions and warnings about being very careful about assembly and unassembly because it is so fragile; instructions that I followed to the "T". I put it together without a problem using a ribbon cable installed to the GPIO pins, then I decided I would use individual wires to the GPIO pins so I took it apart, removed the cable and during assembly one of the plastic tabs broke off. It is make of very brittle plastic. I am so disgusted that it is my last Adafruit purchase.
In my invoice it says "CASE-BLK".mcbain wrote:someone has the RS part number from their case? couldn't find it directly on the page/shop.
I can't get my PIs to heat up much at all, regardless of what I make them do. A device that only consumes 2W of power is never going to produce much heat.pjc123 wrote:I would suggest that whatever case you get, make sure that it has either very open sides, plenty of vent holes on the top (even better the top and bottom), or an easily removable top. There are quite a few posts on these forums of multiple chips getting very hot, especially when the unit is stressed.
Looks kinda ugly IMO.
Have to say I like the second one much better than the first...now if I could get on in the US (without paying off the National Debt in shipping costs)....danh wrote:Two of my favourites are the
http://singlelensreflections.blogspot.c ... r-and.html
http://www.skpang.co.uk/catalog/raspber ... on6mavs4k4
but why the protruding screws I dont know. Much cleaner to countersink the heads in my opinion.
That's also a nice case. I've seen at least no rather similar (check the thread on the fellow trying to do a kickstarter fund. I don't think more cooling holes are actually needed...after all, total power is 3.5W and idle is 2W. My RPi is probably dealing with more heat from the PC (Shuttle sff system) that it's sitting on top of than it generates on its own.pjc123 wrote:My favorite so far is the modmypi case:
What I like.
1) Nice clean design
2) All the connectors on the pi appear to be well supported by the case.
3) It looks like it is made of thick durable plastic.
However, minor things that concern me:
1) It is not quite available yet (Very soon).
2) I would like to have seen more cooling holes, especially on top.
3) I would have liked to see a snap in removable latch to access the GPIO pins. I actually emailed their design team and they are considering this for their next version.
4) There is no access to the other pins on the board and it will not accommodate a daughter board like the Gertboard. But that holds true for pretty much any enclosed box so I am really asking too much.
5) I wonder how durable the snap-in attachment method is. Also, will it separate too easily when unintended.
Has anyone tried the Pi Plate? http://www.alliedelec.com/Search/Produc ... U=70231925
Does the sale of goods act apply to American companies? I thought Adafruit was US based or do they have a UK branch?secretreeve wrote:on the adafruit issue.
you can get a refund by simply telling the company
"sales of goods act 1979 states that a product must be fit for purpose and with this case being under 6 months of age and breaking with such ease accidental damage of this kind is unavoidable the case is NOT fit for purpose and i am entitled to a full refund including delivery costs."
I believe it does in most States, but definitely should be covered by " Uniform Commercial Code Article" - Article 2. Which suggests by making a contract (sale) the item has to be fit for purpose and conform to what is expected, but I could be wrong.alexeames wrote:Does the sale of goods act apply to American companies? I thought Adafruit was US based or do they have a UK branch?secretreeve wrote: you can get a refund by simply telling the company
"sales of goods act 1979..."
Thats very cleverbaldboffin wrote:Heres mine
I would agree with what makes it a good case.pjc123 wrote:My favorite so far is the modmypi case:
First one is really really cool and looks the part, but again, no access to the GPIO
Worst... Case... Ever...adi518 wrote:Looks kinda ugly IMO.
#1 Agreed. This covers the prime requirements.spamurai wrote: I would agree with what makes it a good case.
The things i look for are:
1)Strong/secure (keeps RPi in place steadily)
2)Vented (no sides to allow air flow)
3)Additional holes (access to GPIO and headers)
4)Transparent (so you can see all the coolness)