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Full aluminium enclosure for Raspberry Pi 2 B (2015)

Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:00 am

As part of my charity work to renew and recycle a park of PCs in a local elementary school where security is a must against any potential tampering and theft, I had to come up with the making of some solid and secure cases for the Raspberry Pi 2 B board.

You can read about my story with https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/transfo ... ni-pc/2957.

More technical details on the design and feature set can be found with http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131688906901 and with http://www.ebay.fr/itm/131688798818.

I still have some of the enclosures left, and you can ping me if interested in a distinctive Christmas gift ;)

Also prepared to exchange one enclosure against a new Raspberry Pi 2 B board, and with this you fund my volunteer work to further spread the word :idea:
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Re: Full aluminium enclosure for Raspberry Pi 2 B (2015)

Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:40 pm

Nice job!

And what's that I hear? You have experience with getting aluminium CNC'd? To make Pi cases?? Might I suggest an astro-pi case replica..

I believe they may be quite popular here ;) :D
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Re: Full aluminium enclosure for Raspberry Pi 2 B (2015)

Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:30 pm

jjex22 wrote:Nice job!

And what's that I hear? You have experience with getting aluminium CNC'd? To make Pi cases?? Might I suggest an astro-pi case replica.

I believe they may be quite popular here ;) :D
Sure and no problem if can get some guidance on how to accomplish and submitt an "astro-pi case replica" ;)

Just started beginning this year evangelising RPi 2 devices to two local schools here and a library in town. I realised that people still think about the need of a real PC as a productivity tool. :roll:

They do not know what do to do with a bare metal plate with chips on it, however once they see a black aluminium box with the usual known connectivity and ports, interested parties start asking what is inside and get amazed about the responsiveness and functionality given with the installed Linux OS... And I show them the same OS on my notebook to be able to compare :P
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Re: Full aluminium enclosure for Raspberry Pi 2 B (2015)

Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:36 pm

That's one of the nicest cases I've seen, such a shame it's way out of my price range.
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Re: Full aluminium enclosure for Raspberry Pi 2 B (2015)

Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:46 am

I really like the idea for using the top as a heat sink with the two long towers coming down from the top. My problem is that I need my DiscoHAT to fit in also. But then the cooling system won't work.

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Re: Full aluminium enclosure for Raspberry Pi 2 B (2015)

Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:02 am

carriba wrote:
jjex22 wrote:Nice job!

And what's that I hear? You have experience with getting aluminium CNC'd? To make Pi cases?? Might I suggest an astro-pi case replica.

I believe they may be quite popular here ;) :D
Sure and no problem if can get some coaching on how to accomplish and submitt an "astro-pi case replica" ;)
Step 1: estimate cost: the astro pi case was pretty expensive (maybe £10,000 each) so you would need to find a way to make them significantly cheaper.
There is an unofficial stl file on thingiverse.

Step 2: approach Raspberry Pi Trading for permission. Most Pi based stuff is free to produce but as an astro pi case is clearly an item that they have made you may need to pay a license fee. If so they will probably give you access to the official stl files.

Step 3: find size of market, how many people will want one when they know the true cost?

Step 4: profit???
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Re: Full aluminium enclosure for Raspberry Pi 2 B (2015)

Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:12 pm

Did you add aluminum posts to use case as a heatsink for the chips?

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Re: Full aluminium enclosure for Raspberry Pi 2 B (2015)

Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:16 pm

BMS Doug wrote: Step 2: approach Raspberry Pi Trading for permission. Most Pi based stuff is free to produce but as an astro pi case is clearly an item that they have made you may need to pay a license fee. If so they will probably give you access to the official stl files.
Clive mentioned (perhaps jokingly) that he was wondering if people would make one if it was released CC?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/astro- ... nt-1228263

Edit: Well, looks like they did?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/astro- ... ight-case/
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Re: Full aluminium enclosure for Raspberry Pi 2 B (2015)

Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:40 pm

SonOfAMotherlessGoat wrote:
BMS Doug wrote: Step 2: approach Raspberry Pi Trading for permission. Most Pi based stuff is free to produce but as an astro pi case is clearly an item that they have made you may need to pay a license fee. If so they will probably give you access to the official stl files.
Clive mentioned (perhaps jokingly) that he was wondering if people would make one if it was released CC?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/astro- ... nt-1228263

Edit: Well, looks like they did?

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/astro- ... ight-case/

Released under a Creative Commons Attribution License, so you can modify the files and sell the result as long as you give attribution to the Pi foundation and share your modifications to the design under the same license.
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