sbcomponents
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Pi Case by SB Components

Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:15 am

Hi

Just thought I'd post this unashamedly self-advertising link to the Raspberry Pi case that has been produced by SB Components: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sturdy-snap-c ... 819wt_1071

The link is to the red version (my particular favourite, although the blue and clear varieties sell more). This is a (in my opinion) a pretty reasonably priced, professionally produced protective case for the Pi.

If you have any questions or can think of any modifications you'd like please let me know (a version with inserts to block the expansion ports is currently being investigated).

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:57 pm

It's a pretty reasonable priced case. I just want to know if the RPi fits firmly in the case or if the RPi "shakes" inside it.

I'm thinking in buy the Built-to-spec case, but if this one can hold the RPi inside like that I won't think anymore and buy this one!

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:28 pm

This hold the case firmley. I have bought two of them.

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:44 pm

The RPi snaps into its mounts (in the bottom half of the case) which hold it securely (minimal or no movement). The top half of the case then clips into place.

I would say that the case will meet your requirements (of course I would). But I genuinely mean it! :D

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:59 pm

The problem is that there are some (a lot) cases where RPi don't fit's really well. The pibow, per exemple, fits perfectly around the Pi, and Built-to-Spec case is almost perfect to, but the most alternatives to these two cases are not so good.
The Pi feels loose and that's not very good. It gives a "cheap" sensation. But if this box can hold the Pi it's the perfect match: a cheap and absolutely great box.

Let me ask just one more question: how long does it take to arrive in Portugal?

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:37 pm

It will take 3-5 days to get to Portugal.

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:29 pm

The yoctopuce.com case is a firm hold and I've hadno complaints over 700 sold world wide give us a try
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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:30 am

sbcomponents wrote:It will take 3-5 days to get to Portugal.
Let me just wait to receive my RPi at home and I'll make you an order ;)

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:14 pm

One little problem with the case if you want to use the composite output... they apparently didn't realize that the sleeve on an RCA plug goes around the jack, and brought the case plastic flush with the connector. I'll have to take a dremel to the case before I can use it.

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:12 pm

Really? Mine will arrive today or tomorow and I need to use the RCA video output with my TV... Let's see how it will work...

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:58 pm

Told you to buy a yoctopuce case there's no restriction on the RCA connection
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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:54 pm

Thanks for the feedback Thexman.

I've checked out your Yoctopuce and can see why there's no connectivity issues, given that the case has no sides.

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:11 pm

Resuna and Canibalimao

Hi, we know about the RCA issue with the current case version. Two things have stopped SB Components rectifying it (at the moment):

1. The current design helps support the Pi more securely.
2. In all honesty it was expected that the HDMI connector was going to be the primary video out (not unreasonable given the media streaming use to which lots of people are putting it).

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:58 am

sbcomponents wrote:2. In all honesty it was expected that the HDMI connector was going to be the primary video out (not unreasonable given the media streaming use to which lots of people are putting it).
I understand that. I think that 90% of RPi users use the HDMI output and I don't blame you about what happened. I just want to see if there is a way to connect it using RCA.
Lets see if the case arrive today and I'll try to use a rasp to clear the way to the video output.

And about the analogic audio output: there is no issues about that?

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:58 am

Hi

There should be no issues with the audio.

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:48 pm

sbcomponents wrote:Thanks for the feedback Thexman.

I've checked out your Yoctopuce and can see why there's no connectivity issues, given that the case has no sides.

hehe cheeky i know sorry had no complaints about the cases there just a show and keep fingers off case lots of people liked them and they still sell, so im not complaining good luck with yours. they look cool and they do cover the sides nicely.
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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:20 am

I am using the SB components case from Day 1. The Pi is firmly secured in the case by well-designed clamps in the bottom case. I always use the composite jack without any problem.

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:18 pm

Hey

In case anyone wants to see a bit more of a close up, someone has posted a review on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDwuD07_RMQ

The cases can now be purchased directly from SB Components at http://www.sbcshop.co.uk.

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:16 am

Glad I saw this forum post - going to buy one and do a full review on my blog.
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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:31 pm

my raspberry coloured one (OK, pink!) arrived today and I'm really pleased with it

a great fit and very well priced, the quality is top notch

I especially like the "light pipes" for the LEDs!

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:25 pm

Hey recantha2

When you've reviewed the case please post a link to your review.

I'm always interested in getting feedback.


Ian

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:26 pm

Hi Aurian

Glad you like the case!


Ian

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:47 pm

Hi Ian.
I'm really pleased with the case. Here's a link to my review:

http://www.recantha.co.uk/blog/?p=1264

Best of luck selling more of them - with the accessibility to all the pins, it ought to become a top seller!

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Re: Pi Case by SB Components

Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:10 pm

Hi Mike

Thanks for posting a link to your GREAT review! (I'm obviously biased).

I'm glad you like the case.



Ian

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