dontkow
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rpi 2 case for rpi 3 ?

Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:32 am

will Rpi2 CASE will fit with Rpi 3 properly ??????

i am thinking about ordering this
http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B0110MC45A

@ 650RS (9.71$) i am getting case + 3 heat sink + mini fan + free shipping

what do you think guys
is the rate ok ??

should i buy it at this rate ?


will the case fit properly ?

drgeoff
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Re: rpi 2 case for rpi 3 ?

Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:34 pm

A RPi3 should fit into a case designed for a RPi B+ or RPi2. Mine does.

However there is the minor issue of the card socket on the RPi3 not being spring loaded. This can make it more difficult to extract a card in some cases.

I would not bother with the fan unless the RPi3 will be in an abnormally hot environment.
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Jessie
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Re: rpi 2 case for rpi 3 ?

Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:35 pm

I have yet to see one that doesn't fit. I'm not saying someone couldn't design one. The foundation has been very mindful to keep the format as close to the same as possible.

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Re: rpi 2 case for rpi 3 ?

Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:12 pm

As I understand it, the only change in the form factor is that the LEDs moved on the RPi 3 due to the wifi/bluetooth antenna. Other than that it should be the same.

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Re: rpi 2 case for rpi 3 ?

Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:23 am

The Pibow cases don't fit very well (they have (of course) released a new one that will work perfectly).

Minor changes to the top face of the board mean that layer 3 won't sit flat (I spent a few hours with a stanley knife modifying three cases until I had a pretty good fit, but it still wasn't perfect).

Most Pi2 cases fit perfectly.
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dontkow
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Re: rpi 2 case for rpi 3 ?

Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:54 pm

binaryhermit wrote:As I understand it, the only change in the form factor is that the LEDs moved on the RPi 3 due to the wifi/bluetooth antenna. Other than that it should be the same.
the CASE is black
so i am not able to see LED's anyway

dontkow
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Re: rpi 2 case for rpi 3 ?

Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:55 pm

BMS Doug wrote:The Pibow cases don't fit very well (they have (of course) released a new one that will work perfectly).

Minor changes to the top face of the board mean that layer 3 won't sit flat (I spent a few hours with a stanley knife modifying three cases until I had a pretty good fit, but it still wasn't perfect).

Most Pi2 cases fit perfectly.
in my first post i mentioned the case

please check it & tell me what do you think about it
will it fit ?

drgeoff
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Re: rpi 2 case for rpi 3 ?

Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:56 pm

dontkow wrote:
BMS Doug wrote:The Pibow cases don't fit very well (they have (of course) released a new one that will work perfectly).

Minor changes to the top face of the board mean that layer 3 won't sit flat (I spent a few hours with a stanley knife modifying three cases until I had a pretty good fit, but it still wasn't perfect).

Most Pi2 cases fit perfectly.
in my first post i mentioned the case

please check it & tell me what do you think about it
will it fit ?
Only someone who has one of those can give you a better answer than the ones above.

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