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Raspberry Pis need cases...but not $30 cases. Instead of the fruity gumball colored case, we shall build a Man Case.

I'll get this rolling more this weekend when I have time, but here's a hint.








***Weekend Update**

Well I didn't see any deer around with new tank going in so I had time to work on this pi.

I had to start by shaving off the mounting channels that held the original hardware in.


Then I wanted brass standoffs for a little bit of added cooling and protection.


The pi fits, we just need to start cutting holes for the outputs. Notice the thumbscrews. Way more manly than hardware screws.


I really hate using a file, but it's better than filing for taxes.


Hdmi cable passes through in order to pump out 1ghz of raw pi power to my sweet tv in the man cave


Power and USB are next...more use of the file.


Lid down:


Lid up:


And bonus shot off the Polaris:



Thank yall so far. I'm still going to add the small fan in there so I can get some better cooling.

Stay tuned for updates (mid-week)

The fan finally came in. Make sure you get your GPIO's right!

Edited by dklic6 - 2/2/13 at 8:07am
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post #2 of 12
this looks like fun!
   
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post #3 of 12
Nice mouse sir! And that manly toolbox style case looks good tongue.gif
post #4 of 12
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Thanks for the compliments yall. Ideas so far for this one are:

Intake + 25-35mm 5v fan (this is overclock.net so there will be an OC on the pi)
Exhaust Port
Nice clean wires coming out
Ease of access
Brass Standoffs for the board
*I don't use or see a future in the audio/analog outs so they will remain blocked

Right now the only expense is a cheap ($6) 5v fan. I have the rest of the loot laying around from previous projects. I'm going hunting this weekend so this will have to get squeezed in at the ranch.
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A small chipset fan rated for 5v...Get a Sunon maglev fan biggrin.gif
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

A small chipset fan rated for 5v...Get a Sunon maglev fan biggrin.gif

Just ordered a Sunon for $6.95...this is getting expensive..
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But you won't regret it...maglev is nice and durable. thumb.gif
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Updated 1/27/2013
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awesome idea for your Pi!

Just picked up a few new Dewalt branded toys for the garage.. thumb.gif
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awesome idea for your Pi!

Just picked up a few new Dewalt branded toys for the garage.. thumb.gif

Thank you sir....whada ya get from the yellow santa claus??cheers.gif
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