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#1 --- Ω --- OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:23 AM

With the TIPI in our collective futures, I've started to think about the aesthetics of the system and keeping with the stock black & silver color combination.  While I don't know what version of RPi is going to be used, I've been looking at RPi 3 cases as possible options.

 

I've noticed a few out there at reasonable prices in black, but it looks like they may need a little 'after-market painting".

 

Below are a few examples:

 

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Honestly, what I'd like to see is a homebrew 3D printed box with STYLE to match our TI's.

Maybe something similar to the P-Box?  I'm uncertain, but it looks like a niche just aching to be filled.



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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:56 PM

Google image raspberry pi 3 stainless steel case



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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:13 AM

Google image raspberry pi 3 stainless steel case

 

 

Ooooh yeah!  I could live with this!

 

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#4 jedimatt42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:24 PM

I have personally chosen this case:

https://flirc.tv/mor...spberry-pi-case

The only issue I have with it is the TIPI data cable I'm using now doesn't fit inside. I'm waiting for some 2x5 dupont cables to come from china, before I shift into this box.
And we'll see, the data cable has to slip out the left bottom... I might have to add a new avenue out the back.

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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:49 AM

Hey Matt, That sure is a pretty case. I'd love to see photos when you finish the transition into the case. Honestly, I'd prefer to not hack away on a perfectly good case, but if it looks good afterwards, I might go the same route and do a little Dremel action on it. The one stainless steel case I saw with the slot for cable was $75.00... not exactly cheap.

 

EDIT -- Slinkeey found a place with the same exact case for a much more affordable price in a message below!


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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:07 AM

The one ohm posted appears to have a slot for a ribbon cable.

 

https://www.kksb-cas...se-model-3.html


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Posted Yesterday, 9:11 AM

The one ohm posted appears to have a slot for a ribbon cable.

 

https://www.kksb-cas...se-model-3.html

 

FYI guys, with shipping and exchange rate it comes in at a little over $31 and change.

 

There was just something about this one that sucked me in.  Besides the slot for the cable, the vent on top are the closest I could find to the one on top of the TI behind the cartridge port.



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Posted Yesterday, 4:31 PM

I need to say it would be wise to wait for a product to exist before buying accessories for it. Or be prepared to use a dremel.

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Posted Yesterday, 8:06 PM

I need to say it would be wise to wait for a product to exist before buying accessories for it. Or be prepared to use a dremel.

-M@

 

From the height of the pins in relation to the USB connectors and the little extra smidgen of height provided by the case, it appears there should be enough clearance for Dupont type connectors, either the individual wire or ribbon variety.  If not, oh well, someone has to be the Guinea Pig, might as well be me.  :)  

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#10 jedimatt42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 12:40 AM

Dupont connectors are taller than you think, and the wire coming out of those connectors needs room to bend. You may just get away with it, since the slit in the side is near the top of the case. But I have my doubts.

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Posted Today, 9:21 AM

I'll think positive for now, if I have to mod it later, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it....

 

... but ya know...   this might fit INTERNALLY  in the TI's case... with some adjustments...



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Posted Today, 10:26 AM

"To each there own."

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:)

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