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#1 Inky OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 9:26 AM

I'm thinking of mounting my rPi in a non standard case..  What do you guys use to mount the device..


Edited by Inky, Mon Aug 6, 2018 9:26 AM.


#2 NE146 ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 12:50 PM

Well to be honest in my RPi little barcade, I just put on some velcro tape on the side and boom :P  

 

Actually to clarify I put it in a standard cheapo rectangular case, and that's where I put the velcro. 



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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 2:58 PM

M2.5 screws fit the Raspberry Pi mounting holes.  Using plastic ones is safest to avoid shorts. Spacers and standoffs will let you get the exact height you need.  The assortment linked below is overkill, but is handy if you have more than one project.

 

https://www.amazon.c...5 plastic screw

 



#4 Osgeld OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 3:14 PM

screws and standoff's



#5 RodLightning OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 4:47 PM

Has anybody ever tried Blu Tack putty as a circuit board mount?  The guy who makes 'Explaining Computers' videos on youtube uses it sometimes to hold down a raspberry pi and other devices.

 

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#6 Osgeld OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 4:49 PM

its fine if you just need to keep a board from moving around while you fiddle with it, but its nothing permanent 



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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 5:00 PM

Here is the specialty case I use for one of my RPi 3's. 

You can order a different front conver from the maker if you don't want the Texas Instruments logo on yours.  What I really like about this case is the built-in window for an Adafruit I2C display.

 

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#8 mattsoft ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:31 AM

This is sort of an outlier, but, I like to design and print 3D brackets to fit the Pi into existing cases (usually spare computer cases). Making your own bracket is time consuming, but you can get a perfect fit! (Plus you need a 3D printer).



#9 sudoboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:43 PM

i just use a transparent abs case that locks it place when you close it. like this: rBVaGFXZYSWAAQoDAAJJ29vX-x0277.jpg

 

It does come with screws but never needed them.






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