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Raspberry Pi Case competition update

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guvnar 22nd January 2013, 09:31 Quote
A layer of pastry for your Pi anyone?
Parge 22nd January 2013, 10:39 Quote
Great idea! Hopefully you'll get a few new people into modding!
faxiij 22nd January 2013, 10:45 Quote
That sounds rather lovely, well thank you bit-tech! Even with my very limited means, I do think I will give this a try! I've been thinking for a while to get one anyway, as they're so cheap. Now I got a great motivation - build a case, maybe get lucky and win an Rpi - if not, I'll just buy one then anyway!

Think it will be extremely interesting to see what people come up with! It is the same base for everyone, I think this will challenge modders to get really creative, to stand apart! Here's to hoping there'll be many entries!! :)
Pranja 22nd January 2013, 10:58 Quote
Only EU and USA????

Nice-not.
jay2 22nd January 2013, 10:59 Quote
-_-

Sad asian is sad..
Sarakon 22nd January 2013, 11:08 Quote
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-_-

Sad asian is sad..

And also sad African :(
Pranja 22nd January 2013, 11:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sarakon
And also sad African :(

And also sad Western European.
tonyd223 22nd January 2013, 12:07 Quote
My boy, 5, is a whiz at lego - d'oh, it's been done...
sotu1 22nd January 2013, 12:23 Quote
Gonna get my girlfriend to bake a raspberry pie for this. I kid you not.
Combatus 22nd January 2013, 13:09 Quote
Sorry about the shipping limitations - out of our control unfortunately!
sixfootsideburns 22nd January 2013, 13:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Sorry about the shipping limitations - out of our control unfortunately!

Well while I can feel the pain of anyone who is not qualified to win the Pi based on geographical location, as a United States citizen I can say thank you for finally stretching your shipping to us modders across the pond :)
hoochy 22nd January 2013, 14:38 Quote
Woop, recently bought a RPi and have been planning/playing with a case idea from some bits and bobs I have lying around. Think I might give it a go if time permits :D
SnowyOwl 22nd January 2013, 14:40 Quote
Do you consider Canada is on the US continent?
jcb121 22nd January 2013, 15:02 Quote
The precise measurements are a bit useless as they don't provide the size of the board!

to what accuracy is the 85mmx56mm?
Gareth Halfacree 22nd January 2013, 15:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by jcb121
To what accuracy is the 85mmx56mm?
From the Raspberry Pi review:
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Originally Posted by Me
The underside of the board is pretty barren, with nothing much to see save for a collection of surface-mount resistors, capacitors and a couple of crystals. The sole exception is the SD card slot, which provides the Raspberry Pi with its only form of on-device storage. While basic, the connector serves its purpose - although if you're thinking of building a case, it's worth mentioning that the SD card sticks out around 17mm beyond the edge of the board.

This, plus a proud-sitting pair of USB ports and the RCA jack, gives the Pi an overall size of around 109mm x 63mm. With the 'official' size of the board - measured purely in terms of the area of the PCB - being 85.60mm x 53.98mm, that's a significant extra bit of space for box-builders to find.
As for accuracy, I measured a first-run Model B board with my callipers, so pretty accurate. One thing I didn't mention in the review here was the height, which is bang-on 17mm to its highest point (the top of the Ethernet port.)
jcb121 22nd January 2013, 15:34 Quote
ah ok, I'm finding the "precise Dimensions" very lacking. like the length of the RCA(?) jack and all the dimensions regarding the GPIO pins.

I may just have to buy one of these boards :L
Gareth Halfacree 22nd January 2013, 15:37 Quote
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ah ok, I'm finding the "precise Dimensions" very lacking. like the length of the RCA(?) jack and all the dimensions regarding the GPIO pins.
Have you looked at the SketchUp model?
jcb121 22nd January 2013, 15:38 Quote
I'd thought about it but felt like it was cheating a bit!
Mork 22nd January 2013, 17:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by jcb121
I'd thought about it but felt like it was cheating a bit!

In what way would it be cheating as the sketchup model is posted in the article?
Cheapskate 22nd January 2013, 18:23 Quote
Awww. kinda wish I had a use for one now. A micro case comp sounds like fun.

-Can I submit a case without a Pi?
jcb121 22nd January 2013, 18:59 Quote
because I feel there's more reward doing everything from scratch, as soon as my raspberry pi gets here i'll be measuring it up with digital calipers and making a real model.
Combatus 22nd January 2013, 19:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cheapskate
Awww. kinda wish I had a use for one now. A micro case comp sounds like fun.

-Can I submit a case without a Pi?

Please do! You don't need to own a Pi to enter or build the case, but for obvious reasons it might be preferable to own one. They're pretty cheap and you could always sell it afterwards.
NaThRo 23rd January 2013, 03:31 Quote
Who will be first to include water cooling?
AmEv 23rd January 2013, 04:33 Quote
Here I was, thinking I could make a VESA-compatible case.... Just over 6 inches square....


Still will make a case, though.
Xtrafresh 23rd January 2013, 05:48 Quote
Combatus, the entry restriction, is that shipping only? I live on an Island, and receive shippings from people in the states all the time, so if I were to provide an address in the states and take it from there, could I enter?
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