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epA eparG by cheapskate

epA eparG by cheapskate

Project log: Here
Summary by cheapskate

Somewhere around the time I had filled my 2nd or 3rd box of plexiglas scraps, I had thought about using them to make some kind of stained glass ornament or container. When Bit Tech announced a little contest to make little cases, my tile saw was already set up, and I was in sanding limbo on my current project. It was like all the stars and planets lined up for this moment. It even gave me a chance to recycle stuff most people would throw away.

My plan was to glue many tiny bits of plastic until I had something that could be used as a panel, from there I worked my way up to a five sided box. I stuck to bits of blue, purple, and green with a hint of red.

To fix the Pi in place, I opted for a precision fit on and around the edge of the board - hey, those are, what, M2 screw holes in the Pi board? I'm pretty sure I don't have a tap for that. I might have some screws, but I was worried I might accidentally inhale one.

The base screws onto the bottom of the case, sandwiching the Pi in place, theoretically. I haven't seen the Pi in real life yet, and relied on the various pictures and measurements to make my cuts. There's likely a ton of tweaking necessary to ensure the case even closes.
As an experiment, I'm quite pleased with the finished product. I wish to use the technique for something much bigger in the future. That reminds me; The finished outer dimensions are 4" x 3 1/16" x 1 3/16" (101mm x 78mm x 30mm).

Raspberry Pi Case Competition Voting epA eparG by cheapskate

Raspberry Pi Case Competition Voting epA eparG by cheapskate

Raspberry Pi Case Competition Voting epA eparG by cheapskate

Raspberry Pi Case Competition Voting epA eparG by cheapskate

Raspberry Pi Case Competition Voting epA eparG by cheapskate

Raspberry Pi Case Competition Voting epA eparG by cheapskate