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Boorach 7th May 2013, 11:06 Quote
Was a really hard decision to make as I really loved the ideas that people came up with for this competition. There are four or five entries that I particularly enjoyed following during their build stage. Who ever wins will be more than deserving.

More comps like this please!!
aramil 7th May 2013, 11:14 Quote
I have to agree. There are several builds that I love for completely different reasons.

Irrelevant of who wins overall all of the entrants have produced amazing cases/mods and should be treated as the mini mod gods they are. :thumbup:
Shirty 7th May 2013, 11:31 Quote
Voted. Some great little project here, and well done to the newbies who entered!
Phame 7th May 2013, 11:52 Quote
Good luck to all!
der_george 7th May 2013, 12:12 Quote
Wet Pi is so seriously awesome. It just has to win.
I got to see the REPTO-AM-PI-BICUS live and I have to say it looks much better live than on these pictures - I like it because it's different.
I also like the Lego Case! It wouldn't be a proper R-Pi competition without one!

And thanks to the guys who voted for me!

So long :0)
Lance 7th May 2013, 13:33 Quote
I based my vote on the system that would would have my lounge/playroom. (If I designed another one)

So Blinky & PiQu got my vote.

Blinky I love the humour of the little ghost sitting in my shelves, and PiSu I like the fact that its a computer that doesn't have the solid industrial technical feeling that a PC brings to a room, that soft box would sit quite happily in a soft relaxing room where most PC's would look crazy.
steveo_mcg 7th May 2013, 14:05 Quote
Frankly those are all awesome but i've voted on my preferences.
Meelobee 7th May 2013, 14:13 Quote
Top notch work :)
l3v1ck 7th May 2013, 14:26 Quote
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Bulky gets my vote. I just pipped Blinky - Pinky - Inky and Clyde to the post.
Guinevere 7th May 2013, 14:53 Quote
Wet Pi is going to win. It's insane, pointless, impractical and beautiful enough to appeal to the typical voting bit-techie.

Nothing original about it though I'm afraid. Yes it may be the first water cooled Pi but that doesn't make it original. People have been producing wonderful watercooled mods on hardware that didn't need it for a long time (Even before such wonders as Angel ODs Wii UNLimited Edition).

So as good as it is, I won't be voting for it and my vote is going for something original.
Cheapskate 7th May 2013, 19:08 Quote
We're blasé over excessive watercooling now?

There were lots of great results. There was even a second entry by DerGeorge and another really cool start that didn't get done in time. Poking the community ant pile occasionally keeps the members active, and gets others to join. Promise us you make it a regular thing.
Waynio 7th May 2013, 19:34 Quote
Voting as a modder, not what I'd want in a room or other basis.

Some awesome projects in this lot & nice newcomer entries along with experienced recycle projects, most basic to advanced methods & something for everyone I think, awesome entries everyone.

Golden Wet Pi. Win, lose or draw he got gold water Pi trophy & a stand out project so far this year due to the extremity of it. :D

Narrowing things down from such a range ain't easy when you like them all for there own reasons as well as knowing how some will have wider appeal to some but I chose REPTO-AM-PI-BICUS, abbas did awesome on that Rubik's cube discombobulated alligator pie, bet it looks amazing in reality & it's perfectly cased in. :)

Those alligator paws are the size of a thumb tip, that's extreme skill.
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There were lots of great results. There was even a second entry by DerGeorge and another really cool start that didn't get done in time. Poking the community ant pile occasionally keeps the members active, and gets others to join. Promise us you make it a regular thing.

+1 :)
Asouter 7th May 2013, 20:08 Quote
Good luck everyone, A great competition which tempted newbies to enter which if nothing else was the best part of it all.
Gurdeep14 7th May 2013, 22:25 Quote
With the Wet Pi, how did he get all the air out of the system? He has to get all the air out as his pump is above the reservoir and it any air was left in the system, it would mean the pump would run dry (from how I interpret it, though I don't know too much about fluid dynamics)
Phame 7th May 2013, 22:39 Quote
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With the Wet Pi, how did he get all the air out of the system? He has to get all the air out as his pump is above the reservoir and it any air was left in the system, it would mean the pump would run dry (from how I interpret it, though I don't know too much about fluid dynamics)

There is a drain hold at the back of the res, I put coolant in the loop and turned it all upside down to let gravity run through the loop. Then I ran the pump and filled the res while the pump was pushing all the air out of the loop then plugged the drain hole. And done! :D
Gurdeep14 7th May 2013, 22:46 Quote
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There is a drain hold at the back of the res, I put coolant in the loop and turned it all upside down to let gravity run through the loop. Then I ran the pump and filled the res while the pump was pushing all the air out of the loop then plugged the drain hole. And done! :D

Ah that makes sense, nice work btw :)
Phame 7th May 2013, 22:47 Quote
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Ah that makes sense, nice work btw :)

Thanks dude! ;)
Blackshark 8th May 2013, 08:38 Quote
There is some GREAT work in there, well done to everyone. WetPI was amazing the first time I read and saw it, still is stunning. Phame - I have watercooled down to mini itx, but seriously! a RPi!?? Nice work, love the gold plating.
tekonivel 8th May 2013, 09:30 Quote
Really enjoyed this competition.
Great work everyone!
wbdog206 8th May 2013, 11:34 Quote
Hard to decide.
All are very nicely done.
Grimloon 8th May 2013, 14:22 Quote
I have to go with Blinky and PiQu here as they're both designs I'd be more than happy to have sat in my living room. So many wonderful cases here that it's difficult to choose between them and that was the only way I could narrow the choices down :(

BTW Phame, you are completely brilliant but utterly bonkers for that set up of yours :D
HerrOtto 8th May 2013, 18:15 Quote
Everyone good luck with the voting! Great idea this compo. Very nice entries.
BD Hopkins 9th May 2013, 03:27 Quote
I went with PiQu. It's not every day you see a case virtually enclosed in fabric (with no active cooling needed on the Pi also making this possible), and I dig the modular panels.
vardig 9th May 2013, 15:00 Quote
Ouch, only 1 vote (besides my own). I had fun building and that is all that matters. I'm glad there is someone out there that appreciates me. :D
SinxarKnights 11th May 2013, 06:18 Quote
Some great looking cases here. "Blinky - Pinky - Inky and Clyde" I really like the look of it, almost like it came right off the shelf like that. If only PiQu had some type of speakers in it... to me it looks like it would make a great portable music library. Thing - definitely a good conversation piece. Woody has a nice sleek look to it. But there is something about watercooling on a Pi...
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Ouch, only 1 vote (besides my own). I had fun building and that is all that matters. I'm glad there is someone out there that appreciates me. :D

Personally I think it was the pictures. There is no way they could have done it justice. IMO it just doesn't look right. Maybe its the flash or something. The lighting just seems off. Try taking pics outside, you may get much better results.
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