Raspberry Pi Case

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Project by Bram Couttouw posted 06-30-2014 04:29 PM 5450 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small little box made out of wengé, housing a raspberry pi computer. It consists of 2 parts, held together with 4 little screws.

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#1 posted 06-30-2014 05:31 PM

Nice job! I was really thinking about doing this when I got mine, but I don’t do much router work and didn’t want to go to the trouble of setting up all the templates I would need to make the cavity. Looks great, though, and now I’m going to have to reconsider making one.

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Bram Couttouw

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 05:35 PM

Well it’s quite a lot of work to make one and the funny thing is, i didn’t made any templates or thing, all the openings have bin drilled out and then filed and sanded to the propper form

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#3 posted 06-30-2014 05:50 PM

Looks nice, but I’m really not sure just what it is, how big it is, what it’s for, or what a “raspberry pi” computer is. More detail and information would be helpful for those of us who are a bit slow.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Peter Brown

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#4 posted 06-30-2014 06:01 PM

Sweet! What are you using it for? I’m waiting for my current XBMC box to die so I have an excuse to replace it!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 06:47 PM

Very nice. What are you doing with the raspberry pi?

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#6 posted 06-30-2014 09:39 PM

Very attractive box, but I had to Google “raspberry pi computer”, and found the following for us older guys:

“The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing, and games, as well as plays high-definition video. The Raspberry Pi is intended to run Linux kernel based operating systems. This bundle includes case, power supply, 4 Gb SD Card with operating system, user guide, and skill badge.”

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 06-30-2014 10:33 PM

thank you so much hillbilly i was confused as crap. I love the sleek look of finished wenge. I use it for some of my higher paying clients that appreciate the rarity and natural beauty of it. Does said computer need lots of ventilation or is it being housed in a wood box ok to do for it?

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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#8 posted 07-01-2014 12:33 AM

I had to look up Raspberry pi as well. Super-inexpensive, made to help people afford a computer. A single board draws about 1 Amp, so even enclosed in the little box, it should be OK. I personally would ventilate it, but I’m a picky sort.

Nice case, BTW. I like wenge as well, once I get past the splinters.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#9 posted 07-01-2014 04:23 AM

Beware of breathing wenge sawdust. It is toxic. Neatly done, well thought out box.

-- Big Al in IN

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Bram Couttouw

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#10 posted 07-01-2014 06:02 PM

Well i have no clue what it is for :P but a friend of my brother asked me if i could make a housing for his little computer, so i did. The computer itself is only the size of a credit card, and I asked his friend if i had to make ventilation slots in it, but he said it wasn’t neccesary.
I do know that he uses it for playing HD movies, but that’s all i know.
Thanks for the comments

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Steve Tripp

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#11 posted 07-03-2014 01:41 AM

I was just thinking about something like this for my next xbmc server. Very nice. Beautiful work.

-- Steve Tripp, Minneapolis, MN

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#12 posted 08-30-2014 04:36 PM

So basically the Raspberry PI is a tiny little computer about the size of a pack of cards. It was originally developed to teach kids programming and hardware. It’s really easy to attach various sensors and components to it. So you can make blinky light shows, or use it to sense light or temperature or sound, etc. But it’s so darned nifty and so cheap ($35- 45) that it became hugely popular way beyond the educational crowd. You can hook it up to your TV and stereo and it becomes a media center or a mini arcade game emulator. Its uses are nearly endless.

The thing is, when you buy it, you just get the bare board. It’s all assembled and working, but there’s no case or anything. So a minor industry has become of making Rasberry Pi cases of all sorts. Most are just plastic, of course. But with a bit of woodworking skill, you can make a nice case like this.

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