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Scratch Build – In Progress Rasberry Pi Competition: Bulky - Completed 15.3.2013

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by tekonivel, 30 Jan 2013.

  1. tekonivel

    tekonivel Member

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    Hey!
    Here we go. my first ever case build.:dremel:
    Decided use 5mm acrylic since i had sheet lying in the corner. going for a bulky look. and it will be open from the sides, (will be leavin the option for side panels), but now for ventilation they stay gone.

    so here is the basic layout drawing.
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    ok got done with the jigsawing. there are two pieces on top of each other. The future legs and spacers holding them together for now.[​IMG]

    that is it for now. i am waiting for my unc 6-32 tap to arrive so i can tap the "mobo" mounting holes.
    Till next time fellows.
     
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  2. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    am i only one who cant see pix?
     
  3. Ehlers

    Ehlers New Member

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    I can see them just fine.
     
  4. Ace_finland

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    nice to see some finnish modders! good luck in the competition!
     
  5. tekonivel

    tekonivel Member

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    thank you!
    have been following your work as well.
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Oh, dear! Now I will have to re-think my entry.
    Looks good so far.:thumb:
     
  7. tekonivel

    tekonivel Member

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    thank you.
    jump in. more the merrier.
     
  8. tekonivel

    tekonivel Member

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    Ok. to keep you updated.
    I have had really hard time trying to get the tap drill. finaly got one in order now.
    Have couple of ideas while waiting, will show them after the weekend.
     
  9. tekonivel

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    I was thinking of edging the acrylic with wood like edging tape. not sure yet because it was pretty hard to get clean looking trim. Here is a practice piece.
    [​IMG]
    What do you guys think? I might want to get something a bit darker.
     
  10. faxiij

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    you could engrave a hundred tiny raspberries...if you were that bored? :D not sure on the tape. how about trying some dark wood like teak and glue on some tiny strips?
     
  11. tekonivel

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    i was trying to get my hands on to some dark thin wood strips, but the local store had nothing in stock. i might just end up painting the edges if I'm not happy with the tape.
    And with my engraving skills, ill will settle on some lettering, but more on that later.
     
  12. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Why would you buy a tap for mobo standoff in plastic?

    Take a 2.5/3mm drill and you can screw the mobostandofs easely in! it taps his own thread :D
     
  13. tekonivel

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    Tried that. But I kept having really bad results with it, having the standoffs leaning in one way or another. and the tapdrill will come in handy in future mods or builds. got the bug now:dremel:, just had to start from something small.
     
  14. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Could do what i did, drilled them and set the standoffs in using plasiweld
     
  15. tekonivel

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    dont have even solderin iron yet. but thanks for the tip:thumb:. that would have worked.
     
  16. tekonivel

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    small update

    Hey guys. i decided to go with the edging tape. And it actually looks better when i did the whole edge than on the tryout piece.
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    Took me a while to trim it. Still a bit ruff but i'll do the finishing touch after i can remove all the protective tape.

    I also did these for the led that I am thinkin of installing.
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    Just took 3 pin connector an cut it in half and trimmed it to be two single pins. led will be connected the GPIO.

    Tried out to engrave some random letters too,
    [​IMG]
    obviously i need more training in that.:D
    Till the next time.
     
  17. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    I do believe you have a chance of winning this competition!
     
  18. tekonivel

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    Thanks! :D
     
  19. Sissilisko

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    Do ya need to have the rasberry pi it self for the contest or just to make a case for it?
     
  20. tekonivel

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