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Scratch Build – In Progress Rasberry Pi Competition: PiQu - Finished!! (19-04)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Azariel, 12 Mar 2013.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :thumb: No one would ever suspect that's a computer.
    @Pranja - I have a feeling the cat is thinking the same thing.
    -You had better get your final pics before the claws come out.:lol: The only way you could make that more of a cat magnet is to wrap the cords in bacon.
     
  2. madmaik[D]

    madmaik[D] What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, nice Cats Toy :lol:

    I like it, it´s simple done and looks really good.
     
  3. Azariel

    Azariel What's a Dremel?

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    Well, in our case I would have to put it into a cardboard box for it to become a Cat-magnet! Although attaching food to it would also definitely work:D

    Anyway, thanks for the compliments guys! Glad people like it! I was indeed going for the 'unobtrusive' look or atleast the non-computer look, so mission succesfull. My girlfriend still doesn't understand what its about though...Resulting in questions like "So that thingy has to go next to the TV? And then what does it do?"

    Ow and for the record, even if the cat decides it will make an excellent nail sharpening object, then the cladding is replaced easy enough! (as long as she doesn't tear up the Pi itself). Would even give my girlfriend the opportunity to make it fit better with he color scheme of the room :lol:
     
  4. Razbit

    Razbit What's a Dremel?

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    looks great, cant wait to see it ready! keep goin' mate :thumb:
     
  5. Azariel

    Azariel What's a Dremel?

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    DONE!!

    And its done folks! The final step was to glue in the mid-plate and paint it a nice matte black.

    For your entertainment I made a set of assembly pictures and some final images showing the overall concept and the possibilities a bit better!

    So, without further ado, the assembly of PiQu!

    Step 1: Collect material (forgot to add the cladding to this picture :duh:)

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    Step 2: Mount the Pi

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    Step 3: Mount the USB Hub (as you can see, the holes in the midplate will also allow for a lot of routing of wires such as the ethernet cable for example)

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    Step 4: Make an artistic pile of your cladding for no reason at all :hip:

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    Step 5: Start putting the cladding elements on the sides by attaching them to the magnets

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    Step 6: Show of your PiQu!!

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    And in its final position! (as long as the missus isnt moving it). For the record its not hooked up yet as I've not yet put an OS on the card XD

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    Just to show some of the possibilities this system gives a few images with different configurations, allowing access to different ports. As its a cube and all sides have the cladding, it can actually rest on any of the sides as well!

    First one with option to connect 3 USB devices

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    Second one to allow access to a USB port and the HDMI

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    Reason for having such a big area above the USB hub: the WiFi dongle!

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    And finally, just to be sure, a picture with a size indication...barely managed to keep it within the 15cm limit, but I made it!

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    Thanks for watching, thanks for commenting (keep them comming!) and hope you enjoyed my little work log! I atleast thoroughly enjoyed building it!

    Now, time to head back to the Arc! :dremel:
     
  6. whyte

    whyte What's a Dremel?

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    this is really awesome. i love how versatile this case is. of all the pi projects ive seen, this is by far my favorite. :thumb:
     
  7. Asouter

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    Yup agree with whyte it's a pretty cool case, glad you finished on time :thumb:
     
  8. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    Very nice indeed :)
     
  9. Razbit

    Razbit What's a Dremel?

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    This is just an awesome piece of work :)
    The method for accessing connectors is so plain simple, that it actually is plain GENIUS! :thumb:
     
  10. Azariel

    Azariel What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks all for your great compliments! Happy to hear the idea actually makes sense and not just in my head:lol:

    Now to come up with the summary and mail it to the good people of bit-tech otherwise I still wont be able to compete XD
     
  11. KrunchR

    KrunchR What's a Dremel?

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    This is awesome!

    Love the panel mounts and the chosen material. Well done mate!
     
  12. Azariel

    Azariel What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks KrunchR!

    Just send out the mail-pigeons with the pictures and text over to the bit-tech HQ. Lets hope I picked the right pigeon for the job!
     
  13. gardnerphotos

    gardnerphotos What's a Dremel?

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    you sir, have talent :p
     

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