Questions about cases for the Raspberry Pi

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Raspberry Pi on an airplane? [closed]

Can you take a raspberry pi without a case on a plane, or will TSA or other flag you for having something that looks scary?
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Is the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B or B+ case compatible with the Raspberry Pi 3?

I've got a simple question. Does Raspberry Pi 2 Model B or the B+ case work with Raspberry Pi 3?
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What are the cooling requirements for Raspberry Pi 3?

The new Raspberry Pi 3 has been beefed up from the previous version. Now it comes with a Broadcom BCM2837, which is an ARM v8 quad-core Cortex-A53, clocked at 1.2GHz. I have also seen somewhere a ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 vs Pi 2 power consumption and heat dissipation

I've seen the announcement of the new Raspberry 3 but didn't find any info regarding power consumption and heating. A 1.2 Ghz 64-bit CPU is great but does it draw a lot more power? Shall heat be an ...
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Securely Mounting LCD Display to Pi

I have decided to add a 4D Systems 2.4" HAT display to my R-Pi2B, however before I start mashing down on it, I would like to ensure that it is securely fastened to the Pi. I have my Pi seated in a ...
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Pack a uncased 2.5" HDD with a Pi 2 in one case

I want to pack a Raspberry Pi 2 and a uncased 2.5" HDD in one case. The HDD is connected with a SATA-to-USB-cable. It doesn't matter for me if that cable is outside of the case. I can not find ...
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How should I connect GPIO pins to leads to my sensor in a permanent Raspberry Pi deployment?

I have built a small IoT application that runs on my RP. I would like to deploy it permanently in my home, but would like to formalize the breadboard setup into something a little more durable and ...
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My pi 2 doesn't fit into my B+ case

I have a case for my pi B+ that came with it, and I can't seem to make my pi 2 fit into it. The case is the one that comes with this kit. I'm only confused because I was made to undestand that the B+ ...
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Using a tupperware as outdoor case could mean an static electricity problem?

I mounted a r-pi with a camera module and want to set it outdoors, getting rain, sun and wind. This is a prototype and later I will try to find a more professional solution, but so far I want to set ...
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Recommendations for a case to 3D print: Pi B+/Pi 2

I've looked on Thingiverse and didn't find a case to my liking, and that was after having to sift through all the original cases that were pretty cool. I guess the case designers havent gotten Pi B+ ...
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Paper printable case for Raspberry Pi 2?

There is the punnet paper printable case, but it's for the old version of the Raspberry Pi. I have a Raspberry Pi 2, does a similar printable case template exist some place for this model?
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Has Anybody Built A Raspberry Pi Inside A Mouse Yet?

I was wondering if anybody has thought of putting a Raspberry Pi inside a mouse yet? i.e. wireless display and keyboard and the raspberry pi case is the mouse. Just thought it would be a cool ...
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Case for x200 Expansion Board & Raspberry Pi

There are plenty of cases around for just the Raspberry Pi but I bought the x200 expansion board and now I cannot find a case that will protect the two components while attached to each other. Is ...
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I2C device inside case + GPIO ribbon outside case

I have a model B in a nice prefab case with a slot through it to connect a 26-wire ribbon to the GPIO header. However, I'd like to leave a small I2C based device inside the case as well. I've ...
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How should I mount a raspberry pi model B rev 1

I'm looking to include a pi in a project and investigating ways to mount it into the project enclosure. I don't want to damage the pi as I may want to remove it in the future so things like hot glue ...
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What size screws does the Raspberry Pi board use?

On the model B+ there are four screws that can be used to attach your device either to a base or firmly inside of a case or other enclosure. What is the size of these screws? That is, if you are ...
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Housing and temperature

I'm creating a cute wooden box for my pi as XBMC + webServer. As I want the system to stop using energy when switched off I included the 5v 1a transformer in the case, and put the switch between the ...
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Manufacturer wanted: Raspberry Pi case without SD card slot / protected SD card slot

Is there any Raspberry Pi enclosure (beside self-made cases) that does not provide access to the SD card from outside or does cover the SD card so that the card cannot be directly accesed? ...
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How do I get simple lighting inside a case for my Raspberry Pi?

I'm new to the RPi. I'm looking to put a light inside my RPi case for a glow effect. But since I'm not an electronics guy, I have no idea what kind of an LED I can use and where to put it inside the ...
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Alternative ways of attaching power to a RPi

I found a nice metal case to house a Raspberry Pi for a project. It has near-perfect dimensions and properties, but it lacks space to attach a power supply via Micro USB. I think the main USB ports ...
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Additional USB ports for a consumer product?

We are in need of a single-board computer platform capable of running Linux and several concurrent processes for a consumer product. Our background is in software development and the quantity of ...
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Power a Pi from a hard drive enclosure?

I want to build a very small Pi case including a 2TB hard drive, with only a single power cable for both the drive and the Pi. It looks like a good option is an enclosure such as this, designed for ...
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How to protect RPi camera from ESD?

It has been told, that official Raspberry Pi camera is very sensitive to electro static discharge (ESD). Actually camera is pretty naked, so I believe that this is true. I was working with Arduino, ...
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Hard to get raspberry out of case

I bought this case: http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/76535444/Raspberry_Pi_Type_B_Case_Black.html Now i've got the upper part off the raspberry, but the down part isn't that easy to get off the ...
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Is there an accurate 3D CAD model of the version B board?

I'm making a custom case for the Raspberry Pi and need a CAD model that is accurate to work with. I've seen a few of them on GrabCAD, but I'm uncertain if those are good enough. Are there no official ...
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Enclosing the Raspberry Pi in a Plushie

As I've seen previous projects with the Raspberry Pi being enclosed in stuffed animals and plushies. I've wanted to attempt a project in a similar environment. Will there be a problem with overheating ...
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Waterproof solar battery enclosure for my Pi?

There are numerous topics out there about powering Raspis from batteries or from solar or just making a waterproof enclosure... But I'm a programmer, not an electrician. I would end up plugging the ...
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Building a case for a server

I want to order a RasPi soon, because it is very interesting. Well, I informed me about the RasPi and now I know: I want definitly a RasPi. Now, I have a older case of a 3.5" external enclosure, ...
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How to wall mount the Pi and its monitor?

Question Is there a product which will help me wallmount my Pi? A simple DIY solution? Background I want to wall mount a Raspberry Pi and its monitor. I've seen lots of VESA mounts for mounting a ...
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Is it safe to run Raspberry Pi in its antistatic bag?

I'm wondering if it is safe to run a Raspberry Pi in its antistatic bag for a short while or some long time? Also what about heat? Is it possible for Pi to melt the antistatic bag its shipped in?
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How do you protect the rasberry pi when you are carrying it about?

I am getting mine this week (or so I am told) and I am nervous about breaking it on the move since it looks so open and bare. How do you bring it around without breaking it? It has arrived. The ...
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How important is a case for the Pi? (And how to safely create my own?)

How vulnerable is the Raspberry Pi without a case? I've seen the many Lego cases which look great, but I'm constantly wondering what the risk of such a case is. Will a Lego case successfully protect ...
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What is the temperature behaviour of a Raspberry Pi in an enclosure?

There has been some comment about suitable enclosures for the Pi and its temperature behaviour. Are there measured data for this?
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What cases are available?

What cases are currently available for the Raspberry Pi?
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Building a waterproof case

I'm tempted to use the Pi for controlling an autonomous robot that could be subjected to harsh conditions - mud, water, the lot. (It's theoretical at this point, but the concept remains the same!) ...
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How can I create a simple case?

How can I create a simple case for my Raspberry Pi? I don't need an airtight case; I'm looking for a simple and cheap case, just to be sure no one touches the circuit board.
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Is it possible to receive an electric shock by touching a Raspberry Pi while it's on?

This is a question of safety for children using the device while they are still being shipped without a case. The USB power source is expected to provide 5V and at least 700mA. Is this enough to give ...
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Is it safe to operate on any dry surface?

The Raspberry Pi does not come with a case. Is it safe to rest the device on any dry surface during operation? For example, would it be safe to place a case-less Rasp Pi directly on the floor of a ...
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Can I use an airtight case?

Is it possible to reliably run a Pi in an airtight (watertight) case or is some form of ventilation required for cooling? I'm assuming it doesn't chuck out too much heat, but am wondering whether ...
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What do I need to consider when creating a case? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Running in an airtight case. Does it need ventilation? Do I need to use fire-proof materials?