Questions about cases for the Raspberry Pi

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housing and temperature

Im 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 the case? (/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 protected ...
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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?