Action Item #371
Media Server and Media Player case models
|Status:||In Progress||Start date:||07 Aug 2014|
|Category:||06 - Hardware|
|Target version:||1.0 - Atreides|
|Severity:||04 - Low|
- STL layers
- 3 part case (pretty cool)
- Raspberry Pi case
- Adafruit Pi Box - Enclosure for Raspberry PiÂ® Computers
- Search for cases
- Berry Simple Pi - simple mounting bracket that can be epoxied to another surface
- Double Breadboard Case for Raspberry PI
- Raspberry Pi Model B+ 10cm x 10cm monitor bracket
- Portable Raspberry Pi Case
- ModMyPi Mk.2 USB Hub, 2.5'' HDD, Patch Bay, On/Off - Ideas - example case
- RPi B/B+ - 85.0 x 56.0 mm x 17mm
- AAXA LED Pico Projector - 115mm x 62mm x 20mm
- Jackery Giant+ - 4.3in x 3.1in x 0.8in
#8 Updated by Hammel over 3 years ago
- Status changed from New to In Progress
I now have an idea of how to create a case using Blender and have access to a 3D printer. So I'm going to design my own case for the Media Player to start. The diagram for this can be found in RM #385. Using the diagram I can do the following:
- Create placeholder objects of the appropriate size in blender for the battery, usb breakouts, battery charger breakout, RPi, cable holds, and projector (maybe - might make it external).
- Position them where I want them.
- Add a bottom case to hold them.
- Create a top case to cover them.
The last two will then be printed without the placeholder objects.
#9 Updated by Hammel about 3 years ago
- % Done changed from 10 to 30
I've created a Blender model based on a Dia diagram (which includes dimensions for all components that must be enclosed by the case) for an initial version of the media player case that includes holding the AAXA projector. This has been submitted to a 3D printer at the library and will take some time to return (it's already been a couple of weeks).
However, I now realize that model is wrong and I should be externalizing the projector/display and squeezing the rest of the components into a smaller package. So I'm going to redo the Dia design first, then update the model.
#12 Updated by Hammel over 2 years ago
Now that I have prototype cases made from wood, I can redesign the 3D models to support that layout, add multi-piece prints that snap/screw together and color plates.
What I should do is design the sides, bottom and top as separate pieces that need to be manually joined (snap fit or screws), and add color plates for design elements that also snap fit or screw onto the front or sides.
I purchased a Robo3D printer from Best Buy today. They were selling it for $699 but the official web site was having a sale at $599, so Best Buy did a price match. Very cool.
I'll be setting it up and fiddling with it over the next couple of weeks. My wife is also going to use it, so I need to set it up so it works for both Mac and Linux.