[EMS Discuss] Raspberry Pi case

Ben Hallert - Vipmail EMAIL HIDDEN
Mon Mar 5 16:11:22 PST 2012


Instead of sanding, try brushing on acetone.  It can smooth out rough ABS nicely.  Good for bonding pieces together too.

- Ben

On Mar 5, 2012, at 4:06 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> The Makerbot that we have at the shop can print objects just under
> 10cm X 10cm X 10cm.  Someone did design a project enclosure that was
> too big once, so he cut it into pieces and printed it in two pieces.
> Then it was glued together and sanded down smooth afterwards.  Sanding
> ABS is not pleasant but it was one way to make a larger enclosure on
> this printer.  Makerbot has their new Replicator now that can print
> larger objects, and the Ultimaker can print even larger objects for
> about the same price.
> 
> Rick
> 
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Brian H Wilson <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> A useful project for the Thing-o-matic -- can it do a case big enough? After
>> seeing it on Open House my impression is MAYBE.
>> 
>> http://marcoalici.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/me-and-the-raspberrypi-2/
>> 
>> I ordered my Raspberry Pi yesterday, meaning I will probably get it around
>> June. :-(
>> 
>> Because the Pi board is so small and has so many features, it has connectors
>> on all edges, which makes popping it into a generic box more difficult. It's
>> been extensively engineered to be inexpensive.
>> 
>> This guy makes one with a laser. I did not see a numerically controlled co2
>> laser at EMS though.
>> 
>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-case-for-Raspberry-Pi-Model-B-made-of-3mm-thick-acrylic-by-Laser-Co2-/360439728388?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopComponents_RL&hash=item53ebe1c904
>> 
>> Damn, always wanted a high power laser. Also a CNC milling machine, a TIG
>> welding outfit... is there a wish list for EMS? And I wonder what it would
>> take to get me to drive down there to use it?
>> 
>> Brian in Corvallis
>> 
>> 
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