Author Topic: It's all in the box!  (Read 244 times)

crystalmark

It's all in the box!
« on: October 13, 2020, 04:03:20 pm »
Hi,

I'm creating a similar project for monitoring boats at their moorings but I'm finding it hard to source a good case for the RPi Zero.  I love the case on my Rosetta and a similar but built with the RPi Zero in mind would be great for my project. 

Anyone know where I can get a similar case with a user removable lid?

I'd like the user/owner to have easy access to the mobile sim card.  The current prototypes look like this:




Thanks, Tim

Kurt37

Re: It's all in the box!
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 10:56:42 pm »
Hi Tim,

I had a similar challenge with a Rosetta and a Flarm, which I also needed to access for charging.

Have a look at my project thread:
http://forum.pilotaware.com/index.php/topic,1920.0.html

It's a 3d printed case. If you prefere a from the shelf solution you might get some inspirations from this.

Kind regards
Patrick

neilld

Re: It's all in the box!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 12:30:24 pm »

crystalmark

Re: It's all in the box!
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 05:30:31 pm »
Your project looks good Patrick.  It's a good idea to 3d print the case.  I did try to print a case based on https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:732237 on my XYZPrinting Junior but the lid and the box did not match properly plus the finish was too rough.

And thanks DFN, yes, I've a large selection of spare cases now from the PiHut, RS Components and Farnell!  The kids are busy filling them with weather stations, badger cams (which has only taken one photo of a cat) and smart light controller. :-)

One day I'll find the smallest possible box that will fit all the components plus has a access door for the sim card.