A Raspberry Pi Case Made From Scrap Wood





Introduction: A Raspberry Pi Case Made From Scrap Wood

Step 1: Laminating (glueing)

I used 3 pieces of scrap wood I had lying around. I glued and clamped them together so that they would be one piece.

I used way too much glue here. Next time I'll use less glue and it'll require less cleanup.

Step 2: Cutting to Sizes

I cut 4 peaces out of the larger block.
Each one was cut to a 1/2 inch.

Step 3: Slots for the Top and Bottom

I cut 1/4 inch deep slots into the top and bottom. For the plastic top and bottom.

Step 4: Cutting the 45s

The measurements of the sides don't really matter as long as both short sides and both long sides are equal.

Step 5: Cutting for the Panel Mount Connectors

I traced all the connectors.
Then used a combination of the chisel and dremel to make the holes.

RJ45 Male to Female Panel Mount 50cm: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017N9XFR0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B017N9XFR0&linkCode=as2&tag=innotom-20&linkId=24b2027c86cfa4c2746875f5568887fa

HDMI Penel Mount Cable 50cm:

5 Pcs Panel Mount Rocker Switch:

20" Micro USB Male to Micro USB Female:

Step 6: Glueing the Box Up

Make sure you don't forget to put the top and bottom in like I did.

I used tape to hold all the sides together.

Step 7: Final Box Prep & Clear Coat

I cut the top off the box. I'm not sure if this is the best way to do it, so let me know if there is a better way.

I used hot glue to keep the plastic from sliding around. The plastic was from the bottom of an Aldis bag and was too thin for the 1/4 inch grove.

I put two clear coats of poly, sanding once in between.

Step 8: Finishing Up

I mounted all the connectors and screwed down the electronics.

I added some rgb LEDs and loaded retropi.

Check out the full video if you want to see more!

Check out https://youtu.be/i52UBhn4NWY if you want to see more of the RGB LEDs



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    I have the exact same saw table and its by far the best thing I have ever bought. Its taken my carpentry skills from a 2 to a 7 in one straight hit.

    I highly recommend the first project you make with the saw is a crosscut sled. It open up more scope and accuracy. You can even cut the slides with the saw.
    It takes a bit of fussing to get it accurate, but once done its well worth it.

    It is #1 on my shot projects list. Probably won't make a video out of it since there are SO many already. Know of any good howto?

    I made mine just by thinking about it, but I did watch a heap of videos of others for ideas. One mistake I made..... I made mine really big to cater for lots of different jobs as possible. In the end it is very clunky and too big for every day use. I have since made a much smaller one that gets used much more often. The bigger one is still good for larger jobs though. Its not like they cost much to make either.

    BTW you're a good sport allowing your thread to be hijacked with this discussion ;)

    What's the make/model?

    Its the Dewalt; DWE7480.

    It looks almost identical to the DW745 but mine has a 24" rip capacity compared to 16"

    For roughly 75$ more I can cut full sheets of ply in half.

    I love it! Whenever I buy something, Its either an Impulse buy becasue it was the right price. OR I send way to much time researching. That saw was the latter.

    Piece. Peace. Damn auto-correct.

    Posting from my iPhone using speech to text was my first and second mistakes.

    Great instruct able btw!