Introduction: A Raspberry Pi Case Made From Scrap Wood

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Step 1: Laminating (glueing)

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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

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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

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

Step 4: Cutting the 45s

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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

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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:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NL3DXC0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00NL3DXC0&linkCode=as2&tag=innotom-20&linkId=dff5742b672b45460cf6bd5c23801505

5 Pcs Panel Mount Rocker Switch:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DUYSUAK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00DUYSUAK&linkCode=as2&tag=innotom-20&linkId=fa116a31e7427f9e91a828dc5a73d417

20" Micro USB Male to Micro USB Female:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012S0ZQNU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B012S0ZQNU&linkCode=as2&tag=innotom-20&linkId=3c46c333b636bcc086c590698058d580

Step 6: Glueing the Box Up

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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

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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

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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

Comments

ynneb (author)2016-09-11

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.

ynneb (author)ynneb2016-09-12

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.

innovativetom (author)ynneb2016-09-12

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?

ynneb (author)innovativetom2016-09-12

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 ;)

RadekJ (author)ynneb2016-09-12

What's the make/model?

innovativetom (author)RadekJ2016-09-12

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.

innovativetom (author)ynneb2016-09-11

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.

mach1950 (author)2016-09-10

Piece. Peace. Damn auto-correct.

innovativetom (author)mach19502016-09-10

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

mach1950 (author)innovativetom2016-09-10

Great instruct able btw!

innovativetom (author)mach19502016-09-10

Thanks!

Malkaris (author)2016-09-10

I like the use of connectors on the box, turned into a proper case.

innovativetom (author)Malkaris2016-09-10

Thanks, I worked with them a lot in a pervious job.

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