Sep 072012

So I recently received the Power Supply and HDMI extender panel mount socket.
This is how the power supply sits. I’ve mounted it into the case with some screws into the grill of the PSU Case.
PiSU Power Supply

There are mounting holes on the power supply itself which makes it pretty easy to mount it.
The HDMI extension also fits PERFECTLY into the external molex plug that the power supply had before.

This is how it looks from the back of the case.
PiSU HDMI Rear View

The cable for the port extender is a lot longer than it needs to be…problematically long actually.

I did a test fit with the Pi, it seems like the cable won’t be a very good fit.
Not sure if I should start looking for another housing or keep trying to cram the PI into the PSU.

This is how the Pi sits in the case at the moment

Not as much space as I thought I would have initially.
I might try to make up some brackets for the Pi, or cut some slots into the buttom and mount it upright against the side rather than flat on the bottom and see how that pans out. Not sure yet.

Sep 052012

I have an old Antec PSU case that I am converting into a case for my Raspberry Pi.
Currently, it looks like this.

It consists of a 5V 1A fake HTC Charger, connected with a short USB cable. I have kept the IEC power plug so that the Pi can use a normal IEC power cord. The Pi is sitting in some styrofoam, which in turn is sitting on a CD case that I have screwed into the Power supply. The CD case will act as the mounting for the Pi later on.

I have the following items coming in the mail so that I can put them into the case to make it a bit easier to work with.

5V 2A Power Supply
HDMI Extension with Panel Mount
USB WiFi Adapter (RT5370)
Small Voltmeter
SD Card Reader
7 Port USB Hub

The plan is to solder the SD card reader straight to the SD card slot via a ribbon cable, and then mount the SD Card reader outside the case so that I can swap SD Cards easily.
The voltmeter will sit between the Power supply and the USB Hub and Pi itself to make sure that the power supply is supplying enough juice.
The 7 Port USB hub will have the USB cable connected to the Pi, but only the D+ and D- wires will be connected to the Pi. The VCC and GND wires will actually be connected to the PSU.

The USB Wifi adapter will be plugged into the Hub to give the Pi WiFi access. As the Pi will be mounted internally within the PSU, the HDMI extension cable will be used to bring out the HDMI port to the back panel. The USB hub will also be used in that manner by being mounted close to the back so that the USB ports will be accessible.

Ethernet can also be brought out by a similar extension, but I’ll be using WiFi mainly so I haven’t gotten that planned
Once I get all the stuff in the mail, I can start putting it all together !