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A Raspberry Pi in a flight case - Part 2

Powering the Pi and connecting everything inside

A Raspberry Pi in a flight case - Part 2

Once the screen got sorted out I now started to mount the rest of the parts within the case. But straight away I was faced with he problem of how to power it. The usb socket of the pi is all well and good - but I also needed 12v for the screen. I had considered tracing the power into the screen to see if it dropped from 12v to another voltage closer to the PI. I was then thinking that I might build a regulator board inside and pipe 12v in via a barrel plug.

As I never intended this to be a battery project, in the end I found a dual voltage power brick which solved all my problems.

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14-Aug-2015 Permanent Link

 

Building a Raspberry PI system in a flight case

Part 1 - mounting a TFT screen in the lid

Building a Raspberry PI system in a flight case

When I blogged about my Pi2 I hinted at my original Raspberry Pi project - which revolves around a small aluminium ‘flight case’ which originally contained a card game.

It struck me that I could create a ‘ruggedised’ PI system in this - which was a bit like a Pi Laptop. I say ‘ruggedised’ loosely as the flightcase is a bit of a fake, with wooden insides and metal look plastic on the sides.

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25-Jun-2015 Permanent Link

 

Building a RichRap 3DR- Part 6 - Preparing to print

Thought you were nearly there?

Building a RichRap 3DR- Part 6 - Preparing to print

It was an exciting event when I powered up my new RichRap 3DR which I had built with myself. The fans started humming and the LCD screen lit up and started telling me things. The control knob on the screen seems to work OK - although there is a slight delay on the interface updating. Pressing in the control knob gives a select action and an annoyingly loud beep.

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12-Jun-2015 Permanent Link

 

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