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Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by merald on Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:36 pm

I searched the net and cant find a case for raspberry pi with use of a adafruit with keypad like this one:
https://www.adafruit.com/products/1115

Is there any out there?
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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by Twi7ch on Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:03 am

I've also asked this question and the answer is no. It is apparently a popular request so they probably have something up on the drawing boards.
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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:00 am

This is a very popular request and we are actively looking into it. No ETA.
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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by merald on Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:57 am

Ok, yea it falls very naturly if you should use the display accessory :wink:
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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by matt_adafruit on Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:08 pm

What would you look for in a display faceplate or bezel? A library for OpenSCAD (or STL models) to combine with another model you are making, or a standalone faceplate with mounting points? This is something am looking forward to trying in my free time to see what I can produce and share!
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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by hiroshijack on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:28 am

I would like to see you simply create a plate for the pibow. The pibow was meant to be modular, at least according to the creator's website. It was meant to have different plates for different uses, so why not create one for this? It would replace the top cover plate, and would have the screw holes for the 16x2 LCD display (or any other small LCD display). If these holes did not line up with the screw holes on the pibow enclosure, then simply enlarge the plate a little, and raise the screw holes so that both screw hole sets can be used. To make it cheaper in terms of materials, leave a hole through the center of this, so people connect the pins directly to the raspberry pi with a short cable or stacking header. You could sell it in different colors, make it out of acrylic, and use your laser cutter to manufacture it, just like the pibow. You could sell it as a kit (with a small piece to connect the LCD and RPI, and alone (for people who wish to use the USB backpack). I have a crystal pibow, and this seems like a better idea than buying a 16x2 LCD stand made out of acrylic from one of your suppliers. Please also make one for your 4x4 keypad (which does not have screw holes, so you would probably use the same design as the vesa board mount), as I think a RPI with embedded buttons would be very nice. It could even function as a lock (with password required to boot).
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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by hiroshijack on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:41 am

Should it prove costly to make a multi-level plate, you could just use washers to adjust the height.
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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by stulevine on Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:53 pm

Well, for me, I just received my Adafruit Pi Box with the full intention of keeping my Blue & White LCD Pi Plate attached. In fact I really like the setup:

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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by gourou on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:18 am

We're working on making the extension kit for the pibow, as the LCD is such a useful companion :)

Here's an idea of the work in progress:
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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by hiroshijack on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:42 pm

That looks absolutely wonderful.
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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by Twi7ch on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:43 pm

That looks awesome. Great work!

I'm just using the clear case and elastic bands.

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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by adafruit on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:32 pm

Please note from now on all the kits will have the buttons on the right side!
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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by gourou on Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:35 pm

Noted, and thanks for the heads up :-)

Patient Bear will be ready when you are.
http://imgur.com/r/pics/lwYB3
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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by ajford on Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:57 am

Any ETA on the pibow extension?
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Re: Box for raspberry pi with adafruit LCD keypad

by adafruit_support_mike on Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:51 am

That's something gourou was working on, not an Adafruit project. The thread has been dormant for a while, so I don't know what progress he might have made.
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