Carbon 6
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Frosted PI

Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:34 am

Hi all,

Just received my Pi today! 8-)
I had seen Widdershins case ( ... i-case.php ) in this forum & used it as a guide.
I was lucky to find a rear projector TV around the corner that was being tossed out. It has a Fresnel type lens made of a poly carbonate. So I snapped & grabbed some. I went through about 3 attempt before it came out OK.
It is translucent, but if you get in the sweet spot it magnifies the awesomeness of the Pi; a true sweet spot. :roll:
Total cost: ~$3.50. I had to buy some brass nuts & bolts & may get some brass washers too. But that's for later.

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Location: St. Louis, MO USA

Re: Frosted PI

Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:12 pm

Your URL is incomplete... but the project sounds spiffy.
I'm only wearing black until they find something darker.

Carbon 6
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Re: Frosted PI

Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:48 am

Sorry for the mistake, I was overcome by Pi induced hysteria. Lucky I was even able to operate a key board!

So I based my Frosted Pi on this post in this forum ... 40&t=13808.

Here are some pics. I have tweaked it a little, putting the nuts on the bottom of the PI & the more attractive screw heads on top.

As I type the Pi is doing the update & is hooked into a 17" CRT TV :lol:
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Re: Frosted PI

Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:53 am

Frosted for a hint of mystery. :D

I like the upright column placement too, I'm guessing you put these in places where there is reduced clash with jack, headers and other components, clever!

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Carbon 6
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Re: Frosted PI

Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:12 am

Hi Widdershins,

I'm replying on my PI to see how browsing goes. Yes I placed the posts in spots that did not obscure inputs, but I may have problems with the GPIO as the post looks to be pretty close.

I'm keen to start playing with the GPIO & I can always keep the base plat & make a new top plate. I was tempted to make an MDF base plate & an acrylic top, but decided on the all acrylic look.

The best part of the design is the air flow. I have the chip temp on the panel & see it is a happy 47 oC. I'm considering adding a small heat sink & will wait & see.

Thanks again for the idea. I especially loved your posts, what a brilliant material for them :)

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Re: Frosted PI

Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:24 pm

Looks really nice! Could be that I should make one of those too :)

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