fhlipZero
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Hidden/Sneaky Cases

Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:15 pm

I recently read about this http://hackaday.com/2012/07/22/power-pw ... -hat-uses/ in which someone hid a tiny computer in a power strip to be used for penetration testing purposes.

This made me think, what else would be good to hide a Pi in that someone would walk past and never take a second look at? best i can come up with so far would be a digital picture frame or try to replicate the power strip idea cause that was pure genius :P

Any one else look around them and see something that would be perfect to hide a pi in ?

Henley
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Re: Hidden/Sneaky Cases

Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:13 am

Hi
I love the idea of a 'Shy-pi'! Hidden in something nondescript...hmm I will get thinking...

FunkyMrMagic
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Re: Hidden/Sneaky Cases

Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:21 am

Hide one in a PoE adapter:

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The PwnPlug comes with a kit to make it look like some kind of air freshener, or power monitoring equipment.

Alternatively, what about "hiding in plain sight"? Add an LCD screen, with some arbitrary power-like figures showing kwh (or similar) and suddenly, "Look at me, I'm an Energy Monitor!":

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Nu7s
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Re: Hidden/Sneaky Cases

Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:19 am

Any double-row power-supply that can be opened would do probably. If you clear out the internals of some of the sockets you could easily make enough room for a PI and USB hub.

HB
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Re: Hidden/Sneaky Cases

Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:28 am

There's any number of possibilities strewn around my living room. An A/V receiver. Its speakers. Another computer (in particular, I've kicked around the idea of building a Pi into a DVD-ROM drive casing, including a slot-loading laptop DVD drive so it remains apparently functional). A clock.

Ravenous
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Re: Hidden/Sneaky Cases

Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:44 pm

fhlipZero wrote:Any one else look around them and see something that would be perfect to hide a pi in ?
Depends on what the raspi is being used for - does it need a keyboard/monitor/mouse plugged in? You could probably build it into either of the first two...

Or in a small compartment under the desk, or disguised as a plant pot (be careful when watering!) (can the raspi be describes as a Bonsai Computer?), or hidden behind an (old-fashioned) photograph, or in an old games console case, or whatever...

Complexes
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Re: Hidden/Sneaky Cases

Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:45 pm

I've been using a hollowed out book as the case for my Raspberry Pi for a while, although I'm not using becuase it currently lacks a hole for ethernet. It was quite rushed, so it's not great quality but it's still pretty cool. I'll see if I can get some pictures if people want.

fhlipZero
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Re: Hidden/Sneaky Cases

Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:19 pm

i definitely like the book idea, i have an old linux+ book that is huge and way out of date so that might work pretty good, The potted plant and a clock was really good too, could totally just hang up a clock and someone would never even think twice about it or touch it as long as the battery lasted long enough to go back and retrieve it

Plugs7
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Re: Hidden/Sneaky Cases

Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:49 pm

From the moment I first heard of the Pi project, I always thought they were a natural fit for a Powerline/Homeplug adapter. The difference in size between an old blocky adapter & the latest slimline ones would graciously accommodate a pi plus whatever sensors you felt necessary, mains power & Ethernet would be natively available & you could extend the passthru concept to break out USB hubs, audio/video feeds, spycam(s) or whatever, & still have the mains socket(s) available.

Something like a supercharged version of this perhaps?: http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/Sh ... uctID=7645

dark_avenger
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Re: Hidden/Sneaky Cases

Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:37 am

HB wrote:There's any number of possibilities strewn around my living room. An A/V receiver. Its speakers. Another computer (in particular, I've kicked around the idea of building a Pi into a DVD-ROM drive casing, including a slot-loading laptop DVD drive so it remains apparently functional). A clock.
In a 5.25" bay in another PC was my first thought. I've already gutted a DVD-ROM for the purpose.

Build log here:
http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=234321

neuseriverpaul
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Re: Hidden/Sneaky Cases

Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:27 am

Remove face plate from wall outlet. Wire power brick straight into electrical circuit. Drop pi, brick and usb hard drive down into wall. Set up a new wall face plate with an cat 5 socket. Wire the ethernet cable from the pi into the back of it. This way you have a pi hidden in the wall, and you can access it through ssh by plugging in to the cat 5 socket.

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