PDA

View Full Version : a 3D printable enclosure for raspi A+ / JiveLite / piCorePlayer ?



philippe_44
2015-08-08, 10:53
With Ralphy building JiveLite for piCorePlayer http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?103330-Jivelite-for-piCorePlayer&p=811820&viewfull=1#post811820, I was wondering if some would be interested by a 3D printable enclosure that would integrate an raspi A+, touchscreen and some extra DAC optionally. I'm not a good CAD designer, but I can do a bit of design. I was thinking of only using available raspi accessories as I understand many do not want to do their own HW and I absolutely do not want to sell anything custom

So, question: is there an interest for such a project and would some people here be willing to help for the CAD work either by doing some of it or proposing design ideas or do people prefer to put a raspi in an existing headless enclosure and use a remote UI ?

sbp
2015-08-08, 23:03
With Ralphy building JiveLite for piCorePlayer http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?103330-Jivelite-for-piCorePlayer&p=811820&viewfull=1#post811820, I was wondering if some would be interested by a 3D printable enclosure that would integrate an raspi A+, touchscreen and some extra DAC optionally. I'm not a good CAD designer, but I can do a bit of design. I was thinking of only using available raspi accessories as I understand many do not want to do their own HW and I absolutely do not want to sell anything custom

So, question: is there an interest for such a project and would some people here be willing to help for the CAD work either by doing some of it or proposing design ideas or do people prefer to put a raspi in an existing headless enclosure and use a remote UI ?

Hi philippe.

I think that would be a great idea.
Maybe include some buttons and a rotary button for adjusting sound level?

Greg and I have been discussing supporting a display for the piCorePlayer for some time now. But we have been reluctant because there are so many different screens so it would be difficult to support them all. Therefore, we have been following the discussion closely and waiting for the announcement of the official raspberry display:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=64041
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=104630
http://raspi.tv/2014/raspberry-pi-official-7-inch-dsi-prototype-preview

From what can be read the screen could be announced very soon - but then again the discussion started already in 2013!!!

We have more or less decided to wait for this display. The advantage would be; It does not connect via HDMI, so the HDMI port is free for audio-out connection. It will probably be supported very well from the raspberry foundation, so the drivers are available and last but not least we would only have to support the official screen.

For your project it probably also will be difficult to make a design that can fit several displays. So you will have to make a choice on which screen you are supporting.

Regards
Steen

philippe_44
2015-08-09, 10:55
Hi philippe.

I think that would be a great idea.
Maybe include some buttons and a rotary button for adjusting sound level?

Greg and I have been discussing supporting a display for the piCorePlayer for some time now. But we have been reluctant because there are so many different screens so it would be difficult to support them all. Therefore, we have been following the discussion closely and waiting for the announcement of the official raspberry display:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=64041
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=104630
http://raspi.tv/2014/raspberry-pi-official-7-inch-dsi-prototype-preview

From what can be read the screen could be announced very soon - but then again the discussion started already in 2013!!!

We have more or less decided to wait for this display. The advantage would be; It does not connect via HDMI, so the HDMI port is free for audio-out connection. It will probably be supported very well from the raspberry foundation, so the drivers are available and last but not least we would only have to support the official screen.

For your project it probably also will be difficult to make a design that can fit several displays. So you will have to make a choice on which screen you are supporting.

Regards
Steen

I was thinking about choosing only one option like this one http://www.adafruit.com/products/2423 to start with and potentially in the CAD design, making the housing of the screen separated to that it is possible, in the future, to adapt just that piece to another display. But this one would give a capacitive display and 4 buttons. Is 320x240 and 2.8" enough or do you think the interest is for something bigger ? I was more thinking alongside of a SB Touch-like form factor so that it is also easy enough to print. There is a 480x320, but I don't think anybody wants to go resistive. The rotary button is tempting, but I have to stay with something that is just an assembly of existing pieces for people that do not want to do soldering, so we would need to find something that would fit on the raspi "as is" and provide pulses up/down to be converted to volume changes. I did not find anything (yet)

In my initial thread, I said A+ but in fact it must be B+ or B2 as I assume some will want ethernet

Greg Erskine
2015-08-09, 15:14
I was thinking about choosing only one option like this one http://www.adafruit.com/products/2423 to start with and potentially in the CAD design, making the housing of the screen separated to that it is possible, in the future, to adapt just that piece to another display. But this one would give a capacitive display and 4 buttons. Is 320x240 and 2.8" enough or do you think the interest is for something bigger ? I was more thinking alongside of a SB Touch-like form factor so that it is also easy enough to print. There is a 480x320, but I don't think anybody wants to go resistive. The rotary button is tempting, but I have to stay with something that is just an assembly of existing pieces for people that do not want to do soldering, so we would need to find something that would fit on the raspi "as is" and provide pulses up/down to be converted to volume changes. I did not find anything (yet)

In my initial thread, I said A+ but in fact it must be B+ or B2 as I assume some will want ethernet

Hi philippe_44,

I really like your idea.

I think the Raspberry Pi Foundation's screen will be a game changer when (and if) it arrives. I imagine it will be using the display port and in about a week after its release it will be the most common display. Personally, I think the way the i2s DAC board and the screen fit together on the RasPi will be the issue that needs to be solved with any case solution.

regards
Greg

philippe_44
2015-08-10, 20:35
Hi philippe_44,

I really like your idea.

I think the Raspberry Pi Foundation's screen will be a game changer when (and if) it arrives. I imagine it will be using the display port and in about a week after its release it will be the most common display. Personally, I think the way the i2s DAC board and the screen fit together on the RasPi will be the issue that needs to be solved with any case solution.

regards
Greg

Thanks Greg - what I'm wondering now is how many people can be interested by this idea. It does not seem that there are a lot of feedback here

Greg Erskine
2015-08-10, 22:37
Thanks Greg - what I'm wondering now is how many people can be interested by this idea. It does not seem that there are a lot of feedback here

philippe_44, I would also like to see how the RPi foundation's screen fits with their new official RPi case. I have a feeling the top pulls off for a reason other than just giving access.:D

d6jg
2015-08-11, 14:10
I am interested in a picoreplayer / jive lite / simple remote / touch screen device like a Touch but to really be of interest the casing has to accommodate a digi+ or a Dac+. Personally I'd also like to see the SD card fully enclosed instead of half out of the case. The touch screen can be separate from the pi case but needs a nice easel type mount like a joggler.

philippe_44
2015-08-12, 16:23
I am interested in a picoreplayer / jive lite / simple remote / touch screen device like a Touch but to really be of interest the casing has to accommodate a digi+ or a Dac+. Personally I'd also like to see the SD card fully enclosed instead of half out of the case. The touch screen can be separate from the pi case but needs a nice easel type mount like a joggler.

Yes, I was thinking about the casing being capable of hosting a dac+ or digi+ board optionally and basically you choose what you want to build. There is a limit to the number of boards :-), but hopefully one for the display, the pi itself and an optional dac+/digi+ could fit decently. On the SD card, I will have to stick to the microSD of the pi that fits fully inside

GeeJay
2015-08-20, 20:45
Yes, I was thinking about the casing being capable of hosting a dac+ or digi+ board optionally and basically you choose what you want to build. There is a limit to the number of boards :-), but hopefully one for the display, the pi itself and an optional dac+/digi+ could fit decently. On the SD card, I will have to stick to the microSD of the pi that fits fully inside

This is what I think I'm looking for. I've purchased the digi+ and the pi, and would like a display to go with it. Should I go with a temporary option to tide me over until the officially supported screen finally arrives?

My SB3 display is dying, so I need to come up with a decent solution in the near future, then rethink the setup when all the right pieces become available for finished-looking product.

Opinions welcome!