Pi case loose and rattling...
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Pi case loose and rattling...

by stu002 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:03 am

Hi,

Just received my acryclic case order for a Raspberry Pi. It's an ingenious design and looks very cool. The only downside is that once assembled it seems to be quite loose and rattles around when held or moved. Is this by design? I've double checked the side and end plates are facing the correct directions too. I'm wondering if the top/bottom plate side tabs are a just a little too small for the side plates.

Any advice much appreciated,

Stu
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Re: Pi case loose and rattling...

by adafruit on Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:29 am

stu002 wrote:Hi,
Just received my acryclic case order for a Raspberry Pi. It's an ingenious design and looks very cool. The only downside is that once assembled it seems to be quite loose and rattles around when held or moved. Is this by design? I've double checked the side and end plates are facing the correct directions too. I'm wondering if the top/bottom plate side tabs are a just a little too small for the side plates.
Any advice much appreciated,
Stu


that's correct, it should hold the pi and also have a little wiggle room. the pi does not have any mounting holes so our design holds it together safe, while still not pressing up against it too much. the pi is stationary product, are you using the case on something that is mobile and moving around a lot?

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Re: Pi case loose and rattling...

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:27 am

If the rattling is a problem, a small square of double-sided foam tape in each corner will take care of it. They are easily removable if you peel slowly.
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Re: Pi case loose and rattling...

by dlcarverjr on Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:14 am

I noticed that if I held the sides tight the board became locked in place via the connectors. Using my dremel I drilled holes in each corner through the tabs and one in the center of each side of the side plates. using self tapping machine screws my box is now really tight and the board will not move. I use mine as a communication interface for my arduino, TI launchpad etc for robotics.
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Re: Pi case loose and rattling...

by AsH83 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:26 am

I understand that because the RPi does not have mounting holes you do not want to press against it hard but why the case it self rattles? I mean the dragon claws are nice but all the corner connections are loose and not rigid. I thought this case will be like the beagle bone case which is a great case.
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Re: Pi case loose and rattling...

by adafruit on Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:30 am

it should hold the pi and also have a little wiggle room. the pi does not have any mounting holes so our design holds it together safe, while still not pressing up against it too much. the pi is stationary product, are you using the case on something that is mobile and moving around a lot?

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