Stacking a Plate and a 16x2 LCD on a RPi? Or, better enclosure option?
Moderators: adafruit_support_bill, adafruit

Forum rules
Talk about Adafruit Raspberry Pi® accessories! Please do not ask for Linux support, this is for Adafruit products only! For Raspberry Pi help please visit: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/

Stacking a Plate and a 16x2 LCD on a RPi? Or, better enclosure option?

by jheo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:08 pm

Can I securely stack a Prototyping Pi Plate and a Blue&White 16x2 LCD on a RPi? I don't need a big breadboard, it would be nice if I can stack them to make the whole thing compact and secure.

If they cannot be stacked, what would be the best enclosure (I can buy or make) that can securely house a breadboard, a 16x2 LCD and a RPi? The enclosures that I can buy can only covers RPi and has no room for a bread board or a LCD. Pi Dish looks good but it doesn't cover the whole thing. I don't want my kids to touch stuff inside my RPi system.
jheo
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:45 am

Re: Stacking a Plate and a 16x2 LCD on a RPi? Or, better enclosure option?

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:52 pm

You could stack it if you built it with stacking headers. But since they are only on one edge of the board, it would not be super secure.

Our large waterproof enclosures will hold the pi with room to spare.
https://www.adafruit.com/products/905
Image
User avatar
adafruit_support_bill
 
Posts: 30794
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:11 am

Re: Stacking a Plate and a 16x2 LCD on a RPi? Or, better enclosure option?

by jheo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:49 pm

If the two are stacked on a RPi, how high will it be? Will it fit to the large enclosure?

And how can a RPi be fastened securely in the enclosure?
jheo
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:45 am

Re: Stacking a Plate and a 16x2 LCD on a RPi? Or, better enclosure option?

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:52 am

Two stacked plates with the display would be about 41mm which will easily fit inside the enclosure. If you turn the Pi 90 degrees from what is shown in the photo, you could even mount 2 side-by-side. Mounting might take a bit of ingenuity. The board-edge connectors would work, but you might need slightly longer screws: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1116 Another option would be to mount the Pi to apiece of 1/8" material with the edge mount kit, then screw the whole assembly down to the mounting bosses on the bottom of the box.
User avatar
adafruit_support_bill
 
Posts: 30794
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:11 am