Newbie Attempting to build MintyPi

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Epicminer3213
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Newbie Attempting to build MintyPi

Post by Epicminer3213 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:48 pm

Hello!

I want to try building a mintyPi and was wondering if you guys had any advice for a first timer? Also, I had a question: Would building a MintyPi in a custom wooden case be a good idea? I thought it might work and make it a bit more personal because me and my dad(who is an amazing person) both wanted to do this.

Thank you for your time and have a great day! :D

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Re: Newbie Attempting to build MintyPi

Post by James12345 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:44 pm

:) I am not sure a wooden case is the best idea making this project but i don't really know.
I am also just starting this project but i have already ordered the parts.
Also you have to contact Helder who is on a vacation right now until Thursday then contact him about getting the button PCB and screen>

Hope I helped! :)

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Re: Newbie Attempting to build MintyPi

Post by Epicminer3213 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:57 pm

Would you happen to know when the next batch of parts will be available?

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Re: Newbie Attempting to build MintyPi

Post by James12345 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:34 am

3 more weeks or so or just contact helder the creator of the parts to get the early.

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Re: Newbie Attempting to build MintyPi

Post by Broomhill » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:48 pm

I see no reason why a wooden case would not work. No different really than a fully printed enclosure. Sounds neat to me, what type of wood were you considering? Are you going to route out a piece of wood or glue a box together?

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Re: Newbie Attempting to build MintyPi

Post by Epicminer3213 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:55 pm

I'm probably gonna glue a case together from some oak. Maybe something else Its still in the works

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Re: Newbie Attempting to build MintyPi

Post by Broomhill » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:51 pm

Even using 1/4 inch, your going to need to either thin the areas where plugs and buttons go or use bigger holes and longer buttons. Would still be worth it. I've got some scrap maple I might try the same thing if I ever get time. I'm envisioning what looks like a jewelry box for my wife, then she opens it and sees the mintyPi!

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Re: Newbie Attempting to build MintyPi

Post by Tony85_23061 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:49 am

I know I'm a month late. Anyways, the charging port would be the most difficult part. The thought of using veneer just crossed my mind

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Re: Newbie Attempting to build MintyPi

Post by Broomhill » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:33 pm

Veneer might be too brittle, I'd be worried about cracking it when plugging in. I think a hole just big enough to accommodate a small plug ought to look ok.

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