Enclosure options for a Pi Zero W and DisplayOTron?


#1

Hi,

I’ve recently completed a project which uses a DisplayOTron to control my Hue Lights. I want to move the project onto a Pi Zero W and leave it running (I wont need a keyboard attached). Happy for it to run off the mains or a battery pack. I’d like to mount the project in an enclosure which will still allow use of the DisplayOTron capacitive buttons and LCD display.

Any ideas? Does such a thing exist or am I going to need to try and craft something myself?

Thanks

M


#2

Matting it to a Pi Zero makes it tough. A PIBOW would likely work with any full sized Pi. Most will let you mount a Hat on top.
Another way to do it is to use the Mini Black Hat hacker. https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/mini-black-hat-hack3r?variant=19448026119 and put the rubber feet on the bottom. If you put a female header on the bottom side of the Pi Zero you can plug it in like pHat and not need to use the ribbon cable.


#3

I’ve already got the project running on a 3b+ mounted in a PiBow Coupe which works fine but I’d like to free up this Pi for other projects - I’m assuming a Pi Zero W would be more than adequate, I’d also like to cover the front of the DisplayOTron HAT and add physical buttons if possible to make the whole thing look a bit better so I can mount it in the hall somewhere (or even better make it battery powered so is portable)

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#4

This, https://www.adafruit.com/product/903 or the bigger https://www.adafruit.com/product/905 maybe?
I used the bigger one for one of my projects.