OmniVESA - Is it compatible with official case?


#1

Hi there, I was wondering whether the OmniVESA is compatible with the official case?


#2

Since no-one seems to know I’ve just gone ahead and ordered it so I can find out for myself. Maybe it can be adapted if it doesn’t naturally fit.


#3

Sorry I missed your query. I don’t think the official case has any provision for attaching anything to it on the outside.

That said I doubt you wouldn’t be able to mod it to bolt the VESA onto it, one way or another.


#4

It seems you are right, it had appeared that there were screw holes beneath the rubber feat but having just prised one off it’s not a screw hole after all, just a 1mm deep notch. Still it might be drillable, I guess I’ll find out.

I’d thrown a Pibow Coupe case in with my order anyway, though it wasn’t the one I wanted to mount, but for a second RPi which I use for prototyping.


#5

I can confirm it works really well with the official case, but does require DRILLING!!

The best way I found was to remove the top set of sticky feet, and then drill through with a 3mm drill bit. The resulting holes should be exactly the same width apart as the holes marked Pibow A+ on OmniVESA.

Then, it’s just a matter of using the two bolts and nuts that come with OmniVESA to attach it the case.

Hopefully the photos below should be self-explanatory. Let us know if you need more help. :-)


#6

Thank you very much Sandy!

I look forward to modding the case once the Omnivesa arrives.