TintyPi Custom Build [Completed]

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Re: TintyPi Custom Build [Completed]

Post by BayouBlaster » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:34 pm

I'm thinking of doing a blank tin as well with logos like this. I'm going to see if I can find someone locally to laser engrave on the tin. I'm trying to decide what to put on it. Definitely Retropie, MintyPi, Sudomod, Emulation Station, and Helder. Do Wermy or HoolyHoo have logos too? I want to acknowledge those that make this project possible on it.

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Re: TintyPi Custom Build [Completed]

Post by YaYa » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:16 am

Veteran, please tell me where you bought the tin in Europe, i cannot find any seller with reasonable price. I have one on amazon asking 7.5€ per tin (adafruit ones)

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Re: TintyPi Custom Build [Completed]

Post by VeteranGamer » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:13 pm

YaYa wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:16 am
Veteran, please tell me where you bought the tin in Europe, i cannot find any seller with reasonable price. I have one on amazon asking 7.5€ per tin (adafruit ones)

Thanks a lot
the one that i originally used in this build is from a seller on eBay.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Empty-Tin-Hi ... Pl3lwhSwyw

one for £1-79 or 5 for £5.99
his service (within the UK) is great, and he sends them out in boxes (came in perfect condition)....
but be warned, their not exact altoids replicas, i had to modify (dremel) my 3d prints a little for everything to fit....


i'm in the process of changing (updating) the first build (when i get some time) by adding in a headphone socket

so instead of reusing the original tin....
I've had a set of updated 3d parts printed...
also redesigned the decals little (thanks to the sudomod logo changing)

and i bought another tin, this time from the Pi Hut (which is apparently a better fit)

https://thepihut.com/products/adafruit- ... -sized-tin

only snag with the Pi Hut, they send it out in a jiffy bag (not a box)....
the first one i ordered, i received dented, i sent it back and the replacement also came in a jiffy (but luckily was ok)


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Re: TintyPi Custom Build [Completed]

Post by YaYa » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:31 pm

Thank you for your precise reply... as always, you give sharp information veteran, thank you very much !

Did you dremel a lot with the tins from ebay ?
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Re: TintyPi Custom Build [Completed]

Post by VeteranGamer » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:52 pm

YaYa wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:31 pm
Thank you for your precise reply... as always, you give sharp information veteran, thank you very much !

Did you dremel a lot with the tins from ebay ?
the corners are slightly off (but not major)
the major issue with the tin i received from him was that the hinges are a little lower than the altoids tins...

this means the 3d prints in the lid will catch as your closing the tin....
and the hinge might need some work

on the plus, it also mean the lid is a little deeper, which i think makes it look a little better....


the adafruit one looks to be a better fit (and i've seen other build that have used it and not reported any issues)


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Re: TintyPi Custom Build [Completed]

Post by YaYa » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:02 pm

Thanks, i've ordered 4 from AdaFruit instead lol :D
i hope they will come alive lol, i take benefit of the order to buy another Pi Zero hahaha
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Re: TintyPi Custom Build [Completed]

Post by StaticNebula26 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:17 pm

Where do you get the stickers?

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Re: TintyPi Custom Build [Completed]

Post by VeteranGamer » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:36 am

StaticNebula26 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:17 pm
Where do you get the stickers?
Please have a good look through the posts....
all the relevant information is already there....




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Re: TintyPi Custom Build [Completed]

Post by infinitLoop » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:38 am

so, i didn't see - did you end up using any clear coat?

i haven't tried the waterslide decals yet, but that just looks pretty great, so i think i'll have to give it a try. i was going to do vinyl, but it sounds/looks like waterslide may be the better way

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Re: TintyPi Custom Build [Completed]

Post by VeteranGamer » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:06 am

infinitLoop wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:38 am
so, i didn't see - did you end up using any clear coat?

i haven't tried the waterslide decals yet, but that just looks pretty great, so i think i'll have to give it a try. i was going to do vinyl, but it sounds/looks like waterslide may be the better way


the bottom of the tin has been done with Water Slide Paper/Decals (only clear coated as it was printed using a inkjet printer)

the top of the tin is vinyl wrapped with the design printed on the vinyl


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he's just taken it to the next level.....



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