PiAware Metal Case with Built-in Pro Stick


#1

I’ve had my PiAware going for right at a week now and decided it’s something I want to keep going. So I made a more permanent set up today.

Materials:

  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • FlightAware Pro Stick SDR
  • duinocases.com metal case
  • Ring nut and star washer for chasis SMA on Pro Stick
  • USB B socket pigtail

Basically, I put a Pro Stick inside of the case and hard-soldered the USB connection to the underside of the Pi 3. Punched a hole on the back panel for the Pro Stick’s SMA female connector to poke through and added a ring nut and star washer to keep it in place.

Pictures paint 1000 words…

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3565228/piaware/piaware-build/piaware-build001.jpg

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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3565228/piaware/piaware-build/piaware-build007.jpg


#2

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3565228/piaware/piaware-build/piaware-build008.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3565228/piaware/piaware-build/piaware-build009.jpg

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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3565228/piaware/piaware-build/piaware-build012.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3565228/piaware/piaware-build/piaware-build013.jpg


#3

c’est magnifique!


#4

Very nice!


#5

Good job. The right tools make the job easier.


#6

Thanks, all! I enjoy little projects like this to break up all of the design work I do for my company and customers. It’s nice to just do a one-off project for myself now and then :smiley:


#7

Great job! I wish I had those skills.


#8

I need to get some more USB dummy plugs so I can block off the one port in-use by the SDR internally.