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This should work for the Pyra.
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Since it is about the same size as the brick GB, I already have a bunch of carrying cases for it, so I can do like @levi.
 
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Not as cool as reusing old gaming gear or custom making something, but a little more multipurpose.
 

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If you pass some lanyard through it i guess it still allows the pyra to stay flat in a table, right?
Yes, but it has to be thin. Better buy such a cord....
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Alternatively, you can get those Ikea anti-bump soft plastics-with-glue... and use 2 or 4 on the corners...
 

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I use gutted 550 cord for most things, and it doesn't usually get in the way. It might be slightly uneven when on a table, but it will last longer than those ones that have that thin piece to attach to the device.
 

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Alternatively, you can get those Ikea anti-bump soft plastics-with-glue... and use 2 or 4 on the corners...

Thanks. They tend to unstick and drop after a while. But meanwhile they might provide some airflow under the battery when on a table, maybe useful.
 

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It would only need an initial 100 to agree on one color at 25€ each which IMO is a reasonable price (molding is only part of the total cost) and seems doable (considering the aluminium case preorder).

man, even at 50 its a great price! you would get 10 cases in the color you vote on. colors with 50 pledges move to preorder, errybody prepays, cases get ordered, stuff moves around, boom, 50 people have 10 cases in a super unique color :)
 

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I know there was some interest in mixed colors. I don't know how possible that would be, but if there was a chance, and enough people were interested, they could try for the classic two tone look of early plastics. Worst case is you get something like the colors mixed incompletely into the clear.

I don't know how it works, could a translucent mix be made and then have opaque or shimmery colors be added without fully mixing them in with the original mix?

It would also be cool for colored translucents (like red and black), or getting the gunmetal or dark grey many of us want, or even the white or beige a handful like. I wouldn't pay $50ish for beige, but I might pay a little premium if it looks right to me. I need to check the renders again. If we got extra cases it might result in experimenting with add on hardware, such as the hot topic of a camera. There have to be other interesting ideas like that.
[doublepost=1464036623,1464036431][/doublepost]I think @Grench mentioned putting the camera in a sidecar. Maybe a simple mod can be made so that you buy a few holes in the side of the case (hmmm, typing...) and we can make a starting side car design that people can edit to suit their needs and print.
 

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I know there was some interest in mixed colors. I don't know how possible that would be, but if there was a chance, and enough people were interested, they could try for the classic two tone look of early plastics. Worst case is you get something like the colors mixed incompletely into the clear.

I don't know how it works, could a translucent mix be made and then have opaque or shimmery colors be added without fully mixing them in with the original mix?

It would also be cool for colored translucents (like red and black), or getting the gunmetal or dark grey many of us want, or even the white or beige a handful like. I wouldn't pay $50ish for beige, but I might pay a little premium if it looks right to me. I need to check the renders again. If we got extra cases it might result in experimenting with add on hardware, such as the hot topic of a camera. There have to be other interesting ideas like that.
[doublepost=1464036623,1464036431][/doublepost]I think @Grench mentioned putting the camera in a sidecar. Maybe a simple mod can be made so that you buy a few holes in the side of the case (hmmm, typing...) and we can make a starting side car design that people can edit to suit their needs and print.

I actually mentioned doing transparent color cases in another thread (sorry on mobile atm)

Yes it's entirely possible with the method I plan on using to get a rich color applied to the case itself. It is by far the main reason I am gunning for the transparent cases. Case modding would be significantly easier and I can incorporate the rgb LEDs to add to the look of the case. (Blood red transparent was one of the case mods I plan on doing) if everything goes well I'd definitely be down to do commissions at cost to the community. (Seeing as the cases would, I assume be really cheap so I'm ok with initial loss)
 

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I meant translucent colored plastic. The transparent cases are a good second choice for that, and I have done a bit of that myself, but some people do amazing things with clear cases...or just in general.

What I am wondering about is getting the look of some fancy pens, or the bakelite look that has been mentioned a couple times. I should probably post pics. I will add one or more in a minute.

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Handharmonika.jpg


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I meant translucent colored plastic. The transparent cases are a good second choice for that, and I have done a bit of that myself, but some people do amazing things with clear cases...or just in general.

What I am wondering about is getting the look of some fancy pens, or the bakelite look that has been mentioned a couple times. I should probably post pics. I will add one or more in a minute.

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Bakelite_radio.jpg


lossy-page1-899px-Bakelite_color_chart_1924_Gifts_to_Treasure_Embed_Art_Company_Jewel_only.tif.jpg

Handharmonika.jpg


Arco_pen.jpg
AH! yea that is definitely doable. It will be a bit more involved than just full translucent, but I'm pretty confident
 
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