case to hold beagleboard?

Hi!

I am looking for a small case that will help me hold the beagleboard and have some space to stuff in a usb hub (4 or 7 port). The aim is to create something similar to www.fit-pc.com based on beagleboard :slight_smile: with just one wire coming out (one that powers the usb hub).

The acrylic case shown here: http://specialcomp.com/beagleboard/ seems to just fit the board without any additional space (and holes) for adding a usb hub.

Has anyone built a tiny PC with a tiny case :slight_smile: using beagleboard? If yes, Iā€™d like to know what kind of case was used and maybe a pointer to the place where I can get one.

I tried searching for pico-itx cases, but there aint many out there.

Thanks in advance,
S.

For a unique, retro look an old candy box work great:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jadon/2750698127/

Metal conducts heat better than acrylic.

The green board is a DC-DC switching power supply.

Christmas is a good time to find boxes like this.

For a unique, retro look an old candy box work great:

IMG_0712.CR2 | Jason Kridner | Flickr

Very neat indeed :slight_smile:

Metal conducts heat better than acrylic.

The green board is a DC-DC switching power supply.

Any recommendation on a usb hub (externally powered one)? 4 or 7 port
would be good. My plan is to buy this (cheap?) 7-port hub:

  http://www.supermediastore.com/usb-2-hub7-port-for-pc-mac-with-ac-adapter.html

and rip out the outer plastic casing and stuff the board+connectors in
my would-be (beaglepc :slight_smile: case. is there a better way to do this? can
one get the hub pcb (with connectors etc) in barebones style?

Thanks!
S.

Supermediastore also has a 3-port + Ethernet hub that I am using and
it works great. Plus, if you use one port with the SparkFun cable to
power the Beagleboard, you can run everything off of a single power
supply. Of course you can also just splice two power connectors onto
one power supply (I've done this too). Take a look at the shopping
list for more ideas: http://code.google.com/p/beagleboard/wiki/BeagleBoardShoppingList

Best regards,
Geof