Now in stock : PiSCSI Housing for building a external SCSI emulator based on a Pi
After i sold a few kits and assembled external PiSCSI (RaSCSI) sets, i started to think that it would be neater (and safer) if the Raspberri Pi and the PiSCSI tht wouldn't be out in the open.
So i started to design a PiSCSI Housing to complement my version of the PiSCSI (RaSCSI).
The design is based on a PiSCSI hat with a Raspberry Pi 3A+, but it would most likely work also with the smaller zero versions of the Pi.
Compatibility PiSCSI Housing and Raspberry Pi's
Like i already stated , the design of the housing was based on the combination of a PiSCSI in combination with a Raspberry Pi 3A+.
The PiSCSI hat will stay on the same location, so the opening for external power will stay at the same spot (As long as you don't use GPIO extensions of any kind)
On the Left side there's a smell opening for the Micro SD card (you'll need pliers to insert or withdraw the SD card)
Front side has an opening dor the Female DB-25, so you can connect the PiSCSI device easily to any host.
Compatibility PiSCSI Housing and Raspberry Pi's (Cont.)
On the Right side there's an opening for the USB Port of the Raspberry Pi 3A+ which allows you to insert a usb stick if needed.
On top of that opening is a opening for a Berg connector, which allows you to externally power the PiSCSI.
If specifically stated when ordered i could leave out the Berg connector and opening and use the internal 5 volts header to supply power via a standard DC barrel connector.
Mounting the Raspberry Pi in the PiSCSI Housing
If you are using the Raspberry Pi 3A+ , you can secure the raspberry on all 4 holes of the RPi 3A+ PCB
Screwsholes are on the bottom side of the housing, allowing you to screw them into the spacer nuts of the Rpi.
The PiSCSI hat will be connected to the Rpi , secured with 2 screws into the same spacer nuts.
The front side of the PiSCSI hat rests on 2 supports inside the housing.
if using a zero , only the back 2 holes can be used to secure the RPi , but that should still be enough since the PiSCSI hat will be supported on 4 spots.