Raspberry Pi Case Revolution
After numerous successful Raspberry Pi related Kickstarter projects last year, there are many new ideas coming up with the aim to crowd-fund their activities. Let’s have a look at the two latest case projects.
In 2012 we wrote about the Picade, EVE and the MagPi projects, all successfully raising their target seed capital through Kickstarter. This year the trend seems to continue strongly, hopefully bringing us some great ideas and turning them into real projects and products.
Two ideas we came across recently are the Sweetbox – a small, elegant and ergonomic case for the Raspberry Pi by a Parisian group @graspinghand and a “All In One” Raspberry Pi Case by PJ Conley from Ohio, USA. Both adding into the vast and wide offering of cases for your Pi.
Sweetbox, was supposed to be skin-like, easy to handle case with resistance to the forces of nature and easy to access GPIO. Unfortunately the project didn’t attract enough backers and by the looks the group gave up on their idea.
On the other hand, the pledge for the All in One Raspberry Pi case is still on and you can contribute if you like PJ’s idea. Seems like his project was inspired by the LapPi, a Raspberry Pi powered laptop briefcase.
PJ not only included a 4.3″ LCD screen and a wireless keyboard, but also cushioned his portable case with high density die cut polyethylene foam to provide cushioning. This is definitely a great idea if the Pi is going to be utilized in extreme conditions.
Its approximately 8.5″ x 6″ x 3″, made from high density molded plastic and features a locking lid. It also has plenty of room for additional components such as a charger or USB drive.
Share with us your experience and let us know which case you think is the best.