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Designing an Affordable and Beautiful Raspberry Pi Case

A project in St Charles, MO by Justin Hawkins

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The Raspberry Pi is low cost micro computer... but it comes without a case. The goal of this project is to design and build a case.
Backers: 127
Average Pledge Per Backer: $20

Funded: $2,530 of $15,000
Dates: Jun 15th -> Jul 15th (30 days)
Project By: Justin Hawkins
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Latest News

Bummer! (not a surprising one)

July 15th - via:
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Two Days Left...

July 13th - via:
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Wow.. Right Place... Right Time

July 6th - via:
Hello! I was trying to wait till I had anything worth posting to post, and I think this is post-worthy. On the fourth of July I was at a friends house (blowing things up), and a guy I was talking (who actually goes to my church) works as an... (Read More)

Production case WILL include a GPIO Cable Port!

July 2nd - via:
Enough people were requesting a port for a GPIO cable off the header pins that I figured I may as well go ahead and add it. The case design actually lends itself very well to the port, and it should be very easy to install and remove (Port functions... (Read More)

New Project Video! Check it out!

June 29th - via:
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PiCrust - Box Concept Art

June 28th - via:
I'm personally a big fan of retro style... what do you think of the concept art for the "PiCrust" packaging? How about the color of the Pi? I'm personally a big fan... but am very biased ;)  (Read More)

Re-Work of Case design based on YOUR feedback

June 27th - via:
Keep the feedback coming! ¬†Here is the current case...  (Read More)

A Little Progress on the Production Case Design

June 27th - via:
If funded, the production run of the cases will be injection molded... which means I can do a lot with the design I can't do with my home printer. The current design is a lot sleeker... but I plan to keep improving. ¬†Just wanted to post the update... (Read More)

Tour De Case

June 25th - via:
Since I don't really have a good video describing the case itself, I thought it fitting to to do a quick tour of the case in Sketchup. I followed up the video by printing myself a case in red... and I must say... right now, red has my vote; it looks... (Read More)

5V Fan Supplier!

June 24th - via:
Hello World (again)! So, I wanted to give you all a special update... I found a supplier of 5V fans for the cases in China! (Typical fans are 12V, and the Pi doesn't have enough juice to run a 12V fan at the speed I'd like). The Chinese supplier has... (Read More)

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