I retired the cardboard case this morning, as I got some proper enclosures:
Looks a bit like a little red Orac, no?
This case is a Bud Industries Pi Sandwich. They’re cheap ($5) but very basic. Comprised of two identical halves, you could (if you weren’t fussy about having the top off) house two Raspberry Pis in a single case.
The downsides are:
- The clip retainers aren’t that tough, and the computer board can pop out under minor torsion. Make sure you’re supporting the board while you’re putting in the connectors.
- The box is taller than it needs to be. While this is great for giving space for GPIO cables, there’s a big empty space underneath. I wonder if there’s enough room to jam in a LiPo battery, a DC charger and a Minty Boost-like thing to act as a mini-UPS, with the board lying on top?
(This device would of course be called a llow, so it would be a Raspberry Pillow. Ahem.)
- The really nice flat acryllic box sits so flat on smooth surfaces, it sticks, yet still slides about. Sticky feet would help.
It’s a case. It stops the Raspberry Pi shorting out or getting too dusty/things spilled on it. It’s cheap. It works. I’m happy with it.