Biz’s LEGO case – the Boreatton Scouts hit Germany.

Biz, age 12, is a member of the Boreatton Scouts Robo Club. When we featured them in a post a few weeks ago, we had a number of requests for instructions on making the LEGO Raspberry Pi case she’d created. She’s sent me some instructions and photos – thanks Biz!

The Scouts are in Mannheim, Germany today. They’re representing the UK in the FIRST LEGO League Open Robot Championship; judging is taking place today. We thought you’d like to see the extremely swanky uniforms they’re using for the contest, and Cazz, another Scout, agreed to model them here. (Note left arm.)

Over to Biz for case instructions. Thanks again, Biz; and good luck to all of you in Germany!

First make a two layer base – we had to use blue and red because that’s what we had – it is 13 splots by 9 (awkward!)

Now we add some flat bits to hold the Pi so the solder bits don’t get scraped when we plug things in and out.

You can load the RasPi in now or wait until the end!

Now build the walls – one layer at a time! Again we just used what bits we had.

Going up!

Oops! A bit fuzzy!

Tah dah!

Now we need a lid – again the lego sizes are a bit inconvenient and so we have a notch in the bottom edge and a corresponding hole that we were short of bits to fill.

Actually that turned out to be quite handy as we have an easy detachable half lid that gives access to pinouts and test points.

Now for the cute bit...

Here are the bits...

Had to make it double thickness and again ran out of a splot - but that doesn't show!

And finally a round mini-splot to attach to the case (and hide the hole in the roof).


And that's Biz's RasPi case!