Hey Raspberry Pi community!
We’d like you to meet Short Crust, a case for the Raspberry Pi developed by my brother and I.
We’ve been big fans of the Raspberry Pi and everything it stands for since it was released earlier this year and decided that we wanted to design a case for it that would make it attractive, easy to use and adaptable for different types of projects. It’s been a labor of love and has therefore taken us a bit longer than we’d hoped, but is now ready to show.
Check it out the image below or for more images, head over to our website: http://www.shortcrust.net
. We’d love to hear your feedback on the design, so please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think
• Simple, clean design with easy access to all inputs and outputs (addition of GPIO cable support to be included in the final design)
• MicroUSB power relocated to the same side as USB and Ethernet ports for tidy cable management.
• Raspberry Pi snaps into place – secure, no rattling, and easily removable.
• Internal mounting holes for attaching the case directly to your project / prototype.
• Removable cover for hiding the RCA and 3.5mm audio ports when not in use.
• ‘Smoke’ tinted acrylic covers for a clean look while leaving the Raspberry Pi visible.
• Simple, flat covers to make it easier for you to create your own and customize the look of the case.
• Top and bottom covers to make the case attractive when sitting either flat or on its side.
• Open top design with mounting points to allow user made, custom design extensions and stacking of components above the Raspberry Pi.
• SD card doesn’t protrude from the case – looks attractive, easily removable, protected from accidental knocks.
While we would dearly love to start making these cases right now, the project requires a significant initial investment to setup injection mold tooling and manufacturing (the images shown are of our prototype). To achieve this goal we are currently planning to launch the case on a crowd funding website in the next couple of weeks. Before we do this however, we’d like to hear what you, the Raspberry Pi community, think of the case and whether you’d be interested in purchasing one.
We still have some minor refinements to make to the design before manufacturing but this also gives us the opportunity to hear from you if there are other features you’d like to see in the final version. Obviously not everything will be possible to do, but we’d like the design to suit the needs of as many users as possible so are keen to take on board your feedback.
If you like the case, please support us by sharing the http://www.shortcrust.net
link with other like-minded people, liking us on facebook, or following us on twitter and hopefully we can make this a reality!
Thanks in advance from the Short Crust team for your support. We look forward to hearing your thoughts